Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Design Collective - Frosty Fun

Hello lovely peeps.

Here's my second August card for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective.
The stamp is called Frosty Fun and the papers are from the Simple Joys 8x8 paper pad.

First I stamped Frosty Fun onto white card, cut it out with a circle die and then coloured him in with Promarkers and Graph'Its. I sprinkled Shabby White frantage powder around the edges of the circle and then heated from underneath.

 To make the slider mechanism I first cut a slot into a piece of card (diagonal because he's going downhill). It's about 1.25cm wide. I also cut a quarter circle out of the corner of my card.

I cut a piece of matching card 2.5cm by 21cm and folded it in half. This is the 'pull' bit of the mechanism.
Draw lines on the back of the card where this will sit and attach strips of 3D foam either side - this will keep the slider from straying out of position.

Slide the 'pull' strip in place and then turn the card over. The end should poke out from the corner so you can pull it. Put some 3D foam on the other end of the 'pull' strip. This stops the pull strip going too far back in/coming too far out, and is also where you attach your topper.

I added some die cut trees to my card before I attached my topper - I used two different sized Bigz dies. The tree edges were distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and more frantage powder.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Papertake Weekly - To die for
Crafting by designs -  Get ready for Christmas
 Moving along with times - Snow in Summertime
Graph It Colour Challenge - Palette/Anything goes

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with a stamp and a die
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Penguins and/or Polar Bears
Dies R Us Challenge Blog - THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Little Claire's - Christmas in August
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quantum Leap (C - Colourful, D - Die Cuts, O - Off the Edge)

That's all for now folks, but I'll be back in a couple of days.
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Squirrel x said...

Fabulous fun! Love the idea of a sliding penguin, and this one is super cute. Awesome card hunny. Hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is adorable, love the slider and the patterned trees Nd of course the cute penguin

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG what a fabulous creation! Love your slider idea! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘THE GREAT OUTDOORS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Kat W said...

What a brilliant idea, this slider design is amazing and so clever...thanks for sharing how you did it! The trees and DP make a fab backdrop for the cute penguin...a perfect image for a slider card :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, great design, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, x

Sue said...

Katrina, this is a brilliant card. Your design is really clever and unusual - thank you for sharing the technique too.

Team Clark said...

Oh my goodness!!! I just adore this card and appreciate the step by step so very much! Thank you thank you! I have pinned this card to remember! LOVE IT!

Pollard Carole said...

So lovely i love the stamp and your snow scene is perfect love and hugs Carole x

Viv's Visuals said...

Brilliantly clever snow scene Kat! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!
Viv. (DT)

Gail said...

Cute, cute cute. I adore how you made this. How awesome is that to have these little kids going down the hill...fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our monthly challenge of Polar Bears and/or Penguins. Hugs, Gail

brenda said...

A sweet image and pretty Christmas card Katrina, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

Lea Brawn said...

A fabulous card. Great design x

Helen said...

Oh...so cute!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x