Cardmaking challenges are a great way to get inspired and to try out new things. When I saw the sketch for WSC447 I imagined a landscape with a couple of the dinos from the Cutieasaurus stamp set.
At first, I wasn’t going to make it interactive, but then I thought the dinos would look extra cute if they moved their heads, like in some sort of mating ritual, LOL. So I grabbed the Meet in the Middle Interactive Die-namics and went to work.
There was very little space between the cutieasaurus heads and they weren’t at the same height, so I had to get creative with the interactive dies.
I diecut four of the largest linkages and stacked two and two together. Then, instead of adding a second linkage to create the rotation, I cut two narrow strips that I glued to the pull tab. I only added adhesive where the X:s are (see picture above) so that the linkages could move with the pull tab. Check out THIS blog post (with a video tutorial), if you want to know more…
I was too lazy to stack the donut pieces from the set, so I just used some thick foam dots that I had in my stash. It was easy to punch a hole in the middle of them and to glue them to the rotating brad through the holes in my main panel. Check out THIS recent video tutorial of mine, if you have no idea what I’m talking about.
Without further ado, here’s the card in action!
Aaaw, don’t they make the perfect couple? I promised to share my Copic combinations on the blog so here you go… G43, G40 and Y11 for the T-rex and BG02, BG01, Bg000, R22 and R20 for the Triceratops. I also added the little scales with a Prismacolor pencil as well as some drops of Glossy Accents to the eyes and dots.
I used both the Grassy Hills Die-namics and the Grassy Edges Stencil, for the ground and one of the strips from the Skinny Strips Die-namics for the sentiment. I borrowed my friend Karolyn Loncon’s idea of turning it into a tree branch, but I lost a leaf on the way and didn’t notice it until after the photo session.
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MFT Supplies used for the interactive Cutieasaurus card
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