Tuesday, April 9, 2013

convalesce: verb

 to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness
 something that moves on your card/project!
I love a little movement on a card, especially for children's card since they like to have interactive toys...errr....cards.
I used the Cricut cartridge, Doodlecharms to create the shapes. I cut the house apart so that the Gift Card can be slid into it.
Here is a close up shot of the Action Wobble:
( I did have to trim the wobble a bit to fit the shape of his head! )
And here you can see that the gift card holder is all on the front of the card. The card itself opens up so that you can write your greetings inside it.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge, I am always looking for new ways to create movement, I know some people make those slider cards, which look so darn cute! Or maybe a butterfly whose wings have movement? So many possibilities, I hope you hop over to the Try it on Tuesday blog to get inspired by what the DT has come up with and play along with us!

Big Shot
Fiskars - wood embossing plate
Ranger - Distress Ink, Distress Stain
border stamp, ribbon - misc.
Faber Castell PITT pen
American Crafts - Slick Writer

$25 Gift certificate  ( WOW, right? )
Love her wooden shapes, be on the look out for a huge project of mine starting May 10th which will feature the wooden bird shape!!
Some things are simpatico, aren't they? I was commissioned to do a rooster get well card and then Brenshevia showed this awesome tutorial on making sunbursts. I mean..roosters = sunrise...right? Or am I right? lol So after cutting my rooster out in the Cricut Craft Room, Animal Antics; I set about making my sunrise. Go HERE for the tutorial over at Frosted Designs :)

entering this card in:
Sister Act card Challenge - #1 Anything Goes
I hand stitched along the sun and glued down the same floss along the creases of the sun rays. Now when you add a die cut on top of that texture you may have a tiny problem. If your die cut is glued flat, it will crease or bend if you pop dot up the die cut then you have issues with those tiny parts like the tail father and feet where the pop dots would show.....
you have Helmar's Liquid Scrapdots...to dah...problem fixed. So not only can you elevate your die cut to match the height of the thread but you protect all those tiny areas and it cannot be seen!! I truly do believe it's why my cards and signs sell so well, no visible pop dots!! And to think I use to pop dot everything...now it's all about the LSD, man! lol ( Drug pun not entirely intended )

Faber Castell - PITT pen
Oh, an another reason to love making sunbursts...great usage of those scraps of paper.
No 12x12 sheet was harmed in the making of this card! ♥


Mary Pat Siehl said...

these are just totally adorable- i LOVE the little doggie!! talk about cute cute cute!

Jean said...

Are you OK?? Just checking!

LOVE the dog! So cute!! And the sunburst on the chicken card!!

You are a world class card maker!!

Pam said...

Hi Sandee, what cute cards! Love the pieced paper sun-rays!

zandra said...

Your card is doggone cute! Love the wobbles. Your rooster card is adorable, too.
Hugz, Z

I'm a Little Teapot said...

So cute! I think kids (and adults!) would love both of the cards. The doghouse gift holder is just too sweet.

Brenshevia said...

awesome job Sandee, such a cute card!

Carole Z said...

Fabulous Sandee..so cute! Carole Z X

Meggymay said...

Fabulous makes and so cute. I love the wobbly dog's head and kennel.
Yvonne x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi there Sandee,

Too dang cute! I absolutely love the kid card.

Yep, lovin' the rooster card too!


Terry said...

Both of these are adorable, but I am always drawn in by "mans best friend." Love the gift card idea! Saying hello for dusty and windy CA!

Katie said...

I love how the dog's head wobbles! That is so fun!

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous projects - your stuff is always so crisp and sharp!!

Barb Craft said...

LOVE this!!! How fun!! And a great use of that starburst background!!! Fabulous!!

barb :)

Deena said...

Sandee your card is so very very, fantastic use of the tutorial

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Commissioned! :-D

Unknown said...

Someone is very creative, they both fab