Friday, 13 April 2012

Spring Magic

This week the Penny Black blog design team have been showcasing Spring Fling designs here, my spring inspiration is how everything begins to gain colour again as new leaves and flowers begin to appear, this gave me the idea of creating a magic card; where with the pull of a tab the card comes to life with colour. I would also like to enter this in Oozak's first blog challenge here.
Here is my design in the various stages of being revealed.
Spring card closed


















Spring card partially opened

















Spring card fully open














To make this magic mechanism you need the following elements:
A copic coloured in stamped image of 'a Trip' 4246K.

















An acetate stamped image of 'a trip' 4246K and Staz on ink.

















A slider pouch, using 'Summer Sun' mix and match cardstock 17-003












Divider card

Add Deco Roller flowers from Plus, and some seam binding coloured with Shimmer spray.

Adhere the acetate to the aperture in the slider pouch
 Then match up the coloured image to the acetate image and adhere to the inside of the slider pouch.
Then add the divider card through the slot.

Then glue the two sides of the pouch together (see glue guide below - it is important to ensure that the divider can slide freely free of glue).

Once the slider pouch is complete mount onto card that has been stamped with 'Damask Pattern' 40-110 and Memento Cantalope ink. then mount onto 'Summer Sun' 17-003 Mix and Match card and then finally onto a white card blank.

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope this has inspired you to have a go at making your own magic card.

Hugs Cathy
x

38 comments:

Emilie said...

What a wonderful card!!! I love it!

Nina Brackett said...

Oh my, that is so clever. I have to try this. Thanks for the tutorial!

Penny Ward said...

Cathy...you must stay up nights thinking of how to make such unique cards. Love this one ! ! !

Paula (PEP) said...

Terrific tutorial & a really lovely way of interpreting spring. Thanks for such detailed instructions - it's an intriguing concept & great fun for adults & children alike!
Have a lovely weekend.
Paula (PEP)

Katherine said...

Wow! This is so amazing! I will definitely have to try this! Gorgeous card - thanks for the tutorial!

Heather T said...

This is so clever, Cathy. I showed my son and had to explain how the "magic" worked. He was impressed.

Barb said...

What a fun and creative card, Cathy! Thanks for the tutorial - The card is adorable - LOVE IT!

Deb Lorence said...

You are so creative Cathy! Love this sweet little image. Adding it to my list!

KnitterPam said...

That is SUCH a clever card. Thanks - I can't wait to try it!

Helen said...

Wow - fabulous idea Cathy!
Must try this!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully inventive. Such fun for the recipient to play with.

Flo S. said...

Cute card and great tutorial. Very clever of you.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Pure magic!

elvira said...

Love,love the card and your work. So happy I found your blog :)
Thanks so much for the tutorial !

Annette said...

wow this has got to be the most amazing thing i have ever seen...what an AWESOME idea...i am going to have to try this...thanks for sharing...your awesome.

conil said...

Adorable and so stinkin' clever I wish I'd thought of it. Fabulous.

pcm said...

that's ingenious!

Debbie said...

This is amazing.I couldn't imagine how you did it at first and can't wait to try it now!!!

Jeanette M. said...

Amazing card, Cathy! I love the beautifully coloured image as it 'magically' appears. Thanks for sharing this card and how you created it! :)

Mel said...

Fabulous card, love your sunny colors. Thank you for joining us at Oozak's first challenge :)

walchowDesign said...

Great tutorial, Cathy! Hope to give it a try soon!

Lisa said...

This is just amazing! Love the slider here Cathy :) Hope you don't mind if I "pin" this for future reference!

Cathy A said...

Pin away lisa I am honoured

Madeylim said...

Wow! very lovely card! I wanna give it a try too!

Michelle Lupton said...

I have just made my own "magic card" - I will put a link to your post on my blog :) Awesome fun, and a fabulous tutorial!

Debbie Bradford said...

Great card! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Debbie Bradford said...

Great card! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

The Lucky Star said...

Going to do this for mothers day i think I'll say...
You're the color to my life!

The Lucky Star said...

Going to do this for mothers day i think I'll say...
You're the color to my life!

Marjeta said...

What a wonderful card!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!
Must try this!

Sandy said...

Thank you Cathy! Great idea for a card...

Thank you for 'collecting' all the freebie digis too! :)

Sandy S

Charlene Mitchell said...

Wow! What an awesome tutorial! I love this and thank you so much for sharing all the details!

CreatewithTlc said...

This is very cool...what a great card.
Paulette,
TlcCreations

Myrna Marcano said...

This is a cute and beautiful card and tutorial.
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs, Myrna

Myrna Marcano said...

This is a cute and beautiful card and tutorial.
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs, Myrna

Lisa said...

Had to make this card right away! LOVE IT!! thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thank you for sharing and providing a tutorial...dw

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