Friday, February 25, 2011

Laker Trifold Birthday Card

Here is another fun card. I haven't done a tri-fold in a while and this is a blast to make. I used Cricut Sports Mania for the jersey, Basketball and Hoop. The lettering on the jersey and the number were made with Cricut Lite Varsity Letter cartridge. The name is a whole 1/4 high (I had to cut that one a few times :) The background paper I made using a jpeg of the logo and just repeated it throughout the sheet. Here is the card closed.
Here is a view of the card open and standing. As you can see, there are different folds which allow it to stand.
 Here is a close up of the Jersey. Again cut with Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge at 3 in. height. The name is at 1/4 in height x 1 in width. The numbers are at 1 in height.
 Here is a close up of the Championship banner. I made this using photoshop. I used a clip art of the basketball, deleted the inside leaving the outline and placed it behind the name. I used the eraser tool to delete the basketball from behind the name and made it frame it on top and bottom. Instead of the National Basketball association, I changed it to Birthday and added the word honors. I used a couple rivets and twine to "Hang" the banner. I also pop dotted it.
 Here is the basketball and hoop. This was again cut with Sports Mania at 2.5 in wide I layered it with a purple shadow to stand off from the white of the background. The ball is cut at 1 in. I used the "Basketball" textured paper you can find at Michaels and JoAnns.
 Here is a close up of the ball and hoop. As you can tell, the ball is slightly higher because I used and "Action Wobble". If you flick the ball, it will wobble.
 Here you can see what the card looks like completely open and flat. There are 4 small pics of Laker players to tie the card theme together. I also added the basketball paper to the long strips and placed a candle border (EK Success) along them for more of a Birthday look. I used stickles in orange for the flames.

I hope you like it. It was a blast to make!