I went home and lounged on the couch watching recorded TV. Then in a spurt of enthusiasm, I decided to try my hand at another tutorial. (FYI...The previous tutorials have links in my sidebar.)
Without further ado,
the Kinetic Card Tutorial...
for my Mom who is turning 60 in a few days and in the past encouraged me to make more tutorials. So Mom, this is an early one for YOU!
Using an exact-o knife, cut two parallel slits the length of the panel...BUT leave about a quarter inch on each side. The space between the slits should be a hair wider than the ribbon you choose to use. Here I will be using a 1/4 inch grossgrain ribbon.
Here is a pix with the two slits. I slid a piece of white paper to show the placement. I'll call this the track.
Next, cut a thin piece of paper. Fold it in thirds around your 11 inch ribbon. Adhere the paper to the ribbon in the center section. Position the paper at the 5 inch mark. (You will need to be sure that there is enough ribbon to slide back and forth without ending up short for your vehicle.) Use sticky strip or ATG gun to tape the ribbon to the paper.
Next, place the ribbon behind the card panel and bring up the two sides through the slits. Wrap around the "track." Basically, making a "link." You do not want the link to be stuck to the track. Again, use sticky strip or ATG gun to tape the link on itself. View from the back. Be sure that you can slide the ribbon back and forth, back and forth smoothly. The "link" needs to be fitted, but not too tight that it can not run smoothly back and forth along the track.
After adding any other embellishments, glue or tape down the main panel to your card base. Be sure that you do not adhere the link or track to the card base. This kinetic card will be sure to make bring a smile to someone's face!