Wednesday, July 24, 2019

It's your birthday

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
 We attended a birthday party for a young man (and his sister) in our family, and I had this really great idea for a card for him.  I've actually had this idea ever since I got the stamp set and finally decided to see if I could make it a reality.  Well, I was having so much fun that I forgot to check the guidelines for our challenge last week and when I went to upload it, realized it had NOTHING to do with the challenge!!  Luckily, it definitely fit this week's Anything Goes theme.  As soon as I saw this box and box top, I thought it would be really fun to create a sliding mechanism that lifted off the top to reveal a surprise inside.  So (and I was really proud of myself for this) it took me a while, but I did!  For this particular card, the top lifts off to reveal . . .

 . . . the number 19 as that is how old the young man turned.  Isn't it fun?!  He sure thought so, and had a great time sliding the top up and down.  I started by embossing the background with a number plate and then sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink to bring out the numbers a little and help draw the eye to the present.  I figured out where I wanted the slide channel to go and die cut it out of the background panel and the inside of the box which I had stamped, paper pieced, colored AND fussy cut to get the look I wanted!  I used two strips of clear acetate to hold the numbers and finished everything off some sliver and clear stars and sequins.  While I was at it, I definitely learned a few things I should have done differently, but I was quite pleased with how it came out.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "It's your birthday" from the Holy Crap set, "Gift box" and "Gift box top"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle; Lawn Fawn "Slide on Over";
PTI numbers impression plate

Crafting with an Attitude--anything goes
Dies R Us #125--birthday
Stinkin' Inkers--stars and/or stripes (star sequins)
Creative Inspirations--anything goes
Creatalicious #167--anything goes with the optional twist: bright and fun
Dare 2B Artzy--masculine birthday
Cardz TV #94--anything goes
Creative Fingers #168--anything goes
MFT Camp Create Day #4--Sensational Sliders

Word Art Wednesday #397--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Double D--birthday
Pink Gem--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #110--anything goes
Make My Monday #101--for a guy


Kampin' Karen said...

Wow, Heather, what a great creation!

Gina's Cards said...

Oh WOW, what a fab card. Love your brilliant design. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Donna said...

This is a beautiful card - lovely coloring and design, and then the pull up makes is amazing!

Glittered Paws said...

Total WOW factor going on here. I don't do well in trying to "figure" things out like how to make boxes, or how to make working mechanisms. If I have the dimensions etc. I can follow directions but I just don't have that perception. Anyway that said this is awesome, coloring is beautiful and what a great card for a 19 year old.

Vicki said...

Wow, this is so adorable! I love the numbered back ground and pop of bright green. The open box is such an added surprise. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Birthday" Challenge.

Allison Clark said...

Fabulous colouring, card and design! Well done on the slider, Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday challenge, hugs XoX Alli C - DT

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Heather, you should definitely feel proud, this card is genius! xoxox

Diane said...

Wow, what a FUN and creative card, love how that top lifts very cool!! thank you for joining both Dies R us and Double D birthday challenges!!
Diane DD DT and DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

OH WOW! What a fun and fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Birthday’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Esther Asbury said...

This is one amazing card, Heather! I love the way the box lid slides off to reveal the numbers! Super cute and fun!!!

Darlene said...

Me again and I still think this card is AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Joy Wilson said...

Great slider card! I love interactive cards! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Kathy Krug said...

What a fun birthday card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will joining us for future challenges.

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Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful slider card - very creative!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Barbara said...

What a fabulous card and you are so creative to be able to figure this out. I think cards that interact are so much fun and one of a kind. I would love to tackle something like this it is a great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D “Birthday “ Challenge.
Barbara DT member

Megan J said...

Hi Heather, what a fun birthday card, love that the 19yo enjoyed the box opening and closing. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Catrin Goodwin said...

A great CAS card - I really like the embossed background - really makes the present pop - Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge. Good Luck x

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Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional bright & fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

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