Hello there friends
Today I am thrilled to be back as a guest over at the Foiled Fox Blog and I have a video showing you how I created this fun and cute springtime interactive card.
It is always easier to watch an interactive card come together, so I hope that you find it useful. There are also a few hints and tips below aswell to help you along the way if you fancy having a go at making one yourself. I have kept the focus of the video on the creation of the wheel itself and the assembly of the card as that is what is important here. I have not shown the colouring of the images, but I have listed the Copic numbers below if you are interested in seeing what I used.
So, here is the card that I have created today.
And here is my video for you.
Hints & Tips
Plan ahead! I know that doesn’t sound like much fun at all but I promise this will save you time in the long run! As with all interactive cards, they can take a little while and you can really minimise any mistakes by thinking about your layout ahead of time.
Stamp, colour and die cut your images at the start – this will help in the planning of the card. I always stamp more than I need. Even if you don’t colour them at the start, you can at least have them ready in black and white ready to position on the card whilst you work out the different elements.
Work in sections – do all your colouring in one go, your die-cutting all at the same time and any other elements of your card that are repetitious. This can really cut down on time. For this card, I did do that although for the purposes of the video, they are shown at different stages to help you understand the process better.
Take a photo of your card layout so that you can refer back to it – I do this with many cards, not just interactive. This is particularly helpful for cards that contain lots of images.
Enjoy the process – often when you first create an interactive card it can take a long time. The more you do, the quicker you will get and the more fun they become to make! Remember that you do not have to have a written sentiment in your Peek-A-Boo Wheel – you can include images that reveal as the wheel turns. And don’t be restricted by always having your turning mechanism on the right hand side – you can place the wheel to have it’s turning mechanism at the bottom of the card, or even to the right, or the top, whatever suits your design
Thank you so much to Foiled Fox for having me as a guest today and thank you also for joining me here. In the meantime, happy crafting!
Trees: YG01, YG03, YG17, E25, Ducks: Y11, Y13, Y08, Ice Cream: RV00, RV02, E53, Kite: YG01, YG03, RV00, RV02, B000, B00, Y11, Y08, Tops/clothing: RV00, RV02, B000, B00, YG01, YG03, Ice cream cart: RV00, RV02, E53, B000, B00, Y13