The Swing - Moving Parts Greeting Card
I made this card for my Mom. She has Alzheimer's Disease so I try to make cards for her that "do" something.
I found a picture of a little girl swinging, and printed the picture along with a mirror image (to be used inside the card) on cardstock. I found a suitable poem ("The Swing" by Robert Louis Stevenson) and printed it along with a 'background' image on a separate piece of cardstock.
I carefully cut out both images of the little girl on the swingseat, and cut out around the tree. I lightly traced where the tree would be on the front of the card, and then cut out just inside the tracing. I cut out the mirror image tree print also, making that one shorter to accomodate the printing inside the card.
I used crewel yarn for the swing ropes, and carefully glued the two girl images together, then glued the tree images to the front and inside of the card. I used a large needle to help hang the swing.