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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Swinging Shannon

Hello everyone;
I am having a great time playing with my new High Hopes stamps. By the reaction at the store today, there will be a ton of cards with HH images being made this week!!

As most of my blog followers know, it is really hard for me to make a simple card or project. I love anything that is different....fancy folds, containers and especially cards that move. This card is no exception, I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I saw this stamp, "Swinging Shannon". The way I designed this card it actually does swing and spin! I also made a quick little video so you could see her spin....its at the bottom of the post. It turned out a little dark, but pretty good for my first video!

 


I started out by embossing the images with black and painting it with Tombows. I cut them out and colored the edges. I used my nesties to cut the hole and the large scallop for the frame. It took a bit of measuring to make sure it was all centered. I used my MS border punch for the headers. The sprigs and dots are stamped with Perfect medium. I cut off the stamped rope and replaced it with a piece of jute. I also had to add some weight to the image so it would pull the jute straight, so I glued a long piece of magnet to the back of the front swing. Once I had the swing where I wanted it, I glued the back image on.

 


On the inside where the swing hangs, I scored a piece of punched cardstock every 1 1/4 inches and made it into a cube. I glued the cube to the center of the card and added the side headers next. Now I couldn't just leave it at that, nooooo I had to go a step further. I took a thingy that you put on the end of your fishing line...you know a swivel that you attach the hook to one end and the line to the other end and it spins. Yea...that thingy. I hope you are all still with me...LOL! I hot glued the end of the jute to the one end of swivel thingy and then hot glued it to the center of the cube. When you open the card right up, Shannon swings and spins!!

 


You all must be thinking I am a bit nuts by now....but I just love doing these wacky things...hence the name, fits like a glove!!

I am pleased with the way it turned out, I hope you like it.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments. Have a great day.... KAREN x


video

23 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing, I love it.

Tasha said...

Hey Karen this card is awesome - i really likethe depth you gave to the tyre with your clouring - you could have hours of fun wih this card - well i could cos im a big kid! lol
love tasha xx

Rach said...

this is awesome Karen what a wonderful idea and a perfect stamp to do it with i can see that this is going to be cased by a whole lot of people...on the video you can see the sparkle and glimmer on your card..
well done hun.xxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

This is absolutely amazing Karen...love the colours too and what a sweet image :-)
Carole x

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow this is just adorable and what a great idea might have to borrow this one it looks fabulous
Hugs Jacqui x

queenjolene99 said...

I LOVE your card!! I am sure little Miss Swinging Shannon is very content in such a lovely card. Your video is too cute too, GREAT JOB!!

Nancy said...

Oh WOW, Karen...this is so cute! I love how you made her swing from the "thingy" (hee hee). This is so great. I love how you colored Shannon. Might have to give this one a try, with your permission. :)

Theresa said...

Wow! Karen this is fabulous! I love it.

angeljakki said...

this is so sweet, I love that stamp combo they are just brilliant, I hope they will make some more like that x x x

About Me.... said...

omgoodness!!! This is just adorable. I love how you colored both sides of the lil girl on the tire swing. Tfs!!Blessings. Renee

Bonnie said...

WOW!!!! She really swings and you did a wonderful job with the video. I honestly don't think there is anything you can't do. I must admit that I thought you were just an ordinary scrapper like me (exceptionally talented)more than me. Then yesterday when Cathy did her posting and I started looking...I thought, "My goodness, these people are pros." I am honored that you even stop by my blog and even encourage me when you do. Hats off ladies to a wonderful team, fantastic blog and growing business. I am truly impressed.

The Rubber Maid said...

Karen, that is so cute and certainly innovative on your part. I just love it but don't think I could raise to the challenge of having a swinging object like that. Sweet! Pat

Sharon said...

This is awesome Karen. The perfect stamp for the card and the whole card is well thought through and designed. You are the goddess of cardmaking!
Sharon xx

Tina said...

Awwww Karen this is just amazing. i love the swing, and the stamp is gorgeous... i love what you did with it... and that you called it a thingy...hhehehehehe i do doody things..hehehe thank you so much for joining my candy... good luck.. Big Hugs Tina x

Shirley said...

How darn cute~! I love it, Karen!

Carolyn King said...

brilliant!!!!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Karen, love the idea and beautifully coloured as always. Hugs Nikki x

Crissy Armstrong said...

You're a paper engineer, and an expert one at that! How you thought this out, I don't know, that took some brains I'll tell you! SO cool! I love the jute that looks like miniature rope, and your coloring. I love the whole card! Just a great and fantastic work of art!

Marcea said...

this is brilliant - I absolutely love it - what a fabulous fun card
-x-

Janine said...

Fabulous Karen... I want to learn how to do this!!!

Glee said...

This is absolutely AWESOME, my Friend! Whoa, you never cease to amaze me!

Stampin' Meg said...

wow wow wow! what an incredible card! These feats of card engineering just amaze me. The most fancy I can get is a top fold!

Ila said...

Wowzers!! this is Amazing and So Super Cute!!...love what you've done here. Fabulous coloring and design!!...Hugs, Ila