Elliot is back in our next new stamp!! You know that whatever Elliot does, he does it with his whole heart...and that includes relaxing too!!! Can't you just hear him breathing a sigh of total relaxation...ahhhhhhhhh!!!! Feeling the warm sun and cool water...floating along without a care in the world!!! In this hectic world, I think we all need a reminder once in awhile to just take some time to take it easy.
To make this card, I cut a piece of cardstock 5" (wide) x 5-1/5" (high). Make two score lines: one 3/4" from the bottom, and the other 1" away from the first. Fold along both scored lines. Make two 1/2" clips right through the inner fold on the right side...and two more on the left side. These to tabs are going to be pushed inward to form a pop-up card. The clips are shown below:
I also cut (freehand) some waves along the bottom edge. The picture below shows the two tabs "popped-up". Next cut a strip of cardstock into a 1" x 5" strip. Cut more waves into the top edge of this strip. Cut a groove into this piece approx. 1/8" wide. This will be the track that Elliot will float along. Insert a brad into the groove. Make sure it's tight enough to stay in place...but loose enough to slide along the track:
Next...attach the strip with the brad onto the two pop-up tabs. I used a glue dot to attach Elliot to the brad, then taped a piece of ribbon behind Elliot (this will be used to pull Elliot through the waves). I also used Crystal Lacquer to make his tube look more realistic:
Here's the giveaway for today:
The sun is not a new stamp, but the rest are. I thought the Aloha Friday stamp would work well with Elliot too!!! For those of you from other parts of the world...every Friday is Aloha Friday here in Hawaii...just our way of celebrating the end of the week and the start of the weekend!!! I left a space on the stamp in case you want to use just the "have a great weekend" sentiment.
Ok...here's the deal...leave me a comment by midnight tomorrow, June 24. Tell me what makes you go ahhhhhhhhh!!! Mine would be getting a massage...no talking, please...just relaxing!!! Thanks for putting up with my questions...I just get a kick out of what you all have to say!!! Good luck and I'll announce the winner on Thursday, June 25!!!