I started by stamping the background with the lined paper image from THIS stamp set using THIS white pigment ink. Once it was dry, I die-cut one of THESE dies towards the top of the panel. I flipped it over and die-cut it again right on top to have all of the lines be the same size. It’s a tip that I learned from Jennifer McGuire’s video HERE. I highly recommend you watch her video. So many great tips using THIS die. I die-cut the other piece of that die set using the same card stock and weaved them together. Once they are weaved together, I put a tiny square of THIS foam strip tape on top of the hinge so I can attach the pencil image that I stamped, colored, and cut out.
At the top of the pull tab, I die-cut one of THESE circles from white cardstock and stamped “pull here” from THIS stamp set so the recipient knows what to do. To cover up the majority of the pencil image, I stamped a yellow rectangle piece with the pencil image from the same stamp set in a coordinating ink color for a tone-on-tone look. I added a small white strip along the bottom and adhered one of THESE hearts on top. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on top. To finish off the card I adhered the moving panel to a kraft top folding note card using foam tape around the sliding piece. Make sure not to get to close with the adhesive so your piece moves freely.
When the recipient pulls the tab, a colorful row of pencils appear…
You can see it in action over on my Instagram HERE.
Here’s a closer look…
I hope this inspires you to try and create an interactive surprise on your next card.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!