Are you ready to participate in the October 2020 – Challenge #32? The theme for the August challenge is “Interactive“.
The prize this month is Prize: Lawn Fawn – Winter Alpaca (see image below).
Check out my DT entry for this month’s challenge:
So other than a shaker card, I’ve never made an interactive card. I tried a couple of things and settled on a slider. I wanted a cute image and started with Honey Bee Stamps ‘Oh My Whiskers’ Stamp Set. I coloured it in using Altenew Artist Markers then fussy cut the image and set aside.
I know there are several fancy slider dies and many other interactive dies, however…I don’t actually own any of them. So, I opted to rummage through my stash to find something that would mimic a slider die.
I grabbed Avery Elle ‘Simple Sentiments Die’ and took the third smallest die. I didn’t want a very long slider as the image I chose is already quite long.
I cut out a stripto allow a nice floating balloons and kitten look 🙂
I also used Poppy Stamps ‘Double Stitch Rectangle Dies’ to cut out a frame of the cloud panel.
I trimmed down a panel of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock – Orange Peel to approximately 4×5.25 inches to be my background. Then I punched out a couple of circles of White Cardstock scraps and added a bit of foam tape to the back of one of the circles to be the back of my slider.
I also took the cut out of the sentiment strip to be the pull tab and glued it to the back of the rear slider circle, then popped on the top circle and made sure everything was securely adhered.
I glued the cut out border and adhered it to the orange panel. Then I popped up my cloud panel with 3M Foam Tape to allow space for the slider to move. I made sure to avoid putting foam tape too close to the slider so that it didn’t obstruct the slider.
Then I tested it out…it works! Now…could I have made it a smidge prettier..sure…but not bad for a first try.
Then I used a little bit of liquid glue and adhered my kitten image to the front slider circle…yay!
Then of course I realized at this point that I forgot to stamp my sentiment….yeah….
I grabbed a “hang in there’ sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps ‘Purrrfect Sentiments’ and Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink and stamped on the front panel just below halfway up using a Simon Says Stamp Stamp Block.
I thought it turned out pretty well for a first shot…I will definitely try this again (as well as some other interactive cards). To add a bit of bling, I used Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen on the balloons and some Studio Katia Clear Drops Mix Two along the right hand side of the front panel.
Love it! 🙂
Thanks for checking out my blog today! Please join us in this months card challenge and show us your amazing interactive cards!
Stamps and Dies:
- Honey Bee Stamps ‘Oh My Whiskers’ Stamp Set
- Honey Bee Stamps ‘Purrrfect Sentiments’
- Simon Says Stamps ‘Clouds for Days’ stencil
- Avery Elle ‘Simple Sentiments Die’
- Poppy Stamps ‘Double Stitch Rectangle Dies’
- Ranger’s Glossy Accents (SSS)
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (SSS)
- Ranger’s Multi Media Matte
- 3M Foam Tape (SSS)
- Studio Katia’s Embellishment Wand
- My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool (SSS)
- Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer (SSS)
- Simon Says Stamp’s Acrylic Blocks (SSS)
- Simon Says Stamp’s Grid Transparency (SSS)
- Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
- Tom Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
- Therm-O-Web Purple Tape
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