Our DD & SIL were up last week for a few days....it was lovely to see them, but the occasion was to close on the sale of their house up in our area, and supervise the movers in emptying the house. We're pretty sad about it, as we had so hoped SIL would like his job here in SC and that DD would move up here. Not to be. He has accepted a job in Seattle, Washington, and we really hope she'll stay in Florida where she will be closer to us. That's life. Sometimes I have a hard time accepting things.
Anyway, this cute digi from DeeDee's Digis has been in the works for many days, and I just couldn't get my mood up to go work on it. Finally finished it this evening, and the construction is a first attempt for me. I've received these 'flip' cards (I guess that's the right term), but I had never made one. So please be kind! :-D This was the digi of the month for February.
- the orange stripe background was made using Yellow, Orange and Light Brown Brusho crystals on Bristol Smooth W/C paper. Once it dried, used a MBox stencil and some Viva Modellier Crème (904 - a copper paste) to get some dimension & texture - thinking tiger stripes, ya know?
- trimmed this stripe piece to the size needed, adhered temporarily to the brown card base, and die cut the opening with a Sizzix die (no name, it was part of a magnetic platform purchase). Made sure that the die size used was the next size up from what had cut out the digi pieces.
Prior to permanently adhering the stripe piece to the brown, used a couple drops of Glossy Accents to glue a piece of dental floss top & bottom at the center of the opening, and on the brown base. Once that Dried, glued the stripe piece down permanently.
- Added tape on the front die cut of the tigers, and laid it over the dental floss so that it was centered, and then applied the back side of the tigers - and Voila, it did flip back n forth when the front is open. (and yes, the floss came out from the top and I had to figure out how to get it inserted back between the edges without destroying the card!) I have lots of practice yet to get this technique done properly!
- Two prints of the back image of the tigers were printed. One was die cut. Found a piece of thin wood paper and used a portion of the die to cut it to cover what is on the bottom of the digi. I wanted my tigers setting on a piece of wood as they thought about Life. Glued it down, held it with tiny clothes pins until it seemed stuck pretty well. Had fussy cut the 2nd tiger image, so that the tails would be hanging down over the wood; glued that fussy cut to the 1st image to form the flip piece.
- Sentiments are from the same DeeDee's Friends Forever set. Used a S/B label die to cut out the front & interior sentiments, another Brusho background for the front sentiment mat, and the interior background as well.
Inside of the card. I think I will take a brown copic and cover up this white that is showing in the aperture (at least in the photo...guess I was struggling with the construction of this one, that I didn't notice the white at first!). Also didn't know how to add the inside sentiment w/out it showing from the front. Advice anyone????
I've been having lots of fun with the Brusho-s. Also had some fun with this cute DeeDee's Digi. Alas, I didn't get the card finished in time to play in the February month's challenge, but maybe next month! I hope you'll have time to pop over for a visit at DeeDee's Digis. I'm certain you'll find some images that you will just fall in love with!
In the meantime, thanks for joining me this evening. I hope you'll like my experiments, and now Mr. is downstairs with our Saturday night pizza, and I'm off to enjoy Mr. & Tom Selleck. What more could a lady ask for on a cold Saturday night????Big Hugs & God Bless.