Spring Color Card

WeCraftCards.com is having a seasonal challenge this week.  I decided to go with Spring, as I also wanted to do the MFT Color Challenge with this card.  Here’s what I made?

3-24-20 Spring

I used the Beautiful Bloom flower stamp, as well as a stencil from Hero Arts and an embossing folder from Spellbinders.  Used alcohol markers to color the flowers.  The smaller flowers are from a Birdie Brown set that has been discontinued.  It’s sad that they discontinue these adorable sets so quickly, but I’m glad I’ve got many of them, as I can continue to use them.  Used the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer for this one, to add some fun.  Now, I will say, the inside doesn’t slide right until I cut it down a bit.  Not sure if I fold on their score lines wrong, or what, but that’s what I have to do.  Then again, maybe if I use a lighter weight card stock it would work better.  I’ll have to try that.

3-24-20 Spring Up

Used the Picture Perfect set for this cute behind the window image.

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Wiggle Cards

I’ve heard them called shaker cards, but when I think of shaker cards, I think of the ones with the boxes that you shake.  So, for me, these are Wiggle Cards.  Well, one of them is a gift tag.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

10-31-15 STV Glitter 11-1-15 STV Shimmer Fish Shake 6

Part of each is popped up on a spring, so it wiggles when the card moves, or they are touched.  Now, you can use “Action Wobbles”, but for these, I made my own spring.

Here’s how:

Shake 1 Shake 2

I took some 26 gauge wire, which I found in the jewelry department at Michael’s, wrapped it around a pen a few times.  For the larger piece here on the tag, I used the cap to wrap around, but for the smaller pieces, like the fish, I used the smaller end.  The more times you wrap around, the taller your spring will be.  Try to get the ends pretty flat, so more will be adhered.

Shake 5

I used some Beacons 3-in-1 glue and adhered the spring to the piece first, let that dry, then adhered to the main part (tag or card).  Let that dry and I had some fun action cards.

I’ve heard other people say that they tried 22 and 24 gauge wire, but those didn’t work nearly as well as the 26 gauge wire.

They do press down and pop back up, but I haven’t tried holding them pressed down for a long period of time, so not sure how they would work after that.  Personally, I’m hand delivering the ones I made, but you could make a pillow box envelope mailer for them.  It costs a bit more, but they are so fun, it’s probably worth it.

This is a challenge in the Baby It’s Cold Out Crop at We Craft Cards.  Go check it out.  Play along with this, and so many other fun challenges, too.  It’s free to join and a fun place to be inspired, as well as encouraged.

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Technique Card

3-7-14 STV GDT Technique Challenge

Made this card for the Gina K Designs guest design team member challenge to use one of her techniques.  I used a few of her techniques as it was difficult to find just one.  Using a slightly darker ink (thought it would be a bit lighter than it turned out) on patterned paper for a background was one.  Embossed foil is another.  For this, I adhered some foil to some card stock, then used an embossing folder.  Shadow Stamping was one technique, but instead of a solid front image, I used the Marbled Embossing technique for the front image.  You can’t see the shine of the flowers too well in this picture, but it is definitely there.  I cut out an oval that was slightly larger than my image, then cut the center out of it to make a frame to pop up my image.  This was a lot of fun to make.

Supplies:

  • Spring Mix stamp set (Gina K.)
  • Parisian Garden patterned paper (Gina K.)
  • Parisian Garden coordinating card stock (Gina K.)
  • Lacey Ovals die (Spellbinders)
  • Classic Ovals die (Spellbinders)
  • Flora M-bossabilities folder (Spellbinders)
  • Gray Flannel ink (Memento)
  • Lulu Lilac ink (Memento)
  • Sweet Plum ink (Memento)
  • Elderberry ink (Memento)
  • clear embossing powder (Martha Stewart)
  • heat tool (Marvy)
  • tin foil (Bakers & Chefs)
  • Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
  • ColorBee Scissors (EK Success)
  • Indoor Mounting Tape (Scotch) – popping up the frame and flower image, this is rip-able
  • 2-Way Glue (Zig) – attaching flower image to frame
  • Advanced Tape Glider (Scotch) – attach background paper, foil and foil/card strip
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (EK Success)

It sounds like a lot of work, but it really didn’t take too long.  The most difficult part was getting the shadow stamping and the “marbled” inking on the flower image to look just right.

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Retirement

The Wednesday challenge on ScrapZee this week is to make a masculine card.  There’s another challenge on StampTV to make a “holey” card.  Along with those, the FOSTV challenge on SpeedyTV this week is to use tissue paper on a card.  So, I did the Faux Silk technique with the tissue paper and made this fun, window card for my dad for his 2nd retirement.

3-1-14 MFP FOSTV STV SZ

 

The stamp set I used on this one is the Boy Oh Boy set by Lili Of The Valley.  The ink is Danube Blue (Memento) and colored with pencils (Koh-i-Nor).  I really hope he enjoys this one as much as I enjoyed making it.

This next card is a sympathy card for the SpeedyTV Simple Salutations challenge this week done in spring colors for the ScrapZee Monday challenge.

3-1-14 MFP SS SZ Mon

 

It wasn’t quite what I intended, but it was still interesting to make.  I used two different Heartfelt Creations stamp sets for this one: Heartfelt Expressions and Cross and Lilies.

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