Film strip card

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 28 Apr, 2017

Craft an Oscar-winning card for a landmark birthday, and give your loved one the film star experience! This film strip notelet is a great project to customise, and with the addition of die-cut embellishments and your photographs, you can truly make it your own!

1. Cut an A4 piece of black textured cardstock in half and attach to an A5 card blank with double-sided tape. Die cut two selfie frames from more black cardstock. Paint or draw the white marks down each side, using a white gel pen or Artiste Acrylic Paint. Once dry, overlap one on top of the other and stick together with double-sided tape. Carefully snip your chosen photographs to a 6cm square and adhere behind.

2. Create two film rolls by die cutting the second smallest circle in the nesting die set from black cardstock. Use the backing paper from 3D foam pads to make the white inner circles and stick in place. Arrange the reels in the top left-hand corner, and stick the fi lm strip below.

3. Adhere a Geometric Mono envelope bag horizontally at the bottom of the card. Create the ‘Party fund’ label by layering a 8 x 4cm piece of white cardstock onto a 10 x 6cm piece of black cardstock. Round off the edges beforehand, using the Xcut Corner Punch. Use the Xcut serif alpha mini dies to cut your sentiment and the tiny champagne glass die from the ‘New year’ sentiment die to embellish. Stick to the label with tiny dabs of Anita’s Tacky Glue. You could slip money, vouchers or tickets inside this envelope to make the birthday notelet truly extravagant.

4. Use the Xcut Serif Alpha Mini Dies to add even more personal touches to the card, such as the ‘21 already’ sentiment and the dates below the pictures. Die cut ‘Happy birthday’ from gold mirror board and stick on a black die-cut glitter paper star. Choose your favourite icons from the Xcut mini sentiment dies, such as the ‘I love you’ lips, ‘Grandad’ glasses and ‘Dad’ moustache. Double heat emboss the die-cuts to give them a shiny finish, and fi x onto cocktail sticks, attaching around the card.

Project and how-to instructions by Lucy Scott. Project originally published in the January issue (78) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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