Thursday, October 24, 2019

Outer Space and a Magic Window


I went to make a card for a young teen recently and was at a loss as to what to do, until I came across this magic window technique on The Butterfly Challenge, and this fabulous graphic style of silver embossed paper 

I had to adapt the measurements from imperial to metric, and our slightly larger card size, but I was very pleased with how it turned out!

As recommended, I used a lighter weight card for the main construction, and then layered a light weight blue cardstock over the outer panels, and then the paper, being careful to line it up in the centre.

As you open the card the mechanism reveals a window that gradually opens to show the sentiment

I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment (a very old Hero Arts stamp) onto a snippet of the blue cardstock I used on the outside

To form the focal point and 'closure' I took a die cut of a globe (from a borrowed, unidentified die) and mounted it over some more of the blue card, and then 'winked' it heavily, which really shows up marvellously under the electric light.

I was really pleased with the outcome of this card, and have made some more using this technique, so you may well be seeing more of them here in the future.

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Sue said...

Wow, what an amazing card for a teen, Maxine. I haven't seen the magic window technique before, it looks great and I like how you combined the globe with the sparkly paper.

froebelsternchen said...

Wow , that's a wonderful card Maxine . Just so special and beautiful created! Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More !
Happy weekend ahead!

Susi xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Very very clever make card Maxine I love it, and the reveal magic window is really really great! The die I’d a CCD I’ve seen it on eBay here.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous card for a teenager. The design is unique and very eye catching. I love how it opens up to reveal the sentiment. The bling looks fabulous too. A very special card Maxine x.

jimlynn said...

Wow! Maxine, this is sensational and just great for a teen. Love all the sparkle and shine too.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card is awesome - you knew I'd love it, right? I always admire you work and add to that a globe and I'm a huge fan!

creationsnz said...

A great card for a teen Maxine. I have seen these before and thought it looks rather tricky to make. CarolG

Glennis F said...

This looks amazing Maxine

Gerrina said...

Looks like a not that easy to make card...And looks great! Hugs, Gerrina

Heather said...

What a fabulous card!! Love the die you used and the fun technique for the inside! I'm sure the teen loved it! Who doesn't like interactive cards?! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, such a fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Esther Asbury said...

I don't think I've ever seen a "magic window" card before -- so clever and fun! So happy you linked up to the Anything Goes challenge on THTSB!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fabulous card and fancy interactive one for a special teenager. Love seeing how others use the globe die, I have used it on a Christmas card with Joy to the world as the sentiment... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Such a fabulous card Maxine.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

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