Interactive Valentine's Day Card 2011
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This is my first handmade card. I made it interactive because I wanted it to be both a card and a toy.
I printed the illustrations on card stock, cut them out, and pasted them on the background. The background is card stock that I painted with red watercolor paint. I didn't want to use a solid red background; I wanted it to be more visually interesting than that. It turned out how I pictured it.
I printed the wheel on card stock and cut it into a circle using decorative scissors. I used an eyelet to let the wheel spin. I prefer eyelets to brads for spinny elements.
I made this card a bit larger (8.5 x 5.5 inches) than your average card. I wanted to fit a good number of options on the wheel without them being microscopic. At this size it was no problem to have nine images on the wheel.
The card opens up to reveal a message inside.
I'm very happy with how this card turned out. I was able to do everything I wanted without compromising.
This Valentine's Day card was made with card stock, an X-Acto knife, decorative scissors, watercolor paint, a tape runner, and an eyelet (plus eyelet tool and hammer). I used a butter knife to score the card.