Thursday, 30 August 2012

Colour my world...I'll show you how!


Eeek! Friday-Eve already! I'll be back at school in a few days! But before I pack my school bag, let's make the most of Friday-Eve with a CASE Study.

Now it's still August (just!) so we're still having a blast celebrating CASE Study's 2nd Anniversary. Let's recap on what we've done so far:
  • We've shown our signature style
  • We've thought outta the box
  • We've CASEd a DT Member
  • We've CASEd you
So what's left? Well to CASE ourselves of course! We're asking you to do the same too this week.

So for my CASE I picked a card that I had a blast making...and one I thought I'd have a blast CASEing:
Fully Re-covered...
Check out the full deets of this card here!

Recognise it? It's a magic slider card and since sooooo many of you requested a tutorial for this, I've finally had time to do it - hurrah!

But first, my CASE:

Colour Magic bw

I like that this magic card plays on the sentiment, and I wanted the only colours to feature in the 'magic' :)

Colour Magic2
Literally colouring my world before your very eyes!

Colour Magic3
I'm also entering this card into the August Hero Arts Challenge - CAS stamping.

And before I head into a picture heavy tutorial, I'm sure some of you want to skidaddle, check out the rest of the CASE Study DT and get inky:
Amy Wanford (That's me!)

Be sure to CASE yourself and play along with us! :)

Slider Card Tutorial

Now for those readers stopping on to read the tutorial: OK so are you ready to make one of these? They're super easy - I promise! :)

Step 1 - Supplies
Step 1
This list is in addition to basic supplies of cardstock etc... It's easier if you've got these in your crafty stash but if you haven't, improvise!
  • Seed Packet Die (Papertrey Ink)
  • Tag Sale Die #1 (Papertrey Ink)
  • Rectangular Nestability (Spellbinders)
  • Acetate
  • Sticky Foam Pads
  • Ink for stamping on acetate (I used Staz-on)
Step 2 - Cut a tag from white cardstock and a tag from acetate
Step 2

Step 3 - Stamp image on acetate (I used Staz-on) and stamp same image in light ink on paper (yes, paper and not card; you want to keep things nice and slim for the trick to work smoothly) and colour (trust me, it's much easier to do this rather than try and stamp precisely on the card tag so the images line up nicely when on top of each other). Alternatively you could stamp on patterned paper - it's up to you!
Step 3

Step 4 - Cut out colour image and adhere to card tag, lining up with acetate tag.
Step 4
They should line up nicely when placed on top of each other.
Step 4b

Step 5 - Die-cut seed packet die and use a nestability to create the window. Now I'd already made sure my sentiment would fit along the bottom - make sure yours does too if that's where you want to place it! No nestability? No problemo! Use a ruler and craft knife instead!
Step 5

Step 6 - Stamp and emboss sentiment. (Your sentiment might feature on the card rather than the window frame, in which case, just ignore this step!)
Step 6

Step 7 - Fold seed packet die and place a white piece of card inside (this card will allow the image to show through the window and also hides the folds of the seed packet die)
Step 7

Step 8 - Thread ribbon/twine through the two tags to secure them together
Step 8

Step 9 - This is where the magic happens! Thread the acetate tag into the seed packet die, and allow the card tag to hang behind it.
Step 9

The back of your seed packet die should have the card tag hanging there like this:
Step 9b

Step 10 - Apply foam pads around the back of the frame and adhere to cardbase to finish! I trimmed some foam pads in half to make them tiny - you don't want them to interfere with the movement of the tags.
Step 10

Step 11 - Assemble....
You colour my world bw
...and play:
You colour my world

Step 12 - Indecisiveness/a change of heart.....!
Colour Magic bw
I decided to trim the top panel from the seed packet die - although it hides the top part of the tag nicely, it disguises the magic too. It's entirely a personal preference but I'm always a sucker for extra magic!
Colour Magic Extra

