Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

November 11, 2011

Horsin' Around--an animated card.

I've been inspired lately to try my hand at different card formats. Let's face it, the single fold card may be quintessential...but it is kinda boring. I decided to make a tri-fold shutter card. It's actually pretty easy, but the results are STUNNING! Now that I know I can do this type of card, you'll most likely be seeing some iteration of it in the near future...say...December for one of my DT projects. And just for the record...I didn't use ANY colored pencils on this card. I must be ill. I think I'll take 2 chocolate bars and go to bed.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #83--Anything Goes + Brown

Anywho, this is a birthday card for my "other mother"--my mother-in-law. She LOVES horses. I know the photos on this card look horribly blurry, but they're actually an animated, Lenticular, 3-D image that REALLY creates an image of FULL galloping movement when it's tilted up and down. Basically, it creates a mini-movie.

I know you've seen these types of images before--perhaps on 3-D postcards (which I used to collect as a kid). They were cool and they definitely looked 3-D when you moved 'em side to side...but these puppies...well, they're the cutting-edge in lenticular technology; and as such, deserved to be included on one of my cards. Here is what the animation for this particular image looks like. SO cool, dontcha think??

If you're interested in getting one to play with, you can order them from EmotionGallery.

Lenticular horse image - EmotionGallery
Dies - Spellbinders (Nestability Labels 11, Deckled Edge Classic Oval, Ribbon Tag Trio 2)
Patterned Paper - We R Memory Keepers
Bubble edge punch - EK Success for Martha Stewart
Stamping ink - Colorbox
Adhesive gems - Spotted Canary
Adhesive runner - Glue Glider Pro by Glue Arts
foam spacers


  1. Can I just say - this is totally epic, kewl, and neato. I have those horses on a ruler so I know how they move. This is one of the most original ideas I have seen in a while.

  2. Thank you! Yeah, these are those same horses but in "bookmark" form.

  3. I love your card and the horses are great! Thank you for joining us this week for our anything goes + brown Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Hope you are having a wonderful week and good luck.


  4. beautiful card:) I am sure your mom will love it !Thanks for Joining us this week at Craft your Passions Anythings + Brown Challenge. Have a great weekend:)


  5. Another wow Torrey...this card is a stunner, i just simply love everything about this card hun!!
    hugs and xxx


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