Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan

Happy Birthday Jackalope Ranch!
Happy Birthday Jackalope Ranch!
Photo: Cyndi Coon

Word's out: Tomorrow, Jackalope Ranch is turning one year old, which means a birthday card for any fan of the mythological creature is in order. The hot pink jackalope had to be used, of course, and it seemed only fitting to go out with a stencil.


Learn how to make a stenciled jackalope card after the jump.

MATERIALS:
-- White Card Stock
-- Jackalopes printed out from the computer (to be used as stencils)
-- Craft Knife
-- Self Healing Cutting Mat
-- Hot Pink Spray Paint
-- Hot Pink and Bright Green Masking Tape
-- Birthday Candle

METHOD:
1. Cut Cardstock to 8.5-by-5.5 inches and fold in half to 4.25-by-5.5 inches.
2. Design or find a jackalope and print it out from the computer

Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan
Photo: Cyndi Coon


3. Cut the jackalope shape out using a craft knife, this will create a stencil

Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan
Photo: Cyndi Coon


4. Lay jackalope stencil on top of the card stock it the place you want the image to appear

Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan
Photo: Cyndi Coon


5. Spray paint inside of cut opening. Allow to dry.

Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan
Photo: Cyndi Coon
Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan
Photo: Cyndi Coon


6. Lay out pink and green masking tape on a self healing cutting mat

Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan
Photo: Cyndi Coon


7. Using a craft knife, cut the tape into the shape of grass
8. Lay the pink and green grass down at the bottom of the jackalope

Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan
Photo: Cyndi Coon


9. Using a skinny piece of pink tape to attach a birthday candle

Happy Birthday Card for a Jackalope Fan
Photo: Cyndi Coon


10. And your jackalope fan is ready for a celebration!

Happy Birthday Jackalope Ranch!
Happy Birthday Jackalope Ranch!
Photo: Cyndi Coon

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