The front of the card is a faux stitched white panel with two scalloped circle cutouts for the characters to peek a boo.
For the inside, I used two of the characters from the last OAK Tree Stamps Animal Parade release, Lana the Sheep and Frankie the Fox. They were stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with COPIC markers, using a very simple three tone shading. For smooth color blending I used Express blending cardstock. The outer shape was cut using the Electronic Dies OAK Tree stamps gives for free at their site and used the Hinge Method that Kay Hall from Clever Someday shared a while ago that allows for exact offset cutouts..
Start by inking the edges of the green and blue panels using Distress Ink on a Mini Ink Blending Tool, I used Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean. Then, stamp the sentiment on the green bottom panel, I used Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. Next, adhere both panels flat on your card base, a strong tape runner is fine for this. Make sure you keep the positioning marks on top.
|Positioning marks should be visible when gluing the panels|
I lightly inked the clouds using a little tumbled glass Distress Ink on a Mini Blending Tool.
|Scored pieces as they come out of the machine.|
Apply Glue (liquid glue) to the larger side of the green tabs. Don't go over the scored line or the mechanism will not work properly.
|You can turn the free ends of the tabs and fold them back to avoid gluing them.|
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Align the fold of the mechanism to the fold of the base card.
Notice the positioning mark coincides with the 45° fold on the tab.
|Close the card to make sure the tab is corectly positioned|
|Repeat the process qith the opposite tab.|
|Close the card and press firmly|
Lay the mechanisms flat and fold back only the end of each one and apply liquid glue.
I used a sharp object to make the mechanism "pop" from its flat to its active position.
|Use a sharp or thin object to lift the mechanism.|
|Characters should "float" when mechanism is active.|
I'm so happy with how this card turned out The possibilities are endless, wedding invitations, Valentine's cards, Christmas cards, you name it.
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