ID: MC Jan 11 - Moving - Hollyhocks HB card
5"w x 7"h

Created: January 8, 2011

One of the challenges this week is to make a moving card. I got a Christmas card from Lynn Slevinsky using this style of movement and thought I'd use it. I'm pretty sure I've done it before or something very very similar, but that has to be eons ago again... Things seem to always come around again.

Another challenge was to use stamps from more than one set, so that's how the rest of the card evolved. I won the window (Windows to the World set #107) from a Flourishes challenge a while back and thought this would be a good start to create the movement.

I also used a quote stamp (Quote Marks Friendship set) from Quietfire Design, part of which is on the front and the rest on the inside.

The other stamps used on the front are the bench (Flourishes "Around the Arbor" set #94), the Hollyhocks (Lasting Impressions #087-005L), brick wall background (Cornish Heritage Farms #SL-2738WUM). 

I colored all the stamped elements and the punched birds (Martha Stewart "Birds on Wire" border punch) with Prisma colored pencils.

The punched out butterflies (Martha Stewart "Monarch Butterfly" #42-50017 Around the Page corner punch) were colored with Distress Dusty Concord stamp pad and then clear embossed and then cut away from the punched border. Rhinestones added to the bodies.

The quote was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx.

I used a circle clipolla to hold the card closed and it's secured on the inside so the clip doesn't get lost.

Detail of inside window as you open the card

Detail of inside window continued as you open the card

Inside with window completely opened

I made the top part of the window first, cutting out the window, leaving the surrounding flower pot and foliage which were colored with Tombows. Then made the under layer for the sentiment which was colored with Prisma colors.

Stamped the brick wall on both the front and inside of card with Distress Aged Mahogany and lightly tapped with a semi dry Black Onyx stamp pad, so you get a bit of a dirty look and a variation to the brickwork.

Both the movement pieces for the window and the securing piece for the Clipolla have the brickwork continued on them to blend in. The Clipolla has free movement to slide within the securing piece, so it's easy to slip on to the other side of the front of the card.

The balance of the quote stamped on the inside with the black.

Hinge detail of window opening

Clipolla detail secured to inside

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