DOING NOTHING (floating image card)

WELCOME TO 2016….I hope you had a happy and safe New Year’s Eve and that you are looking forward to a happy , healthy and creative new year…. along that line of healthy, I have found when I was teaching classes that many of my students had a hard time justifying the time they spend making cards, lettering or practicing lettering, scrapbooking etc…mostly this was due to either self imposed guilt (I should be doing laundry or cleaning or cooking or shopping) or guilt from outside…maybe your mate or partner views what you do a simply irrelevant or unnecessary. The attached article will tell you that is NOT TRUE…we all lead very busy lives and I am certain that I am not the only one over the years that has wondered how did we get to this BUSY LEVEL…I am not suggesting that you can eliminate all of it or even any of it but it is important to give your self time to unwind. So I am just saying that you read this article and give it some thought.

Importance of doing Nothing

Importance of doing Nothing

Ok now that I have tried to convince you that doing nothing or having a hobby like making cards is a GOOD THING…this is an older technique that Dawn posted and while its a little tedious…its really a lot fun to send and to receive…also this one is Tree…it would work just as well for a heart for valentines day or a large balloon for birthday or if you have a cake image or die that you can cut out …remember you need two of them and they need to go back to back or if you image won’t reverse (i.e. it doesn’t line up when flipped over) you can simply cut a solid paper and use it for the back of the image. Anyway here is the link to DAWN’S FLOATING CHRISTMAS CARD  

DAWN'S FLOATING CHRISTMAS CARD

DAWN’S FLOATING CHRISTMAS CARD

In addition while she is using an oval opening you can make it a square or a circle again with a border…you need the border in order to have a place to adhere the cord or fishing line ( my preference) to allow the die cut image to float.  Also if you gently twist the floating image and hold it in place while you put it in the envelope when the person opens the envelope and pulls card out it will untwist…which is a fun surprise …don’t twist too much or you will unfasten your cord/line…

I am also attaching a old pattern that I have for the square flip flop card ( it has other names but it does flip back and forth ).  There are dies out there by sizzix I think that are the square and also circle and then a few others that are similar but with multiple openings. However this pattern works well on a ½ sheet of paper.  As always cut on solid lines and score on dotted lines… I had drawn this pattern but I believe someone else did this particular one and I can’t find mine…. kudos to whoever…you should be able to click on this and print it on letter size paper then cut one out and use old file folder to cut a template to reuse over and over…

kh flip flop pattern

kh flip flop pattern

I also wanted to share with you that I am a huge STAR WARS FAN and I have found a few stickers for current STAR WARS…SO I am using them to make BIRTHDAY CARDS and telling the recipient …MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU… all year long…BTW..if you decide to see the movie…I highly recommend that you see it in both 3D and IMAX… its amazing…and worth the extra cost… but then I am a fan..here is copy of my flipper (round) card with STAR WARS STICKERS…( i found mine at the grocery in the card aisle..)

kh round flipper closed

kh round flipper closed

kh round flipper open

kh round flipper open

NOW ITS TIME FOR EYE CANDY…my sweetie has been living with me for 44 yrs and so he has accepted the fact that one never knows what is art material and what is trash …a question he frequently asks before throwing away stuff…. he cracked up when I showed him the following two sites and firmly replied that he was not saving TP tubes…lol  but you might want to sneak a few…so check out these sites….

Toilet Paper Roll sculptures…amazing eye candy this person has cut tiny images and fitted them inside a tube that used to have toilet paper wrapped around it… just so incredible…

More TP ARTWORKWHO knew that toilet paper tubes had so many artsy uses… this one is more my style simply because its squished rolls that have been colored and turned into faces…..I swear that one of them looks like THE TRUMP…lmao in any case they are both too amazing… may have to start saving my tubes…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY.…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

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