It's my second daughter's birthday next week. Last year she graduated from film school, and is currently working on developing a career in cinematography. So I thought that a clapper birthday card might be fun! It came together pretty easily - just sticking on the white strips for the chevrons was a bit fiddly to get them lined up right.
The card is hinged to open just like a real clapper, and the top pulls out a card with the greeting on. The bottom portion of the card is a piece of black folded at the bottom and glued together down each side to make a pocket for the greeting part to slide in and out of. The top of the clapper is also a very shallow pocket, with the greeting card stuck between the two layers to hold it in place. The hinges are shaped pieces of card, glued to the base part, with the brad at the top being the hinge for the clapper.
The lines are drawn using a ruler and my trusty SU white gel pen. Then the writing is all done by hand also with the gel pen.
Card/Paper: SU Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamps: Dot Happy Birthday stamp from Inca
Other: White Gel pen, SU pewter brads
Card Size: 17cm x 12.5cm