Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

September 3, 2012

Color my world

Tomorrow is my sister's birthday. Happy Birthday, Heidi!!! I wanted to make her a card that expressed a message I want to share with her...without being overly preachy or somber. I want to let her know that the time we have on this earth is fleeting...so the time to shine is...NOW and not..."someday".

For this project, puppies or butterflies were not even on the list of "possibilities". That's just not me. So...it was Crayons to the rescue! Now THAT'S me. I picked up this cute image from A Day For Daisies specifically with this card in mind.

Some months back, I saw a tutorial on a "magic window" card and thought it was SO COOL that I filed it away in my idea arsenal for future use...someday, somewhere, somehow. So cool.

Here is my version of the Magic Card

The way it works is there is a black and white image on the front of the card...as you pull up on the tab, it magically transforms into a full-color image as it pops out the top of the card. I used black brads as the "stoppers" on the top of my card to prevent the image from sliding completely out. I colored the image in Photoshop--decided to give my colored pencils a day off.

Here is a good tutorial video by Crystal Alves-Tusim on how to do it.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crayon Box - A Day For Daisies
Brads - Creative Impressions
Nestability die - Spellbinders (lg classic oval)
decorative scissors - Fiskars
circle punch - Family Treasures


  1. This is such an awesome card, Torrey! I love the message you're sending to your sister and I love the magic window technique you used!! Thanks so much for playing along in the ADFD challenge this week!

  2. Oh wow - this is fantastic. this has a great element of magic and is fabulously designed! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  3. This is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Such a fabulous and magical card.Amazing idea.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

  5. oh my gosh, this is SOOO neat! and i just LOVE the colorful brads along the bottom! What a great project!!! Thanks for playing along with us for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

  6. Brilliant design, such a fun card!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  7. Thank you for playing our Back to School challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Great job!

  8. My gosh this is too cool! I kinda wish I was going back to school...and was receiving this :)
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  9. i forgot about these cards and this stamp is so perfect for the coloring!
    great card thanks!

  10. Totally cool idea. Beautiful - perfect for Back To School. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.


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