Monday, January 4, 2010

A Winter Wonderland Pop Up

Hi everyone and happy Monday :) It’s back to work for me today. I really enjoyed the Christmas holiday, but alas, all good things must come to an end :) Thanks to all of you for all your lovely comments yesterday, it feels so good to be back and sharing my crafts with you. Today, I have a very special card to share. This card was a labor of love, it took several hours to create, but I was really pleased with the end result. This was a combination Christmas card and Anniversary card for hubby (we have been married four years as of December 30th). I have lots of pictures to share today so bear with me :) I was inspired to create this pop up card by Suzanne Dean (Scrap Bitz, link to her blog on my sidebar). She created a gorgeous pop up card about a month ago and I decided to give it a go myself :)





Here is a picture and a close up of the front of the card. I wanted to keep the front simple since there is a lot going on inside. I used Kissing Tilda and Kissing Edwin for the front of the card. I couldn’t find these on 7 Kids or Magnolialicous, but they came in last year’s winter kit and I believe they were in last year’s New Year’s Collection. I colored the images with copics and cut them out. The bow was tied with my Bow Easy (I got mine Here. I added some Martha Stewart tinsel glitter to Tilda’s socks (I have some fuzzy socks like that that sort of look like tinsel and glitter so that’s where I got that idea). The design paper on the front of the card is K&Co. The cardstock is Stampin Up (Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Not Quite Navy).

And now . . . ta da, here’s the inside of the card:



I wanted to show you the inside from various angles so you could sort of see how I put this together. If anyone is interested in a tutorial on this, please let me know. I might not get to it in the next week, but I’d be happy to do one.

Here are some close ups and various angles:









I used skating Tilda and Edwin for the inside of the card. I added Diamond Stickles to Tilda’s dress and lots of Glossy Accents to their skates. All design paper is by My Mind’s Eye (MME). The Christmas trees were cut out from MME design paper and popped with dimensionals. The snow men were also cut out of MME paper and were popped as part of the pop up card. The “ice” was cut out using an oval nestability. The paper is some silver paper I found at AC Moore.
To create the pop up part is quite easy. I just measured out how far I wanted the images to stick out from the back of the card, then cut a piece of cardstock (make sure you cut it thin enough so it can’t be seen when looking at the card at eye level), put three scores into the cardstock strip, then I attached it to the image, the bottom of the card, and the back panel of the card. It truly is much easier than it looks.

Here’s a bird’s eye view:



All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy. I cut the sentiment out with my oval nesties. The pearls are from Michael’s (Recollection brand). From this bird’s eye view, you can really see what I was talking about earlier about the strips of paper being attached to the pop up image and to the back panel of the card.

Whew, sorry for such a long post and thanks for reading this far :) Again, if anyone wants a tutorial, leave me a comment and let me know and I'd be happy to put one together. Thanks so much for stopping by. See you back here tomorrow :)

37 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Oh hun this is a real stunner just adore everything about it
Hugs Jacqui xx

Peggie said...

So much detail. Great job.

Katie Cotton said...

these are adorable! I looooove the 2nd card!!!

Heidi Walczak said...

Fabulous card, very clever and super-cute!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What an adorable card! You did a gorgeous job. I've been meaning to make a pop up card - maybe now I'll get to it since you've inspired me!

Jacque said...

Absolutely darling and oh my goodness so much attention to detail...fabulous project...Hugs..Jacque

Angelwood said...

Love your cards! So beautiful both of them. Thanks for sharing! hugs, Angela

Pam S. said...

cute as can be!
Pam Going Postal

Julie said...

This is super cute, and a great idea for the skaters.

Brandi said...

This is outrageously amazing!!! Beautiful! :)

Cami said...

Wow Christine, this is a really cute card! You put a lot of work into it and it shows! Great card! Hugs, Cami

Danka Kareen said...

Ho !!!! this is so CUUTEEE !!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely fabulous card! So much work on the details and it shows! I've never tried one, but it's just gorgeous.

KymKreates said...

adorable, a great suprise

LindaC said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!

LindaC said...

Would love a tutorial. Linda
cummings37128@comcast.net

Nancy said...

What a awesome card! Love your coloring! You put a lot of work in this card and it really paid off it is beautiful!
Hugs,
Nancy

Becky said...

This is just stunning, so much detail.

Annie said...

wow! how fabulous is this card! love the bright festive colours and cute Tilda and Edwin images.
hugs, annie x

HappyCrafter said...

OMG OMG OMG! This is AMAZING! The front of the card is pretty, but the inside just blows me away! YES a tutorial would be great!

Patti.Jo said...

Oh my, you put a lot of work into this card! Lots of fun detail! Well done!

Candy said...

Christine,
Your card is utterly amazing! You have put so much detail into it!!
I have never made a pop up but your is a feast for the eyes.
I hope to hear your husband loved it.
Hugs, Candy

Anki said...

Wow - you really have your mojo back! Stunning work! Kram - Anki

Susan said...

Just darling! Love the outside because it's so elegant looking and what fun to open it up and find that gorgeous, fun scene! Gorgeous coloring and I love the snowmen! I need to try one of these cards!

Hugs,

Susan

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Wow!! So happy you're back to blogging and sharing your wonderful work!

RubyM:) said...

what a detail card.The results were stunning. Everything looks very nice.

LINDA said...

Your card is great,i haven't tried one of these yet.
Linda W.

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous card! Wow! It is really spectacular! I am so happy to see that you are back to blogging. I had wondered where you had gone to!
Hugs Jeanette :)

melissac said...

WOW!! Christine--this is absolutely stunning!! A true piece of art!! {{HUGS}}

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh my goodness Christine, I LOVE this stunning card both inside and out. The front is so sweet and the inside is a gorgeously cheerful!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Belinda said...

Oh wow! What a great scene you created with the second card! SOOO cool!

Gina said...

Gorgeous cards! I love those sparkly socks. I am so glad you are back, I have missed your beautiful art work!

Debra Pate said...

WOW! You put a lot of work into this card.

Ila said...

Wow!! this is just Amazing!!...the coloring, details and layout is all Super Gorgeous!!..Hugs, Ila

Eulanda said...

Wow these are freakin' amazing!! Love your coloring. Boy you put a lot of work into your cards. Very nice tho!!

Lyn S said...

Wow, what stunning detail! Gorgeous card!

MarieL said...

Terrific creation. Wonderful details and the verdict is....fantastic !!!!!

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