Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Birthday Swing Card

Hello Crafty Friends... Today's project is another first for me. Using my eclips machine from Sizzix  and ecal software I made this... my very first "flip" card.  I was more than happy (ecstatic really) to test Designs on Cloud 9's new Swing Card file. 

The file comes with the card base, center panel and mat, and scalloped borer.
Sorry, flowers and leaves are not included. Hydrangea flowers and leaves pictured throughout are from Prima Marketing.

Another thing is the center panel is rectangular... not just the matted ornate shape in the center. I made it look like it's floating by creating this card with a plastic/ acetate panel. Basically I cut 3 of the card base panels out (2 panels of patterned paper and 1 panel made from clear acetate). I sandwiched all three sheets together with the clear acetate as the center panel.

Just a little note: This card folds up to a standard A2 sized card.

^^^ Folded Front View^^^

^^^ Flat Front View^^^

Remember... Because this is a flip/ swing card, whatever you put on your center window will be "flipped" to the opposite side that is on (what's on the front will end up on the back & vice versa).

^^^ Flat Back View

^^^Folded Back View^^^

This was a lot of fun to put togethher... I think I'm gonna make these cards on a regular basis!

And I think everyone should attempt interactive cards! It's not just fun making them but fun for whomever receives them as well!

Now, go get crafting! 
See you next time!!

All digital files and svgs are cut using my Sizzix eclips machine & ecal software.

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