Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hello Princess

Hello friends!  My card today is a fantasy card, suitable for a young girl, and it was such a lot of fun to make!

The images from the stamp set Magical Day by Reverse Confetti, were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut out.

I covered the front of a regular A2 card with paper from the MFT Graphic Grid paper pad - pastel.

My front panel is 13cm in width, and 10cm in length, to ensure there is enough to go behind my separate bottom section which is popped up.

I then created the background by spongeing the sky with a pale blue ink (Summer Sky by Memento) after I masked off a couple of clouds.

I drew some wavy lines to mask the spongeing for the hills, and then cut the bottom section to the desired size (4.5cm on the right edge and 5cm on the left edge). The top piece was then glued in place, leaving enough card to fit behind the popped up mechanism - about 6.5cm on both sides.

I positioned the princess where I wanted her to be, and then with the slider track die in hand, I decided where the dragon should go.  I then cut out the track.  Now here is a 'mistake' I made - I didn't realise how obvious the background paper would be when the track was cut out.  On reflection, I thought I could get away with it, as it does look a little like a road, but my next card would continue the top panel to the bottom of the card, and a separate extra piece would be used for the slider.

As this card is for a young child, I avoided using coins or metal of any sort, for the 'penny' behind the dragon - instead I glued together several pieces of card punched with a 3/4" circle punch which eventually became strong enough to replace a coin.  This is placed at the back of the track, with narrow rectangles of foam adhered to the centre of the circle - one on top of the other for clearance, causing it to run in a neat way along the track.  The dragon is then adhered to the foam.

Behind this section, it is necessary to use foam pieces to ensure clearance for the mechanism to run freely - I used two layers of foam but did not place then too close to the track.

My apologies for the long-winded explanation, but it was a learning curve for me, so I hope I've made it a little easier for you to try this interactive element.  Of course, you could simply adhere the images directly to the card!

Thank you so much for visiting today, and I wish you happy crafting!

Products available at Scrapbook Boutique:

Stamp set:  Magical Day by Reverse Confetti
Dies:   MFT Surf and Turf slider grooves
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky, Distress Oxide - Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Distress Ink- Mowed Lawn
Copics: various colours

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