To create this awesome underwater scene I started with lots of paper and my distress oxides. I inked up 2 quarter sheets of cardstock with peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon, splattered them with water and then flicked blueprint sketch on them as well. Then I took the 3 sausage pieces for the iris and inked those up the same way. I took a scrap and inked it with tea dye and gathered twigs and flicked some gathered twigs on it for texture.
Then I moved on to lots of die cutting! To be specific, I cut out all the pieces needed for the magic iris mechanism minus the sausages I already cut out for ink blending. Be sure to check out the main Intro to Magic Iris video for assembly instructions. I also die cut the brown inked scrap with the stitched hillside borders for sand. After everything was die cut, I set it aside and stamped my images which were from Mermaid for You and You are Sublime. I colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.
For assembly I attached my background panel to a card base and then the sandy ground to that with foam tape. Then I assembled and glued down my magic iris mechanism and started adding images.
I used liquid glue to adhere them all down because I find that works better on the distress oxide panels. Then I popped my whole card in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment at the top of the magic iris frame.
I'm so incredibly excited how this card turned out! I now have a whole list of ideas so I don't forget them and can't wait to make more and share them with everyone!!! Do you enjoy making interactive cards?
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!
Copics: R24, R27, RV10, RV13, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR06, B01, B02, B04, B06, B0000, YG11, YG13, YG21, YG23, G12, G14, V000, V09, V12, V15, E11, E13, E50, E51, C00, C1, C2, C3, W1, W3, BV00, BV02