Monday, September 23, 2019

Magic Window Card

     This is my first ever Magic Window card and I got both the inspiration and instructions at the Butterfly Challenge.  Each fortnight they have a new 'wheel' with six different options which you can use in making your entries.  This time, I used all six of the options in one card: Mandarin, Mint, Magnolia (colors); markers, metal charms, and the Magic Window technique.

Here's the card front, a gate fold,

and the inside.  When the card is opened,
the diamond-shaped 'window' slides open as if by magic!

ProMarker used to 'dye' the embroidered butterfly mandarin orange
The butterfly paper was in a prize pack from Butterfly Challenges
The Medallion doily was also part of the prize pack
2 Metal Charms - glued together on the medallion
QuicKutz die used inside

     This card made me think about one of my favorite activities when I was a much younger version of myself - chasing butterflies!  I didn't catch many but lots of happy, free time, hours were filled with anticipation of having the largest collection of butterflies ever!  lol  

Butterfly  (all 6 + butterflies)

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, this is fabulous I love this design and the papers your have used.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

That medallion is so pretty and LOVE the side panel. Beautiful card!

*Vicki* said...

Wowee that is such a cool design!! I never heard of this one before! You've done such a beautiful job with your design! Love the butterflies and your medallion design! Thanks for sharing the link my friend! HUGS

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love Love Love it. I did one a long time ago and had to figure it out myself. I'm going to find your video. Beautiful card I might add. You have me all excited.

Joy Wilson said...

Super fun! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is clever new to me and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week

Anne Buckingham said...

Quite elegant looking card. The mechanics inside is fascinating.

Monica C. said...

Visiting with a DT hat on today. I am so behind on my other commenting.
A lovely card, I find the interactivity in it very fascinating.
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Arlene said...

Wonderful card - never heard of a magic window - something new to try. I loved chasing butterflies too when I was little. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful card with that wonderful effect. Not sure I've heard about this card style before. Love it!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Angela Finch said...

I like how its classic on the outside and a surprise inside.