Retro Computer Card

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Posted on 29th April 2018 by Nicole Mullen
Filed under Card Making Ideas, All Papercraft Tutorials, Projects And Cards By Type, Happy Birthday Card Ideas

Hi everyone,

Nicole here to share a fun card made with a very special theme in mind. I wanted to make a birthday card for someone who loves computers, gadgets, tinkering and all things tech. Old school right through to new technology. So I thought I would mix old and new on one card when making the birthday card. For this project I used:

For this card I wanted a background that looked like a circuit board. To do this I make a circuit board in my Silhouette software and cut it out from the Dark Green card.

Nicole Floppy Disk Bday Card 1

I then backed this with the Gold Sandgrain card. This gives a perfect circuit board effect!

Nicole Floppy Disk Bday Card 2

I then layered this panel onto a panel of the smooth black card. This was getting placed onto the dark green card base for a lovely layered look. The black panel just lets the circuit board layer pop up enough to give it full effect.

Nicole Floppy Disk Bday Card 3

I then took the floppy disk labels and used the letter stamps to stamp out happy birthday on them. I had the floppy disks from an old unused box that was being thrown out in a clear out in my office in work. But you can still buy them, or find them online cheap enough. Ask around first though - you will be surprised at what people have stashed at home!

Nicole Floppy Disk Bday Card 4

Nicole Floppy Disk Bday Card 5

I used foam tape to adhere the floppy disk onto the front of the card and it was done! I love using the A5 card blanks as it makes a lovely large card and makes it really special. For this card it also meant that there was still plenty of background showing even after the floppy disk was adhered.

Nicole Floppy Disk Bday Card 6

I also love the shimmer off the gold sandgrain card, it gives that special birthday shimmer! I hope this has inspired you to think outside the box a bit and reuse some old parts in making your cards.

Nicole Floppy Disk Bday Card 7

Tagged: birthday card ideas, Retro

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