Thursday, May 21, 2015

Another slider card

  This Piggybank2stamp set is the May stamp club set from The Stamps of Life.  How cute is it?


   Being that we are located in Germany it takes awhile for my club shipment to arrive to me.  I received this cute set in the mail only yesterday (definitely worth the wait) and I could not resist making another 1 cent Euro slider with it.


  The papers used on this card are from The Stamps of Life's Wishes Card Kit (April 2015)

Stay Crafty Friends

Til Next Time,
~Mia


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

1 cent Euro Slider Card

 The challenge over at the Lawnscaping blog this week is to use a new to you technique.

 Having never made an interactive card, I decided to try my hand at making a penny slider card (using a 1 cent Euro, I have no pennies).    With only a couple of Lawn Fawn stamp sets in my collection I opted to use the Life is Good set thinking the crab would make for a really cute movable piece.

  This card went through a lot of design redo's.  I started my card thinking I was going to color the card using watercolor pencils and a blending pen.


  Then as I was trying to figure out the coloring for my sky I found a great piece of sky and cloud paper from Fancy Pants Nautical 6x6 paper pad. This became the spring board for a complete design change and I decided to paper piece the entire card.


  I ended up using papers from Fancy Pants What A Wonderful Day (Cork board print for the sandy island and coconuts, solid blue for ocean waves), Fancy Pants As You Wish (Ombre Red Chevron print for the crab) and Amy Tangerine Yes Please (Woodgrain & Green Chevron for the palm trees).


  After fussy cutting out all the pieces the card came together fairly easy.  I used foam tape on the backside of the panel allowing for the 1 cent Euro to move easily.  Then adhered the panel to a piece of yellow cardstock .


  The little crab is free to be moved to the right,

   to the left.  Almost looks like he is waving and yes the palm trees look as though they are floating in the water.  Bad cutting on my part for the slider area. I needed to use the palm trees to cover up exposed open area.

  As you can see it is not too bulky, though there is some weight to it.



  All in all I am pretty pleased with the final outcome.  I think any of my friends or my family would like to get it in the mail.

Stay Crafty Friends.

Til Next Time,
~Mia