Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Tiger Wobbler

Well, Hello everybody! So, how has everyone been? Enjoying the Spring Sunshine? - not that it lasted that long!

Today I have a card and a video to share. I needed a birthday card for someone who I discovered like tigers. Having no tigers in my stash, I remembered I had a cat balloon which could be coloured in tiger colours. That's when I had my genius moment about doing a wobble action and decided to capture it all for you - seriously, that was my first ever attempt. You can tell me if you think I've been successful or not!



Hope you can tell which one is the wobble?? 

It was actually quite a simple card to make. Some quick Copic colouring of the 'tigers' on my main panel and some scrap Neenah, and then I die cut out the one I stamped on scrap card. To make the wobble, I die cut two of the smallest of my Spellbinders circle dies, and then wound some picture wire round the end of a Zig marker (coming in handy, just not for their intended purpose of colouring!!!) and snipped it with my jewellery snips (I use these for cutting the wire between dies). 



I attached one end to one of the circles with tape, and then put double sided tape on the back and stuck it to the tiger. I did the same with the other end and then stuck it to the card. Was quite pleased to see it wobbled. Maybe not as much as with one bought from a shop, and I put on too much wire, but, not bad for a first attempt. Just an aside, I wouldn't use these home made wobbles on for cards for children - the wire is quite sharp.

I added a strip of Lawn Fawn paper I found in my stash down the side of an A2 white card and then the panel on the top.



Below is a list of what I used to make this card and where I purchased them. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links :)



So here's the video to accompany this blog post, and I hope you find it interesting/enjoyable/useful/amusing - let me know what you think. Don't forget I'm still learning ;) 




Oh and a couple of you asked on IG what I thought of the Lawn Fawn Shammy. You'll see me use it in the video. I like it. I don't use it to clean my stamps straight off. I still use my scrubber pad for most inks, and then wipe off with the shammy to remove any remains of the stamp cleaner - I have found it can sometimes leave a little oily residue that can interfere with future inkings. It works really well at removing any traces that might not have scrubbed off. Definitely a good addition to my craft routine. I just keep it in a little IKEA snap seal bag, so it doesn't make any projects I'm working on wet. I take it out if I'm not going to be crafting for a while so it doesn't go mouldy in there :)

Hope you're all having a good week whatever it is you're doing. Thank you for reading and watching!

9 comments:

Cara said...

Love the wobbler! Those clearly besotted stamps are so cute, great idea to turn them into tigers. Have a great day, Cara x

Lisa Tilson said...

Very creative! I think the action wobbler turned out really well. Imwas going tombuy some but I may well try this instead so thank you for the idea Ruth. Thought the little tigers were super cute too!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a fun card Ruth and a great video! You are clever! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
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Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a lovely, fun card. Another great video too, looking forward to more! Karen x

Missy Pink said...

What a fun and delightful card, clever idea to create wobbler card..so cute. I love those stamps from Clearly Besotted stamps, so adorable. Perfect balanced design and coloured in beautifully. Hugs Missy Pink x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh this is so cute Ruth...love the wobble. I have never tried one
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Stephanie said...

Love this card! So very creative and inspiring!! hugs, Stephanie :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Adorable - so cute, those tigers/cats. Love those action wobblers. Still have some in my stash. Should use them, before they go bad ;)

Marika said...

Wobblers are so much fun, aren't they! What a fun card!

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