Cardmaking, EBE by Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen

2 Interactive Card Ideas Featuring Essentials by Ellen

Do you ever need a card that is a little extra special?

How about an interactive card that moves with a wobble or a slider?

Today Carissa going to show you how to make two easy interactive cards featuring the newest stamps and dies from the Essentials By Ellen line. The new stamp and dies are available now…and you’re going to love what Brandi has imagined for you to create with!

Hello everyone! It’s Carissa Wiley here with you today for another newsletter. Thanks for joining me. I’m glad you’ve stopped by. Today I’m sharing some easy interactive cards. I’ll also be featuring the new Little Gentleman and Backyard Bird Friends stamps and dies. I love these fun new stamps!

I’ll walk you through the creation of these cards in today’s video, so be sure to check that out. I’ll give you some tips and tricks along the way too!

Today’s first card is what I consider the easiest kind of interactive card you can make. I’m using a Mini Action Wobbler to create movement on my card.

You can adhere these Mini Action Wobblers to any stamped die cut image. Then watch your image shimmy and shake. It also adds a lot of dimension.

I used a Mini Action Wobbler on the back of my adorable pink bird from Backyard Bird Friends. When the recipient opens the card, that little birdie is gonna dance. If that doesn’t bring a smile to their face, I don’t know what will.

Today’s second card features a penny slider…which allows the paper airplane from Little Gentleman to soar across the card. Penny sliders are another easy interactive card and are so much fun.

I’ve used the Essentials By Ellen Swing N Slide dies for my slider portion. This gives you a variety of options for creating slider elements…and makes the process so easy.

Here are a couple of tips for making your penny sliders move a smoothly.

  1. Use a double layer of foam adhesive on the back of your card front. This will give more room for the penny slider to move between the card front and the card base.
  2. Treat the track with a powder tool. Once your slider element is in place, run your powder tool along the inner edges of the track. This will remove any extra adhesive that might be lingering and add some lubrication to make your slider really MOOOOOVE.
  3. Want your slider element to flip and slide? Just use a round foam dot instead of a square or rectangle. Your element will flip, spin and slide all along the track. It’s so much fun to play with!

Interactive cards are so much fun to create and to give! I hope you enjoyed today’s cards featuring quick and easy interactive elements. For more tips and tricks, be sure you check out today’s video tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!
XOXO Carissa


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