Today I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with this month's Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. The theme this month is Make 'em Laugh and the team plus guest designer did a fabulous job making funny cards.
For my Challenge card I wanted to use a funny Rubberstamp Ave. stamp that says "In dog years, you're dead" and my idea was to make Buster the Dog appear alive and well on the front of the card but then fall over dead (playing dead, of course) when the card opened. The spinner that comes with the Rectangle Pull Card was the obvious choice. The video will show how to use a bridge technique with the spinner to allow an item to be placed far away and have a greater range of motion. Watch the video tutorial to learn how:
What's fun about this card is that when it is closed, it appears to be a cute upbeat card with a stylish dog who wants to share a fun (and certainly wholesome) fact about your birthday . . .
As the card is pulled open the true snarky nature of the card is revealed. Buster is in fact, (playing) dead, and keels over in the grass dramatically.
With the bridge technique you can get a big sweeping arc of movement from the spinner. This has more applications than just teaching a dog die how to die. (See what I did there?) Think of the possibilities with other themes and Characters.
Want to make your own dead (but only playing) dog card? Here are links to the supplies used. Don't forget to click over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see 19 more hilarious Pop it Ups cards from the team.