So there you have it! I hope some of you find this useful, and will try this fun interactive approach to cards yourself - if you do, be sure to let me know so I can check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{you color my world}
Stamps: Sentiment from Happy Trails (Papertrey Ink)/Globe from Wonderful World Clear Stamps (Hero Arts)
Ink: Black (Staz-on)/Versamark
Cardstock: True Black, White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Tag Sale Die #1, Seed Packet Die, Fresh Snow Twill (Papertrey Ink)/Rectangular Nestability (Spellbinders)/Detail White EP (Stampendous)/Acetate (Office Supply)


Kara Lynne said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I loved that first one you did weeks ago and wondered how you did it. I've been gone a while so I'm glad I didn't miss this!

anja curvers said...

This is such an amazing beautiful card can imagine you wanted to chase this one I'm sure gonna try it myself.

Maureen said...

Oh, my Duchess...I know you've just shown us the secret, but it STILL looks like amazing magic to me :) You are a dear for sharing this! It's the coolest thing I've EVER seen on a card :) I've been back setting up my classroom all week :) Feels good but I've discovered TEACHING blogs! ACK! And there are more of them than card blogs! LOL I'm going to be a basket case! Enjoy the last bit of summer!

pamela said...

LOVE this!!!! Thank you so much for such a descriptive tutorial as well :)

Katie said...

That is quite amazing. Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial!

maria f. said...

YOU are magical. What a wonderful tutorial - thorough but not too much. Touch of humor! I am still amazed by this technique but have yet to give it a try. Now I must.
Your card design - spotlessly clean as usual!

Clare said...

SO freakin' cool!! Brilliant card and thanks for the great tutorial, I really wanna make one of these magic cards now!!! : )

Lynn said...

Your creativity blows my how you did this! Wow, wow, wow! Thanks so much for the tutorial Aimes!

~amy~ said...

ooooohhhh....a tut...a awesome is this case?! LOVE it and thanks so much for sharing...I gotta give this a try!

Jean Martin said...

Aimes!!!! This is an awesome tutorial!!!! Thanks for sharing! Your card is fabulous! :)

Meghan said...

This card is so clever! Love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Chunyuan said...

awesome card. Great tutorial. Thanks, Amies. I will try one soon.

joscelyne cutchens said...

hello, brilliant. i love this!

Vickie Z said...

Way too cool! Thanks for the tutorial! Lightbulb I know how it works!

Joyce said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. I remember your first card, and have been puzzling about it ever since. This is a really wonderful magic trick, and I can't wait to try one myself.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I loved your original, and I love this CASE. AND I love the extra magic. I kinda love it all! Now I'm trying to think of other images that can be magically colored....

sandie said...

fantastic card and so clever-thanks for sharing how you did this-I am saving this in my 'tutorial' folder for future reference-one day I might be brave enough to give it a go! and I see now you are not back to school (was only looking at the card earlier!) x

Karen B. said...

This is so utterly, fabulously cool.

Sharron said...

I remember your first card--so amazing! Thanks for sharing your magic! This is such a cool technique and one I hope to try soon.

Taheerah said...

Yay, I was rig about how you do this! But your tutorial was so awesomely helpful and so well explained and photogrpahed Aimes! I never get tired of seeing you create these types of card!

And yes you do need that set, lol!


Nerina said...

Fantabulis!! Thank you so much for the gorgeous tutorial! I love these cards that you make - the focus is all on the dynamic interaction - snipping off the top panel of the seed packet was a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Clever, clever, clever! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

love this card! i will have to try it! New follower.

Message Keeper said...

Thanks, Aimes for the tutorial which I longed for it. I already bookmark this and hopefully have time to make it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhh, so that's how it's done! Awesome card and tutorial. LOVE!

Laura Isham said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for this tutorial! It is very clever! I can't wait to make my own!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Thank you for your tutorial - I just must try this. Just love the magic!

Anonymous said...

bravo !!! c'est absolument magnifique !!! j'adore !!

Anonymous said...

bravo !! absolument magnifique !!!! j'adore !!
marie geneviève.

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