Birthdays are always more fun when you get a surprise, and today’s card has a special surprise inside! The balloons are on wiper blades and they pop up when you open it! Take a look at it in action…
Isn’t it neat?! This card is on it’s way to a special little girl; I hope she loves it. I’ll have a video showing you how to assemble it soon, but let me assure you, with the help of the Happy Birthday Wiper die set from i-crafter, it was really easy!
I created my own rainbow paper by drawing lines on watercolor paper with my real brush markers, then blended the lines with a water brush. The die set comes with a pair of balloon dies, so cutting them all out goes twice as fast. I also cut out the happy birthday sentiment from the rainbow panel.
Next, I cut out the letters to spell celebrate from the Carly Alphabet die set, as well as the balloon string arms, and the happy birthday shadow from white cardstock. I cut the large wiper mechanism from coral cardstock, to match the card base and the panel on the front of the card. To create the wiper, I folded up the mechanism and tucked it into the card. (Again, video coming soon and I’ll walk you through that part.) Then I glued balloons to the balloon string arms. I glued the arms to the wiper mechanism and added the sentiment and shadow inside.
To pull the front of the card together, I glued the rest of the balloons to the front panel, and spelled out celebrate. I popped the panel up with fun foam, and added a few gems and Aqua Shimmer highlights to finish the card off. Easy peasy, but really a cool card!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve inspired you to give this a try! I’d love to see if you do; just post a picture in the i-crafter fan club on Facebook, or tag me on Instagram. You can find the sister article to this on the i-crafter blog. I’ll be back tomorrow with more fun cards to share.
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