Sunday, April 28, 2013

Skateboard Card - My Digital Studio

Longboard skateboard card with teeny, tiny stickers !

Second set of wheels/trucks printed, trimmed and popped up
with dimensionals

Teeny, tiny stickers placed on the board

Designed with My Digital Studio 2 from Stampin' Up!

The card folds along the top of the two upper wheels.

My Digital Studio 2 skateboard images I created.
This is a long card, it doesn't quite fit in a 
business size envelope so I had to make a 
custom size envelope. 
I printed out a second set of wheels/trucks
then cut them out and attached them to 
the top of the card with dimensionals.
To do this, insert a duplicate page on your MDS project
then delete all of the elements that make up the board,
only leaving the wheels and trucks.

My Digital Studio 2 supplies used:

Lots of punch shapes (this is basically a digital punch art project)
   Oval shape elongated and squished to make the board - Midnight Muse color fill
   Rounded corner square punch altered in size for the wheels (there are two layers for them, the bottom layer is Wild Wasabi, the top layer is filled with a Vintage Overlay)
   Word Window and Half Circle for the trucks - Going Gray
   Circles made really small for the bolts - Basic Gray
Numbers punch filled with my home made digital glitter paper
Extreme Elements stamp - Basic Black
Scratch (?) background stamp - Going Gray

I took logos from manufacturer webpages then reduced them in size to put on the board, replicating stickers.The real card has the mini logos printed and cut out separately with pieces of double stick tape on the back. I thought it might be fun to do this so the recipient can attach the stickers to the skateboard card where he would like (great idea for little kiddos, not so sure my son will like this idea since he is older)!

This is how I printed the card (I have never been able to print successfully directly from MDS to my printer).
It took me three tries to get this to print correctly, this is how I finally got it to work:
I exported the skateboard image as a high quality jpg.
I opened the image file up in Photoshop Elements 10.
Click PRINT from the top menu.
Double check the layout and all settings for your image and printer. I placed mine in the center of an 8.5" x 11" piece of white card stock then printed.
Once it was printed out, I carefully folded the entire length of the card stock along the top edges of the wheels. I then used scissors to trim out the skateboard while being careful to keep the front and back of the folded card in place. I cut through both layers at the same time. It might be easier for you to cut out the top layer, all around the image of the skateboard except for the tops of the wheels where you want it to fold. Trace this onto the layer beneath then cut out that layer. Whichever way you choose, cut around the entire skateboard except for the top of the wheels on the top of the board ! You want to keep those two small folds there to create the card.

I hand stamped Happy Birthday on the inside of  the card and wrote a note on the upper portion.

This was created for my sons 18th birthday since  he enjoys longboarding. Here are some of the other cards I have made for him in the past:
 Ford F150 shaped truck card
 video game controller card
 slider gift card holder
 wiper card gift card holder

Thanks for looking =)

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