Retro Computer Card0
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:
- Papermilldirect Dark Green Plain Card
- Papermilldirect Smooth Black Card
- Papermilldirect Gold Sandgrain Card
- Papermilldirect Dark Green A5 Card Blank
- Old Floppy disk
- Foam tape
- Silhouette cutting machine
- Letter Alphabet Stamps
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.
I then backed this with the Gold Sandgrain card. This gives a perfect circuit board effect!
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.
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!
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.
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.