Sunday 3 July 2016

Fintastic day

Hello lovely peeps.

We've had a bit of sunshine here today, which is a very welcome change from the grey skies we seem to have had for weeks.

I've got another card to share with you featuring the fabulous new 'Starfish and Sandcastles' collection from Polkadoodles. This one is a penny slider card and features Rocco, Winnie's new boyfriend.

I printed the digi stamp and boat in a size that fit my circle dies and coloured them in with Promarkers
Skin: Blush, Oatmeal, Coral 
Hair: Satin, Tan, Caramel
Water: Tea Green, Duck Egg
Shark Fin: Ice Grey 1-4
Boat hull & flag:  Meadow Green, Apple and Graph'It 5255

Next I printed one of the yummy background papers onto card and then printed the sentiment over the top (I did a quick test with copy paper first to make sure the sentiment went in the right place).

The card was cut down to 7"x7" to fit the front of my card and then I die cut a circle in the middle (a bit larger than the circle with Rocco on). I drew a cross in the middle with pencil to help me line it up properly.

Next I put foam tape on the reverse - make sure you leave enough room for the penny to move past easily. Also, you need to check that the foam tape is deep enough to allow for the depth of the penny, mine needed two lots of tape. Repeat for the centre circle.

I've rescued two pennies from an old card, so they're already stuck together with a round foam pad.

but if you're doing one from scratch it's easier to stick them together after you've glued the frame in place.

After checking that the bottom penny fit underneath OK I attached the centre circle onto the front of the card with some more of the background paper to cover up the white.

Because the pennies were already joined together I struggled a little bit to get the outside frame in place and sandwiched between the two coins. It's obviously easier to glue the top penny on after you've put the outer frame in place. In hindsight maybe I should have prised them apart and used a new foam circle to join them back together :D

To finish off I added a few cloud die cuts and glued the boat on top of the penny.

It slides around perfectly. Yay!

Here's the finished card

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Passion For Promarkers Challenge  #352–In or beside the sea
Mod Squad Challenge - Nautical
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  #37 Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #132 Colours of Summer
Double D Challenges All about the boys
I love Promarkers #312 Sport (swimming)
Country View Crafts' Challenge Have Fun with Circles 
Doodle Pantry  #19 Anything Goes 
SSS Work it wednesday use some wafer thin dies OR stencils in your project!
As You Like It Challenge Markers Inks or Pencils (& why) - Markers - They're a great tool for adding colour quickly and you can get very professional results when you start blending

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Carole Pollard said...

Fabulous card that background is amazing love and hugs Carole x

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous creation! Thanks for the details! Love your choice of fun colors and design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘One for the Boys’! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Unknown said...

Gorgeous penny slider card Katrina, gorgeous image and just love your design. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will join us again. Jennifer DT member x

Elaine Stark said...

A brilliant card. Love the cute image and the moving boat. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Sarah said...

This is brilliant xx

Jane Royston said...

Stunning card Katrina! Brilliant tutorial and I really like the funky background, Jane :) X

Eileen said...

I love the image you have used here, and coloured perfectly. And if that's not enough a great tutorial on ho to make a penny slider card. Thanks for joining in with our 'In or Beside the Sea' challenge at 'Passion for promarkers this week, and nope to see you again
Eileen x

The Crafty Den said...

What a clever card Katrina. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing your instructions, it was a great tutorial. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Katrina! I love the image and the design is fab! Thanks for joining us at PFP, and good luck! Juliexx

Anonymous said...

Amazing card ! Love it xx

Joyce Erb said...

Beautiful interactive card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge

Unknown said...

He-he - so cool! Love your little project - genius idea!
Have a lovely day, Kat!

Evelyn Walter said...

Pretty summer card, Kat! What a fun idea this sliding penny-button is! Thanks for discovering the making of.
Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges!
xx Evelyn

Anonymous said...

Great card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Sue said...

Oh I love this Kat, so cute and clever. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx