Every year I try a special design for my sister and this year I decided to do a swivel card. When you open the card it twist open to reveal this pop up piece. I have done one of these before for my hubby but I had to do all the measurements and so when I saw that Spellbinders had this die and it was on sale at the time I thought oh wow that would be so much easier. Welllll I imagine if I did enough of them, which I probably won't since it is so thick I had to take it to the post office to mail, I would get the hang of how to put it together, thankfully I was able to find a video of it being put together or I would have been totally loss. Let's just say this girl is no engineer. But it was nice not having to do all the measurements for it.
I started off the front with one of my Acetate art sheets I had bought at a stamp convention a few years back, I just loved how they put glitter behind them and you know I just had to do that myself, I applied the glitter to the back side and then ran the whole piece through my Xyron machine so the glue wouldn't show behind it. I just felt it needed a little more so I added a die cut fence and a butterfly punch to it. I believe I added the sentiment stamp before the acetate.
Here you can see the added glitter a little better.
The card open, this set had pretty dies with it to decorate the outside and inside. The end scroll work dies came with this set.
The flowers came from Memory box and I colored them by sponging with distress and oxide inks. A little inking around the panels before gluing them down to the base. As you can see there is plenty of room to still write in a sentiment.
Spellbinders - Elegant Swivel & Sashay card dies
Stamp on it - Vintage Hues Acetate w/ Art glitter crystals
Simon Says - Tiny words birthday stamp
Memory Box - Bella Boutique dies, colored w/ distress ink & Oxides, wrought iron fence die
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch
Mark Richards - Gems
Both neighbors across the street shot off the big fireworks so we just stayed home and watched them, there were a few mishaps but no one was injured that we could tell. Today has been quiet, just what I need :)
Have a great week ahead,