As in Work In Progress - and not a Q in sight, I am afraid. I had what I thought was a brilliant idea this morning, and took one of my paper engineering books into work to plan the card. But it's taken me all afternoon and this is the third version. However, I love the idea of a radio where you can tune in different sentiments, and have stuck a couple of post-it notes in my book reminding me of the pitfalls to avoid next time I try this mechanism. As this is going to a guy, I am sure Charles will understand all about prototypes and won't mind that this is just Radio WIP :D.
The frame of the radio is faux wood cut with Labels 8 and then embossed with a couple of layers of UTEE, and some brads added down one side.
The next layer is kraft card embossed with SU Square Lattice. I added a mega oval cut from dry wall tape to look a bit like the speaker part of the radio, and cut a slot out near the bottom. The sentiments were stamped on white card and layered behind the slot and the pulley mechanism. I used Banner Basics 2 to create my little red pointer, and LOTS of foam tape to assemble the whole thing and still have all the insides working freely. The little red tab now runs freely along the whole slot, so you can "tune in" to any of the sentiments.
In my book (The Elements of Pop Up, Carter & Diaz) this mechanism is described as a pull-tab with a pulley. Unfortunately it's not one of the mechanisms you can totally de-construct, hence the whole afternoon spent on working it out. I'm thinking something like this could make a good anniversary card for DH :D.
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 GMT Views: 1152
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Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:19 AM
Oh Sabrina! You are sooo dialed in Sister! I love this creative radio- and the choices available. Genius! Bless your heart, Charles will love this.
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: November 17, 2006 Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia Posts: 47697
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:33 AM
wow, Sabrina... talk about a work of art... wow... love your prototype radio.. you are a genius.... Charles will love it and I"m sure your DH will too... love how the little red pointer slides to choose a sentiment... wonderfully done.... tfs
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Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 3:42 PM
You are the pioneer of new techniques - that's for sure! As soon as I saw this - I had a flashback of a memory of a radio at my Grandma's house - it was about the size of a small microwave - wood casing and had the button dials - and she always had that playing! What a fun memory! I love your wonderful card, Sabrina - it really does look like a radio - and I bet Charles will love it!!