Thursday, July 24, 2014

You Little Furball Wiper Card (with tutorial)

Hello and Good Morning! Man did I sleep last night - I actually got more than 8 hours of sleep without waking up... the first time in a long time since that's happened (months!!) I'm used to getting by on 3-4 hours, so 8 is amazing! I have been super busy with work, it always seems like when it rains it pours there... so many people off sick, too many people off on vacation at the same time.. oh well, that's never going to change! We just motor through it :) I will finally have 2 days in a row off next week... I'm so excited... eeekkk!!
Well moving on to the good stuff... card time! Who doesn't love a moving card???!!! I love them, they are so fun and interactive for the card recipient... plus there is always that how the heck did you do that factor!! Well, I'm going to tell you how I made today's card... well the basics anyways and the supplies I used. First off, you can check out my super cute card below... using one of my favourites, 'You little Furball'... I just love those adorable kitties!
When you pull on the sides of the card a fun 'wiper' pops up to reveal a secret message or image! How fun is that?!
Here's a close up of the wiper mechanism... just look how stinkin' cute that little kitty is!!!
This is what the top of the card will look like.
So for the basics to create this type of card is.......
  • First off you will need 2 pieces of cardstock (any colour you'd like). Cut 4-1/4" X 6-3/4".
  • Score both these pieces at 5" and 5-3/4" (score one end only).
  • Add sticky strip to the end with the score lines on both pieces. Don't attach papers just yet...
  • Cut a piece of cardstock (the same colour as your base) measuring 2-1/4" X 3" - this will be your 'wiper' mechanism. Cut a 2" X 2" layer (optional).
  • Insert wiper mechanism into your trimmer, line up corner with 1/2" and score diagonally.
  • Cut a layer for the front of your card base measuring 4-3/4" X 4". Designer Series Paper Layer (optional) 4-1/2" X 3-3/4".
  • On one panel (this will be the front) measure down 1-1/2" at the first score line and mark a dot  with a pencil or pen. This is where you will add your wiper mechanism. You can see in the photo below how the wiper gets attached - you can use sticky strip, or glue dots to attach.
  • Once the wiper is attached, make sure your score lines will make the wiper pop up before assembling the base.
  • You can assemble the base card. Remove sticky strip (one side at a time) then attach. There will be one side with score lines on each end. Card base is finished, now you can decorate.
Here's another visual. 

Here's the finished card again...
I used Whisper White for my card base and wiper. Mossy Meadow for my layer, and another Whisper White layer, which I sponged clouds onto. I added some grass using the Fringe Scissors. There are so many possibilities to decorate and customize this card, have fun!
If you have any further questions, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you. Have a super day!!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps: You Little Furball, Just Sayin'
Papers: Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White Cardstock
Inks: Black Stazon
Accessories & Tools: Fringe Scissors, 3/4" Circle Punch, Starburst Framelits, Word Bubble Framelits, Sponge Daubers, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (for cloud mask), paper snips
Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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