Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hidden Message Card

Morning everyone, I can't believe how organised I have gotten with my swaps this month.  Our card swap at Craftmad (gallery here) for the month of May was two Thank You cards.  Kerry had just posted a wonderful tutorial for a Hidden Message Card (here).  I just had to give it a try.  In the end I think my swap partner was lucky to get the card in one piece as I had such fun playing with the end result. :-)

So using Kerry's tutorial and some beautiful design paper and cardstock from Stampin Up.  I created this card.  The circle and larger part of the flower on the front are chipboard pieces that I have covered with the matching cardstock.  I ran the flower pieces through a variety of embossing folders.

This is what you see when you open the card. More embossed cardstock and gold butterfly stickers.  I can't believe that I totally forgot to sit and pick out all the little pieces in the butterfly.  Well I did remember when it was sealed in the envelope to go and thought if I got the card out again I would get sidetracked and not get the cards to my partner in time.
When showing my hubby this card ..... at this stage he was saying ... lovely...pretty boring though.

Then I squashed the centre piece up to create a mountain.

And magically you pull apart at the centre of the mountain to reveal your hidden message - gold Thank You stickers. Yes, hubby was impressed by this.  

Then to close you pull the two fronts of the card away from each other and it goes back to the flat position with just the butterflies showing.

Such fun!  This may look a complicated card but it is really easy to do and lots of space to decorate.
This would be so perfect for our Moving Parts challenge over at Unstampabelles.
Only two days left to enter and currently the odds are in your favour on winning the wonderful prize donated by Craftmad.   If you entered today a 1 in 10 chance of winning. :-)  So see you there.

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  1. Hi Merry, Oh this is absolutely stunning:)x

  2. I love this idea Merry, so cool!

    Love the pink and green combo with the blue, so pretty!

  3. Wow, very clever. Love the dp you have used.

  4. I had seen a tutorial for this earlier but did not realise it would look so bf-- Thank You for inspiring Merry!!

  5. Pretty card and I love the shape....

  6. Just so beautiful and creative.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  7. Hi Merry .Wow this is the first time I have seen this type of card .Looks very cleverly made .I'm impressed and inspired . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  8. Fantastic card Merry..Loz
    I saw this on MIM..Loz

  9. Such an elegant card and so much hard work...

    Monica xxx


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