This is how the card looks when standing

Swing Card

Day Three of my Card Captaincy and this card took quite a bit of time to construct! The Swing Card instructions were found at Splitcoast Stampers – Beate does a great video tutorial for these but I’m not sure I can post a direct link or if you need to be subscribed there, sorry.

The base card is quite sturdy – a heavy-weight stock – and after scoring as directed I covered the insides and the front with co-ordinating papers. I used Michael’s Kimono Die to trace the shape on half of the front and cut along the traced line with my craft knife. I then used the die with the stamp to cut the image out of dark grey shimmery card with the stamped image embossed with Blue Glass powder.

Further details can be found below the photos – click to enlarge and read :).

I don't usually 'do' bows but I thought this needed one; I've used the same ribbon for a stripe along the front and some holographic peel-off strips all around for accent


The blue glass embossing powder does have a lovely shine to it

Kimono close-up

These were made by sticking aluminium tape to card, die-cutting, running thru an embossing folder and colouring with alcohol inks


The middle of the card needed tidying (read hiding some gaps!) so I used a ribbon punch on both sides of a strip of paper and threaded thin strips of the other papers thru the holes


A close-up of the two kimonos, this is a really lovely stamp


A close-up of the other butterfly

Butterfly Two

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