Saturday, October 27, 2018

Leading Lady for Winnie and Walter Take Four



Happy Saturday everyone!  Time sure does fly when you're having fun, doesn't it?  Today is my final post as the October Leading Lady for Winnie & Walter (W&W)!  I want to thank Shay again for entrusting me to take over their blog every Saturday this month.   It has been an honour and I've enjoyed every minute of it!

So last week I ended with an interactive spinner card.  Interactive cards are very popular right now, even though they've been around for a very long time.  Die versions may be available and make it easier, but essentially all of them can be created without one.  I have two samples to share.


BIRTHDAY SURPRISE

You knew one of my cards had to be a birthday.  A scallop rectangle panel was die cut from Whisper White cardstock with Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.  Happy from In a Word: Happy stamp set was stamped in black.  In a Word: Birthday cutaway was die cut from X-press It cardstock and ombre coloured with a mini blending tool and Black Soot distress ink.  A couple of streamers from The Party Confetti cutaways were die cut form silver foil paper and added as embellishment.



I wanted to keep the front super CAS and monochromatic because the par-tay starts on the inside!

Yup, my first card is an inside pop up box card.  After watching the videos, I figured out the scoring and cutting.  For this particular box, I wanted a 1-1/4" box that is 3/4" high.  So I multiplied 1-1/4" by 4 because a box has 4 sides.  Then I added a 1/4" for the tab to attach the box ends together.  Added 3/4" to 1-1/4" for the height and my starting cardstock piece is 5-1//4" x 2".  Scored the short side at 3/4" and every 1-1/4" on the long side.  Used scissors to cut out some sections to get this.


Fold along the scored lines and assemble the box.  Add strong adhesive to the triangles and adhere the box on a diagonal with the crease of the card base.


A couple of 1/2" x 1-3/4" strips scored at 1/4" on both ends were added inside the box.  These were where acetate strips adhered to, which in turn how the balloons and hats were added to pop out of the box.  The balloons from Big Round Balloons cutaways were die cut from white cardstock and coloured with distress inks and a mini blending tool.  The hats from Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs were stamped with black Copic friendly ink on scrap of X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the coordinating dies.  Silver foil streamers and confetti was added to finish.



CHRISTMAS WHEEL

I may be dating myself, but the popular reveal wheel is what I knew as a viewfinder card.


Started by stamping the images from Season's Tweetings by Evelin T Designs with black Copic friendly ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching dies.  From a stitched white panel, partial die cut a circle opening.  Instead of trimming a straight edge across, I used my scissors and cut a slope.  Adhered the images around the window to create the scene.


For the wheel, I wanted a white border so a reverse circle mask was die cut from masking paper and adhered onto Bristol paper.   Added various distress inks with a mini blending tool then die cut out with a scallop circle die.  Die cut another scallop circle but this time from copy paper.  Fold the copy paper in half then into quarters to find the centre.  Align both scallop circles and pierce the centre with a piercing tool.


On the back of the scene panel, position the scallop circle then pierce through the scallop circle and the panel.  Use the hole as a guide to cut a semi circle on the side edge.  Secure the wheel to the panel with a brad.  Pop the panel onto a white cards base by adding mounting tape around the edge of the wheel.  White heat embossed the sentiment from Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs on black cardstock and popped it up with mounting tape over the brad to hide it.  Added snow over all images with a white gel pen to finish.   Here are more views of the different sky colours with turns of the wheel.




*** Updated: Here's a video ***


GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Shay's generosity, I have a $30 W&W gift card to give away to one lucky commenter here on my blog.  For your chance to win, leave a comment on any of my Leading Lady posts by October 31 and I will randomly pick a winner from all comments left across my posts.



That concludes my time here at W&W.  I want to thank all of you who stuck with me and left such kind comments.  I was not feeling very well this week, and reading your comments brightened my day!  Have a wonderful weekend!













Challenges:

Birthday card
Always Happy Birthday - October Anything Birthday Goes
Mix It Up - #18 October Anything Goes optional twist Monochrome
Love to Craft - October Anything Goes

Christmas card
Jingle Belles - While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Watercooler Wednesday - #193 Tristan's All About Holidays









36 comments:

Marianne said...

Another stellar performance as W&W's Leading Lady this month, Trina. Your first card is just perfect as in on the outside, and the outburst of colour on the inside is such an unexpected and wonderful surprise. Also love your interactive element on your second card. Will definitely have to try this myself.

cm said...

