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You should have just come from the lovely Tammy Hobbs, however, if you'd like to start the hop from the beginning, or you get lost along the way, visit the Denami Blog.
I love Denami's large chickie stamp! For my project, I decided to make a magic card to show him enjoying some summer fun. Many of you have been asking for a tutorial, so I've included that as well! It's a very fun project and I hope you will give it a try.
Here's the closed card
And here's the way it looks opened!!!
- Denami large chickie stamp
- Magic Card kit - The Paper Cut
- Ink - black Stazon, Clear and Simple Stamps Hybrid ink - Perfect little Black Dress, On the catwalk cream, Espresso your style, Simply bluetiful
- Washi tape - Recollections
- Paper Shapers punch
- Copics - Y06, Y15, Y28, YR04, Y26, R24
- Sun stamp - Stampendous - Inspired Icons
- Ice pop and fun in the sun stamps - Stampin' Up! - Sunny Fun
- Sun glasses stamp - Clear and Simple Stamps - Jet-setter darling
- Sand background stamp - Clear and Simple Stamps
- Sandcastle stamp - stash
- Yellow patterned cardstock - American crafts Moda Bella Preppy
- Scotch ATG adhesive, post it notes that are sticky all over for masking
Your next stop on the hop is the talented Stacy M. but stay a while (or come back) to enjoy a step-by-step magic card tutorial.
MAGIC CARD PICTURE TUTORIAL
As promised, here is the tutorial!!!! The magic card kit from The Paper Cut provides the card base, envelope, acetate, cardstock (enough to make 8 cards), a slider template and these instructions. FYI - I have taken creative liberties and added my own tips along the way.
Step 1 - stamping the main image on acetate
1. Cut the acetate into 1/4 sheets (4.25 x 5.5")
2. Stamp image on acetate using Stazon ink in the middle of the acetate. Another option is placing the acetate inside the card base window before stamping to make sure your image fits and is centered. Set aside.
Step 2 - Stamping the main image on cardstock
1. Cut 1" off the top of the cardstock creating a 1" x 5.5" strip set aside.
2. Using the same color ink, stamp the same main image on the middle of the cardstock using the most compatible ink for whatever you are coloring your image with. Once the image is stamped, as a test, place the acetate on top and line the images up. It's important that the acetate doesn't hang over the cardstock on any side. Set aside the acetate.
3. Stamp any other images, sentiments or scenery you'd like around the main image (in any ink color) on the cardstock. Using the acetate as a test, make sure all of your images are covered by the acetate. (Anything outside of that will be cut off soon.)
4. Color the image(s).
Step 3 - Attaching the acetate and trimming to size
1. Line up the main image on the acetate with the main image on the cardstock.
2. Turn the acetate over and apply narrow 2 sided tape across the top edge. I used scotch ATG.
3. Carefully attach the acetate to the card stock so that the images align perfectly.
4. Trim along the 4 sides of the acetate with a scissors cutting away the excess cardstock.
5. On the top edge, you will need a pull tab. Using scrap paper punch or a die cut a circle or coordinating shape of your choice. Put adhesive on the lower front portion of the die cut and attach it to the back of the cardstock centering it at the top. Half the circle will stick out above the top edge of the card. You may want to use a strip of cardstock to cover where the adhesive was applied to hold the acetate to the cardstock. I used Washi tape.
Step 4 - Making the Slider and Stop
1. Using the template on the back of the instruction sheet cut a slider using the 1" scrap you cut from the cardstock earlier.
2. With a scrap from what you just cut, create a stop by wrapping a piece of cardstock (approx. 1/4" to 1/3" wide) around the neck of the slider. Wrap it twice forming a flat loop, cut it and secure it to itself with double sided tape. The stop should move freely up and down the slider.
Step 5 - Stamping the frame of the Magic card
1. Open the card flat. Using background stamps, words, etc. stamp the window frame of the card base. DO NOT stamp on anything else - especially the flap below the window. It has to remain blank for the "magic" to happen once the card is assembled!
Step 6 - Assembly - Let's make magic!
1. Turn the card over so that the stamped frame is face down. Place 2 sided tape on the 2 ends of the slider and attach it to Flap C.
2. With the stop at the bottom of the slider, place 2 sided tape just on the stop.
3. While separating the acetate from the cardstock, insert the acetate/cardstock piece with your main image on it onto Flap B. The pull tab will be at the bottom of Flap B and the acetate image should be facing you, but upside down. The rest of the stamped images will be invisible as they are behind Flap B.
4. Fold Flap B up onto onto the window frame. When you fold it up, look at the front of the card to make sure you can only see the acetate stamped image and that everything is in the right place. NOTE: if the acetate can be seen above the top of the window frame trim a small amount (approx. 1/8" off of Flap B).
5. With the stamped side face down and Flap B folded up onto the window frame and the stop at the bottom of the slider, fold flap C onto Flap B. Apply gentle pressure to the area of the Stop to make sure it adheres to the back of flap B.
6. Apply 2 sided tape to the edge of Flap A. Fold Flap A onto Flaps B and C. Voila! Turn your card over and gently pull up on the tab to reveal the magic!!!
Super cool right? Click here to see another magic card (my first) that I made for 4th of July.
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