Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Animation Card

I told myself that this year I hoped to move out of my comfort zone a bit and try some new things. Well one thing I wanted to try was making an animation card. I got very enthused when I saw  Karen Hasheck's video she posted on her You Tube Channel.  So I ordered myself one set of the Uchi Designs stamp sets and one of their grid dies. Well, after much trial and error I finally got a card made that I thought turned out quite well. But for some reason I had issues with the grid die and so I am glad the one grid I got made successfully was able to be used in this card. One can buy the grids all done too and if I continue to have issues die cutting them I may just resort to buying ones already made. Anyway, here is what my first attempt (nope second or third) looks like.


And I am no Karen Hasheck by any means but I am so thrilled I got at least one of the tries at making an animation card end up looking half way decent. I had to make my own frame and I used the Memory Box Cross Stitched Border dies for that. I also used some heart dies which were included in the Gina K. Designs oval set. I cut the hearts from Stampin' Up! glitter paper and the frame was cut from an older set of Gina K. Designs pattern paper of which I have no idea the name of that pack was. I think it is discontinued too. And, the card stock is from Gina K. Designs as well.  To each heart I added a little yellow rhinestone. And, the pull tab was made with a circle punch. I folded a piece of the pattern paper in two and then punched the circle leaving a bit of the folded edge intact so that I could just add the front and back of the folded tab over the end of the stamped panel inside the grid.

Here is a different view of the card and I think you can see how the picture changes. I don't know how to do a video so this is as close as I can get to letting you see the animation.


I also added a sheet of yellow card stock inside the card for my message. This is technically images from the Uchi's Design Birthday set but I think it could be used for a valentine as well with all those hearts. The only thing indicating it is a birthday is that the bear is wearing a party hat. I am sure this card will be going to a grandchild some time during the year as it will work for a boy or girl.

Well, that is my offering for today. I am going to try this again soon but I put so much into making this one that I am going to put it aside for now. I think I got more of the hang of it now so that is good. Perseverance sometimes pays off.

I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge #89-Kid's Kards. I used my favorite Memory Box Cross Stitched Border Die, Gina K. Designs heart dies and the Uchi's Design grid die.

I hope your week is a wonderful one so far and that you are managing to have some creative fun too. Thanks for the visits and comments. I love them.

God bless,
Verna

10 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

So cute, Verna, and wonderful, warm colors sure to brighten anyone’s day! XXOO

Donna Phelan said...

Well this could be the coolest thing yet! lol Great happy sunshiny colors! Now, when you pull the tab I assume the grid slides too? I will have to check Karen out! TFS!!!

Carol L said...

Yay you for trying something brand new! It looks like a fun card for a child or an adult, and your efforts were worth it!

Judy Woodland said...

You are a better man than I. I don't think I would even attempt this. So stinkin' cute, and I love your bright cheery colors. Well done!!

Darlene said...

I think you did a GREAT job Verna! I too was looking at these dies and questioned whether or not I could figure them out ... haven't ordered any yet but very tempted! This card is adorable and I'm sure will bring a smile! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Kids Kards’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

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Sheri Gilson said...

Super cute, Verna! What a fun technique.

Lisa said...

I am intrigued by these cards! Love that you're trying all kinds of new things.. it's been a while since I really tried anything new... hmmm... well, I love your card!

Diane said...

Very interesting and very cool!! I think I have seen something like this somewhere else, maybe similar....glad you were able to figure it out and hope to see more!! Thanks for joining our at Dies R Us for our kids kards challenge...have a great weekend (can you tell I am playing 'catch up'?.....been sick for the last 7 days)....
Diane DRU DT

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I'll be! I've never seen anything like this. Very unique and cute to boot! Very intriguing, Verna!

Sharon Fontenot said...

I saw this posting and have been meaning to tell you how proud I am that you succeeded with the animation. The card turned out great.

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