How to Make an Intricut Birthday Card
Add some glitz and glamour to a momentous occasion with this Intricut birthday card; perfect not only for birthdays, but also anniversaries, graduations and impending New Year’s celebrations!
We’ve embraced all things art deco for our notelet, however the design can be easily customised to suit the lucky recipient, it’s just a case of raiding your cardstock stash.
1. With a pencil and ruler, mark a 1cm border on the front of your card blank. Open up the card and position on top of a craft mat, before using a metal ruler and craft knife to remove the central aperture. Create an identical border from textured black cardstock, once complete place to one side for later.
2. Run a strip of double-sided tape along the top and bottom edge of the border, folding any excess tape back onto itself.
3. Select individual strands from the shredded paper and secure across the entire length of the card on both the top and bottom edge; ensure these are not attached too tight, as the card will buckle. Repeat the process after adding another layer of tape.
4. Trim 8mm wide strips of adhesive foam and secure them around the border, add a layer of double-sided tape on top. Remove the backing from the tape before applying the black border created in step one.
5. Cut the cocktail shaker from black cardstock, taking extra care to keep hold of all the negative die cuts. Use a glue stick to apply the cocktail shaker to kraft card and trim to size using the cocktail shaker as a guide.
6. Paper-piece the long die-cut negatives from the main body of the shaker and around the base of the neck, using a glue pen to secure them.
7. Cover the entire shape with clear embossing ink before sprinkling over clear embossing powder; shake off the excess then set with a heat tool and leave to cool.
8. Add the swirled negative die-cuts back into the shaker, once again using a glue pen to make sure everything stays put!
9. Apply double-sided tape to the reverse of the cocktail shaker and apply to the front of your card along with a die-cut martini glass and the numbers two and one.