Hey everyone! Thanks for your comments on my video yesterday. I do hope you try to make that card! Freida said she was going to do this as soon as she got a score board. I have to tell all of you that you don't have to have a score board of any kind to score your cards. You can do it with a bone folder and a ruler. Heck, if you don't have a bone folder you can use an empty ink pen or the dull side of a kitchen knife!
Today's card is cute little valentine card, but there's an added surprise inside, and while Chesney was helping me film yesterday's tutorial I got her to film the surprise in this card as well!
This is a cute Magnolia image I got from an image trade. I colored it with copics and added some glitter gel pen to the hearts. Since she's sprinkling little hearts from her basket, I thought it would be a good image to use on a confetti flinger!
A confetti flinger is a fun little pop up you make and add to the inside of the card. It is powered by a rubber band so that when the card is opened it pops up. You place a little tissue pouch on top of the pop up and add confetti inside the pouch and confetti is flinged out!
It's a card I learned how to make a long time ago when I first started stamping. I remember how excited I was to finally learn how to make one of these. They are really fun to do, and even more fun if you can hand deliver the card so you can see the person's reaction when they open it.
Here is how you construct the flinger
Fold in side tabs and glue or tape down. This gives added re-inforcement to the flinger.
cut little notches out where indicated. This is where the rubber band will go.
This is how you will place it in your card.
you fold the pop up and glue the other tab end down. Place your rubber band in the notches and make a tissue pouch for the confetti. Someone (can't remember who because it was so long ago) discovered that you can also use empty miniature milk dud boxes as confetti flingers!
Anyway, here's a video that will show in this card in action! I hope you like it!