May has been, err, challenging, so my inspiration post for the Crafting Cafe challenge blog is a little late this month. I could have got a card done in time of course, but I had a particular card in mind, and it needed a bit of thinking to get right.
This month's sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and, as the image I chose is called AKV Moving Car, I thought it ought to be, well, moving :-) I love any trick cards, but especially moving cards like penny sliders. My only reservation with penny sliders is that you have to incorporate the slot into your design. With this card, I wanted the workings to be completely hidden and, after a bit of head scratching, this is what I came up with:
Easy bits first: the papers I've used are an old DCWV photo stack paper for the sky, and a positively ancient Papermania Colossal stack for the hill and countryside. The hill is a half circle, and the car is mounted on a strip of mount board with a rounded end that is fixed to the back of the hill with a small brad. The brad is disguised by being part of the drift of flowers along the bottom. The hill is fixed to the card using a really thin strip of 3D foam tape along the bottom edge. Supports anywhere else would get in the way of the mechanism and restrict movement of the car, although you can get away with a little bit to the left and right.
The mount board strip is layered at the car end to allow free movement and the car overlaps the hill to keep everything together.
There will be a greeting in the top left (like a for sale board off the purple edging), just as soon as I remember what I've done with my new house greetings!
I hope you like the card. Have a happy weekend of crafting!
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