Friday, January 16, 2015

Star-Crossed Lovers Kit

This month's kit from Alpha Stamps is "Star-Crossed Lovers" and it is enchanting! Chock full of gorgeous papers, ribbons, Dresden hearts, and a ton of glass heart charms, I felt my heart skip a beat thinking about what to do with this bounty. So many papers...

The final product is a 4.5" x 6" card with a mechanical iris that opens to expose the star-crossed lovers themselves. But because there were other images that I wanted to display in the card, I made a little slot in the top so the images can be interchanged. 

The card with the shutter opened.
The Dresden heart is rotated to open the iris.
 

Here you can see how to slip other images behind the shutter.
Twue wove...
"A partner neat makes life so sweet"

 Every bit of this paper came with the Star-Crossed Lovers kit, and I still have a heap of it left to make something else. Yay!

A special thanks to ModMischief for sharing the Mechanical Iris Instructions on Instructables.