Video games are a part of almost everyone's lives now, but if you grew up in my era you might remember playing Duck Hunt or Mario with your siblings and blowing into that Nintendo cartridge to get it working. I have fond memories of knocking my siblings off the Rainbow Road track in Mario Kart, myself!
This little Game Boy stamp totally threw me back to my childhood and I loved creating with it! I attempted to create a fun shaker card with this Game Boy because I thought it just needed to be interactive!
I first stamped the Game Boy out twice, and colored only one of the images. Then, on the colored image, I used my craft knife to cut out the screen of the Game Boy. I was then able to use small strips of foam adhesive around the screen of the uncolored image and fill it with a small amount of glitter. I didn't want to fill it too full that the recipient couldn't read what it said.
Then, I added a piece of acetate over that foam adhesive to seal in the glitter. With a little liquid glue around the edges of the screen I then adhered the colored image over the shaker part that I filled.
To build a fun background, I took a few number stamps from my stash and stamped the digits, "1" and "0" over in a binary code kind of background. I used a piece of printer paper with a circle die cut from it to use as a mask while stamping, so that the background would stay within that circle area.
I then just took a few strips of paper in black, red, and grey that I colored to match the Game Boy image, and adhered them together across the card front for a little extra interest.
The last step to finish off the card was to use a little red glitter glue on the buttons, and a few red sequins to the card front. I kept this card very simple, so it could be sent to a girl or boy. I have a few nephews in mind that would love this little Game Boy!
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Until next time,
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