Thursday, June 22, 2017


The challenge theme this month at A Blog Named Hero is "interactive".  Since I usually just make regular A2 cards, this was a real challenge for me.  Was going to make a shaker card, but then saw this video by Dawn and this one by Erica on how to make a slider card and it quite intrigued me.  The idea by Erica used an MFT die (which I didn't have) but I did have the zipper die from Essentials by Ellen which looked like it might do and so my card began.

The base of my card is a piece of watercolor paper on which I used distress oxide inks in worn lipstick, fossilized amber and a little water.  Next I added the greenery around the bottom of the piece and then die cut with the zipper die.  Had to use my exacto knife to slice through the perforations on the die.  The little notch where the ribbon is attached was made with the second smallest HA circle die.  Colored the flamingo, did the scoring according to the flamingo proportions (I didn't use the scoring that Dawn or Erica used) and added the sentiments on the inner piece.  Put it all together with scor-tape, stapled on the little ribbon (colored with worn lipstick), added a few sequins - and an interactive card was created.  A first for me!!

Be sure to follow the challenge rules and enter your card here for a chance at a lovely prize from A Blog Named Hero!!

On another note - I have been home from rehab for two weeks - it's going ok, but have 8-10 more weeks of the full leg brace.  My physical therapist says I should be great by Christmas!!! Not only does the quad muscle have to heal before I can exercise that left leg, but then I have to have p.t. for the new left knee - right now I can only bend it to 45 degrees (doctor's orders!!). I was at 125 degrees bend when I fell on 2 May.

Cards will be sporadic as it's rather difficult sitting at a desk with my leg propped up.  It really felt good tho to get the creative juices going again with this card. 

Since Erica's card inspired me to create a slider card I am entering it in MFT's Camp Create challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments.


  1. Haha clearly you could see I was so excited about your card I didn't even proof read before hitting the publish button. But I am pretty sure you know it's OMG not ONG. LOL

  2. Love your card. So glad you can have some fun while recuperating! Thoughts and prayers for you as you continue to heal and then have PT!

  3. Darling Betty. So glad you are home and on the road to recovery.

  4. Great card and good to see that you are home and can craft a little bit. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  5. Darling slider card, Betty! So glad the recuperating goes well for you!!

  6. Betty - back in business :-D Albeit it limited, you haven't lost your amazing creativity. Love this fabulous card! Glad things are going "ok", great would be good but I now you can't rush things. So happy you have been able to get crafty though :-) Christmas will be here before you know it x

  7. What a lovely and colorful card ... so pretty
    Nice to see you've done a little creative again ... and that it's going forward with your leg ... I know it takes time and patience
    Get well soon, Lissy

  8. Hurrah--a Betty card! And what an incredible card it is! I "cheated" with a sliding tag, but you nailed it! I often thing about you & am glad things are going well--although, hard to see, I imagine, with the setback. At least you can really be looking forward to Christmas this year--haha! Big hugs from sweltering Oregon!

  9. You're back...YAY!!! It's so good to see you in blogland again, Betty! And your card is so pretty! Great idea to use your zipper die for your slider and I love all of your beautiful watercoloring!
    Hang in there, my friend...I know it's been a long haul with more to go, but you are in my thoughts and prayers for healing! Sending hugs, Barb xo

  10. I too am happy to see you back in blogland. What an ordeal you've been through; you've been in my thoughts. What a fun flamingo card and a lot of work you put into it. Great job!

  11. Your slider card is so cool!!. And I love the colours of your DOX ink background ... and your sweet flamingo. It's great that you were up for making this card, Betty.

    It's such a long process for healing. Hang in there!! PT will help a LOT! Sending hugs. xx

  12. missed that you were back home and stamping! Awesome. the card is adorable. take it slowly!! hugs

  13. Oh, so fun! What a pretty design! I've never made a slider card, but this makes me want to! :)
    Thank you for playing along with us over at A Blog Named Hero!
    Wishing you a smooth recovery! Hugs!


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