Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Splitcoast Tutorial: Flip Flap Card

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a Flip Flap Card - there's a mechanism that flips out to the left when you pull the tab to the right, and it reveals a design hidden behind the focal panel! It's a very fun design. 

I've had this "Hanging Around" set from Maker's Movement floating around my desk for a while and he was perfect for this card front... their clear sets are quality photopolymer, and this one happened to come with matching steel dies, which made this a quick and easy scene.

I needed to make a couple of small cuts to let the sloth hang on the branch, but they were easy to make and he was very cooperative. He's cut from my favorite watercolor paper and colored with Zig brush markers and colored pencils. The leaves were stamped with dye ink and misted with water, then I added some shading with pencils (it's more blended than it looks above!). That background was from an extra Duoprint that never made it to a card - I think it was a geranium leaf.

Here's the message inside the card, and you can see how the card works below! Pretty fun! Mine is a lit-tle bit clunky because the leaves hang off the edge a little too far, but it still flips and flaps!

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