Well, Melissa, the owner of The Rubber Cafe challenged us Design Team gals to make a card that was mainly white, clean no inked edges with a touch of red. Here is what I came up with:
This is a movement card, the heart spins back and forth down the track. Here is how to make a spin or slider card. Using a craft knife cut a 1/4″ track in the cardstock where you want your focal point to move. Then make your sliding object. I stamped a heart on a scrap of white cardstock and punched it with a 1-1/4″ punch then matted it wit a 1-1/2″ punched circle. Then I stuck a round foam dot, I cut mine by hand or you can use a round Pop-Dot. Then stick the other side to a penny. I tucked the penny through the slot and mounted the white panel to the red card with foam tape. The foam tape gives the penny in the back space to move. The stamp I used is by The Rubber Cafe, it contains 3 hearts, see upper right of card for it in it’s entirety, but I used a red Marvy LePlume brush tip marker to color just the heart I wanted to stamp and stamped it. I used my computer and the font Betsy for the sentiment and the swirls were also done on the computer with the dingbat DB dainty Swirls by Lettering Delights. Hybrid, Yay!
I punched 1-1/4″ squares and ran them through my Big Shot on a Fiskars texture plate. See how to use a Big Shot to emboss with any stencil here. If you want to emboss with a stylus or texture tool do it before you punch the squares. I used the circle and square punches from Creative Memories, I got them 6 years ago, I use them almost everyday and they keep on ticking! Both sizes are on one punch and they were expensive, $22 then, but they have lasted me!
If you wan to see more of the Designers’ challenges you can see and Melissa’s here (and be sure to wish her a happy Birthday too it’s tomorrow!)…The rest of the team is still working but you can check out their blogs under the Rubber Cafe Design team links to the right.
And I received 3 blog awards over the weekend! Thank you Sharon, Carla and Penny. You gals are so kind!
Have an awesome holiday tomorrow, Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the States, and until next time happy crafting!
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