Saturday, June 13, 2009

Push, Pull, Slider, Gift Card for David

I'm coming out of the bronchitis fog. Haven't been "in bed, the light hurts my eyes, I have a fever, I need a doctor" sick in awhile. Antibiotics are a good thing.

I was wondering, does coughing until your stomach hurts count as a single or multiple crunches and I used to lose a pound or two when I didn't eat but does being 59 mean that's over?

At any rate, when I started coming to, I realized our grandson's birthday was looming and I hadn't bought a present, made a card, nada. Not good.

I wanted something special and interactive so I went looking through my stamps for Billy from Pink Cat Studio. There are some blinkies on the right side bar to take you there. Now Billy was too small for what I wanted to do, so I took him and his skate board to my printer and enlarged them 150%. I then took that copy and copied it again onto some Neenah Classic Solar white.

Don't you just love that DP? It's from the Crate Paper Zoom Collection. Perfect for little boys! The colors are muted and rich at the same time.

Billy's clothes and skate board are paperpieced. I colored the rest of Billy with Prismacolor markers, cut everything out, and popped them up on dimensionals. The circles were made with Spellbinders circle dies and JustRite Stampers. The background was on the circle image was stamped off with SU's Itty Bitty Backgrounds and dotted with SU markers in matching colors. I sponged everything in SU Chocolate Chip for some added depth and I added some stickles to the wheels for some sparkle. The number 4 is from Autumn Leaves. I stamped it onto my mirror image stamp, then onto the paper so I could get the side I wanted. I cut it out and adhered it with Tombo Mono Multi.

The right side of the card pulls out a bit more for writing and are you ready for this cool part? The left side got a Target gift card attached to it! It slid in and out perfectly!! I told you I was late so took the card and my tape gun with me to Target, attached the gift card in the parking lot and took it straight to the post office so that's why there's no photo of the gift card attached.

Now that I have the mechanics of this card figured out...(my brain is still filled with snot, I mean mucous...doesn't sound any better but can't think of a nice word) so it probably took longer than it should have. I found the tutorial on SCS a bit unclear but found a great video here . Dawn does a nice job of explaining just how to do it.

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are appreciated!

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio - Billy, SU Itty Bitty Bkgrd., JustRite Stampers, Autumn Leaves
Paper: Crate Paper Zoom Collection, Neenah Classic Solar White
Accessories: Copier, plastic bag, SU Tab punch, dimensionals, Scor-Tape, Mono-Multi
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