Wednesday 22 October 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 22

Hello folks, and it’s day 22 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 days of Halloween Blog Hop.  All you have to do to take part is to hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project.  All Horrifying Hoppers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.

Today's card features Broomstick Bella from the Stamping Chef.  I've coloured her digitally and printed three copies so I could decoupage the image.  The background was created digitally as well .
This is a pull-the-tab mechanism -

While I was printing out the image, I printed out an extra strip of card in the same colour as the background  about 1cm (half an inch) wide, across the width of the sheet.  I cut it out and then cut a piece 6 cm (3 inches) long.

I scored it at 1cm (1/2 inch), 2 cm (1 inch) 4 cm (2 inches) and 5 cm (2 1/2 inches)
Then I folded it up so it looked like this - 
I cut a slit in the card and threaded the folded piece though it so that the "legs" were at the back ( a bit like the legs of a brad)

Then I made the "pull" strip by sticking the rest of the coloured strip onto another strip of card (for strength) and glued one end onto the folded card.  (I also glued some narrow strips of card over the pull strip to stop it wiggling about).  This diagram shows what I mean, I hope -

I glued the decoupaged Bella to the other side of the folded piece and then cut the pull strip to size before stamping the message onto the bit that sticks out when the card was pulled.

I stuck the topper to the card with foam pads so that there was room for the mechanism to work.
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My Side of Oz said...

I was bewitched before I saw her start moving as I scrolled down!! I adore movable cards and this one rocks!! Love the digital work and the layer of the lovely witch is awesome!!

TangledBlueRose said...

I love this card! It is so Bewitched! Perfect lovely witch and love and adore all your moving cards! So fun. I am bookmarking each one to remember I must try!

DonnaMundinger said...

FAbulous digi coloring and dimension. Love how she rides through the night sky. thanks for a great tut. xxD

Laura S Reading said...

Before I saw her zip cross the sky I loved her coloring and the depth.
My jaw dropped when she took off!

Unknown said...

Broomstick Bella is beautiful! As others have said :), this reminds me of the opening sequence of "Bewitched," which was my absolute favorite show as a kid!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a fun and be-witching card. Love the movement you gave it. Thanks for showing the quick tutorial.

Susan Renshaw said...

Amazing action card - thanks for all the details! Love the blue!!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Oooooo I love this! Thanks so much for the tutorial too!

Julia said...

fab project, thanks for the tutorial.

Unknown said...

Very sexy and cool action

Steph said...

Wow, amazing card! Wonderful digi coloring!

Christine Kiehl said...

Really cool card! The image, the colors, the idea! Thank you so much too for the step by step time you took to show us how you did it!