Saturday, July 26, 2008

view master card

I am the official card maker at my office. One of my co-workers is going on maternity leave soon, and we are having a little get together for her on Monday. I got thinking about the whole currently being pregnant but soon to deliver thing, and decided to see if I could translate that into a card. What do you think? I've never done a view master card before, and let me tell you, I spent hours working out all the kinks!

I used the head from Expectafellabella and the bottom from Babyfellabella and attached them to the front of the card with mini glue dots. I stamped and colored each of the four mid-section pieces, cut them out, and glued them onto the pink view master insert after the card was assembled so that I could line them up properly.



Here's the first view, with the mid-section from Expectafellabella.


The mid-section for the second view is from Teddybella. Doesn't she look like she is going to pop any second now?


In the third view, with Babyfellabella mid-section, baby has arrived. Aren't they sweet?


And here in the last view, with the mid-section from Dogwalkabella, we see that my co-worker is trim and fit and ready to return to work.

Stamps: Expectafellabella, Babyfellabella, Teddybella, Dogwalkabella

Paper: SU Pink Pirouette & Soft Sky, Heidi Grace designs Garden Flower

Accessories: Aquapainter, SU inks in Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, and Barely Banana, SU creamy caramel marker, prismacolor marker, stickles, Soft Sky ribbon, silver cord, assorted punches, Nestabilities

I've recieved a few questions on how I made the card, and will try to answer them. First off, read the view master card tutorial on SCS for the basic directions. Now on to specifics...

1. The brad is hidden under her skirt. (Get your mind out of the gutter! Really!) I used a mini glue dot to hold the skirt in place and it seems to be holding up well.

2. For the nice dark skin tone, I used a SU creamy caramel marker. I also highly recommend the SU creamy caramel or close to cocoa watercolor crayons.

3. I made 6 "washers" to put between the brad and the view master insert to give it room to spin. To make them, I punched a hole with my 1/16th" hole punch, and then lined my 1/4th" hole punch over that hole and punched again. Wah lah! Instant washer.

18 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, my gosh! That is a fantastic card! What great creativity!

Dani said...

Holy cow! That is the most ingenious idea! You are amazing!

Katie Skiff said...

That is a lot of work girl!! Great job!!

Rachel said...

Love your card!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is awesome! Sooo creative. I just love it!

sparkplug17 said...

Your card is so great! Wow, that must of taken alot of lining up! But I'm sure she'll love it! Awesome work.

Martha said...

OMG - that is beautiful. I love it. I want to make one now for a friend. I also shared a link to your blog on my blog. b/c I wanted all my friends to see that card.

Terria said...

Oh this is so cute and very creative I will have to try this one. I love this card great job!!

CraftyLyra said...

Oh wow! Maybe I'll be able to try something like that in...FIVE YEARS! Wow. Great blog!

Lori Barnett said...

HOW CUTE IS THAT!!! Let me pick up my jaw off the floor!! Awesome!

Paper Makeup said...

I absolutely adore this card! You did FANTASTIC!

Christi said...

OMG! What an awesome idea!! I LOVE this!!

Cheri said...

Wow...I have never seen a card that I had to go back and look at ten times. This is amazing. Now I'm going to check out the rest of your blog.
Cheri

Candy said...

Great card - what a lot of work you went to. Sure hope your co-worker knows the time you spent making this. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!
Candy

Lynn said...

You must be one of those right brain gals that thinks outside the box, because this is too stinkin' cute!!!
Great card!
TFS

(tinxmagic) Laura said...

What a fabulous idea!!! SOOOO cute! I didn't even know the bellas would "fit" like that! Great job!!!!

Laurel said...

Wow, just came across this it is fabulous!!!

Kara said...

This is just amazing! It is so cute and fun; she is going to love it!!

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