Every week I will build on what I covered the week before... but if you get lost please email me and ask... I am happy to answer questions! I don't want anyone lost but I don't wanna leave you unchallenged either ;) Email me at Kathi Clower.
Now onto this weeks challenge for you.. making a homemade wobbler and a window card too! Did you know in the US fall starts September 22? Wow that seems early this year as the weather in southeast USA is still warm. But time to get ready for all the fall festivities like Halloween and Thanksgiving... at least here in the US. So today I have 2 cards I made that are just alike...
To start I pulled out my gypsy and made a window card using the square window on Gypsy Wanderings.... it is on the bottom line under Decor Tags if you want to use the same one I did. I made the square into a rectangle and sized it to an A2 size front then copied it and placed it above the other and barely touching and removed the inner square for the back so it would cut the whole rectangle without the window.
Next I found the phrase I wanted to use also on Gypsy Wanderings and it was "grateful" with a leaf. I sized up the grateful and it fit perfectly without any fussing into my rectangle. Just make sure that it is touching all 4 sides to have a stable window card!
Once I had done that I grouped my card and welded it and checked the cut with the eyeball... PERFECT! Then I duplicated it and my screen looked like this....
Next I chose my papers... on this project that was the hardest part! I didn't want just traditional fall colors I wanted something different... Thanks to my CTMH rep having a great sale I had some fall paper from her with some deep teal blue and coordinating patterned paper that is great cardstock for the cards and the sentiment... Window cards can be flimsy so using good cardstock is a must if you want professional results!
Another note on choosing the base cardstock is to make sure it is double sided or you cut a color coordinating with the outside of the card to put in the inside sentiment area of your card... because it shows!
I scored my cards and used the xyron to glue my sentiment to the window card base... if you have excess glue using the xyron just rub it and it will ball up and you can throw it away :) Love that!
Next I glued my leaf top to my leaf shadow... I used pretty but thin and inexpensive paper for the leaf tops and one didn't cut well so you will see the leaves look a little different... it is all good if this happens.. that is what scissors are for and the recipient will never know UNLESS YOU TELL THEM... lol!
Now for the action wobble. I found several how to vids on you tube and went to my craft room to see what I could come up with... you need:
2 small solid shapes... like a circle or square 1" size (smaller is okay too just hard to tape to)
small diameter pen or a pencil
That is it!
Your solid shapes need to be smaller that what you are applying your action wobble to... you can make it bigger but I find I need small ones when I need them and don't wanna have to run out to get them... so I used this wire...
Wrap the wire around your pencil or similarly sized diameter pen and wrap the wire around it 3 or 4 times. I did 6 times for 2 action wobbles...
I then embellished my cards with ribbon... and added a knot of some burlap I had left over to my odd leaf to make it feel better (hehe)...
I hope this has inspired you to find some wire... maybe a wiretie from your loaf of bread in the pantry??? And make your own action wobble for your project. Whatever you choose... take some time to craft the season. Fall is a fun time to start or get back to it!
Happy crafting! Kathi