Yesterday I decided to make a wobble card with the Way to Goat Stamp Set. I knew I had lots of the wobble mechanisms and making my card should have been plain sailing! Unfortunately, the mechanisms were far too big for the image of the dancing goat. I knew there was a way to make your own mechanisms just using wire so I went on YouTube to find a video that showed how to do it.
The method is very straightforward and all you need is to curl some wire around a pencil, or something similar, so you have four “curls” when you remove it from the pencil. The demo then went on to show how to fix it to the card which was simply putting a bit of Tear & Tape under the pointed ends of the wire. Then it was just a question of attaching one end to the card and the other end to the image. Easy enough?
This was my first attempt and it was very disappointing. It could be that my wire was too thin or too thick, and the pen I wrapped it around may have been too thick or too thin! The card in the video wobbled beautifully, so I need to practice on different thicknesses of wire, and also thicker and thinner pens.
The downside of making wobble mechanisms from wire is that cards made with them would not be suitable for young and very young children. As I’m writing I think I’ll ask hubby to see if he can find smaller mechanisms on line. The ones I already have are made of plastic and would be more suitable for young children.
The Crumb Cake background has been embossed using the Woodland Embossing Folder, and the Just Jade grass was die-cut using the grass die in the Special Days Dies. After I had cut the grass I embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I positioned the grass in the folder so the straight lines were going upwards to give the grass some perspective.
When I went to get some Just Jade cardstock out of the folder I saw the bunting die-cut and decided it was ideal for today’s card! The dancing goat has been painted with Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, and Light Just Jade for her eyes and Dark Just Jade for her shoes. The disdainful looking goat was coloured in with Light and Dark Grey Granite Stampin’ Blends.
The HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment is from the Special Someone Stamp Set and was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I haven’t decorated the inside of the card except for adding a middle layer of Just Jade and a top layer in Crumb Cake. I think I’ll finish it off by die-cutting another bunting and adhere that inside.
As I have been sitting here writing the dancing goat appeared to be slowly tilting forward! I put her out of her misery and removed the mechanism and adhered her with Dimensionals. Although she looks a lot more comfortable the card doesn’t look quite so special anymore!! That’s it for today. I hope you have a super weekend and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting!
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”