I am pretty excited to share this card, I had to wait until after his birthday 🙂 This card is soooooooo fun, if you notice in the photos our little guy in red, and our little guy in green are in different positions, when you open the card one looks like he is jumping up (guy in red) one looks like he is jumping down (guy in green). There is a lot going on in this card but I gotta say, it is really cool.
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The stars of this card are from a stamp set from Kindred Stamps called Video Game Brothers the set includes the brothers and all the other images in the card that are related (blocks, tubes, coins…). I thought this time I would try something a little different with my colouring and instead of using markers, I used watercolour crayons and a paintbrush. Crayons are a retired Stampin’ Up product.
After colouring and fussy cutting them all out I put them aside while I created the card.
I wanted the background of the inside to resemble the game screen so I used a cloud paper that I had kickin around (retired Stampin’ up) and Garden Green cardstock cut with a cloud border to give it the look of hills. I used my Stamping platform to line up all the blocks evenly on Close to Cocoa cardstock to make the ground and the block layers.
To give this card the ability to do what it does I used Karen Burnistons “Spinner Square Pop up” die set twice. I used this video to assemble https://youtu.be/lhDIOvEK3k0
I started with the right side and I had no problems, I used the extra blocks that I had stamped to hide the mechanism. I made the arm out of a piece of the Garden Green Hill and added a couple of blocks and of course my little green guy.
Then I flipped my card upside down to work on the left side (but now is on the right) so I could get the guy in red to look like he was jumping up as opposed to jumping down. I followed the exact same directions to create this side. For some reason, this character doesn’t seem to jump as well as the other but it works.
I finished decorating the inside with the extra pieces.
I wanted the front to be a little on the plain side because the inside is so busy and I wanted the inside to be a surprise. So I used Baja Blue, Island Indigo and Whisper White. I cut out the birthday greeting on the 2 shades of blue and offset them to give the shadow effect. The dies are from my stash, so is the controller (I believe they came from a garage sale)
The little green guy had a little drag happening so I made a little bumper out of a strip of paper cut into a little rectangle box to give it a lift