Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pinball Card

Hi everyone!

I have a fun card today!  Do you remember those tilt ball mazes you often got as a party favor when you were a kid?  You know, the little round plastic ones that you held in your hand.  They usually had a picture of a goofy clown and you were supposed to get the silver BB to fall into the hole where his nose was?  Yah, those things!  I really don't know what they are called but I'll just call them a tilt ball maze until someone corrects me. Anyhow, I made one as a card!!!

Here's a short video of it in action!
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ETA - I'm thrilled to have an Honorable Mention from CASology for my card!

I'm entering this card in four Five challenges. 
The current MUSE challenge #100 where Michele Ferguson wants us to "accentuate the negative".  What better way to accentuate it than to have 3 silver balls rolling around in the negative space trying to land one of them in the center of the bright red heart (similar to the inspiration card)!  One Direction has a song called Rock Me so I squeezed in the optional twist of song lyrics (although I think Pinball Wizard would have been a better one!)
SSS Wednesday challenge where It's a Guy thing.  This is totally a guy thing!  The challenge of getting one of the silver balls in the right hole - what guy could resist? The red heart was stamped with Barn Door DI.
Winnie & Walter are having lots of fun challenges for their 1st Birthday Bash.  This is going in for the Shaker Challenge.  It's a shaker with a twist, but still a shaker, right?
Casology has a NBUS Challenge - It's the first time using my SSS stitched circles die.  I wasn't sure if a shaker card could be CAS but I'm going for it.
ETA- NBUS Challenge #3 Anything Goes - my NBUS is my SSS stitched circles dies & Taylored Expressions embossing folder.

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  1. I DO remember those maze puzzles; they were fun! What a GREAT idea for a card, Karen! Thanks for sharing it with us at the SImon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Loved that game! and the paddle ball, and the face with the magnetic dust you could create beards, and mustaches, and hair...wax lips... LOVED all of those!! and you just gave me my childhood back, Karen!! Love your card! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun. OH I so guessed Pinball Wizard first without reading...
    =] Michele

  3. What a great card - very whimsical and fun!

  4. Your card is amazing, Karen!! LOVE your interpretation of Michele's card...the game is sooooo cool and your card is so crisp, pretty and clean and simple...Love :)!!

  5. Very neat card! Those games have evolved into crazy 3d balls now! Makes me wanna pull my hair out! haha

  6. What a fun card. I forgot about those wacky toys which we all loved.

  7. Very fun! I love the interactive-ness of this! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  8. You get my prize for the most creative card so far in 2015, Karen! I'm floored by how creative this is! It's a pleasure to meet you! I've subscribed to your blog and I'd love to have you follow me on my side bar. I have a feature called New Friends Corner where I will introduce you to my other readers as soon as possible and help them find you!!

    Thank you so much for entering the CASology NBUS challenge! You may have noted on the CASolgoy blog that this week's challenge is a collaboration with my NBUS Challenge #3 (which is just to use any NBUS), so do come on over and link your entry there, as well! Have a great week! I hope to see you again soon!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. That's an incredible idea!!! I love the color combination in your card, but I especially admire the design of incorporating the little game - simply AMAZING!!

  10. So clever and creative, Karen ... who could resist picking this up and playing ... it's brilliant! Anita :)

  11. SUPER idea & FAB card Karen :)

  12. Thanks for joining us at CASology in the NBUS challenge this week, so glad that you did!!!

  13. This is really one of the cutest card ever! Love it!

  14. So happy to see this little cutie in CASology's HM list!! Congrats!

  15. Oh wow! This card is amazing! so nicely done and so very creative!

  16. Such a SWEET card Karne!! I LOVE the FUN and PLAYFUL Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

    1. SORRY for Spelling your Name Wrong!! GRRR-It's hard to type with the help of a 2 yr. old in your lap!! LOL!! ;)

  17. Such a brilliant idea- I love it!