Not a good week so far again, two more tyres for my car and my Husband's, and I think a neighbour opposite us has reversed into my husband's car, leaving a nice dent, but noone is coming forward........ One day something good will happen to me.
Well I have been beavering away in my craft room since Sunday and to be honest I thought I would finished it on Sunday, but oh no not me. Zoe at Make It Crafty has a technique challenge going on, and time permitting, I do like a challenge, and this time it is to make a Moving Card. Zoe has very kindly put a tutorial up on her blog, and I must thank her, as it took me an age to follow so goodness knows there was an awful lot of work involved in writing the tutorial, so thank you Zoe, I really appreciated it.
Now the difference between the normal pop-up card and this moving style is the mechanism and it took me a few times of reading it only to find that I had got the folding forward and folding backward elements in the wrong place. If you want my advice try it out on a piece of card first so you get used to the mechanism and how it works so you know how you want to place your images as I wanted to make a Christmas scene so wanted paper on my base as well as trying to create a little rug, so if you cut through and it's wrong, then you have to start again. I learn't the hard way, so like I say, practice on a piece of scrap card first.
I was really pleased that I used the Bearly Mine Design Digi paper as I brought this into Word and was able to bring in my fireplace, which is also a digi available from Make It Crafty. I layered the fireplace on top of the paper and then bring the image to the front. This way I had wallpaper on my walls and my fireplace ready to be coloured. I was soo pleased with this.
Anyway here we go, and sorry if I'm boring you, but it is my first attempt. I am really disappointed with the photo's but the lighting now the clocks have gone back is terrible. I need an Ott Light, but I also need the pennies to buy one, :(
Now I have used loads of images, so I'll just point them out to you. The fireplace on the back wall is a digi and also the photo frame, this comes with the fireplace. Hanging on the fireplace you will notice two christmas stockings. This is from the Magnolia fireplace which I stamped out and cut out the stockings to hang onto this fireplace. The portrait is a little Tilda. You will notice the presents in front of the tree, this is a Molly Bloom stamp, which actually is a stack of 3 presents but the other one was too tall, so I cut out what I needed. On the tree are baubles which again are Magnolia and stamped onto shrink plastic and heated too make them suitable for my tree. At the top of the tree is a little fairy. Again this is a magnolia stamp stamped onto shrink plastic. Lastly, is the Tilda unwrapping a present. So you can see why I was in my room for sooooo long.
I made the tree using loads of Martha Stewart Branch Punch's. I really like the effect that this gives.
Even though my Children are now 15 and 18, it is still traditional in our house to hang up the stockings and probably always will be. This makes this card fit nicely into the Sir Stampalot Monthly Challenge of Christmas Traditions.
This is a side view so you can see that there isn't any large pieces of card holding up the images as they are on a slider system. Looks a lot neater.
This card is certainly going to a special family member as a lot of work has gone into it, could be me, lol!
I have entered this card into the following challenges:-
Make It Crafty - Technique Challenge of Make It Move
Sir Stamp Alot - Christmas Traditions
One Stop Craft - Pop Up Cards
Quixotic - No Square or Rectangle
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle
All That Scraps - Something Christmas using Magnolia stamp