Welcome! Today I’m making a tunnel card to add even more dimension to using the Rabbit Hole Stencil. It has been a little while since I made a tunnel card, but they are so much fun to make and I think the results are worth the effort! I paired the stencil with the Alice stamp set– I hope you will like it!
This card does take a little while to make. I first blended distress ink oxide in Stormy Sky over the Rabbit Hole Stencil onto Neenah 110lb cardstock (6 inch by 6 inch piece) and right afterward used Couture Creations glitter paste in Frosty Sparkle Kiss. After you have put the paste on you can remove the stencil; make sure to clean it right away, otherwise it will leave a not-so-lovely mess! I let my background die for several hours before using it!
To prepare the tunnel card, I cut two 5 and 1/2 inch by 8.5 panels out of a 110 lb cardstock. The first panel I scored at the 4 and 1/4 inch length to form an A2 card base, after which 1/2 inch was cut off the back panel (the missing 1/2 inch accommodates the inside tunnel shadow box portion so that it can fold flat and still fit an A2 envelope. The second 5.5 by 8.5 inch panel will form the shadowbox portion of the card- score at 1/2 inch, 4.25 inches and 4.75 inches and fold along the score lines. Finally one piece of 5.5 by 4.25 piece of cardstock was scored at 1/4 inch on either side (will be the middle panel). I die cut a larger circle in the box portion and a smaller circle in the middle panel (see photo below).
Once the background swirl was dry, I die cut it with the same circle I used to cut the panels and arranged those pieces so that they showed the swirl in a continuous pattern.
It was time to adhere all the panels together- Jennifer McGuire shows best how to do this in a video she made last year (search for tunnel card). I adhered everything with 1/8 inch double sided adhesive tape.
I copic colored Alice, the cookies, beverage and the white rabbit and adhered them and the sentiment from the Alice stamp set to the card and added a few sequins as a final touch. The front of the card features the white rabbit with circles from the die cuts I made as well as a larger circle cut from glitter paper.
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I have wanted to make a spinner card for a long time and the Dee and Dum stamp set is so symmetrical that it made the perfect image to use as the spinner component. I used the Forest Path stamp as the backdrop for Dee & Dum.
To make the card, I first stamped Dee and Dum several times onto Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and cut them with my Brother Scan n Cut2. I copic colored both images the same, put double adhesive tape on one of the images, placed elastic string (used for making jewelry) on top and then glued the other image on top of it.
I had 2 A2 sideways opening cards, as you sandwich one within the other, so that you make a trifold opening card. I die cut a circle in what would be the front of the card and then die cut a circle (use any die you have) through an A2 panel to cover up the string on the inside of the card. It just makes everything neater!
I stamped the Forest Path scene on the front of the other A2 card base (upside down) so that it opens in reverse- that creates the trifold effect. I then glued the back of the first card base (with Dee and Dum) to the back of the other card base (with the Forest Path scene). I spent most of my time copic coloring the Forest Path and recoloring areas, such that there are multiple layers of color on the trees and grass. I don’t have a lot of experience coloring nature scenes, so I kept going over and over areas until I was satisfied with how it looked. In the past, I’ve even had to start over! Don’t be afraid if you color an area and aren’t happy with how it looks, copic coloring is very forgiving and often you can color over it to create a look you are happy with.
I hope that you will try to make a spinner trifold card- you truly don’t need any special materials, just an image that is reasonably symmetrical.
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Today I wanted to make an interactive Valentine’s Day card. I do love shaped cards and don’t feel that I make enough of them.
To make the card:
I first prepared a few elements before putting the card together. I die cut a 5 inch diameter circle from 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock, which I scored in one direction in the middle to form my card base, and a 4.5 inch diameter circle from Lawn Fawn speckled paper.
I stamped the cute monster from the Monster Love stamp set onto Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock, die cut him with the Monster Love die set, copic colored with and put a few white gel pen highlights on him. I then took a 4 inch die cut circle of 110 Neenah solar white cardstock and ink blended Distress oxide inks milled lavender, seedless preserves & dusty concord with a blender buddy over the Heartburst Layering Stencil. I die cut hearts from the Slimline Card Series: Frame and Fold Die Set out of lavender cardstock and a large heart out of gold cardstock. I stamped sentiments from the Monster Love stamp set into the smaller hearts. I adhered all the hearts onto the stenciled cardstock.
To put together the card, I punched a hole (in the middle) of the Lawn Fawn Speckled circle, 2 smaller circles of cardstock and into the middle of the stencil cardstock. I adhered the Lawn Fawn Speckled circle on to the card base (only the lower half of the cardstock is adhered). To make the middle circle into a spinner, I put a brad through a smaller circle, then the stenciled cardstock, then the other smaller circle and then the Lawn Fawn speckled circle. Double sided foam adhered the monster to the outer smaller circle and the inner smaller circle to the Speckled paper. This gave free range motion to the inner stenciled circle with the sentiments.
