Today I’m sharing a CAS night sky card with a surprise feature that I made for the 2017 Card Design Superstar: Clean and Simple Genius. My white space in this case is black and my card has no embellishments and very few elements…
You’re probably thinking: “it doesn’t even have a sentiment”. But if you pull at the moon…
…the sentiment “You’re the sunshine in my life” appears and the night turns into dawn! It’s a special slider card since the whole panel slides.
I used the Die-namics NY Skyline in two rows to create the silhouette of this great city. In order to make them look like different buildings, I cut a few towers and ledges off. I especially modified the Empire State Building.
I inked the edges of the skylines and the moon, from the set Die-namics LJD Spooky Sweets, with silver ink. I also embossed the sentiment from the stamp set Soak up the Fun in silver on the waterpaper panel, that I had previously inked with Distress inks.
Here’ a brief look at the mechanism:
I cut a rectangular panel, half an inch shorter than my cardbase and used one of the banners from the Die-namics Blueprints 28 to cut two parallel grooves in it.
I also cut two rectangles with the Die-namics Essential Cover-Up Vertical die and adhered two pieces of popsicle sticks to one of them. They fit perfectly in the grooves of the previous panel!
I stacked the elements in the following manner: card base + rectangle with the popsicle sticks + panel with the grooves (glued to the cardbase with foam adhesive) + second rectangle + watercolor panel.
I put a strip of foam adhesive on the lower end of the cardbase and attached the skyline to it, so that it wouldn’t interfere with the mecanism and voilá.
Here’s a gif of my card so that you can see it in action… Until next time!
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