Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Birthday Donut Magnet Card

It was my goal to make a vintage birthday card for my 'young' girlfriend.  While we don't exchange gifts anymore, I do like to include a little something-something to make the card special.  This year I decided on a magnet. I started with a coaster from Celebrations(next door to BFC Mapunapuna).  I stamped the Whimsy image right onto the back of the coaster and colored it in with Copic pens.  For the dress I stamped the image onto a yellow printed paper and fussy cut it out before gluing it down.  For a little more dimension and sparkle I decorated the double donuts with white Nuvo dimensional paint and fake sprinkles.  I colored the tiny spaces with colored pencils which was not the best idea because when I sprayed the decorated coaster with a protective coating, the pencil colored areas bled a little.  That's why I colored in the background a bit rather than leaving it white as planned...*wink*wink*
For the card front I used a Whimsy dotted stencil, Color Box rainbow ink pad, and Hero Arts blender brush.  I liked the comic book look of the dots.  After gluing on a magnet sheet  to the back of the coaster, I added some Heiko double stick tape to adhere the magnet to the card.  The magnet can be removed easily from the card and used as a refrigerator magnet.  I tried hard not to put too much on the magnet so that it would still work and not be so fat that the post office will charge me extra postage.  (I think I'm under the 1/4" thickness.)  I like the way this card turned out and I hope my friend will like it too. I have plans to make more magnet cards....keep visiting this post to see them!


1 comment:

yyam said...

Cool...love the idea of a magnet.