Hi Crafty Friends,
My card today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we challenge each other to create something using supplies we all own.
As this is our first challenge for the year and just after Christmas, our challenge this month was to create a card using anything new.
As I had just received the Sunny Studio Stamps Sliding Window Card die set and some fun space themed stamps from Whimsy Stamps, I decided to combine the two to create my card.
Here is a quick video to see my card in action.
To create my card I started by covering a piece of white cardstock with Altenew's Watercolor Nebula Washi tape, this washi tape is about 6 inches wide and gives a great galaxy or space background without lots of work.
I die cut the washi tape cardstock using the largest rectangle from Heffy Doodles Imperial Stitched Rectangles die set. Next I used the main die from Sunny Studio Stamps Sliding Window die set to die cut the centre of the panel.
For the moon I used Whimsy Stamps Moon Background stamp. I seem to make a few spaced themed cards each year and I know this stamp will get a work out in the future. I do have another moon surface type of stamp however this one is much deeper so a must have for me.
I stamped the moon background onto thinner white cardstock and colored the image and cut around the top edge of the moon. I then lay this over my card where I knew I wanted it to lay and used the same rectangle die to die cut the image so the stitched lines where on both the washi taped background and the moon.
Next I lay the moon back over the card and positioned the sliding window die back over where I cut it on the washi card panel and die cut the lower section of the sliding window portion.
I cut a rectangle panel which also had washi tape on it the same size as the sliding window and then adhere the moon to both this panel and around the bottom of my main card.
I constructed the card as per the instructions provided on Sunny Studio Stamps web site.
To decorate the card I used Whimsy Stamps Space Dragon for the main image on the panel that moves up. This image is also adhered to the panel using a action wobble so this gives the image some extra movement.
The sentiments and all other images used on this card are from Whimsy Stamps A Boy's Dream.
For this style of card you have the option of either mounting the sliding window to the front of a folded card or keeping it flat by just adhering it to a piece of cardstock. I decided to just adhere my card to a flat black rectangle panel so my card could be displayed as per the photos in this post.
Of course I still had to decorating the back of my card (it's what I do LOL!) so I added the moon, and a few more of the images from the A Boy's Dream stamp set.