Monday, August 31, 2009

Wiper Card

Last week on the cover of the Splitcoaststampers E-newsletter they featured 'Wiper Cards' so I decided to try it since I've never made one before. Now, I usually struggle with different types of folds cards, but this one was surprisingly easy! If I can do it, anyone can do it. Its basically called a Wiper card because when you open it up another surprise image pops up from inside the card in a windshield wiper motion. The first picture shows the card fully opened with the 'surprise image' popped up. When it is closed, all you see is the main panel with the honey pot and bees. The image I used is Stampin Up! 'Just Buzzin By'. I popped up three of the bees on dimensionals and I put Stickles on all their wings. The honey pot is covered with Crystal Effects to give it a nice glazed pot look. The designer paper is all SU! 'Crushed Curry'. Card stock colors are white, black, and Really Rust. Here is a close up of the main image panel so you can see the dimension.

Now, onto some personal news. My son did return home safely the night of his birthday. Thanks so much for all your sweet encouraging comments you left about parenting. It is tough, and the older they get, the tougher it gets. He claimed to be at the mall all day with a friend trying to get the phone numbers of girls. They didn't have any luck at that. LOL! I gave him a long lecture on the importance of calling home and telling us where he is at so we don't worry, then I took his car keys away for five days. He wasn't happy about that, but hopefully he learned his lesson and will not 'disappear' again. And we finally got to sing 'Happy Birthday' to him and have some birthday cake. Here is a picture so you can see my little 'trouble maker'. Have a great day! Amy


  1. 1st off ... thank God he's okay and I would have not only taken his keys but sent him to his room to give it some serious thought!!!!! Okay, I feel better now, LOL!!
    2ndly ... your card is awesome!! I've never tried this fold ... looks really cool ... have to give it a whirl first chance I get!
    GREAT job!! (both in cardmaking and in parenting!!!!)

  2. Great card Amy! I did see the tutorial on this and thought that I should try one. Glad that everything worked out without mishap in the case of the missing 18 yr old son ! I might have thrown the cake at him but that would have been a waste of good cake ! (giggle) :o) Tracy

  3. hard to "punish" them when they're older but no phone or car seems to work. Glad all was ok and that he's smiling in the photo ;0)

    secondly, LOVE that card...havemt seen one of those before, tfs :0)

  4. Your card is awesome Amy!!! I just love love those bees...Fab job with this technique!!!

    Thank goodness your boy is okay!!

  5. Amy, this card is SO cute! I bet it's really cool IRL! :)

    I'm glad you "found" your son -- I can totally relate. We've had our own frustrations with our 16-year-old son, too! Hang in there, Mom!

  6. Yeah, thank God he's okay....and taking the keys away is a GOOOD one!

    I never tried this fold either. Looks COOL!!

  7. So pleased to hear all is well and your son returned home safe.
    Your card is amazing....totally gorgeous.
    Emma x

  8. Not only is the wiper card a fun idea, but I really like the images you chose to go with it. Very cute and great "honey" colors.


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