Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Super Guy!

When dh celebrated his birthday last month, I decided to have another go at an accordian flag book style card. This time I used a trifold style card as my base and added a ribbon tie to keep the card neatly closed. I used the From My Kitchen cart for this 3 layer cake slice cut for the front of my card and added a candle created with George and Design Studio.
I put my sentiment onto the inside flap of the card and added a border using the Superman logo.

And here's the card stretched open to show the flags. I really like how the accordian folds in the center hold the layers of "flags". It's so much fun to stretch this open and hear the "flags" flap and line up in place! Here are some closeups and a view from the top to show how the "flags" are placed onto the pleated folds and how they line up.

I used Plantin Schoolbook for the letters on the "flags" and backed them with red foil board to add a little shine. The shooting stars come from the Superman cartridge,but Superman is actually a MTC cut created and generously shared by Zenita on her blog, Scrapping with Z. 
I liked Zenita's version of Superman better than the more detailed ones on the Superman cartridge because hers cut more cleanly and easily for the smaller sized cut I needed to fit my card.
You can find links to instructions on the construction of flag books over at my favorite place to go for interactive cards, Extreme Cards and Papercrafting.
And finally, this is the box I created to hold the card. These turn out to be quite bulky so I like to put them in a box rather than trying to force it into an envelope. Used a belly band decorated with a gold seal embossed with a Cuttlebug image of a birthday cake to keep the box closed. Since I couldn't wrap the golf clubs I got him, this was a fun way to give dh something to open for his birthday!


SusanBluerobot said...

That is one super card great work

Anonymous said...

wow!that turned out great.
looks like this is another card I will have to try...
in the new year:0)

PJ(Jessie Adams)

Cyndi said...

wow, totally awesome card! your cards never cease to amaze me!

Kelly said...

OMG Eunice...what a incredible card. I don't know how you come up with all of the interactive cards but this is totally awesome. All the love and work you put into this shows.