Friday, September 2

Tutorial: Rocker Cards

Today I'm going to show you the most basic type of rocker card... just a single cut and you are done! The idea of the rocker card is to make a card that rocks from side to side when you stand it up by shaping the bottom edge. Once you understand this basic principle you can go on to make a much more involved card with shaped cardstock, embellishments, weighted ends or even moveable parts!


1. Start with a standard card blank, mine measures a little over 6" x 8" but you could use just about any size you like.


2. Fold the card piece in half as if you were making a regular card. Turn it to a landscape orientation (long ways) with the open edges facing you. With the card folded, use your favourite tool to cut a section from the opening edge of the card leaving an even curve.


3. When you stand your cut card blank on it's opening edges it should rock when touched.

4. Decorate as desired and you are done. How easy is that?!

copyright Beccy Muir 2011

17 comments:

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Gostei da idéia! ficou lindo e cute!

CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous card Beccy. Lee xx

Jennie said...

What a great idea and such a beautiful card!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Cute.. cute...

TFS...

IVette

Hannah said...

Thanks Beccy

Marna said...

Oh, so cute! And such a good idea. Thanks!

Alyna said...

this is soooo cute, simple and pretty :). u are soo soo talented :). loved it
hugs
Alyna

KarinsArtScrap said...

very cute and beautiful card beccy.

greetings karin

Sonia said...

Hi Becky
I love your card. I see this type of card and I want to do it... so thanks for share how can I do a card like this one.
-Sony7

cgl1539 said...

Gosh that is one gorgeous card. I love how you used shadow to create depth. I wanted to show you the project I made using your apple basket.
http://christi-hicks.blogspot.com/2011/09/autumn-is-coming-treat-box.html

Foxycrafts said...

Great tutorial, and a lovely card, Beccy. Thanks for sharing.

Love Joan xx

Hannah said...

thank you for the great tutorial

Anonymous said...

thats wonderful! Like your creations
Elborgi

snehal watwe welde said...

I have used your image and made a card .please have a look here.http://snehalscreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/birthday-card-for-boy.html

Annette Bowes said...

Great idea, thank you for sharing, take careX:)

girlia said...

Adorable.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Becky. I have just found your very easy instructions to help me make this type of card. Thank you very much.
Love Sandra xx