Saturday, February 23, 2019

Live Life at Full Throttle

Hello High Hopes fans! I'm super excited because this is my first blog post as part of the Design Team. I'm really happy to be here, to join such a fabulous group of talented ladies on the team, and create projects using High Hopes Rubber Stamps! I hope you'll like what I have in store!

Today's card is a super fun one; it's a wiper card! This was my first time making an interactive card like this. I've been seeing them all over the place, and I thought that this would be the perfect way to showcase the Super Speed car stamp (which you'll see in a little bit!). I combined it with the Space Scape background stamp and the Live Life sentiment stamp for a super cool, out-of-this-world card!

I started by stamping the background in a waterproof black ink on a smooth, heavyweight card stock. I colored it in with my water-based markers and kept the coloring bright but pretty simple. The real star of this card is the wiper action when you pull the sides. I added some small "Pull" tabs on the sides of the card just to help the recipient figure out how to work the card.  Take a look at my video below to see the card in action!

As little extras, I added some sparkly glitter glue drops and dots with a metallic gel pen to give the illusion of a glittery, sparkling sky. I also went over the yellow stars with a glitter brush pen just for a little more sparkle (I love sparkle!).

For the sentiment, I heat embossed it in black embossing powder on a small piece of vellum. I chose to do this because I wasn't sure that the black embossed sentiment would stand out enough on its own, but I didn't want to completely cover up the background. Vellum was the perfect solution!

I'll write a little note on the back of the card, where I mounted a piece of white card stock. I think I'll turn this into a birthday card for my nephew who's turning 6 next month. He'll get a real kick out of it!

Thanks so much for stopping by the High Hopes blog! I'll say it again that I'm so happy to be part of the team! Be sure to check out our Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest pages for more High Hopes inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!


Marsha said...

I have saved this to be able to concentrate on it later. It is amazing. Hope I can make one! Indeed your 6yo guy will love it! Thanks for sharing! Marsha

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your nephew will love this amazing card. I love sparkles too. You did awesome on your first Wiper Action Pull card.