Starting this month, Craftin’ Desert Divas (CDD) is challenging you to share your #cddcreativeinspiration projects with everyone on social media. On the first of each month CDD will share a blog post letting you know what theme the upcoming month we will be. Then you join us by creating a project with the same theme showcasing CDD products. Be sure to use the hash tag #cddcreativeinspiration to join in.  At the end of each month, Tara from CDD will announce an Instagram winner and a CDD FB Gallery winner.  Yay! 

Here’s my #cddcreativeinspiration project for the Month of March. The theme this month is an Interactive Card OR Pastel Colors theme. You get to choose! When I first read it, I thought it had to be both so I made this inspiration card using the stamp set, Hitched.  If you’re looking for a sweet, whimsical stamp set for weddings, engagements and anniversary cards, this one is perfect! Each image is adorable and fun to color, too! I’m not usually a pastel person, just check out my Instagram page. It’s filled with bold colors! The pastel part was far MORE of a challenge for me than the interactive piece. Fortunately for you, you can choose this month!

I used the following stamps and dies to create this interactive card: 

To make the cut out, I used the circle die on the card front, but only put my die cut plate 1/2 way so that it would not cut the bottom. I used an Exacto knife to cut away at the bottom to create the opening. Here’s a photo to show this. 

Now that the cutout is done, I wanted to have the bride and groom meet in the middle! I used a double slider loop mechanism to create the movement. There are a number of You Tube videos that show how to create the mechanism so I will not show it here. If you are interested in learning how, simply search “double slider loop.” There’s a card designer named Karolyn who has a very thorough video to show how to make it.

I had to laugh when I was making this card. If you pull out the slider bar on the side of the card, the bride and groom can actually pass each other and continue to the opposite sides from where they started. Perhaps this becomes an appropriate “divorce card?” I hope not! I decided to show only the union of two here and not the separation in the video clip to the left. 😉 

For a double slider loop card, one image moves in the opposite direction from the other because it is on the backside of the plastic loop that’s hidden behind the scenes. When you create these cards, you have to decide which image you want to be slightly behind the other. Normally, I would want the beautiful bride to be in front of the groom, but I opted to have my bride on the traditional left-hand side of the groom (as you would see from the venue pew). I’m right-handed so my mechanism is on the right side of the card. When the slider is pulled out, the bride needed to be on left and behind the groom for this to work. It’s not a big deal, but something to consider when you position your images on the loop mechanism. 

Some final details… The Hitched images were colored using Copic Sketch markers. The leaves were cut out using the leaves dies that are also part of the Inside Scalloped Circle die set. The “blue flowers” were created using blue sequins from the sequin mix, Mermaid Lagoon sequins. CDD has some really cute flower-shaped sequins that would have been perfect for this application (must go order them now!)  I added the phrase at the bottom along with a scalloped border using the Inside Scalloped Square Dies to tie it all together. 

Here’s a few snapshots of the card at various positions when the slider bar is pulled. 

Thanks for visiting! May your day be full of sweet unions with those you love! 

Pouring my h♥art into every design! 

Bobbi ♥ Design