Beach Babes Interactive Card


Today I have a fun interactive card to share with you featuring Hello Bluebird “Beach Babes” stamp set. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I fell in love with those piggies. Aren’t they too cute? And I knew I wanted to make this kind of interactive card with the piggies playing in the water. I got mad thinking of how to make a mechanism to make one pig go up while the other goes down, and finally, I found the one I used on a book called “Pop-Up! A manual of paper mechanisms” by Duncan Birmingham.


First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used Neat and Tangled “Backdrop” stamp to mirror stamp one of the pigs. Then, I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I tried to color the pigs with soft colors, because I generally tend to use bold colors, and I’m pretty happy with the result. I used coordinating dies to die cut all the images. Next, I inked a piece of Bristol paper with Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks, spritzed some water and dried it with a paper towel after few seconds. For the sea, I inked two pieces of Bristol paper I had die cut using Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies with VersaColor ink in mint color.



To make the mechanism, I used Waffle Flower “Pull Tabs” dies and Lawn Fawn “Slide on-over” dies. I have some pictures of a prototype of the mechanism at the end of the post. I hope it helps to understand how it works! I used foam tape to adhere the panel with the mechanism to the background panel, and also to glue the front wave panel so the pigs can move easily. Then I glued the pig with the floaty and the water drops. I also decorated the pull tab with some patterned paper. Here you can watch a video of the mechanism in action 😀


I’m very happy with this card, although it was kinda hard to make and I spent quite a time making the mechanism work, but, honestly, I love making interactive cards!!

I’m entering this card into Simon Says Stamp’s Work It Wednesday:

Hope you like this card! Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing day!

Here are some pictures of the mechanism:

When you pull the green pull tab, the pink tabs move and force the yellow pull bars, that are connected to the pink ones with a brad and fed through a slit, to move vertically. The pink sleeves on the front of the card are to guide the yellow tabs. In my card, this mechanism was mounted on the background wave panel, and I adhered the pigs to the yellow pull bars. As I wanted the beach ball to move horizontally, I used a strip of acetate I adhered to the back of the green pull tab. I want to point out that in the card I used acetate for the pull bars because I found they needed to be sturdy.

Hasta luego cocodrilo!


Today I want to show you a card featuring Neat and Tangled “Later Alligator” stamps and dies. I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it and I was super lucky because I received it for participating in the Neat and Tangled Throwdown Challenge — Crafting with Compassion.

I had to make a card for my dad using these Crocodiles because he loves the song “See you later, alligator”. Every time I remember my dad and mom singing the Spanish version of this song it makes me smile 🙂


I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. As I have a tendency to color all the images on dark colors this time I tried some more light coloring and I’m quite happy with the result. Once colored, I die cut the images with coordinating dies.


I wanted to make a kind of CAS card, which is completely out of my comfort zone, so I opted for die cutting two windows on a white panel using Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables” dies. Next, I used a Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circles” die slightly larger than my window to die cut two pieces from Lawn Fawn pattern paper from the Let’s Polka collections to put behind the scalloped windows.


I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn inks on Narwhal, Pumpkin Spice and Guava colors (this last is my favorite so far!!). This way the sentiment coordinates with the pattern paper. I glued the circle die cuts to the card base and glued the white panel to the top left corner with foam tape. Then, I added the alligators and glued two thin stripes of pattern paper to the lower and right sides.

I’m saving this card for Father’s day, which in Spain is on March 19. I know as soon as he sees it is going to start singing 🙂

Thank you very much for stopping by! Have a great day!!

Happy Little Critters


Today I’m showing you a card I made for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #44 – Happy Little Critters.

Lawn Fawn’s critters stamps are my favorites. I have quite a few and I’d love to have them all! For this card, I used “Critters in the Arctic”, “Sealed with a Kiss”, “Hedgehugs”, “Baaah Humbug”, “Toboggan Together”, “Home Sweet Home” and last year’s Stamptember stamp set “Nutty or Nice?”.

I stamped all the images on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I fussy cut all the images and painted the edges with a black marker.


I wanted to make a trifold card to fit all the critters I had colored. I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched Hillside Borders” dies to trace the snowy hillside and the waves on masking paper and then I cut them with my scissors. I placed the mask on the long piece of cardstock I was going to use as my card base and blended Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks for a winter sky. Next, I spritzed some water and water with Perfect Pearls and dried it with a paper towel after a few seconds. For the ocean on the right side, I used Victorian Velvet Distress ink and Neat and Tangled “Rice Paddies” stencil.


Next, I glued all the animals to the card and stamped the sentiments heat embossing them on white. For the word “ice” I used Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies and covered them with Lawn Fawn Prisma glitter.

I hope you like this card!

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