Maybe some of you know that I started my paper passion with Toy Theatres' reprints from British and German publishers (Jackson Pollock or Schreiber for example).Some of them can be seen with my other blog "VonPappe".
So it should be no surprise to you that I love everything 3D like showcases, moving paper cards or paper dioramas. This time I tried to create a mechanical card on my own using my freshly arrived Tim Holtz "Time Travelers" stamp set! (Wow, I LOVE it!) and a model from a book about mechanical cards made after originals of Valentine cards from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
When closed the card folds flat to fit with an envelope, but when you pull the label on the bottom it unfolds into a 3d showcase with three layers by a card and ribbon mechanism well hidden from sight within the card's design.
First I stamped the traveler, the airplane and the suitcase pile onto white card, coloured the images using watercolours and fine tip brush and then cut them into shape.
They were glued to the cut out and folded frames afterwards and these were then glued exactly into position to provide easy folding for the closing and opening process.
The images work together perfectly with the Tim Holtz "Destinations" paper stash! So I used these for the front of the card, the front of the pull tab and the background of the showcase. The backsides (which are mostly doubled due to aquired stiffness to get the mechanism working without tearing or bending anything) are made from heavy white card.
For the front I did some additonal embellishing with a dry embossed and sanded frame from Kraft Core, some die cut Tim Holtz letters, an idea-ology fastener and an idea-ology hinge clip holding a stamped, cut out and aged ticket.
The explanations in the book were not that detailed and the template way too small so I had to do my own to fit the size of the stamped images. That meant a lot of measuring, calculating, failures and cursing as well....but finally I succeeded!!! Woohoo!
Hope you like it!!!
Thank you for stopping by!!!
With this project I enter Happy Campers challenge "Add Dimension", Our Creative Corner's "designer paper'" challenge and also Simon Says Stamp challenge "anything goes".
Happy Easter to you all!!!!
die amelie x