This was my swing card or flip card in a previous posting and this is a tutorial on how to make a swing card like it.
Materials and Tools required:
- 9" x 6" cardstock (15cm x 22.5cm)
- 9" x 6" designer paper (15cm x 22.5cm)
- a shape die for your swing panel (here I'm using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two)
- die-cutting machine (I'm using my Big Shot)
- Scor-Pal scoring board
- removable tapes
- coloured images, sentiments, embellishments, etc. to decorate your card
On your 9" x 6" (15cm x 22.5cm) cardstock, pencil-draw vertical lines at 2 7/8" and 4 5/8" (7.2cm and 11.55cm)--these are guidelines for your cutting pad. I've drawn my lines with a white coloured pencil so they show up better for you. Set your cardstock aside.
On your 9" x 6" (15cm x 22.5cm) designer paper, pencil-draw a vertical line at 3" (7.5cm) and a horizontal line midway at 3" (7.5cm). These lines are to help you centre your shape die.
Place your shape die exactly centered on the drawn lines a shown. Secure in place with your removable tape - it's better if you use 3 or 4 pieces of tape.
Sandwich your designer paper between the two cutting pads and run it through your die-cutting machine. Without removing the tape pieces and the die itself, remove the die-cut piece from the centre leaving a centre opening on your designer paper.
Place your designer paper on top of your cardstock, lining up the paper edges, and secure in place with the removable tapes that are already there.
With your die's blade-side down, place your papers between the two cutting pads for your die-cutting machine. Ensuring that edge of the top cutting pad is lined up along the 2 7/8" (7.2cm) vertical line (drawn in Step 1 above), run the 'sandwich' through the die-cutting machine.
Now turn your papers around 180 degrees and repeat Step 6 with the top cutting pad up lined up along the 4 5/8" (11.55cm) vertical line this time.
Separate the papers. Place your cardstock upside down on your scoreboard and score at 3" (7.5cm) as shown.
Turn your cardstock rightside up, place on your scoreboard and score at 4½" (11.25cm) as shown.
Valley-fold and mountain-fold as shown. Oh, you can erase your pencil-drawn lines.
On your designer paper draw an additional vertical line at 4½" (11.25cm). The two vertical lines correspond to the two fold lines on your cardstock. Erase the horizontal line.
To create borders, trim around the perimeter/outside and also both sides of the fold lines as shown. Optional: Ink distress your paper edges.
Glue your design paper to your cardstock.
Use the same shape die and die-cut around your coloured images. Optional: trim to create borders and ink-distress the paper edges.
Glue the image die-cuts to the card as shown.
Decorate as desired with sentiments and embellishments--flowers, pearls, etc.
(Posting of the finished card can be found HERE.)