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The card I have for you today is really neat. It's called a Magic Card and I found a video for it created by Brandi Barnard at Stampin' Up!® It's super fun to create and when I saw it I thought, that could be done with die cut outs, and of course my go to is the Chicks! I love the Chicks Bundles and I just had to make a barnyard scene with chicks popping out as a surprise. The 'Trix' I found helpful and the card directions are below the pictures. And here's the link to Brandi's video Brandi's Magic Card
Isn't that super neat! You just pull the tab and a picture appears :)
Here's the card details:
5 1/2 x 12 Misty Moonlight Card Stock for the card base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Misty Moonlight layer
3 3/4 x 5 1/4 Basic White Thick Card Stock layer
3 3/4 x 5 1/4 Window Sheet
* Various card stock colours of choice for the scene, I used Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzaz, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green Basic White & Crumb Cake.
* Stampin' Blends Markers for the Chicks, same colours as above plus Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink & Flirty Flamingo
Assembly and some 'Trix' :)
* Score the 5 1/2 x 12 Misty Moonlight card base at 4 inches & 8 1/4 inches on the 12 inch side, fold and burnish. You will have three sections. The centre section will be 4 1/4, this will become the 'picture frame' front of the card. The left and right sections will be the flaps folded to the back to create a pocket.
* Open the card up and score again at an 1/8 of an inch on either side of the centre 4 1/4 middle of the card, ensure you score on the outside edge as this will add some depth for the dimensionals so that the card will be able to slide in and out.
* Cut out the centre of the 4 1/4 section with a Rectangle Stitched Framelits Die, ensure you have at least a 1/2 inch edge so that the card can slide in and out easily without the card buckling.
* Open the card to its full width, flip it over and add three Foam Adhesive Strips cut to size, on the two sides and bottom. Adhere close to the fold line to give as much room for the card to slide in and out as possible. Leave the protective strip on until later.
* Lay the Window Sheet on top of the Basic White layer evenly and decide the placement of the images. I laid all the die cut images onto the Window Sheet to figure out how to place them. For example, I wanted the chick to look like she was popping out from behind the corn stalk, and I wanted the chick eating the cupcake to fit just behind the fence to create a bit of dimension. I needed to decide which image would be glued to the Window Sheet and which one would be glued to the Basic White layer.
*** 'Trix' slide the chicks behind the window sheet to ensure correct placement. Then lay the Misty Moonlight frame over the top, to again ensure everything is lined up and fitting within the picture frame. For example I needed to allow space at the bottom for the Misty Moonlight frame, so the fence needed to move up by 1/2 inch to be visible.
* Adhere the outside card front die cut images to the Window Sheet using Multipurpose Liguid Glue and set aside to dry. (barn, fence, corn stalk, steamers, happy birthday sign, baby chick) * I left the baby chick until the end and popped it up on dimensionals because I wanted to ensure the card would slide in and out easily.
* Adhere the inside images to the Basic White layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and set aside to dry. (chick and chick eating cupcake)
* Flip the Misty Moonlight card over and adhere the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 layer of Misty Moonlight to the Foam Adhesive Strips. * I left the flaps open until the end, as I wanted to ensure the card would slide in and out easily.
* Create a tab using a circle punch, fold in half. Adhere one half to the Window Sheet and the other half to the Basic White layer at the top of the card, this will keep the layers together, but apart, so that they can slide separately over the Misty Moonlight layer that is raised with dimensionals.
* Overlap the back flaps and punch out an opening to grip the tab on the card. *** 'Trix' doing it this way keeps the front of the card looking like an actual picture frame.
* Slide the card into place. The Misty Moonlight layer on dimensionals will keep the Window Sheet and the Basic White layer separate until they are pulled together with the pull tab when opening. - This is the Magic part of the card :)
*** 'Trix' slide the card in and out a few times to ensure it moves easily and none of the die cut images catch, then glue the back flaps closed to close up the back of the card. Ensure you only put glue on the one edge and across part of the bottom.
I hope this card has inspired you! Enjoy and have a super day!
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