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Dancing Christmas tree card tutorial

Dancing Christmas tree card for MFT by Laura Dovalo.

Hello! It’s time for another tutorial on the MFT YouTube channel. I made a CAS card with a dancing Christmas tree that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Well, technically speaking it’s a girl dressed as a Christmas tree. She’s from the cute PI Bright Holidays set. Check out how she moves, in the animated gif:

…or in the short video clip below:

I simplified the image by eliminating the baubles and turning the strings into cuffs, but you could absolutely work with the original image. My logical mind just didn’t like the idea of the baubles not swinging along…

Interactive dancing Christmas tree card.

A fun solution would have been to hang a couple of beads from the arms with thread, but this time I kept it really simple as you can see in the tutorial. For the mechanism, I just used one of the linkages and the pull tab from the Twist & Turn Interactive Die-namics.

CAS interactive card with dancing Christmas tree.

I stamped the sentiment and the legs onto my 3 ¾” x 5” (9,5cm x 12,7cm) panel and colored everything. Here’s a list of the markers that I used:

Copic markers used for dancing Christmas tree card:

Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000

Hair: E57, E55, E53, E51

Star: YR24, YR22

Dress: G07, G05, G03, G02

Shirt and shoes: R29, R27, R24

Tights: E59, E57

Shadows: W1, W00

Next, I cut a semi circular notch 1/2″ above the crotch so that I could pull out part of the linkage. I also punched a hole below it to link the middle of the linkage bar to the panel with a mini brad.

Screenshot from interactive dancing Christmas card tutorial.

Here you can see the back of the panel and how the linkage is attached to the pull tab. To find out more about the card, check out the tutorial. You might also enjoy THIS dancing Santa card and THIS dancing girl card created with other mechanisms. I think today’s card is the best of the three. Thanks for stopping by! ^_^

Measurements for dancing Christmas tree card

Main panel: 3 ¾” x 5” (9,5cm x 12,7cm)

Card base: 4 ¼” x 11” (10,8cm x 27,9cm)

Pull tab: ¾” x 3 ½” (1,9cm x 8,2cm)

Linkage: 7/16” x 2 ¾” (1,1cm x 7cm)

List of MFT supplies used for dancing Christmas tree card

This post is also available in: Español

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