Currently I’m taking an online card class from Online Card Classes. The class is called Wild Card and it explores taking card making to another level beyond just opening a sentiment card. It will touch on 3D, movement, pop-ups, shakers and gift giving cards.
The most fun card to make so far in the class has been from the Day 2 class. It involved creating a slider mechanism to side part of the card element over to another. As always, I created a helpful tool with my Cricut Explore by having it cut out the slider part of the card. (file here).
- Lawn Fawn Stitched hillside borders
- Sunny Studio Sunny Snippits
- Tim Holtz sentiments
A card they had us make on day 4 was something I’ve not thought of yet. It was taking a standard shaker card and turning it into a water filled shaker card. After watching Kelly Marie’s fabulous how-to video, I decided to try it on my own with materials I had on hand for a change :).
I didn’t have any small baggies like she was using so I decided to use my We R Memory Keeper’s Photo Sleeve Fuser. I took a photo sleeve, fused almost all the way around, filled it with sequins & water, then finished fusing it. through trial and error, I ended up using the pointed end of the fuser to secure the edges enough to keep the water in. Then I used my Cricut Explore to create a card with a circle cut in it, a babies rattle and the sentiment.
- We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve fuser
- Cricut Explore
- Multi-color sequins.
Another creation in this class, I chose the card that Kristina gave us called Magic Slider Card, on day two. Of course I have to change and edit a few things as I create my own version but the style is the same. The premise is that you create a card with a cut out, stamp an image inside that you color brightly, then re-stamp on the outside where you color with more muted colors. You then create a pull tab that is covered with acetate film, when pulled, shows the colored area inside with a sentiment.
Materials I used were:
- 80 lb Neenah Bristol White card stock
- Colored pencils
- Memento tuxedo black and red ink for stamping
- Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls stamp
- Foam tape & adhesive
**Also… Kristina gave us a nice template to cut from, but… since I have a Cricut Explore cutting machine, I made myself a file that I can use to cut it all out. I also welded some of the pieces together to help simplify things. Here is a link to my file if you have an Explore: File Here