Meowlloween Card

Hi!

It’s been a month since I blogged a card… sorry for being MIA! I had quite a busy time: I told you my dad had hip replacement surgery and I was taking care of him. Well, he is doing great! He is having a very speedy recovery 🙂 Also, I had to travel because of work, so I had not much time to craft. I was worried because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (even though we don’t celebrate it in Spain) and I was not sure if I was going to be in time for some Halloween cards. Luckily, I manage to make at least one!!

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I used Mama Elephant “Meowlloween” and “Meowlloween Extras” stamp sets. These kitties in their costumes are the cutest!! I had a great time coloring them. I wanted to create a spooky scene although, honestly, these images are too cute to spook 😉

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I love how this turned out. Now I hope to carve out some time for more Halloween cards since I have a bunch of images from these sets already colored.

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

and into Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge:

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


Supply list

Stamps:

  • Mama Elephant “Meowlloween” and “Meowlloween Extras”

Coloring:

  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers

Inks:

  • Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
  • Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Forest Moss Distress Ink
  • Bundled Sage Distress Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo black ink
  • Lawn Fawn Yeti pigment ink
  • Versafine Onyx black ink (stamping)

Dies:

  • Mama Elephant “Birch Trees”
  • Mama Elephant “Home Collection”
  • Lawn Fawn “Spooky Fence Border”
  • Lawn Fawn “Stitched Hillside Borders”
  • Hello Bluebird “Pond Builder”

Others:

  • Picket Fence Distress Paint
  • Perfect Pearls
  • Sakura Black Glaze gel pen
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll gel pen

Every Morning Concert

Hi!

Today I’m sharing a reveal wheel card inspired by my cats, especially by Sakura. Every morning she wakes us up meowing, in all the different ways you can imagine! When I saw Lawn Fawn “Critter Chatter: Pets” stamp set I immediately thought about her 🙂

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First, I stamped the images from “Meow you doing'” on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. Then, I colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and die cut them using coordinating dies. For the cat’s bed, I made some paper piecing using Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Meadow” paper collection.

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Next, I used “Reveal Wheel” dies on white cardstock. I made a pattern using repeatedly Waffle Flower “Pattern Play” stamps with Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh ink. I love this ink color! On another panel, I drew a chess floor with pencil and colored it with a black alcohol marker. I put the scene together, using foam tape to glue the cat.

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I stamped the cat’s sounds on the wheel using black ink and then assembled the card. I used the same Lawn Fawn pattern paper to frame the scene and glued everything to a black cardstock panel. I also added the frame for the window and the little arrow in black. Last, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and glued it to the card.

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This card was so fun to make! I love reveal wheel cards, and this one reminds me of my kitties and makes me giggle every time I play with it 🙂 I hope you like it too!!

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

Thanks for stopping by!! Have an awesome day!

Beach Babes Interactive Card

Hola!

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.

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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.

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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 😀

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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.