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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Awesome Interactive!

OMG!  I am so excited to be here today!  If you hadn't heard, the Top 5 were announced on Friday morning for the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol competition and I was ONE of them!  Check out the post HERE for all the details and the other awesome gals whom I share this spotlight with.  Thank you so much for all of your support and I am so very touched by all of this.  You have no idea!

So this is it.......the FINAL ROUND.  This rounds challenge was to create an "INTERACTIVE BIRTHDAY" card.  When the post went up with the challenge, I immediately had an idea.  I've wanted to make a "scratch off" card for some time and thought this was the perfect opportunity! 
I'm sure most of us have had the chance to scratch off a lottery ticket or a game piece somewhere and let's face is fun!


First, I decided to use the Movers and Shakers: Sliders dies from PTI.  I've used these dies with some new paper from Echo Park: So Happy Together.  These papers coordinate beautifully!  My focal piece is a new die from Taylored Expressions:  Petal Pop-ups 2.  Wow....I love love this floral die!  This die can be layered or left I layered 2 of the blooms and added a button center.


Ok, now do you see it?  Once you pull the tab, the slider comes out and reveals my "scratch off" areas!  For my card here, the sentiment is fully unveiled when the recipient scratches off the 3 circles!  So the entire sentiment reads, "Wishing you love, laughter, smiles on your birthday!"
Like last week, my sentiment is computer generated to say exactly what I wanted!


Here you see some of the revealed sentiment.....smiles.  I just love how easy this was to do!  I used the directions found HERE.  Simply, I used a mixture of metallic acrylic paint and dishwashing soap and painted it on the non-paper side of ConTact paper.  Once I had several coats done and were completely dry, I punched out 3/4" circles from this.  Then all I had to do was peel off the paper backing and place over my sentiment words that were to be hidden! 


I am quite sure that the recipient will not only love to use the slider part but also the scratch off too!
I know I had fun making this card and I hope you find my idea creative enough to give me your vote.  This has been such an exciting competition.  The challenges have certainly taken me out of my comfort zone and it's been so fun to try new things!  Thank you and don't forget to vote HERE!  ;)

{Wishing you love laughter smiles on your birthday!}
Stamps:  Movers and Shakers Sentiments (PTI)
Sentiment:  Milk and Cereal (
Paper:  SS White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  So Happy Together (Echo Park)
Dies:  Movers and Shakers: Sliders (PTI), Petal Pop-Ups 2 (Taylored Expressions), Limitless Layers Ovals (PTI)
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Misc:  Metallic Acrylic Paint, Dishwashing Soap, Small Flat Paintbrush, ConTact Paper, Foam Adhesive, Harvest Gold Button (PTI), Lemon Tart Grograin Ribbon (PTI), Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Tape, 3/4" Circle Punch (EK Success)
Amy Kolling Stamp-N-Paradise  

1 comment:

  1. Awesome - I love the movers and shakers dies!! Congrats on making the the Top 5!! WOW!!