Monday, August 8, 2011

Fishy card and a quick tut!

Hi all! Hope you had a lovely weekend! I have a fish-themed CAS card today for this week’s challenge.

Best Fishes

Thought it ended up kind of cute. The Fish is colored with Copics and got a layer of Glimmer Glam Chandelier for some shine and the air bubbles are glossed up.

All stamps are from the Fishing for Details set.

We got a few questions about how to make the Sliding gift card holder I did last week, so here is a quick tut about that. Really simple, but FUN!

1. The card’s size is depending of the size of the gift card. And the one I have is standard size around here 3 1/2 x 2 1/4. For this you’d need:

1 piece of cardstock 6 3/4 x 2 3/4

4 pieces of cardstock 3 3/4 x 3 1/2

3d adhesive

Circle punch and a scissors or a world window punch

2. Punch 4 circles out of scrap cardstock. Then ad the gift card (or a piece of cardstock the size of the gift card) at center of the 6 3/4 x 2 3/4 piece of cardstock. Cut two thin windows on each side of the giftcard like shown on the photo below.

Slider 2

It doesn’t look nice, but this wont show on the finished card. I drew up the windows and cut with scissors, but if you have a window punch, that is the perfect tool.

3. Now take one of the circles and put under one of the windows. Ad a pop dot slightly smaller than the cut out window on the circle you see through the window. Then ad a second circle on top of the pop dot. do the same with the two other circles through the second window. The circles  should now be able to spin in the windows.

Slide card 

Not easy to explain things on English, wish you all knew Swedish! Hope you get it! :)

4. Place two of the smaller cardstock pieces on the desk in front of you, tight together so that they form a rectangle measuring 7 1/2 x 3 1/2.

Ad glue (I use the Scrap Happy Glue, best there is!) on the two circles on one side. Make sure the circles are pulled up to the gift card edges on both sides. As far to the center as they can go!


Then carefully adhere the window piece centered on the large rectangle made up of the two smaller cardstock pieces.

5. Now ad 3d foam of some sorts to the edges of the larger rectangle like shown below. Sorry for the faulty photo, when I realized I’d been sloppy, I didn’t have time to redo it. So some niiiice photo shop work tries to make up for it…

Slider6 kopiera

6. Now ad the two remaining cardstock pieces on top, adhered with the 3d foam. And the card base is done. You should be able to slide the card open. Now all you have to do is decorate it.


Ok, I hope you were able to follow me… Good luck!



Anonymous said...

Loving this "fish" stuff!! The Copic markers and gloss make this one just right!

The Rubber Cafe said...

Thank you Tesa for posting the directions ... this is great stuff ...