Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Moving Parts

 Hello and welcome!
I'm excited about our new challenge, Moving Parts, at Top Tip Tuesday. Any time you add something that moves on a card it just elevates it to a new level. Elaine is our hostess for the next two weeks and she is sharing a wonderful tutorial on how to create a wiper card. I highly recommend it and I hope you'll also check out the amazing inspiration by my teamies and our guest designer. 
As for my card, I decided to create an Accordion Fold Moving Card. You can customize the width of the accordion based on the size card you create. For example, my card is A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) which means that my accordion needs to be 3 inches wide to allow the designer paper to be shown on both sides. (For a 5 x 7 card I would want the width to be 3 1/2 inches.) I placed it on my Scor Pal and scored it a 3", 4 1/2", 6", 7 1/2" and 9 inches. Use the bone folder that comes with your scoring tool to fold the score lines. You can leave it that way or decorate the top with a border punch, die or corner rounder. I opted for a border punch for the front and corner rounder for the back to dress it up a bit. On the inside you'll want to decorate it by cutting panels for the front inside and back covers plus the four other panels where you can stamp a message/image or write a note. Punch a hole and thread ribbon from back to front and tie in a bow to close it. To adhere my accordion I used double stick tape and secured it in the middle but you can put it anywhere. Here's a side view showing it closed, it looks like a present waiting to be opened. :)

This is what it looks like when opened.

and the inside of my card featuring an image from our sponsor,

Don't you just love Mimi and her dog. :)

Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a FREE image every Friday.  Please visit the store and browse Stamp Fairy’s wonderful images.  We hope Stamp Fairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.
A big thank you to Stamp Fairy for providing the design team with images to create with!



Okay, it's your turn to create a paper creation with moving parts on it. If you'd like an opportunity to be a guest designer at Top Tip Tuesday share a tip and when you link up place TIP beside your name.

Good luck everyone!
Lisa xx


Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Lisa,love the accordian fold on the front.. love Mimi and her dog, so cute and gorgeous colouring..


Suman Pandit said...

Awesome creation Lisa!! the accordian fold really takes it to another level!!

Asha said...

Oooo how cool is that, Lisa! And that image of Mimi and her doggie...simply precious!
xxx Asha

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so pretty inside and out. Love the cheerful colours and the little concertina booklet - very creative.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Elaine Stark said...

this is a fabulous style of card. I need to try this. Elaine

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how interactive your card is! That acordian fold is FAB and your card is so pretty, Lisa!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful card Lisa.
I love the way you fold it.
Greetings Janny

butterfly said...

What a brilliant construction, Lisa - and it's a really pretty card too! I love that folding wallet - delicious!
Alison x

Lisa M said...

I'm crazy about this card!!! You really went above and beyond on this moving parts challenge L1 and this creation is adorable!! :D
Big hugs to you,

Tracy said...

This is a really fun way to make your card interactive Lisa. Wonderful inspiration. So sorry to hear that you've been having a hard time. Hope things get to looking up soon. Sending hugs!

Margaret said...

This is so pretty and I LOVE the fold out note! Such a fabulous design and the inside is adorable! Awesome job with the moving parts challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Totally Cute what a great card LOVE the style of this one! hugs me xx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...