Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Inspirational Pop Up Card

I have some new dies, stencils and stamps I have not used yet and I have resolved to design with each of them before moving them off my craft room bed to where I will store them. I bought the "Just Say It" background stamp from Wendy Vechi of Studio 490 last November at a stamp show and just now inked it for the first time. I love the inspirational messages I stamped in black on a kraft colored cardstock. I sponged Fossilized Amber Distress Ink through the sweet girl stencil I found here at iStencils.  The stencil is available only through the end of February and is a fund raiser for St. Jude's. I love the cute front of this card and am entering it into the "Cute" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, 

I like the front, but my favorite part of this card is the inside. Just look what pops up when this card is opened:


I recently received some new dies from Karen Burniston who is the designer of the best pop up dies around. I used her Lots of Pops die to make the center of this card. I attached stitched stars in different sizes (die cut using Lil' Inker dies out of gold mirror card) to all the pop up surfaces. Here is a side close up view of the pop up apparatus:


Mirror card is hard to photograph, but is shiny and pretty IRL. I added a few punched stars and the perfect inspirational sentiment cut with a die cut from Tonic Studios.

I am also entering this card in the "Favorite Tool" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. My favorite tool is my Tangerine Die-Cutting Machine and I use it almost every day.

5 comments:

fabiola jaques said...

Wow! Elle est super! Bravo

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! The stencil is adorable and love how you have decorated the inside.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Maxine D said...

What an amazing and beautiful card Karen.
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card with that cool pop up inside it.

Macarena said...

Wow! This is so clever! I absolutely love the glossy inside of the card. The stars are stunning. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.