I reached for my new A La Mode - I've Met My Match set. Serious adorableness!!!! And I decided in that moment (that AHA moment) to do a penny slider card. My first piece in this creation was the tennis ball. I used my 1" circle punch and punched three cardstock circles. I adhered them together so that my tennis ball had a lot of stability. I then coated my tennis ball in Aileen's Tacky Glue and coated it in a mixture of bright yellow and bright green fun flock. When it was dry I took white acrylic paint and a very thin paintbrush and painted the white lines onto my ball. I set it aside to dry.
I then cut the track for my slider out of white cardboard. I keep the backs of any paper packs or covers from matte stacks for just such an occasion. My ball was now dry so I heated up my glue gun and attached a button and then a penny making the ball ready for its rolling action!
As it is SO hard to photograph this card in action, I've added a short video (my first EVER) that I recorded with my iPhone.
If you blow it up the imagery will be a bit grainy because of my phone but if you leave it in a smaller form you will be able to see it pretty crisply! I simply love the wow factor as the element - in this case, the tennis ball - rolls back and forth across the card front. SO FUN!
I had such fun using my new MFT Dizzy Die-namics. This time around I purchased the duo set but I plan on getting the large one soon!! =) Anyway, I layered my doily with the Sweet Stack Die-namic to hold my sentiment "Tennis Begins With Love". I used a palette of blues, yellows, and kraft cardstocks. Mostly everything was in my scrap drawer(s) and bins. Yes, the scrap is starting to take over!! LOL!
I used a bit of blue and white nautical"ish" ribbon tied in a flat knot. This ribbon is very thick and hard to tie into a nice bow so I went with a knot. Which worked perfectly as I gave this to my darling hubby and knots are a bit less feminine in that respect. I did add two yellow heart stick pins as well as a few rhinestones to polish off the ends of my penny slider layer.
I really hope you enjoy and are inspired to join the fabulously talented MFT Design Team in their creative challenge!!