Thursday, 7 April 2016

Half Swing Birthday Blooms

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Almost managed to capture the beauty of Wink of Stella!

I have a little black book (for crafting!!) that I always have handy.  Whenever I come across a fun fold that I like, a colour combination that I love (sometimes I cut pictures out of magazines or catalogues) or basically anything that inspires me - I write notes in my little black book.

Every time I make a fun fold card or project, I write the instructions (with little diagrams) in my little black book.  If my inspiration has come from another card-maker, I usually make a point of also jotting down their name and/or website.
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This is a Half Swing or Pop Out Swing card.

So, I'm rather annoyed with myself that I wrote myself instructions for this half swing card (I've also seen it called a pop out swing card) but didn't include a name or website.  I have spent hours trying to track it down again - to no avail.  All I can do is apologise to the very clever person who created this fold and say "thank you".

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Once it's open, it looks quite different from different angles!

I particularly like this version of the fold because it has little tabs that hold the swing mechanism in place, so the recipient doesn't need instructions or have to hold on to anything - all they need to do is to open the card normally.
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How old is my Sister-in-Law is going to be?

How I made it:

  • I made the card and mechanism from Bermuda Bay cardstock
  • I added a Basic Gray frame to the front of the card.
  • I stamped the Birthday Blooms image with Pool Party ink onto Pool Party cardstock
  • Then I coloured the image with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay inks (and a touch of Whisper White Craft ink for the stamens)
  • I used the Out of the Box technique to die cut the image and adhered it to the front of the card.
  • The butterflies are punched from embossed vellum and Island Indigo cardstock and have a coat of clear Wink of Stella.
  • The greeting is from the Birthday Blossoms set.  I stamped it onto Pool Party cardstock and added a layer of Basic Gray cardstock.
  • I cut the numbers with the Large Numbers framelits from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.


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Guess the secret's out now!

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I chose not to decorate the inside a lot so as not to detract from the flower and the butterflies

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The Out of the Box die cutting shows to good advantage in this photo
Thank you for visiting.

'Til next time
Stephanie.

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10 comments:

  1. Love the colour & details Stephanie, this works so well!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim! It's lovely to receive your kind comment!

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  2. Really really beautiful. I would like you to show me how to make this, please.

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    1. Thank you, Satomi. I'd be delighted - just let me know when!

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  3. Beautiful card Stephanie-the colours are stunning and love the detail on the flowers.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Lisa. I really appreciate you taking the time to do that!

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  4. I have looked at this on Stampin Connection a couple of times. I tried to watercolor this image to look like yours. I was not at all successful! May I ask if you did this with an Aquapainter or a Blender Pen? The whole card is so stunning, but your coloring is really what makes the difference.

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  5. I have looked at this on Stampin Connection a couple of times. I tried to watercolor this image to look like yours. I was not at all successful! May I ask if you did this with an Aquapainter or a Blender Pen? The whole card is so stunning, but your coloring is really what makes the difference.

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    1. Hi Marianne! Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm an old-fashioned sort of person and use a brush an water. Have you found my video tutorials? There are links on my Tutorial page.
      Don't hesitate to ask any other questions you may have.

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    2. Hi Marianne! Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm an old-fashioned sort of person and use a brush an water. Have you found my video tutorials? There are links on my Tutorial page.
      Don't hesitate to ask any other questions you may have.

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