Words can’t even begin to express how excited I am that #1 today’s card exists for me to share with you and #2 it was sooooo easy and incredibly fun to assemble!!!
Okay, now to make a little more sense…I recently bought the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris dies from ScrapbookPal. Since it came, I have been researching and watching all the videos from different crafters putting it together. It seemed doable but I was skeptical after another not-so-happy run in I had with a past interactive die of theirs. However, this is the real deal and they totally did an amazing job designing this so you can actually succeed!
To create this awesome underwater scene I started with lots of paper and my distress oxides. I inked up 2 quarter sheets with peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon, splattered them with water and then flicked blueprint sketch on them as well. Then I took the 3 sausage pieces for the iris and inked those up the same way. I took a scrap and inked it with tea dye and gathered twigs and flicked some gathered twigs on it for texture.
Then I moved on to lots of die cutting! To be specific, I cut out all the pieces needed for the magic iris mechanism. Be sure to check out the main Intro to Magic Iris video for assembly instructions. Then I used the stitched hillside borders to cut the brown inked panel for sand.
After everything was die cut, I set it all aside and stamped my images which were from Mermaid for You and You are Sublime. I colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.
I started by attaching my background panel to a card base and then the sandy ground to that with foam tape. Then I glued down my magic iris mechanism and started adding images.
I used liquid glue to adhere them all down because I find that works better on the distress oxide panels. Then I popped my whole card in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment at the top of the magic iris frame.
I’m so incredibly excited how this card turned out! I now have a whole list of ideas so I don’t forget them and can’t wait to make more and share them with everyone!!!
My daughter and I can’t stop playing with this one. Seriously, it’s so fun to watch that mermaid appear over and over again! Soooo much fun!
Do you enjoy making interactive cards? If you’re not a crafter, do you enjoy getting them? They are my favorite to create and most of all to give, especially to my non-crafty friends who think I’m some kind of witch when I make paper do fun things. hahaha!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!