We are making kinetic cards for the Bah! Humbug! challenge this week. There are not so many entries this time so maybe folk are finding it a bit difficult. I decided to make a magic slider card, a technique I learned with Hazel from Horseshoe crafts, back in the days when it was my local craft shop. I spent many happy days in her workshops, and learned lots of new ideas. I haven't made another card like this since then, so when I got a bit stuck I looked on the net for tutorials to jog my memory. I found several but the one that followed the same method as I was trying to use was by Christina of Card-Making-Magic. Thank you Christina.
I chose some beige linen effect card for my stamped image, which is a cute nativity scene from Penny Black. I stamped it with Memento tuxedo black so I could use copic markers to add some colour. Then I stamped it again with Stazon on to acetate, and assembled it as per the tutorial. To decorate the front frame I used a home made script stamp (using imagepac), and a variety of small silhouette stamps from SeeD's, Stampendous pefectly clear, and Crafty Individuals. Because of the textured surface of the card, these did not work too well, so I touched them up with a black memento pen. I have found this such a useful little item to keep to hand. A small piece of organza ribbon threaded through the eyelet will encourage the recipient to 'pull' and reveal the magic.
Although a child would love this mechanism, it is perhaps not colourful enough to attract them, but even an adult would enjoy the surprise element of it.
I am entering this card in Bah! Humbug! Challenge 20; Kinetic Cards