With all the anticipation and excitement of the new movie being released in December, I thought it would be fun to do a Star Wars themed card.
I then used MTC to make a cutfile of this, had my Silhouette cut a stencil onto black cardstock and backed it with some shimmery white cardstock. Found images of the TIE fighter and AT-AT robot online and created cutfiles for those as well.
Jan Tinklenberg's "Marvelous Magical Marquee Card" on the inside. Unfortunately, still photos can't capture the full very cool sliding effect of this card as it's opened. If you haven't seen this card in action, you definitely should stop in over at Jan's blog, Stamps Paper Scissors to see how this card slides as well as a video tutorial for it.
"30 YEARS OF AGE YOU ARE. WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE..."
Found the link to this very cool free svg for Darth on Pinterest here.
And here's the inside to hubby's card...
Interactive sliding cards are always fun to make, but most of the time they are designed to work best with flat stamped images, and not so much with layered paper pieced images. Often I find the sliding mechanisms tend to get snagged or caught onto paper piecings, hindering the slider from working smoothly. For this particular card, I remedied the problem by adding two layers of foam tape onto the background around the image. This kept the slider about 1/8" above the image and the waxy backing layer of the foam tape provided a smooth surface for it to slide open and closed without getting caught.
As the card is opened, the iris lens parts to reveal little Yoda...
Got the cutting file for Yoda from the "Galaxy Friends" set over at Cuddly Cute Designs.