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Today I want to share with you the card I made for my son’s birthday.  We’ve had Ninjago invitations, Ninjago cupcakes, and Ninjago party stuff – so there’s no way I was going to get away without a Ninjago birthday card!   

 

After being a bit “Ninjago’d out”, I wanted to step it up a notch for the birthday card, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. 
It took me a little while to figure out how I was going to get the peek-a-boo effect so I’ll show you how I did it. 

I used a normal C6 card base and cut a 9 x 13cm piece of yellow for the inside. 

 
I was thinking about just drawing / using circle punches for the eyes on the inside of the card, but had some printable eyes left over from the party (web address in the photo)

 

First I cut out an eye mask, then traced around the shape onto the front of the card  (I recommend you cut two – one to trace around and one that will still be neat to use inside the card) 

 

I then needed to be able to cut out the shape. I thought I would use my big shot with a small die just to cut a hole in the centre of the traced area to be able to start cutting out neatly.   

 

Then inspiration struck! The curvy image from the Banner framelits set worked perfectly to get a “tie” at the edge of the face mask area! So instead of just cutting out some space for starting off my cutting, I shifted it off to the side to get this shape: 

 

Cutting out the rest and voila! 

 

The next step was to grab a Sharpie and trace around the edges to neaten them up  – but also to colour in the area marked by the impression of the edge of the die (you can see the faint impression in this next picture)

 
And the end result!

  
   
And of course, no little Ninjago fan’s birthday present could be complete without Ninjago wrapping on his present!

 
(I dropped the glued eyes on the present, so they are not straight, but I’m pretty sure he won’t mind!)

I think it will be a while before I feel like making Ninjago themed anything again, but the little guy has absolutely loved everything,  so it’s all been worth it. I can’t wait to give him his card tomorrow on his actual birthday!

Thanks for reading. 

Caro x

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