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  :)

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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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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Studio Katia March 2018 Release Blog Hop - Guest Designer


Hello Everyone and welcome to the

For those that don't know me, Hi my name is Ilda. 👋

I hope you have been enjoying this hop so far and have been inspired by all the beautiful creations along the way. If you have arrived from Cathy's blog, you are at the right place. Don't worry if you got lost, I have complete the list below to get you back on track or you can start again on the Studio Katia BlogI was so excited when I saw this new Release that I couldn't stop creating, so I made 3 cards... ok, 4 cards to share with you all today! Yup, it's a long post so make sure your sitting down 😆

So onto my first card. 
When I saw the Confetti Kindness Stamp I new I had to create an interactive card. I wanted my card to look like the card was throwing confetti. So that's exactly what I did!

Confetti Kindness Throwing Spinner Interactive Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

It's really hard to tell from a photograph how it actually works. But the center circle spins and moves within the cut out circle underneath and the sequins are actually suspended by clear thread. When you spin the center piece the confetti look like they are being thrown. Make sure you are following me along on Instagram because I'll post this card in action on my instastories.

Here is another look at it to show you some of the movement in pictures.
The other cool thing I did when I created this card was to use the semicircle die from the new Square Scallop Creative Die set to create a full circle. By doing a partial die cut of the rounded edge. Great way to stretch you dies, plus I wanted the center to circle to coordinate with the outside dotted frame.
The for the background I used various colors of distress inks and just smooshed them onto the watercolor paper.

Confetti Kindness Throwing Spinner Interactive Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty
  
Here is another card example using pretty much the same process but this card does not spin. This time I used distress oxide inks to stamp and then heat set them with clear embossing powder.

Confetti Kindness Throwing Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

For those of you that want to see exactly how these cards came together you can check out the process video below.

Click→ HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.
For my next card, I fell in love with the little furry faces from the Best Friends Stamps set. Rather then using the Best Friends stamp as it was meant to be, I thought it would be fun to have their little faces peeking out of each window from the Dotted Patterns Loops Die. To create this card I colored their little faces with Spectrum Noir markers then fussy cut out each each of them. Since there are 12 windows and only 11 faces I just stamped, colored and cut out another cat. Only this time just colored it completely different. (See top left cat and bottom left cat.)

Cat and Dogs Friends Peekaboo Window Card by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty
For the background I used distress oxide inks and blended them into each other and then sprayed a light mist over top of the background and used a paper towel to pick up some of the water leaving behind a splattered effect.

Cat and Dogs Friends Peekaboo Window Card by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty
I then carefully placed each little face in the window, tucking in the cut edges and gluing them down to the back panel.

Cat and Dogs Friends Peekaboo Window Card by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty
Then I just finished the card with the friends sentiment on the center of the card. Popped it up with foam tape, and added the finishing touches to the card (white gel pen, glossy accents, sparkle pen).

Supplies:

Best Friends Stamp | Dotted Patterns: Loops | Distress Oxide Inks Set1Set2 |
Blackout Hybrid Detail InkNeenah 110 LB SOLAR WHITE Paper | Spectrum Noir Markers


And here is my third and final card.... I hope you haven't fallen asleep yet, lol! Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it I thought I would get an early start. For this Shaker card I used the same semicircle die from the Scallop Square Die set and die cut it from the lower half of the card panel. I then die cut the entire panel using the dotted from from the Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Die Set.  Before going on any further I used some watered down black watercolor to splatter onto the panel and set it to dry.

Vase Shaker Card for Mother's Day by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To create the look of textured glass for the front of the shaker, I used an embossing folder to impress the design on the acetate before adhering it to the back of the panel. I then created the shaker area and filled it with the gorgeous new iridescent cones and the confetti. I then added the flowers from the Spring Bouquet which I had colored with Tombow markers and cut out with the coordinating die.
Vase Shaker Card for Mother's Day by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

I finished the card by adding my sentiment to the tag from the Dotted Patterns Set 2 and gluing it under the flowers. Now that all was glued in place I finished by adding my embellishments (Black cord bow, Iridescent Bubbles, and Sparkle Pen)

How pretty is that!?

Vase Shaker Card for Mother's Day by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

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Now for the details on Studio Katia Blog Hop GIVEAWAY!!!

To celebrate our New Release, Studio Katia is giving away FIVE $25 CAD gift certificates! The winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on ALL blogs of our Blog Hop.

To enter:
Leave a comment on this blog post and on every stop of the Blog Hop
→ Follow us on Instagram 
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→ Make sure to leave all the comments by Sunday March 18th, 2018 11:59PM EST.

All winners will be announced on March 20th, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.

Here is the complete list of the Blog Hop, just in case you got lost.



For the links to all the new goodies, check out the thumbnail images below!

Hope my cards inspired you a little today.
Let me know which one of my cards was your favorite (I'm always curious to know) and which set is your must have from this release?

Your next stop on the HOP is the lovely Dana's Blog!

Thanks for Hopping by!

SUPPLIES
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Mandala Stencil
Mandala Stencil
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Confetti Stencil
Confetti Stencil
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Dots Stamp Set
Dots Stamp Set
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Dots Die
Dots Die
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Japanese Peony Stamp
Japanese Peony Stamp
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Japanese Peony Dies
Japanese Peony Dies
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Spring Bouquet Stamp
Spring Bouquet Stamp
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Spring Bouquet Dies
Spring Bouquet Dies
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Whimsical Town Stamp
Whimsical Town Stamp
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Whimsical Town Dies
Whimsical Town Dies
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Label Messages Stamp
Label Messages Stamp
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Label Messages Dies
Label Messages Dies
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Spin-Tastic Stamp
Spin-Tastic Stamp
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Spin-Tastic Dies
Spin-Tastic Dies
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Confetti Kindness Stamp
Confetti Kindness Stamp
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Best Friends
Best Friends
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Floral Cross
Floral Cross
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Citrus Trimmings Stamp
Citrus Trimmings Stamp
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Simple Dotted Borders Dies
Simple Dotted Borders Dies
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Dotted Patterns - Set 2 Dies
Dotted Patterns - Set 2 Dies
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Scallop Square Dies
Scallop Square Dies
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Fancy Circle Dies
Fancy Circle Dies
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Shimmering Ice Fusion
Shimmering Ice Fusion
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Satin Rainbow Confetti
Satin Rainbow Confetti
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Gold Crystals
Gold Crystals
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Glam Crystals
Glam Crystals
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Iridescent Stars
Iridescent Stars
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Iridescent Cones
Iridescent Cones
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Iridescent Bubbles
Iridescent Bubbles
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Clear Round Drops XL. (8M)
Clear Round Drops XL. (8M)
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Sparkling Butterflies | Confetti Glitter
Sparkling Butterflies | Confetti Glitter
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Sparkling Stars | Confetti Glitter
Sparkling Stars | Confetti Glitter
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Sparkling Hearts | Confetti Glitter
Sparkling Hearts | Confetti Glitter
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Mini Stamping Block
Mini Stamping Block
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Ruler Stamping Block
Ruler Stamping Block
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Triangle Tray
Triangle Tray
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