Life gets a little crazy around here with birthdays in the spring and with 10 grands I need to come up with something a little different for each.
Since I started the year with Holden's interactive card, I figured I'd best get designing a few more for the rest of the grands that have birthdays coming up on the calendar. It's going to be a busy Spring!
This card is inspired by a card I saw on Instagram (MFT Stamps). Reminds me of a fairy tale. How about you?
eCal3 has a gradient tool and it makes it easy to add colors to make the perfect sky! You can save your presets too! Fill a rectangle using the gradient tool and set it to print to cut. Create a shadow layer, set as print 2 cut cut layer. I made the castle turret using basic shapes and using the pattern fill, and also set that as print to cut. I used one of the unicorns from a Crafting Desert Diva digital set -- resized to fit. You can also fill the hills and trees using patterns from your digital paper collection OR use scraps from your patterned papers. All pieces are cut using the eclips2. Have a stash of foam squares for added dimension ready -- you'll need them! I used the eBrush and Tombow USA markers to add a little shading to the clouds and to the 'hills."
If desired, create a sliding tab mechanism and attach the braid to the slide. Pulling the slide will pull the braid up a bit inside the turret. Pulling the end of the braid lengthens the braid for the interactive component. I added a couple of layers of primary colored card stock to add a little bit of contrast and secured to a card base.
I know the stamping is a little messed up.... dang it all! Will try a little more blending to see if I can fix it for a more shaded look.
Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your busy day and stopping by. Hope you have some creative time scheduled on your calendar and soon! Enjoy! We'll be back again soon... there's more Spring birthdays ahead!