The new Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer is a great element to use when trying to convey a before and after or surprise sentiment. I thought this idea paired nicely with the saying “April showers bring May flowers”, especially since spring is right around the corner.
Going along with the spring theme, I chose Doodlebug’s Hello Sunshine paper pad. It’s also perfect because this is my first attempt at using only die cuts on a card, no stamping or coloring, so the cut-a-parts in the paper pad will work great!
For the first image shown on the card, I chose the cut-a-part with the rain clouds to symbolize April showers. Luckily, it fit the square opening of the die perfectly. I also chose the coordinating papers for the rest of the card from the paper pad and cut them out using the picture changer add-on and the A2 stitched rectangle stackable from Lawn Fawn.
Watching Lawn Fawn’s videos on the picture changer, it seems that single layers work best, but I’m going to attempt some die cut inlays because I want the card to say “Hello Spring.” I chose the paper with flowers to represent the May Flowers part of the saying. I first started by tracing out the window from the die onto my patterned paper. Then I used the Thin Alphabet dies by Tim Holtz to spell out “Hello Spring” within the square opening. Once I got them all to fit, I die cut them once out of the patterned paper and then again out of some aqua cardstock. I inlaid the letters into the patterned paper with liquid glue, set some heavy books on top and let it dry completely.
Once it was dry I die cut the paper with the letters using the other part of the picture changer die, making sure to go back in forth a couple times through the die cutter. I assembled the picture changer and used A LOT of powder from the anti-static tool. I really made sure to get every nook and cranny. I repeatedly tested out the mechanism before I attached it to the card and it seemed to work pretty well.
I layered everything onto the main panel and popped up the picture changer with some foam tape. For embellishments I added a few clouds and a butterfly from Lawn Fawn and a flower from W plus 9.
So Hello Spring and bring on the flowers!
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