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Today I’m sharing an interactive “magic colouring” card using a technique inspired by the one and only Jennifer McGuire!

I’ve set out step by step instructions on how I made my card, below:

1. Cut 2 pieces of white card 4×4″ and one piece of acetate also 4×4″.

2. Using Heffy Doodle’s Let’s Polka stencil, ink blend one piece of cardstock using Worn Lipstick distress oxide.

3. Die cut a circle around the same size as the main, circular image from the Clearly Besotted Twinkle Toes stamp set, in the centre of the stencilled card.

4. Place the card in the MISTI or other stamping tool, and line up the main image from the CB set in the centre of the die cut circle. Pick the stamp up with the MISTI door. Replace the cardstock with the blank 4×4 piece and stamp the image in Copic friendly ink. Leave the stamp in the MISTI then replace the cardstock with the acetate. Stamp the image with embossing ink (masking off the line for the stage), then emboss using black embossing powder.

5. Stamp the sentiment in the centre of the acetate piece with embossing ink and heat emboss in black. Glue the acetate panel to the reverse of the stencilled panel.

6. Colour the image stamped on the white 4×4 piece.

7. Cut a number of strips of card, 1/4″ wide. Glue one to the bottom of the cardstock with the image on, and trim so it doesn’t overhand the edge. Glue 3 more on top of it. Do the same for each of the sides but not the top. Adhere the front panel right side up to the top of the little walls we’ve just made.

8. Cut a piece of pink cardstock around 3.5×3.5″, to slide into the gap between the two pieces of card. Die cut a pull tab using the Time for Tea Designs Memory Keeping Essentials dies, and stamp “pull” onto it (I used the Pull Tab Add On stamps by Heffy Doodle). Glue the tab onto the top of the pink cardstock.

9. Adhere the finished card panel onto a 4×4″ card base.

The image on the acetate and the image underneath will line up exactly, and when you slide the coloured card upwards, it will reveal the colour underneath! Magic!

Such a fun technique – have you tried it? I think I’ll definitely be making more of these in future!

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