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Monday, September 5, 2011

Spinning Swing Card Takes Flight

I happened on this awesome tutorial that a crafter made to show off the "mistake" she made on a swing card.  Turns out she topped the sing card design with her own!  See below for the link.
So, the challenge at the Hambo Hoedown asks for DIMENSION in a project, using "Alien Spaceship" digi image, or any other Hambo image.  If you don't have one already, you can check out the freebies HERE.

I used Alien Spaceship, because I decided to make a "Congratulations on your Driver's License" card for my daughter, who will be getting hers very soon (I didn't say too soon, I said very soon).  I fell in love with the spinning swing card and knew it would make the perfect venue for this image.  I colored the spaceship with Copics: BG10, 72; RV34; Y17; C1; N3 & 100 (black).  I colored two, so that when the image spins, you can see it on both sides.  I used some black elastic string to hanG my image, although clear beading string would have worked better.  I cut the card using a template for the swing card, but cut the inside portion completely out, so that the image would spin freely.  I used Paper Trey Hawaiian Shores cardstock for the base, and a piece of DCWV Star Swirl Gold patterned paper for the background.  A few embellishments later and I have a card that will not showcase properly without making a video of it.  So if you see the video here, then I am better at the technical stuff than I thought.  If it's a photo, then you'll just have to follow the link to see the original card by the creator of this fantastic 3D art.  I just may have to try to publish both to satisfy my pride!
Meanwhile, fly to the Hoedown and check out the new challenge.  Every player wins a free digi image for the next challenge, and you're going to love their images!!
p.s. here's the link to the tutorial:


Hey Hey Paula said...

WOW! I love your swing card. So clever & I know your daughter will love it. Thanks for playing at the Hoedown this week.

Melissa said...

Awesome card!


NoraAnne said...

This is so cute and perfect way to celebrate the new driver! Thanks for playing in the Hambo Hoedown!!! :)

Unknown said...

Love your swing card! Great design!

Thanks for playing with us at the Hoedown! Hope to see you back this week!


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Dawn M said...

This looks like so much fun! I can't wait to try one myself! Thanks for the links and the video!