Spellbinder Floral Oval Swing Card

This workshop shows how to make a swing card using the Spellbinder floral oval die. The intricate edges of the oval shape leave a lovely elegant look to the aperture. The lattice accents border has been used to dress the edges of the card.


Here is a close up of the inside of the swing card. The oval has been layered using the smaller floral oval die & a Heartfelt Creations flower has been used for the centre piece. A ruffled bow is finished with a sepia glazed flower embellishment.


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Heartfelt Creations Swing Card Workshop


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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

M-Bossibilities Garden Lattice Embossing Folder : WIZEG-003

Spellbinders Floral Oval Die : WIZS4-356

Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms : WIZS5-086

Sue Wilson Spellbinder Lattice Accents : WIZS5-106

Spellbinder Jewel Flowers & Flourishes :WIZS5-143

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

Sepia Glossy Accents : ACCENTSEPIA

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Coconut White 220 gsm A4 Card Stock : 40980

Adirondak Ink Lake Mist : ALCILAKE – Red Pepper : ADPADRED

Tim Holtz Glassine Paper : TH92916

Creative Expressions Decorative Pins : PINCREAM

Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad : DPVINTAGEPHO

Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Pad : DPWORNLIPS

Umount: Design Elements A5 Stamp Plate : UMDESIGN

Sheer / Ruffle – Brown Ribbon  :   350-15-33

Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available


Step by Step Instructions

1   Take a sheet of the A4 coconut coloured card & score it in half to make an A5 card.


Cut a strip of thick card (300gsm) to 4cms x 21cms. Place the right hand edge of the strip on the centre fold line of the card and lay the rest of the card to the left hand side of the card. Place the centre of the large floral oval die tall ways on the left hand edge of the strip & tape in place. This needs to be exact.


3 Cut the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine making sure the cut side of the die goes into the cut plate. Do not use to thick of card & try and force it through the GC. Once cut use the card to help lift the die off the card.


4 Using the card strip will act as a barrier so the die didn`t cut thought the swing mechanism. Lift this excess strip off the project if it hasn`t already come off.


The strip will have left an embossed mark behind.


6 Use the line as a guide and score up to the floral oval & the again on the lower section of the card. DO NOT score through the oval.


7 Crease the folds in place to create the base of the swing card. Now cut out another large floral shape in the same card & 2 of the medium floral ovals.


8 Close the card shut so the oval shape flips over & the front of the card is creased in place. Attach the large floral shape to the card. As it is a die cut shape the piece will marry up perfectly & nestle in the fancy cut aperture.


Add some of the worn lipstick distress ink to the edges of the smaller ovals & place one on the larger front oval using foam tape.


10 Place the other on the inside of the card. It is optional whether a 2nd large oval die shape is added to the inside first – but I wouldn`t as it might hinder the swing mechanism.


11 Use up the off cuts of card made when cutting the ovals out. Cut 2 of the lattice accents borders out of the waste card.


12 Swipe the worn lipstick distress ink pads across the borders or use a piece of cut`n`dry foam that has had vintage photo ink on it & add the pink as this will tone down brightness of the ink.


13 Take some scrap paper or like here an old envelope & tuck the paper under the first flap & over the oval in the centre as this will mask the unwanted areas when stamping next.


14 Stamp at random using the feather effect stamp & some vintage photo distress ink. Repeat the stamping on the inside panel of the card too.


15  Use some of the Sticky Thumb tape runner or some Cosmic Shimmer glue to stick the lattice border in place. Repeat this on both side edges of the card.


16  If the tape runner was used then go in & rub your finger over the lattice to remove any excess tape from under the lattice holes.


17  Cut & emboss 5 or 6 Spellbinder flourish flowers using the glassine paper.


18 Swipe a sheet of card with the worn lipstick ink pad & lightly go over the top with the vintage photo ink pad for a toned down effect. Cut out 3 of the largest ditty flowers once the paper is dry.


19  Roll the flowers up & glue the end to the base of the flower die. Take the sepia glossy accents or the clear glossy accents can be used.


20 Hold the inside of the flower with a pokey tool & drizzle the accents over the flower. Do use too much to start with as more can be added.


21 Poke the accents into the petals so there is no flooding of the accents. Repeat on all the flowers and set aside to dry.


22  Stick 2 of the glassine petals together & then add one of the glossy accents flowers to the centre of the petals. Repeat this on the 2nd flower & arrange on the centre of the front oval panel.


23 To bring the colour of the project to the decorative pins drizzle some of the red pepper alcohol ink over the pins for plain red pins or use the misted lake ink & dab the pins into the excess red on the craft mat for a mottled effect.


24 Make a bow using the ruffled sheer ribbon & poke the prepared pins into the centre of the bow knot to hide the ends. Glue the remaining glazed flower to the centre of the bow to complete the project.


25 Here is a close up of the glazed flowers.


26 Add a glassine flower & a heartfelt creations flower to the inside panel to follow the flower theme through the card.


27 Here is another view of the swing action of the card. The bow makes a nice feature to the card and is seem whether the card is closed or open.



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One Response to Spellbinder Floral Oval Swing Card

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    What a work of art! I love the glazed flowers and there are some very clever techniques here. Will need a bit of concentration no doubt. Thanks Suzanne for another brilliant workshop. X

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