To create this awesome underwater scene I started with lots of paper and my distress oxides. I inked up 2 quarter sheets of cardstock with peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon, splattered them with water and then flicked blueprint sketch on them as well. Then I took the 3 sausage pieces for the iris and inked those up the same way. I took a scrap and inked it with tea dye and gathered twigs and flicked some gathered twigs on it for texture.
Then I moved on to lots of die cutting! To be specific, I cut out all the pieces needed for the magic iris mechanism minus the sausages I already cut out for ink blending. Be sure to check out the main Intro to Magic Iris video for assembly instructions. I also die cut the brown inked scrap with the stitched hillside borders for sand. After everything was die cut, I set it aside and stamped my images which were from Mermaid for You and You are Sublime. I colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.
For assembly I attached my background panel to a card base and then the sandy ground to that with foam tape. Then I assembled and glued down my magic iris mechanism and started adding images.
I used liquid glue to adhere them all down because I find that works better on the distress oxide panels. Then I popped my whole card in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment at the top of the magic iris frame.
I'm so incredibly excited how this card turned out! I now have a whole list of ideas so I don't forget them and can't wait to make more and share them with everyone!!! Do you enjoy making interactive cards?
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!
Lawn Fawn Mermaid for you stamps LF1167
Lawn Fawn Mermaid for you dies LF1168
Lawn Fawn You are sublime stamps LF1686
Lawn Fawn You are sublime dies LF1687
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink LF1302
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders LF772
Distress Oxide peacock feathers TDO-56102
Distress Oxide mermaid lagoon TDO-56058
Distress Oxide blueprint sketch TDO-55822
Distress Oxide tea dye TDO-56270
Distress Oxide gathered twigs TDO-56003
tombow mono liquid adhesive 52190
scrapbook adhesives foam squares 1612
Copics: R24, R27, RV10, RV13, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR06, B01, B02, B04, B06, B0000, YG11, YG13, YG21, YG23, G12, G14, V000, V09, V12, V15, E11, E13, E50, E51, C00, C1, C2, C3, W1, W3, BV00, BV02