If you have the die, you only have to pass through your die
cutting machine the parts corresponding to the swing, the triangle and the
circular stop of the balancing mechanism and the foliage of the tree. If you do
not have the die, make a small equilateral cardboard triangle approximately 1¼
inch sideways. In one of the vertices make a hole about 3/8 in diameter. Die or
cut a circle about ½ inch that will make a stop. On another card, make the
shape of a swing (one strip for the seat and two for the strings, as thin as
you can). The strings will be stuck in the triangle, so make sure they are not
very separate. Trim or punch, too, a cardboard shaped like a tree foliage. When
you have these four pieces, you will be ready to make your card.
Color and trim your digi and "sit down it" on the
swing. Color and trim your digi and "sit down it" on the
swing. I painted my doll with my alcohol markers and took advantage of the fact
that I was sitting on a tree branch, to use part of it as a swing seat.
Glue the strips of the swing to the base of the triangle
(leaving the hole at the top) and prepare the base of your card decorating the
bottom. In my case, with a stencil and blue ink, I made a cloud background.
It’s the turn to mount the mechanism. Calculate how high you
have to hang your swing so that it doesn't get out of the card. Mark it with a
pencil and paste at that point a circle of double-sided tape with foam, 3d foam dots or plastic bumpers that are sold for this type of cards (I don't know
the name, I'm sorry). Once this is done, hang the swing and check that it
swings. If it works well, paste the circle that you will have cut as a stop. Then
we just have to finish gluing the “tree” that will cover the mechanism with two
layers of double-sided tape with foam. Be careful not to hinder the proper
functioning of the card. Glue on the sides and as far as the mechanism allows,
on top of the "tree."
Check that everything works correctly and you will have your
Interactive Swing Card.
I hope you like it, inspire you and publish your creations
with the hashtag #creepycutechronicles. Remember that you have at your disposal
the discount code DTIRENE10 so that you buy many digis in the Oddball Art Co. store