Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Purr-thday Interactive Card - Suspended Card Elements


Hello Friends!

Today I have a really cute interactive Purr-thday Card to share with you. 
I thought it would be fun to use the new Ink On 3 Phat Alphanumeric Stamps to create some bubble balloons and use one of the kitty images from the the Purr-ific Kitty set and suspend him from the balloon strings to make it look like he is floating away into the sky.

Happy Purr-thday Interactive Card - Suspended Card Elements by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

As you can see here below, he really does move around on the card.

Happy Purr-thday Interactive Card - Suspended Card Elements by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To create the card was actually super simple.

For the background I wanted to keep it fairly clean and mostly white. All I did was mask a border around the edges with some masking tape and blended out some clouds with distress oxide inks.

I then stamped my images and colored them in using spectrum noir markers. To the letters since I wanted to make them look like balloons I added the little circle to the bottom. I them ran my finished images through the ScanNCut since I had altered the images and didn't have coordinating dies for them.

Once all the images were cut, I used a piercing tool and created some tiny holes through the kitty's claws. Next, I grabbed some white sewing thread and needle and fished the thread from the top of the kittens claws to behind him (leaving the thread long enough to attach to the letters) I repeated that until I had a thread to connect each letter. I then added a little glue to hold the strings in place behind the claws. Next, I stretched out the thread and attached the letters to the top of the strings placing them at different heights on the card panel. Once I was happy with the letter placement, I cut off the excess strings from the top of the letters.

To keep the kitten from flipping onto its front I poked a tiny hole behind the front panel just behind where he naturally suspends. I then attached a string to him with some glue and tape to hold it in place and fished the thread through the poked hole and secured it behind the panel. Make sure you leave the thread long enough to allow the kitten to move around the card.

I finished the card by adding glossy accents.
Love, love, love, how this card turned out and SO much fun to make!

Happy Purr-thday Interactive Card - Suspended Card Elements by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Hope this card has inspired you to add some super simple interactive movement to your cards.

If you are interested in the Alpha Numeric Letters, make sure you check out the latest Special bundle SALE from Ink On 3.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

SUPPLIES
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IO3 Purr-ific Kitty Cat 4x6 Clear Stamp Set
IO3 Purr-ific Kitty Cat 4x6 Clear Stamp Set
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Phat Alphanumeric Stamp Set
Phat Alphanumeric Stamp Set
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Bundle Special| Magic Dragons and Phat Alphanumeric Stamps and Dies
Bundle Special| Magic Dragons and Phat Alphanumeric Stamps and Dies
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Ranger
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1"
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Sharpie Sharpie Grip Pens, Fine Point, 3-Pack
Sharpie Sharpie Grip Pens, Fine Point, 3-Pack
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Brother Scan n Cut Cutting Machine
Brother Scan n Cut Cutting Machine
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Scotch Quick-Drying Tacky Glue 4Oz
Scotch Quick-Drying Tacky Glue 4Oz
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Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
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Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
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