Sunday, July 08, 2012
I am so excited! I just received an email from Karen over at Little Scrap Pieces telling me that I've won her Fun Friday Challenge! Being new to all of this, I feel very honored that my entry into her challenge as been so well received. Thank you Karen!
I raced through my house work Saturday so that I could begin working on a challenge from BBTB2. The inspiration is Here Comes the Sun. The image I had in my head was a spiral sun from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge, but I was looking through my binder (more on that in another post) and found a 4 piece flower in the Sweet Treat cartridge that I thought would make a fun sun if I used the right colors. I've also entered this in the Fantabulous Cricut Monday Challenge #120-Sunny Days. Don't you just love these sunny days of summer challenges?
I decided to try making an interactive card. I wanted the sun to move across the sky as though it were rising and setting. After several false starts and a couple elaborate attempts I realized it would be just as easy to make a simple dial that you could turn at the bottom to make the sun travel in an arc. First I attached the circle to the card using a flower brad. The trick to this is to make sure that you have the brad centered in the middle of the circle. I did this by folding the circle over, like a taco, and making a slight crease and then opening it out flat and doing it again going the other direction. I put the brad in the middle of X. I then cut a slit in the card by tracing the circle half way around using an exact-o knife. Next I attached the sun to a one inch rectangle of card stock. I ran the card stock through the slit and glued it to the circle. Now when the circle, or dial, is turned at the bottom of the card, the sun travels across the card. I finished decorating my card using more flower brads and cutting grass using the Plantin Cartridge.
For the inside I cut a card liner slightly smaller than my card and, using my computer and printer, typed my sentiment, ‘Wishing you happy moments from sunup to sundown’. I then glued the liner inside the card being careful not to glue down the moving parts but also hiding them and the backs of the brads.
|Sun is actually a flower from the Sweet Treat cartridge|
|Grass is from Plantin cartridge and birds are from Serenade|