Brrr! It is getting chilly out
there now. Time to snuggle
up to the fire............. should
have bought some muffins
(the ones that are a bit like
pancakes of course).
Now when I say mechanical
greetings I probably mean
kinetic greetings but either
way movement is involved!
To start us off, Angela Radford
has come with a greeting card
that is just right for the
Hi all, Angela here to show you one
of my favourite ways of getting
movement in my cards.
I started with a sheet of watercolour paper
but lightweight card would work too.
Use your distress inks on a craft mat and
smoosh the card through it until you
get a light coverage.
Once this was dry I used a Paper Artsy Christmas
stencil by Kay Carley with several colours of
Looks okay but I just couldn't resist adding more!
So clear Gel medium next through
the same stencil and allow it to dry.
Now at this stage I could not decide on the
colours I wanted to use so cut the paper
into two and then added the colours with
Splatter water over the colour and
allow to activate and dab off.
And here are the two samples.
If you buff the card a little the gelled
areas will show up more.
I couldn't resist it! One more technique:
Splatter thinned paint onto the surface
and allow it to dry.
At this stage I folded the front of a card blank
to make a Z fold card and layered this with
the Masterboard and matching coloured card.
You will also need a piece of card for the front
slightly smaller than the size of your chosen
This front section is not completed
at this stage as can be seen below.
Now for the fun part using the Elenazinski
Christmas set 19.
Stamp these onto card and heat emboss
with clear embossing powder.
How cute are they?!
Next the colouring.
I like to use watercolour pencils for this.
When these were dry I also added
glaze to the eyes.
Now cut three strips of clear acetate and
attach three of the figures to this and the
other two on each side of the front section.
I also stamped the sentiment at this stage.
Turn the front section over and attach
the acetate strip to the back with the
stamped figures facing you.
Turn this over and bend the acetate
towards you. Use a bone folder to smooth
the acetate into position and then it
can be mounted onto the white card
and attached to the front.
And here is the finished card.
It only takes a little draught to make
these little guys wobble which I just love.
A side view of the Christmas family
sending their sentiment.
Hope you enjoyed watching me make
this fun card xXx
Products used for the Mechanical Family
Such a fun card! Thank you
so much Angela
I could just see them bobbing about
on my mantelpiece ......... you
have to hand it to PaperArtsy, they
come up trumps every time ....