Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.
I've put it off as long as I can. I had hoped to start next week, but I just can't wait any longer! I'm so excited to begin this year's Happy Holidays Series.
I'm going to start the year with a fun interactive card featuring Lawn Fawn Dies and Clearly Besotted Stamps.
To begin, I used the largest of my "Stitched Rectangle" dies by Lawn Fawn to cut out my front panel, from 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I then used the smallest of the "Lift the Flap" dies to cut three flaps that will make up the interactive part of the card.
I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink to shade at the top and fade out to white as it moves down the card. Once that was dry, I put the panel in my MISTI and stamped the tree and the main greeting from Clearly Besotted's "Santa Baby" set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the three little instructions from Lawn Fawn's "Push Here" stamp set.
I coloured the tree with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents by Ranger over the star and the ornaments.
I lined up the top panel with another of the same size and stamped three of the Santa images from Clearly Besotted, then coloured each of them with Copic markers.
I adhered the two panels together, being careful not to put adhesive behind the flaps that are to lift up. I then used a tiny bit of Tombow Mono Adhesive at the bottom of each flap and let that dry. This liquid adhesive is fantastic, as it can be made permanent if applied when wet, but if you let it dry it becomes a repositionable sticky tab, allowing the flaps to be open and closed multiple times.
The adhesive will wear out over time, but I've opened and closed these tabs at least a dozen times because these images are just so stinking cute that I couldn't resist and the tab is still going strong.
I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.
This card is for:
Christmas Card Challenge
Crafting from the Heart