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Fireman decoupage birthday card


A white card has a layered image of a fireman in action, creating a 3D effect. The card is brushed with silver ink around the edges and finished with a Happy Birthday sticker.

Materials used

  • White single fold greetings card with deckle edges 104mm x 152mm (4¼ in x 6 in)
  • Decoupage paper Man 3 *
  • Sticker No. 13 Happy Birthday
  • Silver inkpad
  • Silicone glue or sticky fixers

* The decoupage paper used in this project has been discontinued by the manufacturer.


Side viewThe silver edging is created by brushing the card gently against a silver inkpad.

This card uses four pictures of the same design. Cut out the design as shown in the pictures of the layers.

Build up the layers using silicone glue or sticky fixers to create space between the layers as shown in the picture on the right.

Add a Happy Birthday sticker.

The images below show the stages of cut-outs from the bottom layer to the top.

Layer 1 Layer 2 Layer 3 Layer 4

Fireman decoupage card made by Vivian McRae.

Fireman images used by kind permission of the copyright owners.

Fireman decoupage card project posted February 2001.

This project was originally published at Card Inspirations. It is reproduced here here with kind permission. Card Inspirations are sponsors of the Card Making Inspirations web site.

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The layouts and techniques used in these projects are timeless. However, products such as stamps, stickers and patterned papers are quickly discontinued to be replaced by new items. When this happens we suggest that there is a lot of satisfaction in finding an alternative product that suits the design.

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