Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rockin Rocking Horse Tutorial

Here is a Lovely Lavender card I made for our release party with Rupa's "O Baby!" set. The little rocking horse was just calling "rock me, Melanie!" So I made a tilt mechanism, and it is super simple to do.
Color and cut out the rocking horse. I decided to use one of Nina's "Lovely Labels" as the base to frame it. You will need 2 pennies and two 1/4" pop dots, just as you do with a spinner card to create the tilting mechanism. Adhere a pop dot on the back of the horse in the center, then a penny. and a pen. Take a craft knife and cut a hole slightly taller and 1/8-1/4" wider than the pop dot in the the middle of the label. Put the second pop dot on the back of the penny, then put the pop dot through the hole and adhere the second penny to the back. Your horse is ready to rock! Pop the label up with more pop dots onto your card base ( more Lavender and Pure Luxury White, embossed with Swiss Dot to give the penny room to move back and forth behind the mat. That's it!
There she goes!! I made mine dappled with Copics to match the cut polka dots in the label image.
This interactive card will create such excitement and whimsy for the recipient celebrating their new arrival. Try a tilt card today! :)
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  1. You are such a talented genius Melanie!!! This is so darling,having the horse move like that!!! Gorgeous card!

  2. Adorable, Melanie! Love how you dappled your horse.

  3. Perfect! This is such a great idea, thanks for giving the trick to us. Sweet card!

  4. Wow! what a fantastic card. You are a genious. I would love to have this stamp set. I know several people having babies. Funds are tight. I lost my job. this will definitely have to go on my wish list.

  5. Awesome! love the rocking rocking horse!

  6. Hi Melanie, I sooo love this card, the colours are really gorgeous and fresh and perfectly suitable for boys or girls. My hubby makes traditional rocking horses and I am always looking for ways to use all the stamps etc I've accumulated. Many thanks for sharing this with us.


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