Thursday, July 23, 2015

Magic card


 Today's card is little bit different.
 I thought of doing something for my niece but was not having any stamp which attracts kids. 
Then thought of making interactive card. This I had seen long ago on pintrest.
 I will try best to put the procedure in words ( I am sorry if doesn't make sense) along with pictures. I am not giving exact measurements of the paper. If you want then let me know. 
I apologise for such a lengthy post.

The required materials

A colour cardstock, Black ink, Light colour ink, Shape die of your choice, Stamp a magig, White card stock, OHP sheet, Stamps of your choice, Red tape or any tape adhesive of your choice.
 I am using red tape so that its visible in pictures.

Pic 1

Cutting the papers

Start from the innermost layer so it helps in assembling.
You need to cut a white cardstock and OHP sheet of the exact same measurements. These are the pieces on which you are going to stamp. Next a white card stock of double the length and 2cm wider than the previously cut paper. Need a small strip of paper which is wider than these two papers.
The colour card stock should be bigger atleast 3cm from all sides. ( Dont go less than this)

Centre layer

Pic 2

Stamp the image of your choice (preferably which can be coloured) on the white CS and OHP sheet so that when you place stamped OHP sheet on stamped paper it matches exactly and looks like one image. Then colour the image, place the OHP sheet and put a small dot of adhesive or you can staple it so that they wont shift. Then paste a piece of paper to cover the adhesive or staple pin. See picture

Pic 3

Paste a red tape on back of this panel. Try to be as close to the bottom as possible.
 If you are using tape runner then DONT apply glue now. Its only when you are using double sided tape.

Pic 4

Middle and outer layer

Fold the middle layer at the centre and make a slit as shown in the picture. The slit should just wide enough so that the coloured panel can slide through it easily. ( dont make it too small or too big)
Apply red tape on one side and keep it ready. 

Pic 5

Preparing the main outer layer

Score and Fold the main panel at the middle. First decorate the front as you wish. Cut at the open ends of paper (with punch, die or with scissors) for finger space. Die cut a window ( you can cut with ruler simple shapes circle, square) on one side. Keep in mind that the open end is the top of the card. Check that the words are not upside down.

Pic 6

All Elements of the card

Put red tape on two sides of the main panel. Now you are ready with the all elements as you can see in the picture bellow. 

PLEASE see where the red tape has been put.
 Now onwards keep that test stamp on inner portion of main panel (its done intentionally) which might make sense of what I am trying to tell. ;)

Pic 7

Slider mechanism step 1

Here you are going to attach outer and middle panels. You can do the 2nd step first, i found this is easy for me. Place the white panel like this remove backing from white panel only and close the main panel.

Pic 8

After this the panel looks like this. 

Note that the red tape on main panel is still with backing. Don't remove it until the last step.

Pic 9

Slider mechanism Step 2

Now its time to place the coloured panel and OHP sheet. Rotate the panel so that its easy to work with. (Sorry for confusion).

Slide this coloured panel and OHP sheet combo in such a way that the paper slides IN and transparency slides on top. 

Pic 10

Now attach the strip of paper on back of this combo. This panel had red tape. See Pic 4

Pic 11

Now turn it back, remove backing from main panel and close it. 
See to it that the edges are matched perfectly. If you feel its bulky then you can use foam tape instead of red tape (only on main panel)

Pic 12

Now the card is ready. I made a small ribbon with same paper and adhered it on top of combo. Made a matching envelope.

Pic 13

Suggestions are always welcome. If any query please comment bellow. I made a short video how the card works and the link is bellow.

Video link Magic card

Thank you for stopping by

Swapna Patil

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Altenew vintage roses


Friends..  I was stiving to use Altenew vintage roses. 

Everytime I try them with what inks I have, I used to fail completely. I was about loose hope completely, but thanks to few wonderful crafty friends who kept me encouraging to try. Atlast I did a fair job with the stamp, for sure I will buy Altenew inks now.

I made this card in one day as i decided to participate in the challenge one day before.

Its a top folding card which measures 5x7". I die cut a white panel with MFT basic edge die , then stamped the vintage roses with distress inks!, yes you heard it right. I tried alot to get desired look of the roses but didnt. Then tried with distress inks, though the outcome is not so crisp but I am happy for now with the result. 

The sentiment is from Jillibean stamp set which was stamped with archival black ink. Then I mounted it with foam tape on grey card base. 

Then felt that its missing something so I changed the gear and removed the white panel. I stamped the card base with Hero arts news paper background stamp with SSS smoke ink to get tone on tone look. Then mounted back the white panel. 

phweeee the card is ready to post now....

Suggestions are welcome.

Thank you for stopping by

Swapna Patil

Friday, July 17, 2015

ric 87 challenge


I made a card to enter ric 87. 

Today is the the last day to enter and I tried my best to make one. I made this card for my mother. I took a white panel measuring 11x6" and folder at 5.5" to make side folding card. I idea was to do with vellum. 

I chose a stamp from damask stamp. I taped down the panel to ensure that paper wont shift while stamping. I mounted the stamp fiskers stamp foot, so that i can adjust the placing while stamping. I used HA soft lilac ink to stamp the damask image. I started at the centre and worked up to the top. Then i paced the vellum which was of same size of card front and taped it. Then with versamark clear ink i stamped the down portion and heat embossed with liquid platinum powder. 

The sentiments were from clearly besotted. I heat set it with gold tinsel powder. Used few rhinestones here and there to add little spark to the card and to get place to put glue. Then pasted on the main card front. Used 1/2 " corner  chomper. Thats is it, my card s finished.

Suggestions are always welcome

Thank you for stopping by

Swapna Patil

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tag You're it 25

Hi friends...
Today i am posting a tag. I made to enter to the challenge Tag You're it 25.

For this i used 3 distress inks namely chipped sapphire, faded jeans and stormy sky. The stencil is from The craft work shop. I placed the stencil at one side and blended inks from centre to periphery, from darker to lighter shade. Then with stormy sky ink i distressed the edges of the tag. 

The heart die is from Licking hearts from SSS and sentiment from the same set. I die cut hearts from glitter paper where as sentiment was stamped with versafine black ink. Ribbon was also inked with red and green shades of inks.  

I am entering this tag to TAG YOU'RE IT 25 challenge.

Suggestions are always welcome

Thank you for stopping by

Swapna Patil

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Stencilled card - CAS(E) this sketch!

Hi... Friends

Here is my entry for the CTS 129. Its the first time I am taking part in any card challenges so, little excited about it.

I was not so confident about stamping again so opted for stencilling. I used Khaki card stock for my one layer card. I used Prima stencil for the card and distress inks (first 4 release of this year and picked rasberry). I secured the card base and the stencil over my craft sheet so that i can work with ink blending.

I worked my way from left top corner to the right and then positioned it to work towards the bottom of the card base. I used the sentiment from Clearly besotted and stamped it with versafine black ink.
Thats it my one layer card for the challenge.

Suggestions are always welcome
I am entering the CAS(E) this sketch! CTS 129 with this card 

Thank you for stopping by
Swapna Patil