This week for Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Round 5 (The FINAL ROUND!!!) we had to create interactive birthday cards. What a fun challenge! I decided to create some fun gears for my card that really work!
You can see the card has four gears on it...they created with layers of paper that I cut with Sally the Cricut! I cut a few different shapes and then altered them to turn them into gears. I colored the top layers with markers and accented them with Tim Holtz gears. Making Memories brads secure the gears in place and allow them to move freely, as well!
You can see the tiny little crank on the bottom gear in this photo. That is a brad with a strip of paper wrapped around it and covered with embossing enamel. You can also see how the gears fit into one another in this shot! It's SO FUN!!!!
The candles are paper pieced onto the thought bubble and then I cut out the flames so the twine covered gear beneath it could be seen. As you crank the gears, the flames flickr with yellow, orange, and red twine! SO FUN!
This little man is paper pieced! He is SUCH A CUTE LITTLE BOY!!! ACK! I just love him! Just say'n. I used papers from Echo Park, Pink Paislee, and October Afternoon along with a couple of Tombow markers to make him come to life. The ruler paper is from My Mind's Eye. All of the stamps used on this card are Stampendous! I use the adorable Gears Kiddo set, the Guys and Gears set, and the Party Invite set!
Here you can see, again, how the gears work with one another. You can also see the twine gear beneath the thought bubble!
Seriously, though, you guys...this card was SO MUCH FUN to create! It was a lot of trial and error to get it to work, but now that I see it done and working, it is just too cool! Just a really fun card! I hope that you love it and I would be honored to have your vote! Click on the widget at the top or bottom of this post or at the top right of my blog to head on over to vote. If you have voted previously, simply login with your username and password, if you are voting for the first time, please register and confirm your registration via the email they send you and then vote! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! You guys got me this far, now let's see what happens next!!!! Thank you!
ETA: Here is a video of the gears moving. I've added this after several requests, however, my videography skills are lacking (is that even a word??? LOL!) so I just went back and forth with the gears to show you the motion, as I had to balance the camera, hold the card in place, and move the gears all while attempting to not make you sea sick! LOL! You can see the cute flicker, though, and it's SUPER FUN! Just say'n.