My card this morning will help a bit, it's a birthday card for my husband. With a birthday in January it's sometimes hard to get inspiration, but I made a New Years card with this spinning mechanism and he was very impressed, so I thought I'd make one especially for him. It did help that the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches works perfectly!
I used my favourite method of making snowy backgrounds, ripped strips of white paper, layered over each other and a square of graduated card for the sea/sky. Using my nesting ovals I cut out the large aperture and the smaller centre.
First I placed the 'frame' on the card base and then I could position the inner oval using foam pads. I used the same foam pads to add the landscape panel.
Finally, I stamped and coloured a couple of penguins, from Zoo Review, and mounted them onto a another oval, this time cut out from white card.
Can a moving card be clean and simple? I think so, but maybe my ripped snow is not quite as CAS as I would like. There is a bare minimum of embellishment, with just a touch of Dazzling Details, as my husband is not particularly into sparkle and bling! My idea was that the Penguins would dive in and out of the 'sea', which I have not really achieved but I still like the card and I'm not sure that he will even notice!
Anyway, I then went back to my crafting desk and 'distilled' this card into a much more CAS version
To improve on the design I gave my penguin some birthday balloons ....
...and no ripped paper or Dazzling Details!
The following three photos show that the card really does move, thanks to a 2p piece, inserted between the two raised parts. The difficult bit is getting the foam pads in the right place; close enough so the coin does not fall through and yet far enough away from the aperture so that it can run smoothly
We have a much bigger DT team now and so there are lots of beautiful cards to help you out with this sketch, as if you need it! Looking forward to seeing some awesome cards!