Hey everybody! Today I decided to create yet another interactive card… this time with a window that lifts up and reveals some winter critters. This card is not my usual style, but I decided to embellish it a lot and give it a try!
I started by stamping two cottage houses from the Christmas Cottage stamp set in the center of my card. Using masking paper, I covered the houses so they would be protected from the rest of the stamping. Then I layered up my background by stamping a watercolor background in blues from the Lace Leaf stamp set and a line of trees in gray.
Then, I colored in the two cottages using Copic Sketch Markers and a simple blending and coloring technique (the video shows exactly how they were colored). After coloring, cut out the cottages using a craft knife along the edges and leaving a portion uncut on the top. This way they will flap open to reveal an image underneath.
To create the images underneath, I traced a basic outline of the openings on a separate paper panel. Next, I was able to stamp some winter critters from the Cool Buddies stamp set in the traced guidelines. Then, I colored in the critters and added the panel beneath the main card to reveal the images underneath.
Enjoy the video!
All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH) and Simon Says Stamp (SSS), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!