Yay, it’s time to celebrate the MFT may Release and I’m doing it by sharing two interactive cards with green critters!
The second one also features some green critters from the same set as the chameleon. Fun fact: Amphibians and reptiles are together called herpetofauna or “heps” for short. All herps are cold-blooded. Before I tell you more about the cards, let’s check them out in action, in the animated gif below:
I’m not using any new mechanisms… HERE’s a link to Maaike’s awesome color changing chameleon tutorial and HERE’s a link to a tutorial of a pull tab slider card with a rotating mechanism, that I made. However my monthly interactive card tutorial on the MFT YouTube channel is coming up so if you want me to show you specifically how to make one of these, let me know in a comment below!
The first card is quite easy to make. I cut a 4 3/4″ square panel with my paper trimmer and used the chameleon die to die cut an offset window. Next I stamped the chameleon on a piece of acetate with black StazOn ink. I didn’t want the rainbow colors to show around the critter so I used a white paint marker on the back of the acetate to fill out that space. I also used it for the eye.
For the back of the tongue I chose a red permanent marker. It’s not perfect, but it does the job.
I used a 4″ circle from the A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics to create the rotating circle. To make it sturdy and thick I layered three of them. I used the following Copic markers to create the rainbow effect: BV04, BV02, BV01, B18, B14, B12, BG05, BG02, BG01, G05, G03, G02, Y17, Y15, Y13, YR68, YR65, YR61, R39, R37, R35, RV09, RV06 and RV04.
As you can see, the crocodile in card number two is anything but menacing even though its teeth look scary! The turtle is totally safe with his bestie.
For the ink blending I used the Grassy Edges Stencil as well as the following Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage. The clouds are from the You Make My Days Sunshiny Die-namics and for the mechanism I used the Twist & Turn Interactive Die-namics, which is so versatile!
Before I leave, here are the measurements for both cards. Thanks for stopping by!
Chameleon card measurements
- Main panel: 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (11,5cm x 11,5cm)
- Card base: 9 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (24cm x 12cm)
- Rotating circle: 4″ (10,2cm)
Crocodile card measurements
- Main panel: 5 3/16″ x 3 7/8″ (13,2cm x 9,9cm)
- Black panel:5 5/16″ x 4″ (13,5c,m x 10,2cm)
- Card base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (14cm x 21,4cm)
- Pull tab: 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (1,2cm x 13,3cm)