Sunday, 6 July 2014
Dr. Who Birthday Card
Quite often I'm asked to make a special card for someone that I don't already have for sale on my Etsy site. Recently someone asked me to make several (I think there were a dozen or so) cards for different occasions. One of those card requests was for a fan of the Dr. Who series. I accepted the challenge with a little hesitation because I don't watch the program. I've never even seen one episode so it makes it a little more difficult to come up with a card. I had to ask a friend what would best represent the show. He suggested that I make a Tardis, a telephone box of sorts. Ok I googled it and then set about making the card. I tried to draw it out and should've realized what a bomb that would turn out to be because I really suck at drawing. LOL Even my stick people are awful. I started looking through all of my Cricut cartridges to see if there was anything I could use but no luck. I wondered about my dies and came across these from Memory Box. Here are the pictures to show what steps I used to create the Tardis. Let me know what you think.
I cut out 2 of the windows and connected them in the middle. I tried using the door die that I have but the boxes in the middle of the door just weren't right. With the window die, the openings were all the same size.
I used the pop outs from the windows to make the panes for the box. I pop dotted them so they would be raised panels.
I also thought of cutting out 2 of the flower boxes and adding them to the top and bottom for a little extra added detail but that made the whole unit 2 big for my card. But if you want to try making this for yourself, you might try adding the boxes. Overall I'm happy with the card, even though I thought it looked a little too handmade but good for a first attempt nonetheless. Enjoy! If you decide to make one yourself, I'd love to see what you come up with.