Saturday, February 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop


The theme for this month’s Papertrey Ink blog hop is interactive cards. I’ve made a bunch of different kinds of interactive cards over the years—from waterfall cards to slider cards to pop up cards—and they’re always fun to present to a recipient. Today, I made a simple one where the focal image wobbles thanks to a tiny spring-like mechanism that was a new product introduced at this year’s Craft and Hobby Association winter trade show.

I decided to make the frog from the Boy Basics: Frog Hop set my wobbly image. I die cut the frog from white cardstock and stamped the matching outline image on the die cut, then colored it with Copic markers.

I made a simple scene for the frog using a piece of dotted paper for the sky and a strip of solid aqua cardstock for water. To give the water a liquid-like appearance, I covered the aqua strip with a piece of acetate recycled from PTI stamp packaging sheets. The die cut dotted lily pad conveniently hides the adhesive I used to hold the acetate in place. After peeling off the cover on the spring’s adhesive and attaching the spring to the back of the image, I attached the other side to the cardfront so that the frog appears to "sit" on the lily pad. When poked with a finger, the frog wobbles from side to side--too fun! I'm definitely not done playing with these springs. I'm hoping to have a little video of one of the springs in action to share next week . . .

Materials Used:
Boy Basics: Frog Hop stamp set, Hawaiian Shores ink, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, and White cardstock, Library Ledger patterned paper, Clouds, Tiny Tags, and Frog Hop dies (Papertrey Ink); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Campfire designer paper (October Afternoon); baker's twine (The Twinery); white felt; wobble spring

25 comments:

  1. Such a fun idea Lori, excellent Copic colouring.

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  2. Super cute! I love how you coloured the frog!

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  3. Absoolutely adorable!
    I just love that froggy, and this is a great card (love how you used the clear acetate for a "water" look)!

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  4. cute card! this would be so fun to receive.

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  5. A very cute card! Would love to see what the wobbly mechanisms look like. Those would be fun to have in my crafting stash!

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  6. This is super cute Lori. I love the clouds and the colors.

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  7. The springy pop ups is such a great idea for an interactive card. So cute!

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  8. Simply adorable. Love the idea of a spring mechanism.

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  9. Never knew that springy thing existed! You chose the perfect card to use it on! So cute!

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  10. Great idea to use the springs, I love that idea! Sweet card.

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  11. What a SUPER idea!! Love the idea of a trembler on a card instead of on jewelry. Just great!

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  12. Such a sweet card! I love the patterned papers you used too ~ great idea TFS :o)

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  13. How neat the the frog wobbles! What a cute little scene you created, too. Love those clouds :)

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  14. This is such a fun card, and that wobbly frog is the best.

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  15. Great coloring. Way to rock out the PTI blog challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  16. I will have to look into those interactive spring thingies. They would make a fun card. This is cute!

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  17. Great coloring - love love LOVE that little frog. Fun for him to bobble :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  18. What a fun idea! Love the wobbly-bobbly frog! And the shining water is a great effect! Congrats on your win!

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS, you really earned your win. The card is sooooooo cute. Thanks for sharing and sharing the link to purchase the spring.

    Juanita in OH

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