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Hello friends! Have you seen a Magic Reveal card yet? Its a little time consuming to make, but so much fun! The basics is that you have a black and white image on the front of the card, but when you pull up on the ribbon, that image becomes colored! I thought the little pig from the This Little Piggy stamp set could use a happy birthday hat, so I decided to use him for this card. I’ll try to make the directions painless…but if you have questions, leave a comment or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I took some inspiration from a few youtube videos as well.
Here’s what you’ll need:
From the top left:
-card base Lemon Lime Twist: 5 x 1/2″ by 8 x 1/2″, scored at 4 x 1/4″
-strip of Whisper White 1/4″ by 4″
-layer 5 x 1/4″ by 4″ of the Birthday Memories Designer paper
-piece of Whisper White AND Window Sheet 3 x 1/4″ by 3 x 1/2″
-piece of Whisper White 4″ by 7″, scored at 3 x 1/2″ on the long side
-piece of Whisper White 1/2″ by 4″
-scrap Pacific Point cardstock, enough to cut out a 4″ by 4″ square
-Layering Squares framelits
-Memento ink, Blushing Bride ink, sponge dauber, Daffodil Delight ink and Real Red ink
-This Little Piggy and Better Together Stamp sets
-Banner Triple Punch, 1 inch circle punch, hole punch
Here are the steps:
Using a medium sized square framelit (I think this one measured 2 x 1/2″ inside) to cut out the frame in the patterned paper. Set aside.
Using the Pacific Point cardstock, cut out a frame for the above mentioned cut out. You’ll see you have to use 2 framelits. Nestle the smaller inside the bigger and run through the Big Shot. You’ll get this! Glue the frame around the hole in the patterned paper.
Take the 4 x 7″ piece of Whisper White, make sure it is scored on the long side at 3 x 1/2″. Fold in half. This is the “pocket” that the piggy will sit in, and what separates the piggies from black/white to colored. Your 3 x 1/4″ by 3 x 1/2″ piece of Whisper White is going to slide in and out of this piece, so you’ll want to cut an opening at the top of the fold of this longer piece that you just folded in half. What I did was place the smaller WW piece on top at the top, made 2 little lines at the edges to show me how big the opening had to be to let that piece out, then cut away a half rectangle. Don’t make the opening too wide, leave a space on both sides of the piggy piece so that card won’t slide out of the pocket entirely.
Next you’ll want to stamp and color the piggies. Using your Stamp-a-ma-jig or positioner (I have a Stamp-a-holic), stamp the Whisper White piece (the 3 x 1/4″ by 3 x 1/2″ one) with Memento Black. Then, place the acetate/window sheet over the piggy so it matches, then restamp that pig in Memento. What you should get is both pieces having the pig in the exact same spot, so when you layer the pieces, it looks like one pig. Next, decorate with Whisper White cardstock pig with color. I daubed on Blushing Bride, stamped a hat in Real Red, and put some stars around in Daffodil Delight.
After you get done decorating your pig, put a very small piece of tape at the center top of your Whisper White pig. Then, being careful to make sure they line up, put the window sheet pig on top and press firmly so the two pieces are stuck together at the taped part.
Using a 1 inch circle punch, cut out a piece of Pacific Point. Fold in half, then open and apply glue. This will go over the taped piece above, so you can’t see the tape. Use a hole punch to make a small hole, then thread some ribbon through so you have something to pull up on.
To assemble the pull out part: Slide the piggy card into the slot that you made with the longer Whisper White piece. While you are putting it in, pull out the black and white pig so that it sits on TOP of the holder. Thus, you have black/white pig, piece of blank Whisper White that is the top of the holder, the colored pig, then the bottom of the holder. Now, take the strip of 1/4″ by 4″ Whisper White (the smaller Whisper White piece! There’s also a 1/2″ one) and tape it to the bottom of the COLORED piggy piece. This is the stopper so that it won’t get pulled out entirely when you pull up on the ribbon.
To assemble the card: do NOT put any adhesive on the piggy parts! You should have a small edge between the pigs and the edge of the holder. Take some dimensional strips and carefully put 2 strips next to the window card pig, so you make a frame of sorts around it. Just on the sides, mind you. Leave the top/bottoms alone. Now, pull off the tape guard and get your pretty patterned paper that you did in step 1 ready. You’ll be placing the entire holder underneath that Pacific Point “frame”-I found it easier to put the holder down on the table, and place the patterned paper on top, making sure the pig is centered. Then, press down on the taped edges so they stick to the backside of that pretty paper.
You’ll also want to punch out a small 1/2 circle at the top of your pretty patterned paper so that it matched up with your pull tab.
Finally, take your card base, fold in half. Run some tape along the BACK of that holder with the pigs, then, put it onto your card base as you would any other layer. You should have a nice, normal looking card from the top, and when you look at the card from the side, you should see the space that the dimensional strip made. You can pull up on the card now, and make sure your piggies are lining up correctly!
For the banner, I stamped the Let’s Party in Pacific Point, then punched an end with the Banner Triple Punch. I sponged a bit of Pacific Point around the edges too. Adhere this to the frame of the card only-if you get tape on the piggy window it’ll stick to your window sheet. Not good. Did that the first time around and almost ruined the card!
There’s the finished card! I hope the directions weren’t too terrible! If you go to youtube, and check out Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts, she does a very similar card in a video tutorial. I changed her card up just a bit to suit my needs. I love to see people’s expressions when they see this Magic Reveal card!
Anyhow, leave me a comment if you were able to get a card done-I’d love to see what you came up with! Happy stamping!
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