Sunday, 8 March 2015

Swinging balloon birthday card

Totally forgot to share this fun swinging balloon birthday card I made for a friend's birthday back in January.
What makes this a swinging card? Well, when you move the card, the balloon bottom & streamers swings from side to side, kind of like a pendulum. The very clever Teneale Williams showed how to make them swing at the Sydney Party Time Event earlier in January so I had to try it out - so easy & fun. I'd never seen these before but I'm sure you'll all see them here again.

I kept the card pretty simple (& very similar to Teneale's original) - one of those last minute creations. ;-) I used the Celebrate Today bundle (stamps & framelits) for the balloon elements (a photo-polymer set, so super easy to line up) & Butterfly Basics for the sentiments. Added texture comes from the spotty embossed background & the lost lagoon ribbon. The inside is super simple too - matching balloon & sentiment - but I think finishes off the look. I couldn't stop shaking the card when I finished, much to my darling husband's amusement.
Leave me a comment if you'd like me to share how to make the swinging element. If I get enough requests, I'll make a tute. Thanks for visiting today & hope you liked the project.
Inky wishes, Di

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debra Last said...

I'd love a tutorial for the swing action.

Fiona K said...

I would also love to see the card as a tutorial so I can see what the swing part does. Thanks Fiona

Bobbi Miller said...

Beautiful! Yes please do a's excellent!

Anonymous said...

a tutorial would be great!

Athena said...

Love your card! I would love to know how to make this swinging balloon. Please make a tut explaining how.