Monday, December 31, 2007

Swing Card and Tutorial

I have finished this tricky tutorial. My friend & upline Ginger helped me figure out how to develope it from a sample I had. I am creating one with a circle here and will post a picture of a squared version as well. It seems more complicated than it is once you've tried it. Note: Click images to view a bit larger.

First,and most important, here is a picture of my daughter Melanie with the card closed. When finished the card is A2 size.The pictures of the completed project are below the tutorial.(Ironic how the colors match her shirt, isn't it?)

Items listed for this project are from TAC™
Stamps Used from TAC™
NEW Just Because
NEW Fancy Curls

Bazzill Bitty Blossoms
Versamagic Dew Drops White Cloud
Palette Noir

Coluzzle Swivel Blade, Nested Circle, Matt & Blade
5 1/2 X 6 1/4 Bazzill Brown Cardstock
White Cardstock 1 cut approx. 3" in diameter (round)
White Cardstock 1 cut approx. 3 1/2" in diameter (Scrap)
Mulberry Meadow™ Blue scrap approx. 3" in diameter

Using your Coluzzle, cut the 3 circles listed above (2 at 3 inches round and one scrap for template at 3 1/2 inches)Cut your cardstock to size if you haven't already. This third picture shows what you should have already three circles and a square.

Here is where it gets tough to explain however, pictures and typos are included...:)
Lay your cardstock with the 6 1/4 " horizontal on the Scor-pal Start with the left side at 3/8". Place your 3 1/2" scrap in the middle. Once you have your cirlce in the middle, you will score down at 3" and 4" to the scrap and Stop. Then do the same below your scrap starting at the circle off the cardstock at 3" and 4". See picture at the left and click picture to enlarge for a better view. It sounds harder than it is. (right?)

Now it's time to create your "swing" using your scrap 3 1/2" circle and cardstock base. Place your cardstock on a cutting matt to use your coluzzle to cut. Place your circle circle scrap back on the center of your cardstock lining it up to where you've scored. Lay your coluzzle on top of this lining up with your circle and the scored lines.

Use your cutting blade starting at the top left score and cut to the bottom left score, do not pass the scored lines. Repeat this to the right for the other side. The picture to the left shows what it will look like after the swing is cut. That's the basics of how to creat the card. Now all that is left is to stamp it!

For the sample shown, I first stamped with Cloud White all over the card while it was in the open position. I used the blue 3" circle to stamp Just Because and the white 3" to stamp It's Your Birthday with Noir ink. The circles were then adhere. I placed the brads in the Bazzill Bitty Blossoms with brads and used glue dots to help them pop.

To the left is the picture opened. Note: If using flowers or other larger embellishments be sure to make sure they do not interfere with your "swing".

I hope you've learned something and try this out. I'd love to see your version if you make one, please post here so I can take a look! I will post the pictures of the completed square one soon. Until then....Happy Stamping.


pescbrico said...

You tutorial is really clear. I now have to find some time to try it! Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the directions to make this type of card.


Littlekel90 said...

Really pretty. I have never made one with a circle. Now I, too, need to find some time to try that. Thanks for the easy to understand tutorial. :) Kelly

KayellWY said...

Thank you, Alison! For the first time, I am actually able to understand the instructions for a swing card! I'm an "Angel" too, and will most likely CASE your card. :)


Diana said...

Great card, thanks for share!


scrappernic said...

Love this! I have to try this card--fabulous!!

stampingbalou said...

What a great tutorial - I love your card, the colors are perfect !!! Yours, Heike (SBS4)


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