This year the month of April has been very dry here in Galicia, but nevertheless, I was inspired by the “April Showers” Paper Smooches challenge to create this fun, interactive Birthday card for a dear crafty friend.
Thanks to some partial stamping, I transformed the crazy professor from the stamp set “Great Chemistry” into a flustered, brush-wielding painter.
In this video clip you can see how the card works and what our crazy artist is painting…
Ha ha ha, what do you think? Even though I wasn’t able to perfectly align the brush with the rainbow (I didn’t want to make the rotating arm any shorter), I like the effect…
Here you can see the sequence in pictures:
The mechanism is really simple. I used the “Rainbow” die, also by Paper Smooches, for cutting a window out of the card panel, and for the rainbow itself. Both the arm and the disc are attached to the card panel with a small brad. The arm is also glued to the pinked disc with foam adhesive so that they can rotate together.
The fun character, colored with Copic markers, is glued to the card panel with foam adhesive. I didn’t put any behind his head so that the arm can rotate freely.
That’s all for today. Here’s the link to the challenge once more. You still have a couple of days to participate, so go for it!