Interactive swinging fairy card

Hello crafty friends,

Anyone who has been following me for awhile knows how much I love interactive cards.  I have seen lots of cute cards lately with a swinging element and I thought how perfect that would be with this swinging fairy stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.

full disclosure:  I am part of the design team so I receive free stamps in order to share them in my posts.  I only use products I like and would personally use.  There is a list of products used at the end of this post, so if there is something you are interested in looking at I appreciate if if you shop through my links.  In some, but not all cases I may earn a small commission if you do so.

The main panel of this card is a piece of black cardstock to which I added some sparkle using a stencil (supplies linked below), inking through the stencil with Versamark ink, then adding holographic embossing powder and heating to melt the embossing powder.  Tip:  heat from the backside of the paper to avoid the powder from flying off as much, then shift to the front side to finish melting it.

the fairy stamp was also stamped  using Versamark ink onto a separate piece of black cardstock, then embossed with the rose gold embossing powder.  I also used a new product from Nuvo - Dream drops in the color "fairy wings", which looks bright iridescent pink on black paper.  I used a brush to apply to the wings and love the result!

The mechanism for the card is pretty simple.  The fussy cut fairy needs something to swing from, so I attached a brad to join the top of the swing to a small piece of black cardstock, which is sandwiched between the first and second layer of the foam tape (there are 3 layers of foam tape total to allow enough room).  this is hidden by the "canopy" of tree branches. I taped a penny on the back of the fairy to give it some weight so it swing freely.  Also keep in mind that you should not press down real hard on the brad so it's allowing movement.


Below is how the whole thing looks before removing the tape liner and attaching to the card base.  The stamping you see on the backside was not an intended part of the design - I often use scraps on my cards and it makes me feel better about putting less in the trash bin.




Before adding the fairy to the card base, I stamped the sentiment in the lower right side of the main card panel, added rose gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I hope you enjoyed learning about this and maybe inspires you to create a card with a swinging interactive element!

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