Friday, August 30, 2013

Pop-Up Cards

Got back into the craft room after several days AWOL.  I wanted to play with a pop-up card design.  I made one several weeks ago when Sydnie spent the day.   This is the card I made that day.

Lots of stars in Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and Real Red.  Sydnie picked the colors and I like them together.

And when you open it, even more stars.  The strips of window sheet make the stars look like they are floating.
My first card tonight used the Blast Off set.  I stamped the space ship in Encore Silver and the flames in Encore Gold.  The colors on the card are Rich Razzleberry, Midnight Muse, and Crushed Curry.
Open the card and the planets, stars and alien pop up in the center.   Out of this world!
My second design - something feminine.  The designer series paper is Gingham Garden.  Colors are Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz.
And inside - butterflies flit up inside the card.  The butterfly stamps are from Papillon Potpourri.  I used a dauber and added some Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight ink to white card stock then stamped the butterfly image in StazOn black over the inked area. 
And another one - this one has balloons made with the small oval and the foot from the owl punch.  The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned.  I sponged ink onto the stamp by putting Melon Mambo on first in the center area of the stamp.  Then sponged Bermuda Bay on one end and Old Olive on the other end.  You just have to make sure the colors overlap - so start with the lighter color and work up to the darkest.  I also had to reink a couple of the stamp pads to get enough color from the sponging. 
And when you open it -
balloons pop out.   I took some white baker's twine and put it between two balloons on the end of the window sheet strip.  I put a very small amount of Tombow liquid glue along the window sheet to hold the twine in place. 
And just have to share a baby photo -
This was taken by a family member last week.  Don't you just want to squeeze her :-)  What a sweetie - (not biased at all) 


Donna said...

I love the butterfly one. You can't go wrong when one of your colors is daffodil and you have butterflies in it!
But all are beautiful!
Your grand daughter is getting so big so fast! Seems like yesterday she was just born. Beautiful!

Mary Cavalier said...

Thanks Donna. It does seem like the months have flown :-)