Good morning! It’s time for a new Lawn Fawnatics challenge and this one is definitely going to be one of my favorites! We’re challenging you to create an interactive card! Shaker, slider, pop-up…the sky’s the limit! For me, I wanted to go back to my interactive “roots” and make a shaker! 😉
I’ve been taking a few copic coloring classes from Kit and Clowder over the last few months and decided to put what I’ve learned to good use! I started by stamping all the images from Life is Good, Mermaid for You, and Fintastic Friends onto white cardstock with copic-friendly ink and then colored them with copic markers. I got a little lazy so I used my ScanNCut to cut out all of the pieces but you could also use the coordinating dies! Next I created my background by blending faded jeans and broken china distress oxides onto two pieces of watercolor paper and spritzing them with water. I die-cut one piece with the stitched rectangle dies to create the frame for my shaker. Then I die-cut the stitched hillside dies from white cardstock and stamped a few islands on it from Life is Good before coloring the sand with copic markers. I followed this fabulous tutorial from Sandy Allnock for inspiration in coloring my sand! I adhered the sand to the blue shaker frame and then adhered acetate behind the frame. Next I added a little liquid adhesive to the back of my narwhal-riding mermaid and ran a piece of thin monafilament string from the top of the die to the bottom and let it dry completely. Then I added a single layer of foam mounting tape and then adhered the string to the foam mounting tape so that my mermaid would move inside the shaker but keep the same general position inside the card. I added a second layer of foam mounting tape to the frame and filled the shaker with sparkly sequins, confetti, and beads!
Then I adhered the various images to the background before sealing the shaker. I continued decorating the outside of the shaker with the rest of the images. I also cut a small slit in my sand so that I could slide the palm tree in. It’s a little on the busy side but I kinda love it, too! 🙂
So now it’s your turn! We want to see your best interactive Lawn Fawn cards!! You can link up your entries on the Lawn Fawnatics blog and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous Monday!
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