I have a really fun Birthday Card using the Cuttlebug and Cricut stars from the Old West Cricut Cartridge. One of our best friends recently turned 50, and his wife and family threw him a Harley Davidson themed birthday party. I gave him this fun handmade motorcycle Harley Davidson birthday card.
How I Made this Harley Davidson Birthday Card
I started with a white card base. I added a black mat. Then I cut a piece of aluminum foil 1/8″ smaller than the black mat. I really wanted to use silver mirror card, but I couldn’t find any. I figured aluminum foil was the next best thing, but I had never tried using it with the Cuttlebug. I have a few tips.
Be very careful to keep the aluminum foil flat or you’ll have a wrinkled and creased mess.
- After running it through the Cuttlebug, it tears very easily, so handle with care.
- Use brads to hold the aluminum foil in place. I also used glue dots, but you have to be VERY careful not to “smash” the embossing out of the paper. I had a spot that I accidently flattened, and had to cover it with a star. Do not use a tape runner.
- After finished this card, I read that if you attach the aluminum foil to cardstock before running it through the Cuttlebug, it is much easier to work with. Now I know!
After running the aluminum foil through the Cuttlebug using the Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, I attached it to the black card stock using a few glue dots and four black brads in the corners. For the orange geometric shaped cardstock, I started with a rectangle and cut the sides using my paper trimmer.
The motorcycle stamp is from Seaside Stamping Ink. I used black ink, and stamped it on white cardstock. I used an inverted corner rounder to cut the corners of the white and black mats.
To finish the Harley Davidson Birthday card, I cut small stars using the Old West Cricut Cartridge and attached them with a glue pen.
Masculine cards are difficult, and I really love how this one turned out. I will definitely be making more of these. I really wanted to use the diamond plate embossing folder, but I don’t have it. It would have been perfect!
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You did really well with that aluminum foil! You must be very patient. Great guy card! TFS at DCD’s challenge.
Cute! I have the happy birthday EF! I like the motorcycle stamp. This would be a great stamp for a Father’s Day card too!
I am going to a 50th Birthday party on the 28th, Big Harley guy, wish I had the stamp.