To begin, you need to decide what size card you want to make, a tall thin DL size card, or a wider C6 size card. Here I decided that I would make a DL size card which is my usual choice when making birthday cards for my friends and family.
Use a bone tool, or if you are confident enough a scalpel to score an edge along the card to allow it to be folded in half. Depending on the size of the card to begin with you may have to remove a small amount to get the size you want.
I was unsure what team the person the card was for supported, so I thought it best to remove the blue and keep the card as neutral as possible as the blue could symbolise a specific team. We all know what men are like when they support a certain football team and we don’t want to be getting that wrong now do we!
I used very sharp scissors, a craft knife, and ruler to remove the parts I did not need. I also cut out a few extra footballs that I thought might be handy towards the end of making this birthday card.
Because the footballs are on a white strip placing this along the edge of the card would be the most effective way of using up the space. You will need to use dry glue such as, roller glue, sticky dots or pritt stick. Using this type of glue will eliminate the risk of glue splurging out the sides of the paper.
You can use any type of image as the focal point when making birthday cards. Here I selected a paper nation boy with a football. Paper nation are well known for their decoupage sheets and this is one of many. I used 3d foam to raise each level of the decoupage.
If you do not have any paper nation decoupage sheets you can use any football themed embellishments that you can find in your card making supplies.
Place the paper nation or football themed embellishment in the bottom corner of the birthday card using a strong adhesive such as sticky dots or double sided tape. Again, I would recommend a dry glue so less mess is made.
When making birthday cards you will need to add some wording to make it clear what the card is for. As this card is a birthday card, add a happy birthday peel off sticker to some black card then mat and layer onto silver mirror card. This is a really quick and simple way to finish off your card.
Place the wording in the top corner of the card and you’re done. A really simple and easy handmade birthday card.