Cardmaking, Hello Monday

DIY Pivot Card

Today I’m sharing a very fun and easy interactive project called a Tilt & Pivot Card, featuring the adorable Avery Elle Splash Set! A penny is used to create a “pendulum” so that when you tilt the card from side to side, the focal image rocks back and forth.

TIPS:

  • If you have difficulty achieving a “smooth” blend of ink when using the ink blending tool, try using soft stencil brushes!
  • Pre-plan your layout so you know how much room to allow for the “pendulum” to swing back & forth—and, conceal the brad, if desired (in some instances having the brad visible may detract from the overall design).
  • Take care not to over-tighten the mini brad; it needs to be loose enough to allow the weighted pendulum to swing back & forth.
  • Double-layers of foam tape when mounting the top-panel will allow the penny to move freely; add “stops” to prevent it from swinging too far either direction.
  • By nature, this card tends to be a bit on the bulky side so it may be one you prefer to hand-deliver.
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