Thursday, 6 October 2011

Clapper Card

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

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lavina agarwal said...

very innovative!

Gaby said...

Wow.........really clever. Great card.

Have a nice weekend!

Foxycrafts said...

What a great idea! I'm sure that she will love it.

Love Joan xx

Anonymous said...

What a clever card, love it. Sara B

Janet said...

A superb birthday card for your daughter and certainly one she will want to keep!

Janet xx

Vee said...

Hi Joanne, I am sooo loving this clapper card, I did a film roll spool recently do you mind if I pinch your idea to go along with it. Please let me know if it's ok Hugs Vee xx

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