Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Transportation at Stinkin' Inkers!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my July post for Stinkin' Inkers! The theme for this month is Transportation and I wanted to do something a little different than the standard planes, trains, and automobiles! So, how about a little intergalactic transportation? The little rocket actually moves! 

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Black Card
Lawn Fawn Slide on Over Circles Dies, #LF1382
Watercolor Paper
Zig Clean Color Markers
Lawn Fawn Starry Skies Dies, #LF1377
Silver Glitter Card
Lawn Fawn Out of This World Stamp set, #LF1330
Lawn Fawn Out of This World Dies set, #LF1331
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Ranger Foam Tape, Black
Various Gel Pens
Penny {for the rocket}

As this is my second (check out the first one here) interactive card, at least I had an idea what to expect.  There are still things I need to work on, like my tape placement but it is getting easier and I didn't have the "first time" jitters; just the second time ones; ok, I'm kidding!

I started this card by stamping and coloring all the elements I needed and, once they were dry, I cut them all out.  It's easier for me to figure out the layout of the card when I have everything I'm going to use ready to go, especially with this type of card, since I've never made one before!  I also enhanced a few of the planets with various gel pens to add some sparkle.  The flame of the rocket is cut out of washi tape, but I would recommend using glitter card instead.  I didn't even think about the sticky washi tape and how that might make it harder for the little rocket to spin; but by the time I realized it, it was too late.  I also should have cut the flame out of plain old red glitter card; at the very least used the stamp that is supplied with the kit to make it.  Good thing the fussy cutting was rather free form so it wasn't too hard.  And I powdered the heck out of the sticky side of the tape so the flame didn't stick anywhere else.  

Instead of making a galaxy background, I decided to just use plain black card.  I cut out the track and then put the black outer piece {the one with the cut}, popped up with foam tape (doubled up foam tape - you need to give the slider element room to actually slide) and attached it to another piece of black card.  It's like making a card topper that is self contained.  Once the entire section is done, all the parts are attached and whatnot; then you attach it to your card base.

I prepped myself by re-watching the fabulous Lawn Fawn video on making slider cards and then got to work.  I happened to have some black foam tape that I bought ages ago and I like that the tape is almost invisible.  I'm not going to go into detail on how I made the card because the video really does it much better
Another Peek
than I could so, if you are interested in how to make a slider card, I highly recommend checking it out.  There are also a gazillion more videos on YouTube that explain the process.

A surprising element for me was the penny.  I never knew what people used when making a slider card to actually make the slider slide. I attached a piece of black card to the penny, then a doubled up piece of foam tape, and finished it off with the rocket.  

Once the piece was done, I decided the card needed some bling.  I used the Starry Skies die to cut out some silver glitter card and added some little twinkly stars to the card.  Now it was done!  I'm happy to say it worked, mostly.  I had to force the rocket around some of the circle, but once I made it go, it was fine.  It doesn't slide as easily as Kelly's does in the video.  I actually broke down and purchased an EK Success Powder Tool; it comes filled with a fragrant powder but once that powder is gone, I can refill it with regular baby powder.  It made a HUGE difference in regard to leaving powder residue on the black card.  I've always used a "pounce pad" for my embossing and have struggled with it dulling darker cardstock.  This didn't leave a SPECK of residue!  If you emboss a lot, I highly recommend it!  Just do a Google search for it and there are TONS of places to buy one and even a bunch of YouTube videos to explain the tool.  But I'm happy with it.  I've given the card to the Man and he likes it; all is well in the world!

I hope you enjoyed my write up and I'd love to know if you've made one of these cards yet - how did it work out for you? Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your transportation creations at Stinkin' Inkers - you have the entire month of July to join in, so I hope to see you there!  Christi

PS: Please keep your pets inside beginning at dusk if you live in the USA - fireworks can traumatize ANY animal to the point of death and this day of the year has the most animal runaways!! 

I am entering my "Space" card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenges - G is for the Great Outdoors
Patties Creations - #147, Anything that Flies {like my little rocket}
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything that goes/you see in the Sky
Tuesday Throwdown - The Great Outdoors
The House that Stamps Built - #DCC74, The Great Outdoors
Creative Friday - #208,  At Night, While Everyone is Sleeping


  1. Fabulous fun card. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge. EmmaT

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at
    I have a new scrapbooking challenge blog if you are also a scrapbooker. Would love you to link up your layouts! BiminiMoose.blogspot.com

  3. What a fun space themed card! Love the way the rocket moves around the card! So happy you linked up to The House That Stamps Built!

  4. Very cool!! Love how the rocket is flying around among all the planets; so fun!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. Fun card, Christi! Thanks for joining us this week at the The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge. Marsha DT

  6. great card! Thanks for joining us at creative friday.

  7. Wonderful interactive card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon in our next challenge which starts tomorrow! Hugs, Gwendolyn


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