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