I am floored by your creativity, Trina! Today's duo is yet more evidence of your abundant eye-for-design and innovation! Your first card is pure delight, especially with the wonderful, colourful burst of balloons popping from the inside. Your reveal wheel (yes, I remember viewfinders...and I'm way, way way older than you!) changing sky...brilliance and delight to the nth degree! Once again, you've reinforced my view: you are the epitome of a Leading Lady! Shay must be beyond thrilled by your showcases (my crystal ball sees a DT invitation in the works!).
hugs~carol

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow, Trina! I love the DIY pop up box... you can only buy so many dies, right? And I agree about the Viewfinder card... I love the way you made the window big and had the sky change.
So clever and wonderful!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Amazing cards!! Even as CAS cards you designs are fantastic and you add interactive element to it..reaches next level !

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the pop up of balloons ... what a fabulous
surprise when someone opens the card ... and so colorful!! And the
reveal wheel card is gorgeous!!! And so fun! I used to love using the
viewfinder as a kid. lol MANY years ago!! lol Awesome inspiration this
past month. Love your designs!!

Christine Alexander said...

amazing selection of interactive cards Trina, your pop up box is so pretty with a great selection of coloured balloons and you wheel card is so cute.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I love the fun birthday surprise card! What a treat to open that up! And your Christmas wheel card is just adorable! Love the sky colors and those adorable penguins!

Dana M said...

Fabulous cards! So happy and festive. I love the pop of color, literally, when you open the balloon card. Oh, I remember viewfinders too:) Love that you created a sky that changes.

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love interactive cards and both your cards are so fun and interactive...the pop up box and the wheel...so cool
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Greta said...

You really went out with a bang! Amazing, creative cards!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the little pop up box. What a genius design.

Kathyk said...

All fab makes but I popped across to admire your dimensional balloon make and to thank you for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

Kathyk
DT @ LTCCB

Linda S. said...

How very clever of you to figure out how to include that pop-up box on the inside of your birthday card. Quite the surprise for the birthday person! Thanks for sharing your talents on the Winnie and Walter blog.

Bonnie said...

This balloon card is AMAZING, Trina! Wow! It is so festive and sure to please the recipient! Your snow family with the wheel is also amazing! I love how the weather can change for them and the sun isn't so big it's going to melt them! Movable cards are such fun and totally beyond me.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh my, your designs are just gorgeous - LOVE your balloon card - just SENSATIONAL:)

Sue D said...

Love the festive balloons on the first one and the changing background on the second.
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McStamper said...

I have enjoyed all of your wonderful ideas this month. The balloon box is definitely one of my favorites. What a fun card for someone special.

SmilynStef said...

What a fun snowy sky ... such lovely colors ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Karenladd said...

Love that you ended the month with a birthday card because your Leading Lady stint has been a real party for all of us! The front of your birthday card is CAS and beautiful with the foil streamers, and what a surprise to see the pop-up inside. WOW!!! Interactive cards are too intimidating for me so I leave it up to artists such as yourself to awe and delight! Thank you for a fabulous month of inspiration.

Linby said...

Such fun cards and so beautifully made too.

Helen said...

WOW!!! Both cards are fantastic, Trina! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration and clear helpful instructions! I can't wait to try for myself! Love the idea of the simple black, white and silver front and colourful "pop" of the balloons inside!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are all fabulous!

Andrea Shell said...

These cards are amazing! Love how you made them without any special dies! Thanks for the tutorial

Shirley N said...

Fabulous cards and beautiful coloring! I wish I could see your birthday surprise card in real life. Great inspiration.

SHartl said...

These cards are just awesome and what a way to end the month as Leading Lady. Your balloons are AMAZING and look so realistic!! I have loved all your cards but this box design and interactive wheel cards are really impressive.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Sorry it was a rough week for you. Hopefully it's getting better. I love your card designs - your birthday surprise card is fantastic! Thanks for a great month with W&W.

Tristan Goldsmith said...

Another fab card Trina. I love those little penguins. Lovely colouring. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

Helen said...

I'm back again, Trina, to say your cards are amazing and thanks so much for all your helpful ideas for easy interactive cards! Thanks so much joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Arianna Barbara said...

What a great finale! Love your beautiful cards!!!

{VICKI} said...

OMG!
LOVE THE BALLOON CARD!
SO AMAZING!

pcm said...

i can't believe you made the balloon card without a special pop up box die! this has been a great month with you :)

Kath Ricks said...

ThThanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!ose penguins are so cute!

Loll said...

Another amazing Leading Lady post with lots of techniques for us. Thank you Trina for explaining how you made these interactive cards. Great designs and are so fun and just make me smile. The colours, the colouring ... always fabulous from you! xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Oh no, it’s already your last post! I’ve been loving seeing your wonderful work along these 4 weeks and you showed us fabulous techniques to try ! Today’s post is no exception and I particularly love the adorable winter scene with these cute penguins and the changing sky. Stunning! By the way, congratulations for being showcased at WWC ! Hugs x

lauren bergold said...

what an amazing cute trio of happy little dudes! so pleased to have this lovely card in the CRITTER gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