I've created a video tutorial so you can watch and see just how easy it is to put together the Seesaw Slider mechanism and create a fun little card. And really it's so easy! I love seeing one little critter pop up while the other pops down. Just makes me smile!
I used the Bunny Band Pals Stamp Set for all of my cute critters and other images. This is one of the Pocket Pals Stamp Sets from LDRS Creative. I love these little Pocket Pals Stamps! There are so many cute images that are smaller so you can build a whole scene without overwhelming the card. And since the images are small they don't require a lot of fancy coloring and blending - which is perfect for me!
I stamped all of the images from the Bunny Band Pals Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers. I die cut the images with the Bunny Band Pals Die Set and played around with the arrangement of the scene on my card. You want to make sure you do any stamping or ink blending on the card front before you do the die cutting and assembling of the Seesaw Slider mechanism. I didn't - and I kept that in the video so that you could see my mistakes. I make mistakes all the time! And I try my best to just roll with the punches! I used the Rainy Day Stencil to create a simple ink blended background. I used Marina Madness Hybrid Ink to create the cloudy sky and Prickly Pear Perfection to create the grass at the bottom of the card.
From there I die cut all the pieces for the Seesaw Slider mechanism. Be sure to watch the video above! I have some tips and tricks for assembling this easy interactive card. One of my biggest tips is to use plenty of powder tool ( like you would use for embossing ) along the parts of the card where paper slides on paper. The friction of the paper sometimes prevents the mechanism from moving smoothly and the powder helps a lot! And don't be afraid of foam tape either! This card has two layers of foam tape to adhere the background panel to the card and many of the elements on the front have two layers as well. The more foam tape the better! I even "modified" the slider slightly because I didn't want my bunnies popping up too far - I didn't want the one to pop up too far off of the stage and the other one popping up too far off the fence.
This card turned out super cute! And I love how the little bunny pops up onto the stage to sing and the other pops up from behind the fence to play a little song! See you soon!
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