Swinging Card + Tutorial

Hey everyone!! Today I have a special tutorial for you. I have had this idea in my head since Gill Roberts showed me the sketch for the Swinging Girl stamp. I knew I was going to make an actual swinging girl!!

So today, I am going to show you how I did it.

I have a speed coloring video for you too & in the video I also show you how it swings (at the end of the post). It is so cute!! So let’s go ahead and get started.

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You will need:
Swinging Girl stamp and die tools set
Xacto Blade
Decorative Brad
Additional cardstock/layers

Stamp the Swinging Girl image and then cut out the swinging part with the coordinating die tool.

At the top of the swing part, cut a slit with the Xacto blade.

Decide on what layer(s) will be used behind the swinging image and cut a small slit or X where you plan to attach the swing element. I chose the center of this little frame I had cut out.

Insert the decorative brad trough the slit on the swing and the X on your other layer. Before flattening the brad, make sure that the brad rotates freely on the layer part. Once it rotates freely, loosely fold back the brad pieces, so they still move around. If your image doesn’t swing, your brad is too tight (see video if you’re not sure).

Attach layer to your card to where the brad still has room to rotate.

Finish decorating your card and voila!

I used the following Copic colors:

  • For the skin: E00, E21
  • For the shorts & hairbow: RV04, RV06. RV09
  • For the shoes: Y11, Y13, Y15
  • For the hair and swing: E57, E59, E49
  • For the shirt:BG53, BG57
  • For the swing string: Spica #10 Black

The frame shape was cut from the Cricut Birthday Cake Art (Martha Stewart) cartridge at 3.5inches tall.

The yellow patterned paper is from the A Perfect Summer collection, and was part of our April SP Monthly Kit. Make sure to sign up for May’s kit 😉

To finish off the card, I used a cut out of the butterfly from the Swinging Girl image (I just cut it from the same image I cut the girl out of).

Then I added one of the Swinging By sentiments in Ocean Waves Premium Chalk Ink.

Here’s my speed coloring video:

And that was it! I really like that the card has an interactive element and this swinging girl is just so cute.  I love how this one turned out. So tomorrow is a new challenge day so I will see ya then! Have a good one!!

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