Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Swinging 60

There is no getting away from the fact that I love the Sale-A-Bration FREE stamp sets and papers and will be sad to see them go at the end of the month.  So, if you have had enough of seeing projects that use these products then I can only apologise.  With only 10 more days left of this event I do have a few more ideas to share with you...
This swing card however uses a couple of my favourites, which are not Sale-A-Bration products; the top note die and the cupcake builder punch.  

It is surprisingly easy to make the base from an A5 piece of Whisper White which I have cut with the top note die, but only using half of it.  The front then folds back on itself to make the top note 'swing'.

If you want to have a go at this run your card base through the die using your big shot but make sure you only place the cutting pads across half of the die, so that the edge lines up directly with the centre (where the fold will then be, when you fold the front back on itself).  That way the die only cuts against the cutting pad and leaves the other half of the card in tact.

To make the top note panel stand out I have run some mirror card (non Stampin' Up!) through the top note die and then also cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry and then trimmed off the edge before placing this inside so that it becomes framed.

For the centre image I have used the stamp from the Sale-A-Bration Elementary Elegance stamp set inked with Versamark ink and then embossed with Silver embossing powder using a heat gun.  This creates a raised effect and the silver stands out particularly well on the dark card.

Other materials:
Cupcake builder punch - using scraps of DSP to create the cupcake and then decorated with basic rhinestones before placing in the corner using dimensional sticky pads.
Timeless type junior alphabet dies - for the numbering cut from mirror card (non Stampin' Up!).
Sentiment - Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped with versamark onto a scrap of DSP and embossed in silver and then punched out with the Word Window Punch.

1 comment:

  1. Love this. You say its easy to make but i think you'll have to show me. Let me know when youre free for a crafty catch up. xx