Interactive Intercontinental

Time for another challenge between my crafty friend BożenA and I and this time I got to choose the theme. I chose an interactive card as that would indeed be a challenge for both of us. I had previously seen a pop-up panel card done by Jennifer McGuire and so I decided that that would be the perfect technique to try here. While her’s was a birthday card, I decided balloons work for encouragement too.

I cut the balloons with a Hero Arts infinity die set and then inked them with Memento Dewdrop inks. The background is made with a Power Poppy stamp set with one of the geraniums stamped repeatedly with Memento ink on white cardstock. It made a subtle, yet lovely background. I then arranged my background balloons on my panel and adhered them to it. I created the pull tab mechanism as per Jennifer’s instructions and heat embossed my sentiments onto the two focal point balloons and then added them to the pull tab mechanism. You can see the card with the pull tab in and pulled out in the two photos here. I completed the card by adding the panel to a top-folding cardbase that I had colored the edges of with a black sharpie.

This is my first interactive card I have made like this. I learned two things – complete the rounding of the corners on the tab before writing anything on it and that I need more practice drawing balloon strings!!
To see BożenA’s interpretation of our challenge, please visit her blog at Art Card Box and leave her a comment while you are there.

Supplies Used
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
White cardstock

Coloring Medium
Black Sharpie

Memento Dandelion ink
Memento Bahama Blue ink
Memento Lilac Posies ink
Memento Desert Sand
Versamark Ink

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Wagner Heat Gun
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Powder Tool

Recollections Snow detail embossing powder
Martha Stewart Score Board

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies
Stampabilities Card Phrases
Power Poppy Geraniums Take Two stampset

Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die set
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7 thoughts on “Interactive Intercontinental”

  1. Hello Monica,
    your card is wonderful. I love these pop-up balloons, they are so joyful, so desirable in these hard times. I also love the floral background, these balloons stand out beautifully on it. Thank you so much for having fun together and for choosing a topic. I must admit that it was a real challenge for me 🙂
    Be safe and healthy,

  2. Such a fun, colorful, celebratory card, Monica! I especially like the bright colors. Your design is perfect for anyone and any age – and even any celebratory event! hugs, de

  3. I've been watching Jennifer McGuire on YouTube on the treadmill since I've been stuck at home. You did a beautiful job on this pop up. Fabulous inking on your balloons and pretty background. Really fun card! xo

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