Thursday, August 13, 2015

If Ya Ain't Got An Ark...

...ya better be a Fish!  My hubby has a thing for Noah's Ark, so as soon as I saw this adorable new Noah image, I couldn't wait to color it up.  It's available HERE in Rick's Zibbet shop and HERE on Etsy and comes with and without the cute sentiment. I had the perfect DP, by Debbie Mumm for JoAnn's Fabrics, and decided to do a rocker card.  The circles I used were cut with Spellbinders Grand Circles on my Grand Caliber.  I scored and folded the large one in half, then slit along the fold, slid the smaller one through and attached it to the inside front.

I printed the design without the sentiment and colored it with Copics.  Then I cropped just the sentiment in two parts so I could use die cuts and add it to the card.

Unfortunately I'm not "tech savvy" enough to make a video of the card in action, but when it rocks, the Ark rocks independently of the card, as well. Hopefully you get the idea here.

Here's a view of the inside. It's the same idea as a spinner card, only with just a circle, rather than a slot for the ark to rock back and forth.  I used two washers rather than coins (as I was too cheap to give up my quarters, LOL) and attached them with a double thickness of circular foam.  The white supports inside keep the card from opening up too much when standing.  I'm hosting the SNG Blog today where you can see all sorts of inspirational projects by the EDT each month.  It's also where you'll find the monthly Progressive Challenges so be sure to stop by often.  I really had fun making an interactive card with this image, but it would also be a great coloring page, dont'cha think?  

And Speaking of coloring, Rick's just published his first ADULT COLORING BOOK!  WooHoo!  A limited addition of signed copies are available in Rick's Zibbet Shop, and they are also available on Amazon (unsigned) HERE.

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  1. Fantastic card Donna! Love love love the rocking ark!!

  2. WOW! There has to be so much work that went into this! I hope your hubby loved it because I know I do!

  3. Wow! This is wonderful! Love the rocking ark!

    Glenda's Cards

  4. WOW!!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!! we missed you at the Santa Clara EXPO super card love the sentiment
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  5. Oh my gosh this is fabulous!!! Beautiful coloring and I love the design! thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie for Wonderful Wednesday.

  6. Donna, this is wonderful! I love that ark and the sentiment that goes with it. I'd love to see it IRL! Thanks for joining our Punches &/or Die cuts challenge at Digi Choosday! Julie, DT

  7. This is fab, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Dies/Punches’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  8. what a clever card and so sweet. sorry i'm late on parade but my internet is not good while on hols. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD, Theresa DT xx


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