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Friday, April 10, 2020

Welcome Easter, Easter Card, Wobble Card Technique, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

The "Wobble Card" technique was fun to do. I thought you'd like to make a card with a bit of flair!  Something different than just a regular card.  I found a video on how to make it here.  It's in German but you can follow along just fine. I do not understand a single word of German and I managed to make the card!  So if I can do it, you can too.  I will help you along with the card but you do need to watch the video for the spring part. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. 

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mint Macaron card stock.  Before I taped it in place I punched out three circles. I used a 1" circle punch. You really want to use something smaller. I had to attach the wobble mechanism at the head instead of in the center of the image. And I can see it from an angle.  But it's still cute and I still like how it turned out.]

I stamped the bunny from the "Welcome Easter" set on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink. I colored him in with my Blends pens. I used Ivory, Bronze, Crumb Cake, and Petal Pink.  I die cut him out.  You can fussy cut if you don't have the dies.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.  The original card has a heart on the card and Mint Macaron ink was sponged inside the heart.  I don't own the heart die that was used so I improvised.  I took the largest stitched oval and I die cut a piece of scrap card stock that measured 3-3/4" x 5".  You could use copier paper too.  I just grabbed what was near me.

I set the oval on my Whisper White piece and I taped it down with some retired Washi tape so it wouldn't move on me while I was sponging.

Next I took that oval piece that I had cut from scrap and I set the oval aside and used the other part. I set it over my die. Oh, I did tape my die on upside down.  Once I had the scrap over the oval, I sponged on the color. I had to do this because the first one I did, I didn't realize that I had gotten sponged ink beyond the inside. So I thought if I sponged some more on the outer area it would look like a frame.  It looked dumb. SO I cut a new piece of card stock and that is when I thought of making the mask for the outer part. I'm not a neat sponger. You may be and you can try it without the mask.  I set the bunny on top to see where to add the grass. I stamped the grass in place using Mint Macaron ink.

Once I was done with the sponging, I stamped the words from the same "Welcome Easter" set using black Memento ink.

I taped the sponged piece to the Mint Macaron piece.

I added some strong tape to the circles and I punched a hole in the center of two of them. 

I took some 24 gauge wire and wound it around my Sharpie pen. Not the big old fashioned Sharpie but the finer point one.  You can use anything to wind it around as long as it is round.  I wound it around the pen four times.  I made sure the ends were sticking out about a half inch for both.  I removed the wire from the pen. I inserted one end of the wire through the hole in the circle. I bent the wire so it stuck to the tape. Then I added another piece of strong tape over that. 

For the other end I did the same thing.  After adding the strong tape over the wire, I added the other circle. The one that didn't have the hole in it. Make sure you have the tape side on the outside to affix it to the bunny or the front of the card.  It doesn't matter which end goes where. 

Remove the protective covering from the strong tape and tape one end to the back of the bunny.  Then remove the tape on the other end and eye where you'd like the bunny to be and press the circle in place. 

And that's it.  Give the foot a little flick and watch it wobble!  Fun, huh? And it really didn't take that long to make either!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today. I hope you are all safe and healthy,
Wanda

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