A friend got married and I thought of this unconventional wedding card for him! Trying to find inspiration for this card and thinking of things that remind me of him, I thought of video games! Lawn Fawn’s Screen Time stamp set worked well for this project and was also in my “to-use” pile so it worked out perfectly! Although, I struggled a bit to try and tie it together until I realized I also had the retired MFT stamp set, Level Up. I loved the sentiments in this stamp set but I’ve never used it because I didn’t have anything that would match it, so it sat on my shelf for the last 2 years :(. It’s finally it’s time to shine!!!
I set up the scene so that the peek a boo element was a depiction of the tv screen. I thought it would be funny if the boy from Screen Time accomplished something in his game but I didn’t want him to look the same as the inside of the card so when I stamped him, I removed the ink from his face so I could draw him a new face. I tried to make him look more like my friend and gave him glasses. I drew all these features with a black Copic Multiliner. I fussy cut the controller and took a black marker to the outer edge. I wanted him to have a look of excitement so I drew a large exclamation mark and coloured it in with my Versamarker so I could heat emboss it with Recollections Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. I also stamped another boy, the girl, 2 more controllers, and the screen from the same stamp set. I stamped 2 rugs from Lawn Fawn’s Christmas Dreams, and a top hat and flower crown from Lawn Fawn’s Bicycle Built for you. For the people images inside the card, I also drew in the extra details with my Copic Multiliner to make them look like a couple getting married. I added extra details to the bride by adding glitter to the flower crown, dress, and shoes with my Quickie Glue Pen, as well as Clear Wink Of Stella to the veil and dress.
I coloured the images with the following Copic Markers:
Boy: Y38, Y35, G28, G24, YR00, E95, E59, E57, B97, B95, R20, W9, W7, W5, W2, 0, White Sakura gelly roll pen for glasses highlight
Girl: E33, E31, E95, YR00, R22, R32, R20, W2, E41, 0
Carpet: YR16, YR02
Screen: W7, W5, W3
For this card, I cut 3 pieces of card stock.
1. 4 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ (Score at 2 3/4″)- FRONT
2. 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (Score at 4 1/4″)- INSIDE
3. 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ (Score at 5 1/2″)- BACK
For the window of my Peek A Boo Card, I wanted it to be a rectangle the size of my larger sentiment (“Life’s Better in 2 Player”) but I didn’t have a rectangle of that size. Everything I had was too small or too big so I decided to take one slightly too big and make it work. I used the 4th smallest rectangle from MFT’s Rectangle Stax Set 1 and I ended up partial die cutting it. To make the rectangle the size that I wanted, I took a ruler and an exacto knife and cut it to make it work for me.
To get the windows to line up for the peek a boo element, I find the easiest way to do it is to die cut the front and inside panel at the same time (stacked perfectly on top of each other). It won’t cut through the second piece but it will indent it enough that you can place your die on it and die cut it again. So I end up die cutting 3 times. 1) front panel and inside panel stacked perfectly on top of each other to cut the front panel and indent the inside panel 2) inside panel folded at the score line to cut one side of the inside panel and indent the other side 3) to cut the other side of the inside panel.
I assembled the card base using Score tape. I started with the back piece and put Score tape on the small flap and adhered it to my inside piece (back side of 3rd die cut window) as if to make a “z” shape out of the two pieces. I lined up my windows on the front and inside pieces and adhered them together. The small flap on the front panel gets tucked between the inside and back piece and creates the surprise when you open the card.
I created the scene by creating a background using Distress Inks Gathered Twigs and Tumbled Glass. I masked off each colour so they wouldn’t overlap. I created my front scene by gluing the boy and carpet down to the card front and popping up the exclamation mark and screen with 3M foam tape. I cut 3 MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames out of 110lb card stock and stacked them on top of each other for my dimension to the card.
I took 2 pieces of black card stock and heat embossed the sentiments, “Achievement unlocked”, and, “Life’s Better In 2 Player”, with WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. I lined up and adhered, “Achievement Unlocked”, on my back panel and, “Life’s Better In 2 Player”, on the flap of my front panel.
I finished the inside of my card by gluing the characters and carpet down and stamping, “Congrats”, in Recollections Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. This was also from the Level Up Stamp Set.
You can check out this card in action here:
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