Hey crafty friends! It's DT Amanda from @CaveWitchCrafts. Today, I'm on the TLC Designs Blog with a card inspired by the TLC Designs Challenge #2 Interactive Cards! Each challenge starts on the 15th of every month and ends on the 14th of the following month. To qualify to win, you must use at least one product from the TLCDesigns Shop. If you do not have any TLC Designs products yet, no worries, there are some adorable freebies available at the shop as well!
- Stay Strong Digital Sentiments Freebie
- Brave and Free Digital Sentiment Stamps
- Just For Dad Digital Sentiment Set
- Gnorman For All! Free Digital Illustrations
- Jack O' Gnome Free Digital Stamp Set
- Ink Me In Pink Digital Stamp Set Freebie
The winner will receive a prize of $5 to the TLC Designs Shop and a free Digi of your choosing! To enter, please upload a photo in the TLC Designs Creative Sharing Group Interactive Cards challenge folder or use the hashtag #TLCDesignsChallenge on Instagram! If it shakes, wobbles, slides, or moves in any way, we want to see it! I hope you will all join the fun, and I am excited to see what everyone makes!
To make this card, I started by stamping my images in black ink on white cardstock. The stamps are from sets;Dreamer, Alicorn Happiness, and Toga's and Bubbles. I colored these images using an assortment of alcohol markers. After the gel pen and glitter pen accents were added to the colored images, I fussy cut them out using scissors.
For the next step, I cut out the pieces to create the moving mechanism. I cut out One Frame, One Arm, Four Washers, and Two Dials from the Double Dial Die 2. I cut all of the components on white cardstock, except for one of the two dials was cut out on patterned paper from the Dragons In Winter digital paper pack. To ensure smooth ink blending, I waited to cut out the V after I inked the background.
I die cut out the bushes from the Land and Sea dies on some heavy white cardstock. I used the bushes cutout to act as a cloud stencil for the background. Starting at the bottom, I placed the "clouds" on the frame and inked just above them. I moved the cloud stencil up the panel a bit and repeated these steps until I reached the top.
After I inked the background clouds, I cut out the V die from the double dial die 2 that creates the moving mechanism of the scene. Now it's time for assembly! Using liquid glue, I adhered the images that would be stationary on the card. While those were drying, I could begin putting the moving mechanism together. I glued my two dial pieces together as well as the arm die using a glue stick. I stamped arrows from Action Stamps on the dial. Then, I connected the middle hole in the dial piece to one of the arm holes with a brad. Brad Two then goes through the frame and dial with the head up. Brad Three goes through washer #1, the panel, the dial, and #2 washer with the brad head up. Brad Four goes through washer #3, the frame, the arm hole, and then washer #4 with the brad head up.
Now that the moving mechanism is in place, I added double-sided foam tape to the back of the frame. Make sure not to put it where the pieces need to move freely. I cut down some light pink paper from the Perfectly Precious paper pack to adhere to a card blank made from white cardstock. I peeled off the backing of the double-sided foam tape and attached the frame panel to the card face.
With the card assembled, it gave me more stability to add the moving images to the scene. At this point, I had three brad heads showing on the front of my card. I put a dab of clear glossy accents on the tops of each brad. I placed the remaining images on the clear glossy accents to dry. To keep the figures from being wobbly, I also added some small pieces of double-sided foam tape without removing the film. As long as the foam tape is in a place where it doesn't bother the mechanism, it also helps the pieces to glide smoothly across the paper.
Even though my card looked finished, I waited for the clear glossy accents to dry before starting to play with it. Because the images are attached only to the brads, they tend to want to spin around. If you play with it too early, the glued images have a better chance of coming unglued.
If these written instructions are hard to follow, I have great news! The Double Dial Die 2 has great picture instructions on the paper backing inside the packaging to follow along every time! If you're like me, you need to watch and rewatch videos to make interactive cards. But, with TLC Designs dies, the instructions are easily accessible and SO easy to follow!
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