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Welcome! Today I wanted to make a winter/coffee slider pop-up card using several Miss Ink stamp sets “Punny Goat Stamps“, “Springtime Banners“, “Brewtiful” and “Oh Nuts“. It has been a while since I used my favorite critter stamp set “Punny Goat Stamps“; the images always make me smile.
To make the card:
- I die cut an A2 stitched rectangle panel from a powder blue cardstock and heavyweight vellum from Bazill. I decided to use the caffeine molecules as surrogate snowflakes (if you squint really hard, maybe they work!) and stamped the molecules with Versamark ink onto the vellum prior to heat embossing with Gina K white fine embossing powder. You can use any embossing powder, but I do recommend using the heavyweight vellum as it is the only one that I have found will not warp under the heat of an embossing heat tool.
- I wanted to create a scene with a cup of coffee on a table in front of a window with critters. I taped 2 rectangle dies together and die cut a window frame out of woodgrain cardstock. For the table I cut a 2 inch by 4.25 inch piece of Lawn Fawn Speckled cardstock by hand and added a die cut table cloth using a die from the Greetery. To make the sliding mechanism, the easiest way is to cut a groove, either by fussy cutting or die cutting (several companies have a die cut slider). Below I show that by cutting a piece of heavy weight cardstock (I use Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock) into a 3/4 inch by 7 inch piece, one can adhere one or 2 slider elements (seen is the slider element from My Favorite Things) onto that sliding piece that will fit in the groove. Trapping the sliding elements by adhering the goat die cut on top of the elements now ensures and constitutes the entire sliding mechanism.
- I folded over a smaller strip of cardstock (1/2 inch by 3 inches) onto itself and adhered it to the card base (near the top of the card base so that there was a track for the pull mechanism to rest in. I also adhered some double-sided foam to the back of the card panel as shown, so that there was ample room for the slider to be able to move.
- I stamped all the images in Momento Black Tuxedo ink onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock (85lb) and die cut them with my Brother CutnScan 2. I colored all the images with the copics shown here: coffee cup (E31, B63, B60), goat (E37, W3, W00, R00) squirrel with (E37, R00 & E31) and added white gel pen highlights.
- Finally I just adhered everything together, added a little pull tab (Lawn Fawn has several), the banner stamped with a sentiment, some sequins and a few scarfs & a hat stamped from Sunny Studio stamps.
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Today I have an interactive card that has bats flying in on the cute Halloween scene. I can’t help using the Boo Crew critters yet again, they are so adorable.
- I die cut an A2 panel into 2 pieces: a frame and a smaller rectangular panel. I stamped the smaller rectangular panel with the Haunted House stamp set, made a mask, and then ink blended with wilted violet distress oxide ink.
- I die cut 2 grass panels, some clouds and stamped & die cut the critters from the Boo Crew stamp set. I copic colored the Haunted House and used soft grays to color the critters.
- I cut a series of notches into 2 small rectangular pieces and adhered them to the small panel containing the Haunted House. Using some Stretch Magic jewelry cord, I adhered the end piece of the cord to the back of the panel, threaded 2 bats (2 bat sequins adhered to a bead) on each path and then threaded it through another notch and created another path for 2 bats to move up and down. This creates a way for each bat to move up and down.
- Finally I adhered the small inner panel to the frame with several pieces of double sided foam tape and adhered all the die cut pieces prior to adhering to an A2 card base.
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Today I’m up on the Trinity YouTube channel with a video featuring a card made with products from Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps! You can find the video here. I used the Trinity Stamps Mermaid Wishes stamp set and the Waves stencil from Miss Ink Stamps.
Briefly, I stamped the mermaid with Memento ink in tuxedo black on Neenah solar white cardstock and then fussy cut it and then copic colored it as shown in the video. I used versamark ink to ink up the stencil on Lawn Fawn acetate sheets and then used several wow embossing powders and a heat gun to heat emboss the waves on the stencil. I cannot say enough good things about the Lawn Fawn acetate- it holds up to heat from a heat gun and does not warp! I then fussy cut the acetate sheets. Not having white embossing powder (I only have the puffy kind), I had to improvise and use Hero Arts white unicorn ink and pearl white embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment on navy cardstock. A few clouds from the Trinity Stamps Puffy Cloud embellishment mix and a frame cut from antique gold cardstock finished the card. The waves move back and forth when you pull the tab- you will be able to see it best on the YouTube video!
Please stop by Instagram today; Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps are having an Instagram hop filled with fun projects and prizes.
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Hello! Today is the first day of sneaks for a mini-release of stencils! I’ve used the wave stencil in a sneaky manner to create this card. I’ve used the stencil on the water, but only partially to create some waves. In addition, I’ve used the Punny Farm Pigs stamps and die set to create a scene at the beach. My card on Tuesday will show much more of the stencil.
