Saturday, July 25, 2015

Minion Pull Tab Birthday Card

Hi everyone hope life is treating you well. July is getting away from me and  I almost forgot my son's birthday. I have been fascinated by the Minions ever since I saw the first movie of them. My granddaughters love them also so dad may have to hide his card. I also love interactive cards. It took me some thought about how to put the card together. I love how the card turned out. Of course you know me I had to do experimenting. O.k I know you are anxious to see the card.
 I used a blue marker with my air brush for the border on the card base. I decided after I made my card base that the white was too stark yet I like having a white inside to stamp or write on.

I noticed that Stampotique this week has a challenge stamping a background using household type things. I decided to see what I could do using crumpled foil and bubble wrap and instead of using ink using Brusho Color Crystals. After I did my stamping I thought the background needed a little bit of softening so went ahead and spritzed water over my stamped background. This not only softened the edges but also toned down the colors since Brusho is bright, vibrant colors.

The cake is a Silhouette Store file. I think it came with my Cameo. I mixed Brusho with texture medium for the cake frosting. I used fabric paint on the candle,flame,candle-holder, and cake trim. I would have used the same fabric paint on the trim but it was really globby paint as was the clear glitter one. I do think it gives the candle more of a melting wax look. Of course this morning I discovered that I have blue Scribble 3D paint but didn't want to cut out trim again and wait for the paint to dry. The top of the cake is glow in the dark glitter and that is the only glitter I have which I thought looks like sugar sprinkled on top. The cake is adhered only on three sides creating a pocket and leaving the top open
The pull tab is airbrushed to match the border and then I wrote pull on it. I positioned my print and cut Minion so only the Happy Birthday would show until he was pulled up. If you put a search in for Minion Clipart you can find all kinds of it. :-) You can't really tell in the photo but I used Dimensional Magic for the glasses.

If you haven't made pocket pull tab cards I encourage you to do so. They are tons of fun to make and the possibilities are endless for what you can use as a pocket. Also I encourage you to play and see what backgrounds you can come up with using different household items.

I've been listening to the rain dance against the window while posting this and once in awhile glanced out the window to watch the raindrops bounce off the plant leaves like they were on a trampoline. We need the rain so no complaints.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Oh, this is so adorable. My friend wants me to make him a minion card. Thanks for the tip on how to find images. I must do that.

  2. Ah gorgeous! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

  3. Brilliant Myoriah, this is such fun! thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Stampotique. Sue xx


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