Thursday, October 27, 2011

Game On!

I made this card for my nephew's birthday.  He works at a video game company! The image is from the Father's Day cartridge, by that creative genius, Curt Jensen.  Let's give it up for Curt!  Yeah Curt!!  When I first used this cartridge, Curt left me a comment answering some questions I had about the cart.  Click here and here to see the other cards I've made.  Great images for those manly cards!

This is an A2 size card.  I layered the patterned paper on solid green cardstock for the matting. Cut the game controller at 4" fit to length which made the height 2-1/2".  As with all seasonal cartridges, there are 2 layers for each image and I used black cardstock for the bottom and grey cardstock for the top layer.  Traced around the whole image with a black marker to outline it.  I then cut the buttons from red cardstock, and using scraps from the first two cuts, I glued them all together.  That way they were raised a bit when I glued them onto the controller.  I also used Glossy Accents on them for some pop!  The sentiment is typed from my computer and I inked the edges lightly.  The inside sentiment is also from my computer, reading Happy Birthday.  I'm quite pleased with this card; hope you like it too!  Thanks for stopping by. --Pat


  1. Great card for any "gamer"! :)Amy

  2. Super fun Pat! He is sure to get a kick out of this!

  3. Great card for those gaming fanatics! Hoping to create today!

    Carson's Creations

  4. What a fun card and such a creative idea too
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  5. Great cards Pat!

    Sherrie K

  6. Awesome card Pat!! If my son saw this card he would totally want me to make him one LOL!! TFS

  7. Curt is such a cool guy. And I had no idea that this cut was on the Father's Day cart! Might need to get it!

  8. i LOVE this! I don't know how many men in my life are video gamers... probably too many lol. Such a cool idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog the either day! Glad I popped in :)

    -rachel w k

  9. Hey Pat,
    This is an awesome card!! You should have heard my son when I showed him the card, you are way cool in this house!! Your nephew is even cooler for having such an awesome job!! I think my son has a new career path!!lol Karen♥

  10. Great card! I love how you used the drop outs and glossy accents to make the details pop! Thanks for sharing it.

  11. Great card, I was a gamer until I bought a cricut.

  12. Love it. That embossing really messes with your eyes against the circle background paper... soooo how I feel after a few hours gaming. (back in the day!) LOVED making Marios jump with that nintendo console. Curt is so clever and I love the way you have glossied the buttons. So authentic! x


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