I started with Lawn Fawn’s You’re Claw-some stamp set. Link: https://tinyurl.com/y5zzod92
I stamped the stamp of the game on Recollections 110lb heavyweight white cardstock in the MISTI with Gina K’s Amalgam black ink. link: https://tinyurl.com/y3oe5wpz
I stamped it a couple of times so it’s dark… on 5 1/2″ tall by 4 1/4″ wide card stock.
I also stamped the claw above the bears, to the right, and stamped stars across the top section of the claw game.
I removed the cardstock from the MISTI and put a piece of clear plastic (acetate) that is 5 1/2″ tall by 4 1/4″ wide and laid this in the MISTI exactly where the cardstock had been. I wanted to stamp the same Amalgam ink, but I didn’t want the bears, the claw or the stars on this image. I had to lay a piece of paper in the animal section while inking it, as I didn’t want the animals on the acetate. Basically, I only wanted the outline of the machine on this layer so it appears 3-d. After inking, I removed the paper that I used to hide the animals, and stamped the machine in the MISTI on the acetate.
I stamped some extra animals (that I didn’t use), as well as one bear that I stamped with a graduation cap on his head. The graduation cap came from a stamp set from a Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin kit that’s no longer available…sorry. I stamped the graduation cap inside the claw , and used this as a mask so I could put it in the claw when the time came. I stamped the claw with the cap (covered with the mask) in the machine on the card front, then colored the machine and bears on the original stamped image, and cut out a rectangle of the machine. I didn’t use anything else from the original card front I showed on the screen.
I glued the acetate onto a 5 x 7″ blue piece of cardstock after die cutting out a large rectangular piece out of the center. I put two removable Glue Dots on the bottom front of the card base that is 5 x 7″ and then laid the card front with acetate on the glue dots, lining the front so that it is perfectly aligned on the card front. Then I took the colored image of the game and laid it (with wet glue to hold it down) under the acetate and made sure it was laid perfectly under the inked image on the acetate before gluing it in place. Once that was done, I removed the glue dots (and acetate layer) and put the bear wearing the graduation cap on foam tape and glued it into the claw. I used Diamond Glaze on the machine and the claw and should have let it dry before proceeding, but didn’t….such a bad mistake…you’ll see later.
I added thin lines of foam tape around the back of the acetate layer and added a second layer of foam tape so it (theoretically) wouldn’t land on the bear or the Diamond Glaze. I bought the thin lines of foam tape from Aliexpress (no longer available).
I added some thin orange ribbon to the bottom of the card front and wrapped it three times around the front (Stampin’ Up retired ribbon), then knotted it in place..
I added small nail art beside the machine and around the top and bottom that would show through the acetate, with a pick up tool from Ecstasy Crafts.
I used another stamp from the Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin set that said “Hooray Grad” and added that to the top right side of the acetate, after using a postage shaped die to cut it out. The acetate and glued nail art make the card look like a shaker card, but it was never my intention to make it a shaker, I just wanted the machine to appear 3-d…
I used odd colors because my great niece was graduating from a high school whose colors are orange and royal blue….not the best combination of colors…
Sorry I had a lot of camera issues with this video. I thought about not putting the card up, but decided it was a cute card and worth seeing.