Hi everyone, and happy New Year! It's Esther here with an interactive birthday card that would be suitable for approximately ages 9-12.
I inked up a panel using Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks. I then splattered it with water and mopped it up to give a soft speckled effect. I cut the panel to size using the largest of the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles dies. Using different colours of card stock, I cut a rainbow using My Favorite Things End of the Rainbow Die-namics and the cloud from the same set from white card stock which I edged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns, and it means exactly what it says! See inside...
The front panel is adhered to the card blank, which is cut to size and folded to create an inner. Inside are scenes from My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns, stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink, coloured with Promarkers, masked and lightly inked over. I used a waterproof permanent marker and ruler to draw lines which the child can use to write their own story. I love being able to help a child grow their imagination, and this is a fun way to develop their creative writing skills at the same time. The smaller sentiment is from the same set, and the curved "Happy Birthday" is from My Favorite Things Make a Wish.
The back of the card is finished with a simple plain white stitched rectangle that matches the front, in order to hide any bleed from the Promarkers.
I used Magical Unicorns for this card because I thought the sentiment was perfect for the front, but you could use almost any character-based stamp set for this. Sticking just with My Favorite Things, you could use Magical Dragons, You're Rawr-some, Soak up the Fun, Chill Wishes and lots more!
I hope this inspires you with a way to make an interactive card that doesn't need any fancy pieces but that kids seem to love.
Thanks for stopping by!