Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cottage Circlet MTF View Finder Card

Hello Ai fans!

I have really been more in the mood to make interactive cards lately.  I think it may have something to do with all of the cool dies that are on the market that make it simple to make interactive cards.  They're all great, but I prefer to use my crafty budget for stamps and papers, so I find myself looking for ways to make those cards without the dies.  There are tons of tutorials on the internet for many of the one's that have been around for some time like this view finder card.  I found the directions on Splitcoaststampers and adapted them to fit my needs.  I had the idea to make the sky change behind the cottage in the Cottage Circlet MTF and it worked out great.
The middle image from the Cottage Circlet MTF was stamped onto watercolor paper with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink. It was then die cut using one of the Circle Double Stitched Dies as well as the die that comes with the circlet set. This image is colored using Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  The colors used are listed below.  Once Everything was colored, it was attached to a piece of the Bo Bunny Early Bird 6x6 collection that was cut with the Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies. The colored piece was lined up and the inside was once again cut using the die that came with the stamp set.  A half circle notch was cut along the right hand side of the rectangle with the Circle Double Stitched Dies right next to the colored image to form a notch for the view finder piece to be moved after it was attached.

A piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper was cut using a scalloped die cut.  It was colored with a pastel rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks.  They were applied using the Ranger mini ink with the foam applicators.  I started with Spun Sugar and then added Wild Honey and blended back into it with the Spun Sugar to get a perfect blend.  That was done with every color going from Wild Honey into Squeezed Lemonade into Cracked Pistachio into Tumbled Glass into Shaded Lilac until coming back to the Spun Sugar.  A hole was poked into the center of this piece.  A 1" circle was cut out of the Circle Double Stitched Dies to go behind the scalloped piece.  A hole was poked into the center of the 1" piece and a brad was put into the center of it with the prongs facing towards the front.  Four small foam squares were placed on the back of the 1" circle and the brad was put through the center of the larger scalloped circle with the foam squares to the back and the rainbow to the front.  The prongs were closed onto the front.  This is the piece that makes the circle move once it is attached to the card. Foam tape was double stacked along the edges of the rectangle piece leaving a void for the rainbow circle to spin.  The four foam squares behind the 1" circle were then attached to a top folding A2 card that was covered with another piece of patterned paper. Now the sky will change behind the cottage as the "wheel" is turned.
Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used:
S. Almond Pink 200, Pale Rose 230
Flesh Color 71, Beige 72
Green Shadow 49, Light Green 41
Shadow Mauve 303, Blue Grey 92
Lilac 83, English Lavender 803
Yellow 50

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!


7 comments:

  1. This was such a cool idea! I love the changing sky. Very creative!

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  2. Totally genius idea! Turned out great and is so pretty!

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  3. I like your idea and the card. Wish you'd do a u-tube of it. Thanks

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    1. Thanks! I've been thinking about it. I just have to get my lighting worked out. I'll post a link if I do one.

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  4. Oh my goodness gracious!!! This is just flat out amazing, Jil!! I LOVE what you did here!!! Super fantastic!!!!

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  5. Oh yes. Youtube please. This card is just wonderful!!

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