Tilt Card

by Charmaine Ikach

Use a penny to make part of your image move.


  • Stamps (choose an image that would make sense if just a piece of it moved)
  • 2 Pennies
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Markers and Embellishments of your choice
  • Paper Trimmer


  1. Step 1

    Stamp the image twice: once for the card and once on a scrap piece of card stock to trim for the moving piece.

  2. Step 2

    Color images.

  3. Step 3

    Cut colored moving part from scrap card stock.

  4. If the image is smaller than a penny, think of ways to alter the image so that it will be larger than the penny sandwich. Here, the image was stamped three times to get another piece of the skirt to cover the middle and hide the penny sandwich.

  5. Step 4

    With a craft knife, cut a square out of the focal image where the moving part will be placed.

    This differs from a Spinner Card because there is no track for the penny sandwich to roll or spin. It just has enough space to tilt back and forth.

  6. Step 5

    Center one penny behind the cut out square. Adhere a Stampin’ Dimensional to the penny through the square.

    Depending on the size of the image, the dimensional adhesive may need to be trimmed.

  7. Place second penny on top of Stampin’ Dimensional to form a penny sandwich.

    If the image is small and the penny would show, try improvising! Here, a heavy snowflake charm was used.

  8. Step 6

    Attach the cut out moving part to the penny sandwich with strong adhesive.

  9. Step 7

    Flip the focal piece over and apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.

    If the penny touches the card base, the tilting action won’t happen.
    Try doubling or stacking Stampin’ Dimensionals to give more space for the penny sandwich to roll.

  10. Step 8

    Attach focal piece to card base and finish card.

  11. Tilt back and forth and watch your image move!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Tilt Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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OHHHH!! How cute is this?!! Will have to give this a try!
Starla (star)  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 5:36 AM
This is fantastic !!! I can hardly wait to give this a try !!! Thanks so much, Charmaine
Corinne  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 6:11 AM
Yay Charmaine, everyone adores your awesome and inventive idea so much you've given us an official SCS tutorial, whoo hoo! This hula dancer card is simply magnificent--as fabulous as your hippy-hippo! I love it and thanks for sharing your amazing creativity! Hugs
linseyp  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 6:16 AM
How cool!!! I can't wait to try this!!!
Lynette  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 6:25 AM
Fantastic tutorial Charmaine! Will have to give this a go later this afternoon!!
Dawn Easton  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 6:38 AM
This is awesome!
BevMom  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 6:59 AM
LOVE IT! I will *totally* have to try this technique! :D
Clara Rubalcaba  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 7:24 AM
This is soooo cool, Charmaine!! Thanks for a fantastic tutorial!! Your sample is darling!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 7:29 AM
Charmaine, this technique is so cute! Your tutorial is FANTASTIC! GREAT job!
Nancy Riley  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 7:32 AM
Too cute, Charmaine -- I'll definitely have to try this! Great job with the tutorial!
Sharon Harnist  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 7:37 AM
Wow Charmaine! This looks like so much fun! I am going to have to try it! Thanks for the tutorial!
Stephanie Hargis  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 7:41 AM
Great job Charmaine--cannot wait to try this. Your card is adorable!
Carolyn King  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 8:00 AM
Ohhh! Just when I thought my Do The Hula set had no more potential!! :D TY So much for sharing a fabulous idea!!
joni  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 8:09 AM
Very cool! I am definitely going to have to try this one.
Shellie  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 8:20 AM
Well isn't this just too clever!!!! I need to do a stamp collection inspection to find some good candidates for this!!!
scdecker  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 9:03 AM
Uh!! This is so cute!! I have this set and I am going to make a little hula girl just like yours. Thank you for your clever tutorial, love it!! Vickie
vmaduzia  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 11:09 AM
Very cute with the Hula skirt moving... I need to give this technique a try! TFS!
kathy tucker  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 11:26 AM
Very cute, sure glad I kept this set! Aloha! Vicki
Vicki Allgaier  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 11:27 AM
Very cute! I am happy to try this with other sets too!
Angela  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM
How fun is this?! I love this set and now I'll have to give this technique a try. Aloha!
Cynthia  |  Wed May 7, 2008 at 6:36 PM

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