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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sean's Birthday - December 2011

I made this one towards the end of last year, but I have to say I am unbelievably proud of it! I made it for my cousin, Sean who turned 41, and he loves lots of sports.
It's all done with coloured pencils, and, other than the books, all the little bits are done on other card and stuck on. The jumper, trousers, tennis ball, golf clubs and cricket bat are stuck on with some VERY useful foam pads, which are about 0.5cm x 0.5cm, and are sticky on both sides to give a raised look. The doors folded shut to reveal a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the doors. But, by far my favourite part of this card, were the little coat hangers! I got some ordinary electricians wire (From my Dad!) and stripped it back, or you could use soldering wire or if there is actually crafting wire?! But any way! And I made a small triangle, with the two ends continued on quite far, bent one of the ends straight upwards, and twisted the other one around it. I then bent the top round and cut off the extra bits!

I think this card took me a solid 4 hours, and it got quite tedious towards the end but the end product was SO lovely that it was utterly worth while! The next post is another one I'm incredibly proud of, and it's very very similar too!

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