Looking to add a bit of pizzazz to your next card-making project? Well, look no further! This card has the wow-factor, is interactive and you don't need to be a rocket scientist to put it together. Now that's my kind of card!
1. Gather together the supplies for your card. You'll need:
- a card blank measuring 41/4" x 6"
- one 2" x 9" piece of cardstock
- four 2" squares, stamped and coloured
- four 21/4" squares of coloured card or paper to mat the stamped images
- two pieces of patterned paper - 4" x 53/4" and 4" x 11/4"
- piece of ribbon or string for pull tag
- an eyelet, staple or other way to secure the ribbon
- adhesives and cutting tools
2. Place the 2" x 9" strip of card stock horizontally on your score board and score at 2", 21/2", 3" and 31/2". Fold along each score line.
3. If you're adding an eyelet to your pull tag, do it now. It is placed on the bottom of the strip of card stock you just scored, furthest away from the folds.
4. Use glue or double sided tape to adhere the 4" x 53/4" piece of patterned paper to the front of your card blank. You should end up with a small border all around the card.
5. Place a strip of double sided tape or a thin line of glue on either end of the 4" x 11/4" strip of patterned paper, making sure none of it is applied to the centre. Adhere it across the card front, 2" from the bottom of the card blank.
6. Slide the strip of card stock under the strip of patterned paper so that the folded score lines are at the top and the eyelet (if added) is at the bottom.
7. Apply some glue or double sided tape to the centre of the strip of patterned paper. The adhesive should be no wider than the strip of card stock.
8. Secure the strip of card stock to the strip of patterned paper. Be sure to line up the edges and make sure everything is centred before you secure it permanently. This strip is the basis for the interactive component of the card. (note: the strip of card stock should be able to slide up and down behind the patterned paper when pulled by the eyelet end)
9. If desired, stamp a sentiment on the bottom of the strip of card stock.
10. Now it's time to add the images to your card. Begin with the bottom image, which is the one that will appear last when the card is activated. Apply glue to the first section of the strip of card stock, between the end and the first score line. The hash lines, in the photo below, indicate the area where adhesive should be applied.
11. Secure the first image onto the adhesive, keeping the top of the mat just below the first score line and centring the image over the strip of card stock.
12. Now apply adhesive in the next section, between the first and second score line, and add the second stamped image.
13. Apply adhesive to the area between the second and third score line and attach the third image.
14. Apply adhesive to the area between the third and fourth score lines and secure the fourth image, which will be the top image on your card. Be careful not to secure the last image too high on the card stock or the strip won't move. You should be able to see the last score line easily.
15. Attach the string through the eyelet (or the ribbon with a staple, etc.) and you're done!
Now you can gently pull on the string and watch the images flip by!
Stamps: "Smooth Seas" by Beccy's Place
Photographs and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir
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