Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Over the Hill

I thought my first card posted should be one of my recent favorites.  This card was for the CAS Summer Design Team search:  make a card with a movable part. So I made a kind of viewmaster/spinner type card for an Over the Hill birthday (which, upon showing my DH, was told I am to keep it for his 40th, which is still a few years away!).

The stone starts on the left

and then spins around

to reveal a happy birthday message

I traced part of the S5 circle nestie for the hill onto scratch paper first, and extended the hill out to the sides of the card. Then I cut a L7 circle nestie out of PTI white. I traced what portion would show when the rock was on the right and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the border (hooray for clear stamps which you can make into any shape!).I then cut away the bottom portion of the circle that would show when the rock was on the left. I cut the rock out of SU Gray and used Memento London Fog to do a little sponging. I attached the rock using a dime, dimensionals, and scortape (like a spinner card).

I attached the blue sky to the cardstock base and used my template to pierce a hole in the center of the circle. I then attached the viewmaster circle using a brad. I used the template to cut out the green hill, and adhered it to some PTI paper for extra stability. The numbers are adorable metal letters attached with a xyron. The whole green hill was then attached to the cardbase using dimensionals along the bottom and sides.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Enjoy the Ride
Paper: PTI black and white cardstock, Fancy Pants blue dp, October Afternoon green dp, SU Going Grey
Ink: Colorbox Red Lipstick, Memento London Fog
Other: Brad, We R Memory Keepers metal letters, dimensionals 


Carolina said...

super super fun card!

I am going to have to CASE it!!

Melina said...

Great card! I love the "over the hill" theme :)

Karen H. said...

This was a great card to post first. I love this card. So very clever on making the spinner.

Emily Leiphart said...

Hip Hip Hooray! I usually visit blogs more than the galleries so I'll be here often!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

HOORAY on your new blog! This card is pure genius BTW! Love it!

Angela said...

Hey, welcome to blog land! Great 1st post!