Pamela created a quick and easy card and bulletin board for her son's birthday present -- aren't they super cute?
The card is created by printing the notebook paper (with faux torn cardboard edge), the sentiment, and the gears as one piece and then printing the robot and cutting him out before centering him on the gears and attaching. One note: when you have items that are quite detailed (note his little antenna), you can always print one version on the card and then layer a cut-out version on top for more dimension. That way you don't lose the little details and don't have to really get fussy with your cutting. All items were printed on cardstock, and then mounted on black cardstock folded in half to make the card.
For the bulletin board, Pamela again printed the paper frame and robot on cardstock, cut them out, and adhered them. The tacks are made from polyshrink paper -- remember Shrinkidinks? Here's a step-by-step from Pamela if you'd like to try something similar:
1. I printed the elements on to polyshrink paper.
2. Being very careful not to touch the image (because you can rub it off), I cut around each image.
3. Then I took my heat gun and held it over my image. It starts to shrink. You just keep holding it (using a tool...you don't want to burn your fingers) until it is done shrinking.
4. Then I quickly took my image and flattened it with a an acrylic block (can use anything to flatten it).
5. Using a hot glue gun I put some glue on top of the tack and then adhered my image to the tack.
Pamela notes that if she was to do it again, she thinks before she adhered the image to the tack, she would spray it with a clear acylic spray to ensure the image didn't get messed up at all.
Items used for this project:
Bitty Bots digital kit
Bot Talk word art