Monday 25 March 2013

Mechanical cards - Michelle

Hi everyone, 
This week will be all about "mechanical" cards, you know.. those cards that will move/rotate/flip when you open them. And I must say that, once again, the DT did a great job, especially as it's not easy to photograph. 
Those cards are nicer when you hold them and see them "in action". Still, they pulled it off once again :)

This week, the DT has based their work on Kathy Byrne's PDF, which you can download HERE.
It is made such a way that you can print it and fold it and you will have a little A5 booket. 
Bear in mind though, that these instructions were meant to be used in classes, where you can actually see the project and therefore understand better. 
But hopefully, the samples from the DT will help you out a bit. 

Let's start with Michelle today and a super cute girly never ending card

Make the base of the card with 4 rectangles (3" x 6") Stamp the images on watercolour paper and colour with distress inks thinned with water. Choose and cut your papers. Ink edges. Glue the papers to the base and decorate with flat embellishments and add some stamped sentiments.

And here I played a bit. Mini never ending cards. 3" x 3". Made from watercolour paper, some drawings and Distress inks. 

Kanban stamp set: Little friend, Big Hugs
Distress inks: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Rusty Hinge, Brocken China, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain

See you tomorrow


  1. I LOVE the mini ones - such fun.

  2. Love them all too, great work and so cute card for kids !!! Thanks for the PDF file too, it will surely help also, good idea the theme of this week ! Coco x

  3. Great fun card thanks for the link


  4. Great projects, lots of inspiration too tfs :) Viv xx

  5. The mechanism is called a flexigon and it is featured in papercraft guru Paul Jackson's new book! Love the card!

  6. Mini ones are my fave - very creative and fun :-) Thanks heaps for the tutorial/pdf


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