Hi there, crafty friends!
Today, I've chosen to CASE (copy and steal everything) a card from the talented Stampin' Up!
folks. I'm not sure exactly where this card originated, but there are directions for this
Pop Out Swing Card on Pinterest.
First, create your A2 card base. For my card, I chose a fall-ish
patterned paper. Score your card base.
Next, look through all of your awesome Repeat Impression Stamps,
and decide on your focal image.
Stamp your image - I used a Kaleidacolor pad, and sort of turned it as
I stamped, to create a blend of colors.
Fussy cut your image (or stamp directly onto your focal panel if you prefer).
Cut your focal panel and mat to your desired size.
My panel ended up being 3" square, and my mat is 3.25" square.
Here is my finished focal piece;
Set this piece aside for a few minutes while you work on your card base.
If you have a die that will work, you can use one here.
I did not, so I merely drew out where I wanted an opening,
and used my trusty exacto knife to cut out my opening.
Here's what it looks like after the opening is cut out.
You will need an insert piece for the inside of your card.
This needs to be 5" x 6". Score on the 6" side at 2" and 4".
My paper is double sided, so here you are seeing the blue back side of my
5" x 6" panel. Fold your panel in a valley and mountain fold, and apply adhesive to one end.
Leave a nice 'even' border around your panel, and adhere it to your
card base. It will look like this:
The on-line instructions I found, said to apply adhesive to your
focal piece next. Instead, I chose to 'close' my card, and apply the
adhesive to the inside panel that showed through the opening.
Here's what it looked like:
Now, place your focal image directly onto your opening, being
careful not to let go until you are sure of your placement.
Stamp your sentiment (be sure to stamp your sentiment prior
to adding the inside insert. Don't ask me how I know this :)
Here's the finished card standing up.
And here it is opened up.
I also stamped and sponged a bit on the inside of the card panel.
Thanks for taking the time to stop and look!
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