Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mr Corgi Creations!

It was my DH's birthday yesterday (yes, tax day!), and I always try to do a really special card for him.  He's a pilot, so when I saw that Bombshell Stamp had a downloadable pilot outfit for their Bombshell Angel stamp, I splurged and bought it to make this, a little joke based on "remove before flight" flags that pilots use.
I pulled out my copics (btw, target has put out their summer stuff, which includes red, white, or blue steel utensil bins for $10 for copic storage) and used the full-color image from the Bombshell website as a guide for coloring.  I used E53, E33, E35, and E37 for the pants, E35, E37, and E29 for the jacket, and gray sharpie markers for the boots.  I printed the "Remove Before Flight" tag on my computer.  I bet you can guess what happens when you go to remove it...
Tee-hee!!!  I used R24, R27, R29, and R59 to color her outfit, and E50, E51, and E21 for her skin. 

To make the slider, I first made a practice template, getting the window and slider slot in the right place.  After cutting those out, I cut a thin strip of acetate about 4 inches long (you could just use paper, but I had a different plan first that needed the clearness of the acetate) and also a strip of a paper about 3 inches long.  I adhered the center of the paper strip to the acetate strip to make a cross, then folded the ends around to meet in the middle, pushed them through the slot, and opened them up (kind of like the back of a brad).  Then I adhered another small strip of paper to keep the ends open and flat in the back.  Here's a picture showing the back.  The one on the left is when I first push the ends through, and the one on the right is the finished one.  You only need one slider, I just forgot to take a picture before I glued the second piece on. :)
And here is how it looks from the front:
Then I just simply adhered the end of the "Remove Before Flight" tag to the outfit, put a glue dot on the piece of cardstock on the slider, and attached the tag.  I adhered the entire piece to the card front using foam tape so the slider would have room to move back and forth. 

It definitely got high marks from Mr Corgi Creations, which made all of that engineering work worth it! 

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wonderfully creative!

Angela said...

This is so awesome! The resemblance is uncanny, too ;)

Love your feat of paper engineering, and I'm glad "Mr. Corgi" does, too. Way to go!!

Lindsey said...

Brilliant! How could Mr. Corgi NOT adore this? (And you, of course.) And a fine choice of EP paper, too. :P

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a fun creation, I bet your hubby loved it!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow Meg!!!! This is just terrific!! Thanks so much for showing how you did this!!! I bet Mr. Corgi Creations was so happy with it!! I just love it!!
Maria :)

Emily Keaton said...

What an awesome card for DH, Meg!! How fun. :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

AWESOME slider card Meg! Now I want to try this sometime! Love the background DP too!
~Meredith

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL!!!! I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this. At first I didn't know it was a slider and I thought... Hmmm, I see something peeking out from behind the boot and then... SEXY! I love it, Meg, and it's not surprise that your husband loved it, too. Happy birthday to him!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness! This is so clever and creative! I so love it. I bet Mr. Corgi did too.