Sunny Sky Card

Hi there!

Today I’m showing you a card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I had the idea for this card when I made the Kissing Seals Card, and the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge was the perfect pretext to make it! This time I used a mechanism inspired by Grace’s ( @allbygracec) amazing interactive cards.

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First, I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn “Home Sweet Home” and “Out Of This Word” stamp sets on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I die cut the sun and fussy cut the birds. I used Lawn Fawn “Simple Puffy Clouds” and “Simple Puffy Cloud Frames” dies on white cardstock and vellum to die cut some clouds for the sky.

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I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables” dies to die cut a panel and I blended Salty Ocean Distress ink on it using My Favorite Things “Cloud” stencil. I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Bokeh” stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. Next, I run the panel through my Big Shot machine using Waffle Flower “Pull Tabs” dies to prepare the panel for the mechanism. The tab that makes the sun appear from behind the clouds is die cut using Lawn Fawn “Slide On Over” dies and to die cut the little slot in the panel I used one of the tiny dies from Mama Elephant “FBA-Monkey”. I used a brad to put together the two tabs and glued the sun to one tab and a thin strip of acetate to the pull tab mechanism that makes the bird move.

Detail of the mechanism. Please, excuse the poor quality of the picture.

Then, I glued the clouds using foam tape, being careful not to interfere with the moving parts of the mechanism. I glued this panel with foam tape to a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka” collection and then adhered everything to a card base. As a final touch, I added baker’s twine to the pull tab to make it easier to use.

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I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #47 – What’s the Weather:

Last, here you have a video of the interactive element moving. Hope you like it!!

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Kissing Seals Card

Hi!

Today I’m sharing another card with kissing animals 🙂 This time I used the super cute seals from Lawn Fawn “Sealed with a Kiss” stamp set. I made this card to test an idea for a pull tab card I had when I made the kissing hedgehogs card.

I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. The ice piece is from Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Arctic” stamp set and the pile of presents is from “Toboggan together” stamp set. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything.

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I used Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Rectangle Stackables” to die cut a piece of bristol paper and then run it through my Big Shot again using “Stitched Hillside Borders” dies. I also used Lawn Fawn “Forest Border” die on a piece of green cardstock to have a nice tree line behind the snowy hill. Next, I inked the piece that was going to be the sky with Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass Distress inks. Then, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.

I used Waffle Flower “Pull Tab” dies to make the mechanism. I wanted the seal on the left side to move towards the other seal and, at the same time, the speech bubble to appear from behind the seal on the right. I added a step-by-step photo tutorial to the end of this post!

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Then, I adhered a panel of paper from Lawn Fawn “Perfectly Plaid Chill” collection to a card base and glued all the elements. I added a stripe of vellum I had die cut using Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies and inked with Salty Ocean Distress ink. That way the pull tab track is a little bit hidden.

I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #45 – Lots of Love

and into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeAnything Goes

Tutorial

You’ll need the elements on the picture: a cardstock panel, like this hillside one, with the track for the pull tab die cut; the pull tab with the small rectangular piece to make it work (kraft cardstock in the picture); an acetate strip with a slot (black cardstock in the picture); two brads. I used Waffle Flower “Pull Tabs” dies and Lawn Fawn “Slide on over” dies.

Pierce three holes. First one in the end of the black strip, the second one in the pull tab and the third one in the panel. You should determine where to pierce these holes to adapt the mechanism to your scene.

Fix the black strip to the front side of the pull tab with a brad.

Flip your panel and feed the black strip through the pull tab track. Then, insert a brad through the slot and the hole in the hillside panel. Next, feed the two small flaps of the pull tab through the track and glue the small rectangular piece to hold the pull tab.

This is how the front and the back side should look like. I added a strip of cardstock on the end of the backside to guide the pull tab.

Now, when you pull, the tab moves to the right moving the black strip which is fixed to it with the brad. As it moves to the right the stripe rotates counterclockwise around that brad because it is forced to slide its slot around the brad. And that is how this cute coupple kisses! 🙂

This is option number two: the black stripe is hidden behind the panel and emerges from there.

Choose one option or another depending on your scene or the size of the image you’ll use to hide the emerging element. I hope this clarify how the mechanism works. Please, let me know if you understand the tutorial and if you think you’ll give this a try. I’d love to see your cards using this interactive element! And thank you very much for your interest in this card!!

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Sending Hedgehugs Card

Hi!!

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the super cute hedgehogs from Lawn Fawn “Hedgehugs” stamp set. This is one of my first stamp sets and I love it! Plus, I think is super fun to color the hedgehogs’ spikes.

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I stamped the images on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I ran them through my Big Shot using coordinating dies.  Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Rectangle Stackables” dies to die cut two panels of blue and green cardstock to be my sky and my grass, so on the green panel I used Lawn Fawn “Grassy Hillside Borders”. In that green panel, I stamped some stems from Lawn Fawn “Dad+Me” stamp set and glued the die cut flowers from Lawn Fawn “Wonderful Window” die.

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I wanted to make a pull tab card to make the hedgehog on the left kiss his partner. I used Waffle Flower “Pull Tabs” dies to make the mechanism. I glued the hedgehog to the panel and checked the mechanism was working fine. I adhered the grass to the blue panel and glued the scene to a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Meadow” collection. To complete the scene, I added some clouds (“Simple Puffy Cloud Frames” and “Simple Puffy Cloud” dies) and some heart die cuts from a piece of cardstock I had inked with Peachy Keen ink. Last, for the sentiment, I used “Bannertastic” stamp set adding a bit of color to the banner using alcohol markers.

I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #45 – Lots of Love

and into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeHave a Heart

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