Guest Designer for Addicted To Stamps & More – Any Occasion

Hello friends!  Hope you’re having a great week so far and have been enjoying the September month!  I look forward to the Autumn Season and all of the beautiful changes it brings!  Today, I have a fun post to share with you!

Super excited to have won a guest design spot over at the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge blog!  Have loved playing along with the challenges over there for years!  A few years back I had been on the DT for a bit which was really fun too!

They have fun challenges every other week with a select set of 5 categories/themes that alternate for each challenge which makes it nice so that you can plan your creations according to each one!  So the category/theme for this challenge happens to be “Any Occasion

This turned out to be a really great category to work with because my husband came to me and said one of his friends that he used to work with broke his leg.  So he’d asked me to make an “interactive” get well card for him:

The first thing that came to mind for this was the cute Lawn Fawn stamp set “Get Well Before n Afters” along with the “Magic Picture Changer” die set.  Once you’ve made one of these picture changers, it’s not hard at all and it’s really fun to see it change.  I had made a card a couple of years ago for someone else with this set and it was a really fun card to make! So I grabbed the items and started with the scene for the background.

As you can see, there’s not much showing once you place the pull tab picture changer layer over it.  So I just sponged some clouds over the white background and die cut a grass border for the bottom section of the card.  I also white heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom of the grass section, but waited until the picture changer area was done so that I could use that for placement of the sentiment.  I also added one of the band-aids for decoration to the right of it.

I wanted a tiny scene inside of the picture changers with the cute turtle.  If you’re familiar with the stamp set, then you know there is a turtle on his back not feeling well and then there’s also a “healthy turtle” image too.  So for the “sick turtle” I sponged the sky and grass behind him and the stamped clouds by using masks I cut out from the images.  I then colored him up with Copics.

And then of course when you pull on the slider tab, the picture changes and you see the “healthy turtle” with the sun and rainbow instead of the clouds and rain.  LOL  I colored the images with Copics again and made masks for the images so that I could sponge over them for the sky and ground.

I popped up the picture changer section with foam tape over my background panel and then layered it over a top folding A2 sized card base so that there’s message inside too.  Lastly, I’ve added another band-aid image on the green frame and stamped some band-aids on the envelope for mailing too.

It’s certainly no fun to be laid up with a broken leg, so maybe this will help cheer him up!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today!  Please stop on over at the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge Blog to check out the inspiration and come play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card in:

  1.  Crafty Animals – Anything Goes featuring an animal
  2. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Anything Goes featuring an animal (last challenge-closing)
  3. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes with coloring (turtled colored with Copic markers)
  4. Watercooler Wednesday – All About OccasionsChallenge WWC324 - Kath's Challenge All About Occasions
  5. Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Diesimage
  6. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes

22 thoughts on “Guest Designer for Addicted To Stamps & More – Any Occasion

  1. Oh my gosh what a cute and fun card with that slide mechanism! I love how the turtle is upright with a great rainbow with the pull of a tab! A clever and brilliantly designed card! The coloring is amazing and I love the little band aid accent too! Congrats on your GD spot too, well done 🙂


  2. This is adorable! What a fun card for someone to find in their mailbox! We have a friend who just had a knee replacement…he’d love this! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on your guest spot! They’re lucky to have you!


  3. So super adorable Vicki, this really made me smile, so cute and if I was sick this would cheer me up no end..congratulations on your GDT spot..FABulous card..

    luv CHRISSYxx


  4. Completely cute and definitely will bring a smile to his face. The background looks great and pulls the inside interactive part all together – nature. So good seeing your creativity again!


  5. What a big surprise when you pull at the tab. So clever how the turtle lands on his feet again.
    Great coloring and a fab background!
    xxx Margreet


  6. Oh WOW Vicki this is so cute!! I love that sweet little turtle and the fabulous pull tab design! Your husbands friend is going to love this! Take care my friend!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. Love this! I’ve never tried this type of card but I really need to add it to my ‘to-do’ list! And congrats on the guest gig – they are lucky to have such a talented lady! 😉

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  8. Oh what a fun and cheery card to send to someone who needs a little smile. Such a cute turtle and then the slide out is perfect. Love your copic coloring as always perfection.


  9. I am mightily impressed that your husb knows what you do so well that he can specifically request an interactive card! (Mine got “shaker” and “shutter” mixed up recently, lol.) This works perfectly for a get well card of any kind! Your colouring is fabulous. Great to have you back with us as GD!

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  10. It sure would cheer them up, as this is one fun, unique and uplifting card. The interactive feature is so creative and what a fabulous little scene. Many congratulations on guesting Vicki x.


  11. Fabulous card to wish a speedy recovery ! I’m sure that your husband’s friend loves it. This little turtle is adorable and I really like the idea of the changing image. Thanks so much for being our talented Guest Designer over at ATSM.


  12. I love your interactive cards. I have tried to do them a few times, but the results have been terrible. I admire your creativity and the results of your experimentation.


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