Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pop-Up Fun

I just have to show you the gorgeous card my nephew and his new wife bought for me while they were on their honeymoon - it doesn't look that much from the outside but when you open it up - WOW. This card was all cut and put together by hand - I'm not sure if they found it in Thailand or Vietnam - but it was such a lovely way to send flowers to a card maker!!!


I decided to use this card as the inspiration for making a birthday card for my niece in England - she's turning 18! It's sooo scary when your nieces and nephews reach milestones. Anyway - here's what I came up with....
Firstly I must apologise that most of the SU products I used are currently unavailable as they are retired - but you can adapt the ideas to sets you have!
I cut the front of the Real Red card using the Boho Blossoms Punch and then stamped a piece of Very Vanilla with the flowers from Trees Three in Real Red, without re-inking - this gives you the variety of shades. The leaves are stamped in silver - again from the Trees Three set. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet. I added thin silver ribbon to finish the front off.
I won't bore you with my attempts to recreate the paper basket inside the card - I came close and may give it another go when I get the chance - or maybe not, LOL. I ended up doing a simple pop-up vase and adding some flowers from the One of a Kind set. The flowers were put on flat, popped up on dimensionals and wired for a fuller 3D effect. I also popped in some red ribbon to fill it out. A little red sentiment from Fun and Fast Notes and I think I'm done! Now I just have to write in it, wrap the present and post it all off!

6 comments:

Mandy Schiller said...

Wow Debbie! This looks great. Imagine the work in the first one! I think there was also a lot of work in yours as well..... Good to hear you had a great Christmas Day as we did.
Mandyxx

Ramona Michaluk said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas photos and the lovely card you received - the cutting involved must take a lot of work but it's worth the effort. It's an amazing card!
Love the one you made too - the centre pop-up is great. It's a beautiful surprise for your neice. I'm sure she'll love it.
Looks like you all had fun on Christmas Day !

Ramona Michaluk said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas photos and the lovely card you received - the cutting involved must take a lot of work but it's worth the effort. It's an amazing card!
Love the one you made too - the centre pop-up is great. It's a beautiful surprise for your niece. I'm sure she'll love it.
Looks like you all had fun on Christmas Day !

Stamp and Smile said...

Just adorable!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pieces. Merry Christmas and lots of fun to be had!! :)

Naomi said...

So exciting to see the card we gave you (Vietnam for the record) inspired such a gorgeous card for your niece in England - it's absolutely beautiful. : )

Leonie said...

I think this is an awesome card, definitely added to my to do list!