Last weekend my youngest had a birthday party to go to. I decided to make a name plaque for the birthday boy. I know he likes football, but I wanted to go with something different. I had the Star Studded font in mind and so a space theme seemed like a good fit.
For all the components I glued 4 layers of 280gsm Kraft card together using PVA glue. When the glue dries the resulting stack is nice and stiff and has the feel of chipboard or MDF. I left them under something heavy while drying to prevent warping.
I started by creating the plaque base with my Brother Scan N Cut by welding rectangles and semi-circles together on the mat. Rough dimensions were 20 x 10 cm rectangle + 25 x 7.5 cm rectangle + 2 x semi-circles with 50mm diameter. Added 2 x 0.5cm holes at either end for hanging. I also printed out the space background from a digital download collection from Creative Fabrica and cut one plaque shape from that.
I then cut the letters and saved the starry waste to use as small embellishments. The actual font was a little more squat than I wanted so this is a slightly elongated version to fit the plaque better. I used silver acrylic paint to cover the letters and stars.
Star Studded Font
Space Watercolor Backgrounds