Interactive shark card for June MFT & Friends

Interactive shark card for June MFT & Friends.

Hello again! It’s time to celebrate the MFT June Release, which is already available in the MFT Boutique, and I’m doing it with a fun interactive shark card, created with a mixture of new products and older favorites.

As soon as I saw the Baby Shark Die-namics, I knew that I had to create an interactive card with it. Due to its size, I had to make the card extra large and the cardbase measures a whopping 9 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ (24,1cm x 21 cm) when open.

Interactive double slider shark card for My Favorite Things.
When we pull the pulltab, the shark appears from behind the sand mound to surprise the snorkeling bear. Let’s check it out in action:

If you’re into moveable cards like me, you’ve probably guessed that I used a simple double slider mechanism for this card.

Cenital view of double slider card featuring the Baby Shark Die-namics.

I started by stamping the sea creatures from the Best Fins stamp set, masking them and doing some ink blending on my 4 1/2″ x 8″ panel (11,4cm x 20,3cm) of Copic friendly card stock with Cornflower and Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Inks. To give the background some texture, I spritzed it with water and diluted ink.

Close up of double slider shark card.

Once it was dry, I used the smaller die from the Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics, to cut some slots for my cellophane strip. I then adhered the pull tab from the Interactive Pull Tabs Die-namics to the back of it and the shark to the front.

Close up of sentiment of double slider shark card by Laura Dovalo.

Next I prepared the 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4 sand mound (11,4cm x 9,7cm) layer to cover the mechanism. I could have made it even higher to completely hide the shark, but sometimes the best hiding places are in plain sight. Actually, my idea was to camouflage  the visible part of it with sea grass, shells and fish, but I read that shark skin repels barnacles and other parasitic organisms… Fascinating stuff!

Front view of interactive shark card by Laura Dovalo.

For such a large card, I went with a larger sentiment, from the beautiful Heap of Hellos stamp set. And that’s all that I can tell you about my card. If anyone needs the list of Copic markers that I used for my coloring, just let me know in the comments. Thank you for your visit! Happy shopping!

List of MFT supplies used for interactive shark card

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