To make the card:
- I die cut an A2 sized panel (5.5 inches by 4.25 inches) and taped off certain areas so that I could apply distress ink in a neat manner on the panel. I used mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink and a color blend I made for the ocean, distress oxide ink Tea Dye for the sand, and distress ink tumbled glass for the sky.
- To make the waves, I used Miss Ink wave stencil and either a white gelly roll pen, white acrylic paint or versamark ink and Wow embossing powder in “under the sea” color. I splattered white acrylic paint and copper acrylic paint with a brush over the sand.
- I stamped and die cut all the images from Punny Farm Pigs, as well as copic colored all the images. I die cut a wave groove into the ocean using Lawn Fawn’s Slide on Over Waves die set; I glued the piece I had die cut on an A2 card base. Using a My Favorite Things slider piece, I glued the die cut chick to the slider piece and a piece of acrylic that was then glued to a penny. This provided some weight for the chick to move back and forth without turning upside down.
- Finally I adhered some clouds to the sky and the remaining chicks and pigs to the sand. To make one pig appear buried in the sand, I cut a slit into the panel and cut most of the pig’s body off. Layering on versamark ink and Sand embossing powder from Hero Arts created a “buried” look. Finally I applied a double layer of double sided adhesive foam to allow the slider enough room to move back and forth.
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I have long wanted to make a wiper card, especially after seeing all the amazing inspiration from fellow team member Ali Farmer, her lovely video is here. I love all interactive cards and I feel the more kinds I make, the better I’ll become and hopefully I’ll design some of my own types hopefully. I didn’t own a “wiper” die when I made this, I simply looked at several videos and made my own.
- Cut one panel of cardstock to the dimensions of 7.5 (length) inches by 4.25 (height) inches. Along the 7.5 length, score at 5.5 inches and again at 6.5 inches. Make a mountain fold with the folds on this panel. I blended a custom color of distress oxide ink that I had made (a few drops of mowed lawn added to a lot of broken china) with a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things and the Blendability brushes from Trinity Stamps.
- I cut a second panel of cardstock to the dimensions of 7.5 (length) inches by 3 inches (height). I blended the entire panel with Distress Oxide ink “Mowed Lawn” with the use of the Trinity Blendability brushes. I then die cut the entire panel multiple times with a grass die that I had (I used Lawn Fawn, but please use any company’s) and then scored the panel along the length at 1 inch and then 2 inches.
- I prepared the wiper mechanism by cutting a 1 inch by 1/2 inch rectangle and then scored and folded the rectangle as shown below
- I cut a 3 inch by 1/2 inch piece of acetate which I stapled to a one side with the corner folded down. The other scored side was adhered to the back of the grass. I checked that the wiper mechanism worked before continuing on with the card.
- Finally I stamped images and a sentiment from the Bubbles stamp set and copic colored them before adhering them to the card.
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I love interactive cards, even though I admittedly always have a hard time making them the first time. I persist though, because I think they are just so much fun! Today’s card comes after seeing an amazing pendulum card rocker card from Amanda at Pear Blossom Press; her video is very thorough and I encourage you to watch it here. I will succinctly detail the how-to below and here is a brief video I made on how the card works.
- Two circles (5 inch diameter) were cut out of heavy weight cardstock (110 lb) with a Brother scan n cut (I don’t have a 5 inch circle die) and scored down the middle. One circle was folded with a very soft fold along the score line (do not do a hard crease) and then the front bottom half was brush blended with tattered rose Distress Oxide ink using a Trinity Stamps blendability brush. With a craft knife cut an inch slit in the middle of this circle. Set aside.
- I heat embossed the caffeine molecular symbol from the Brewtiful Stamp set with clear embossing powder on Lawn Fawn’s Spiffy Speckles yellow cardstock and then adhered to the second circle. On the lower half of the second circle (with the adhered cardstock), put a generous layer of double sided adhesive foam before adhering to the back part of the first circle (which has been folded over and ink blended). Having a foam layer allows the pendulum mechanism to freely move, which would not occur if you simply glued the 2 circles together.
- I stamped all the images with Gina K black amalgam ink and cut all the images by hand. I kept the copic coloring of the images very basic, flowers (E000, R00, C0), coffee cup and berries (R32, R30 & R00) and the leaves (G46, G43). The sentiment and coffee steam from the Brewtiful Stamp set were heat embossed with Wow Metallic Copper embossing powder on heavy weight vellum and cut by hand. I also cut a small part of a doily and placed it on front of a small rectangular panel of the same Lawn Fawn cardstock.
- The pendulum mechanism is simply a penny hot glued to a thin rectangular strip of paper which is first threaded through the slit and then adhered to a circle. Thereafter adhere the coffee cup image to the circle in the middle of the card. Place some double sided adhesive foam on the rectangle panel with the doily to again give the pendulum mechanism the ability to work.
I hope you enjoyed my take on the pendulum rocker card- I will definitely be making one of these again in the near future!
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