When it comes to interactive cards, the trickiest thing for me is coming up with a design that makes good use of the movement — I don’t want to add moving parts just for the sake of it. Then I had the idea of having a kite floating in the sky.
The background was created with Distress ink blending and masks made using border dies. I coloured up Ellie to hold the kite, which was one of the first pieces of Copic colouring I ever did and had been sat in my PHD box for, literally, years. The sparkly hello is coloured with microfine glitter covered with glossy accents.
Making the slider mechanism is pretty straightforward, made even easier by having the die to cut the track. If you don’t have the dies a craft knife will do the job perfectly well.
The important thing to remember is to put some powder over all of the moving parts: put it on the edges of the foam tape that you use to mount the kite to the coin to stop it sticking to the edges of the track, and put it on the coin and track base to help it run more smoothly. You don’t need a lot, a fine layer is enough to keep it all moving easily.
Avery Elle – Ellie
Lawn Fawn – sunny skies
Mama Elephant – landscape trio
Lawn Fawn – slide on over
Lawn Fawn – scripty hello
My Favorite Things – hybrid – black licorice
- Distress ink pads:
sky – tumbled glass, broken china, mermaid lagoon
grass – twisted citron, mowed lawn
- Copic markers:
elephant – W1, W3, W5, W7
kite – Y06, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR09, YR16, E39
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Strathmore Bristol 300
Hunkydory adorable scorable – evergreen
Elizabeth Crafts – silk microfine glitter – teal
white embroidery thread
Another catch-up post. This card was created on 20th July 2016 as part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.