Do you like interactive cards but find them too challenging? I know I do! But there are a couple of tricks to creating fun interactive cards that are super simple. I’m going to show you them on today’s card, as the Santa stamp in the October Hedgehog Hollow Box is perfect for this.
I first stamped out the Santa main body and his two arms in Copic friendly black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I used Nuvo Hybrid ink. I also stamped out a gift and a stack of gifts. I used my Copics in shades of G green and R red to color his clothes and the gifts. I also used Neutral Gray N shades for his boots and gloves, and E shades for his face and beard. I also added some very pale C1 on the edges of his white trim to give it a little dimension.
I added some accents with gold and white gel pens for accents, (I use Uniball Signo pens) and a Sakura Blue glitter gel pen for his eyes. I then fussy cut out all the pieces and edged them with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker to tidy it up.
To add the first fun interactive element I used some small copper brads to attach Santa’s arms. This allows them to swivel – adhered one of the gifts to his hand so it looks like he’s handing the gift to the recipient!
For my background I used the gorgeous red foiled polka dot cardstock and adhered it to one of the card bases. I then heat embossed the “My Gift to You” sentiment onto black cardstock in WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder and popped it up on foam tape onto the card.
For the second interactive part of my card, I used a small Action Wobbler adhered to the back of Santa. This is a little plastic spring with double sided adhesive. When Santa is attached, the recipient can flick the Santa and let him wobble!
I made sure the Santa was aligned to my sentiment so it looked like he was dancing on top of the sentiment itself. I also added the other stack of gifts I’d colored directly behind him with foam squares to give a little more perspective.
My daughter has been playing with this card since I created it so I definitely think these brads and wobblers are a winner for fun cards! Do you have any tips for simple interactive cards?