Hello, hello my crafty friend! Today, I’m back with a set of interactive cards that are fun for all ages. I made scratchers! That’s right, the kind where you reveal a hidden sentiment by scratching off the coating with a coin. Don’t worry, there was no dish soap/acrylic paint mix to mess with (I’ve had that fail miserably before). I simply used scratch off stickers on top of my embossed sentiments. Easy peasy! And for today’s cards, I used images from both Heffy Doodle, and The Greeting Farm, since we’re having a collab hop. Let me show you…
First, let’s take a look at the valentine. I couldn’t resist pairing Ramen Anya with Pasta La Vista for this punny card. With an embossed background in mind, I only stamped Anya out onto alcohol friendly cardstock, and colored her with my Copics. You can see the colors I used below.
RAMEN COLORING CHART
Hair – BG49 BG45 BG32 BG11
Skin – R20 E99 E33 E21 E51
Dress, Shoes, Flower, & Ginger – R46 R14 R32 R30
Egg – Y19 Y06 E000
Ramen – Y23 E000
Highlights – White Gel Pen
After coloring Anya, I cut her out with my ScanNCut, leaving a narrow border. Then, I created the mini-slimline card base (3 1/4″ x 6 1/4″) with Butterscotch yellow cardstock, and heat embossed the sentiment and pasta images with white powder. After choosing a scratch off sticker large enough to cover my sentiment, I stuck it on top, and popped Anya up with foam tape. A few pink gems, and a brush of the shimmer pen added the final details.
Isn’t it fun? If you’re curious as to where to find scratch off stickers, stay tuned. I’ll be adding them to the shop next week! (Be sure to sign up for my newsletter!)
Want to see another one? Let’s look at the sweet unicorn card. This time, I paired Unicorn Bday Anya with the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns for a fun scene. After I stamped and colored them all with Copic markers, I fussy cut Anya with my ScanNCut again, and used the coordinating dies for the unicorns (it was just easier). I ended up with more unicorns than I needed for my card, but that’s okay. I just tucked the extras into my stamp pocket for another card later. You can see the colors I used in the chart below.
UNICORN COLORING CHART
Hair – C9 C7 C5
Skin – R30 YR82 E000
Dress – R20 R30
Unicorn Bodies – R30
Horns – YR04 YR61
Peach Mane & Flower – R14 R22 R20
Yellow Mane & Flower – Y19 Y15 Y21
Green Mane & Flower – YG09 YG05 YG13
Teal Mane & Flower – BG45 BG32 BG11
Purple Mane & Flower – V05 V12 V01
Highlights – White Gel Pen
This time, I created a stenciled background for my mini-slimline card. After stenciling sun rays onto the upper portion of the card, I used a little Memo Tape to extend the rays down to the bottom of the panel (the card measures about 1/2″ taller than my stencil). I knew I’d be covering up most of the bottom anyway, so I only worried about the rays on the outside edges.
After that, I stamped a sentiment from Fluffy Puffy Unicorns and picked out a holographic scratch off sticker to cover it up. Notice the grey cardstock circle next to the sticker below? It’s cut to the same 1 1/2″ size as the sticker, so I could use it to test coverage and placement of the stamp when I was laying out my design.
Pulling the card together was simple after that. I put the sticker on top of the sentiment and popped Anya and the unicorns up with various thicknesses of foam tape. I added a few die cut clouds to ground them, and then more shimmer pen and pink gems for sparkle. When I send out this card, I plan to stick a penny inside with a glue dot, and let the recipient know to scratch off the patch.
What do you think? Fun, right? I love the way so many of the Anya girls pair up with my Heffy Doodle sets. What sets will you combine? Would you like to see what sets the rest of the designers mixed and matched? Hop along with us! And don’t forget to comment as you hop, for your chance to win! (See details below.)
BLOG HOP LINEUP
To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop! The Greeting Farm will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores! Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Jan 21, 2022 to be entered to win! Each company will post their random winner on Jan 22nd at 10AM EST! Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog to see if you’re a winner!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ll be back soon with more fun cards to share. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the new products coming to the shop next week! We’re restocking lights, and adding more interactive goodies. See you then! (Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter, if you haven’t already.)
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