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Swing Reveal Window card

Hello friends,

I don't make many interactive cards , but I do love the look of them . Last week Jennifer McGuire had a video on how to make a swing reveal card on her youtube channel, link is HERE. She always make them look so easy and trust me they are easy, especially when she teaches.I decided to give it a go. I did not do exactly the way she did it, but took the basic idea from her.

I started by choosing three sizes of circle dies. I used a very old spellbinders circle nesting die, you can use any nesting dies you may have in hand. I die cut the largest of the three circle on vellum. I cut a blue cardstock circle using the mid size circle die. I also used an Ellen Hutson Alpine Snowfall die on the blue circle. This die makes holes for the snow fall. The image on the left shows you the die cut . For the backing of this Alpine Snowfall die, I cut a white card stock using the same mid size circle die. I placed the blue circle where I wanted, onto a white card stock cut at 41/4x51/2inches and traced its outer edge using a pencil. I placed the smallest of the three circle dies in the center of the penciled circle on the white card stock and die cut it.

I placed the vellum circle on to the white circle die cut panel and marked the top center of the vellum. I held the Vellum and the white panel and punched a hole to insert a brad. The image on the right shows the brad connecting to the white card stock. This was my swing reveal, the interactive part of the card. The brad is placed in such a way that when I add the blue circle die onto the vellum it will be hidden.

I stamped three trees and the Yeti using Ellen Hutson's Lil Squatch Stamp set on a white cardstock using Momento Black ink to use copic markers to color. After coloring all the images I die cut them all using the Lil Squatch coordinating die for.

I adhered the blue die cut circle onto the vellum using foam tape and placed the two of the three trees I colored on the left side of the blue circle. Make sure you are adding the adhesive only to the parts of the tree which are on the blue circle. I also die cut a speech bubble using a very old Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble die in black and stamped a sentiment using Brutus Monroe's White embossing Powder. For the snow on the trees and the speech bubble I used versa mark pen to add the embossing ink in selective spots and poured on a Puff White embossing powder from Hero Arts and heat set it. This embossing powder gives cool puffy look. I also added some Yeti foot prints disappearing into the woods coming from the left corner of the cardsotck. To add some sparkle I scattered few Pretty Pink Posh gems in pearl white. This is the finished front of the card. I then die cut the smallest circle onto a white top folding not card exactly in the same place as the smaller die cut on the front panel. This allowed for a window which peeked into the card, when you swing reveal the top blue circle. The next step was to adhere the finished front panel using foam adhesive onto the top folding notecard making sure to align the circles.

The image on the right shows the swing reveal and the peek through window to reveal the inside of the card. For the inside of the card, I traced the circle using the die cut circle on the top folding note card. I adhered a tree and the yeti with liquid glue in a way that they were visible in the window when you swing the top blue circle.

I also die cut another speech bubble using the same Lawn Fawn die and stamped a sentiment which read big hugs on to a black card stock using white embossing powder. Before I adhered the images I stenciled a cloud background from MFT using Catherine Pooler Aquatini ink.

The image on the left shows the scene inside the card when you open the top folding notecard. The hello die cut is from EH Big Scripty Die Combo, which I die cut using a black card stock and adhered it to the bottom using liquid glue. And that finished the entire card. I hope you liked this interactive card and give it a go.

Thank you for stopping by see you on the next post, until then Big Hugs and keep SMILING.

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