Monday, 7 April 2014

Ruff day????

Hello there :0)

It's Unity week here on the shop blog and Tara kicked off yesterday with a very cute card and I'm here today to tug at your heartstrings again with this adorable little dawg!!!.....

He's from the itty bitty collection at Unity and he's quite a decent size, I teamed him up with my own sentiment using a Lawn Fawn alphabet. The stamp is called Tail Wagger but with an expression like that I wanted to make his head tilt from side to side so I used a very simple mechanism to make the movement :0)

Here's a short silent video to show the movement, apologies for the quality, uploading videos is a new one for me !!!

I've put together a very basic photo tutorial, it's really not very spohisticated so doesn't need a lot of explaning...

The little dogs head pivots on a black brad through his nose ( ouch!!) which needs to pass through the centre of the circle too. The curved slit is to allow the head to move from side to side but do not make this too large otherwise it will show either side of his head as it moves!!

Attach the dogs head using the brad and use low tack tape to temporarily hold his head in the up-right position whilst you complete the next step...

Flip the panel over and adhere two foam dimensionals stacked together of a small piece if thick chipboard in the middle of the slot

Use the brad to attach the circle to cover and adhere to the foam circles then use a strip of card as a lever. You'll need foam dimensionals to attach the panel to your card base so the mechanism can turn freely.

I think that cute quizzical face and head turn would cheer anyone up :0)
                                                             Tail Wagger
Check out the Unity pages at the store and don't forget to enter the discount code UNITY25 at the checkout!! :0)

Jenny x

1 comment:

Keren Baker said...

So clever- & love the way you've coloured him too- looks like a book illustration!