Thursday, July 15, 2021

Interactive Elements - July Technique Blog Hop

 Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! Each month we feature a technique and this month its Interactive Elements! Since this is a hop all you have to do is click the link in each post to continue to the next blog. The blog before mine is Melissa Robinson. Sit back and get ready for our talented Close To My Heart Makers to WOW you with their creative ideas!

I decided to make a card using our Waterfall Thin Cut dies. This Interactive Element design reveals cute little images/sentiments as you slide the element. You can create this so it slides to the right OR pulls down. Either way it's a lot of fun and happiness for the person that receives it!

Here is the finished card. As you pull on the ribbon you will reveal the images stacked on top of each other.

Here you see the pieces cut from the Thin Cut dies.  I stamped and colored the images for the squares then used one of the Thin Cut dies to cut them out along with the other pieces. Note: I didn't end up using the strip of wood paper. The images are colored in with a variety of markers.

This is the long "T" piece  seen in the above photo. You fold it on the score lines alternating back and forth. Then you fold the long piece back and wrap the two small tabs the back and glue them to each other. Now the entire piece should slide when you pull on the end.

Working from the last image forward you place the squares. The final square in glued to the last space on the slider. You can see where I placed the adhesive to the left for the next square.

Only glue the left edge of this square to the small area of the folded slider. You can see the adhesive to the left for the next square. 
Here you can see I have placed all 4 of the squares on the slider. 

This is one of my favorite techniques when there are glasses involved! I take some Liquid Glass adhesive and fill in the area of the lenses. Once dry it's clear and looks shiny just like the lenses on sunglasses! It works on sunglasses or even regular glasses and adds a great touch to your artwork!
This is the inside of the card.
Below is a short video showing you how the slider part works.

Waterfall Thin Cut Dies

Chillin' with My Gnomies

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: Wood Grain
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Sangria, Sapphire
  • TriBlend Markers
  • Embellishments: Wood Hearts, Gold Glitter Gems
  • Tools: Liquid Glass, Tombow Tape Adhesive

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

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Next stop on the hop is Cat Nowak. Have fun and off you go! Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. So cute! I love that you used the waterfall technique horizontally.

  2. I love this, so fun! Those gnomes are perfect for the waterfall card!

  3. I thought about using the gnomes but thought they were too big. Obviously you have proven me wrong. Love you card!!!

  4. Adorable card! Great coloring! I love everything about the card!

  5. Great stamping and coloring! What a wonderful idea to use the gnomes on this interactive piece!


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