Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pop-up Christmas Card

Another view with a white background

Today I have created a silver and white pop-up card, using new dies and stamps from Joan's Gardens.  I am sorry that I could not get good pictures that show all the sparkle and shine in the silver on this card and for some reason the silver sparkly paper around the snowman shows up gold -- it really is a very sparkly silver.  This is a 5 1/2" square card.  On the front I added a Martha Stewart border piece created with the Double Arches punches.  In the center a piece of silver and white design paper was added.  The poinsettia was created with Marianne dies (LR0142).  These flowers have such a pretty embossed center on each petal.  This set also includes the die for the stamen.  The flowers were die cut using white card stock and the stamen was die cut using a sparkly silver card stock.  This set includes two sizes of flowers; two large flowers and one smaller flower was used for this poinsettia.   The white leaves around the poinsettia are from the Marianne (LR0117) die.  This die has a pretty rectangle doily plus a set of pretty leaves.  The trim is from a package of trim from Webster's pages.  The cute snowman and frame are from a new JustRite stamp set called "Blizzard Bunch Set"; they were silver embossed on white card stock and cut out with a Spellbinders oval Nestie.  A scallop oval Nestie was die cut using silver sparkly card stock.  A few silver rhinestones were added to complete the front.

When you open this card there is a pop-up.  The sleigh and reindeer are all attached to pop-up tags.  I used the Sizzix Scallop Pop-up Die  “Card, Scallop Circle 3-D (Pop-Up).  Product #657130.   which makes it super easy to create a pop-up.  First I added a piece of silver and white design paper to the top panel.  This paper has lots of sparkle to it.  Along the top edge I added an ice cycle border created with a Marianne die (LR0135).  I love that border.  Next the Sizzix pop-up was attached to the center of the card.  I will have a tutorial on how to do this on September 15.  I have completed another pop-up card, with a tutorial, for the Paper and Pixels September magazine.  Next three Marianne trees (LR0136) were added behind the pop-up scene.  Rhinestones were added to the trees.  I used different colors of silver card stock when die cutting the sleigh and the reindeer.  I love how these dies also emboss the images.  The sleigh was attached to the lower pop-up tab.  Three reindeer were die cut and attached to each other with dimensional tape.  The reindeer on the left was attached to the upper pop-up tag.  I forgot to mention that small pearls were added to the eyes and noses of the reindeer.  

 In this picture you can see how the sleigh and reindeer are attached to the pop-up tabs.

Along the bottom of the lower panel I added a strip of the same design paper used on the front of the card.  Along the top of that paper I added a border cut with the Cheery Lynn "Lace Light Deco Border" (B133).  To finish of the bottom section, three Marianne snowflakes were added (LR0123)

I hope you like my pop-up card.  They sure are a lot of fun to make.  The card does fold flat when closed and will fit into a 6" square envelope.  

As you know, you can order all these products from Joan's Gardens.  If you don't see some of the products I use, on her blog yet, just ask her about them.  Sometimes I use products before she gets them posted on her blog. These new Marianne dies just came in so you can be among the first to get them!

Joan has been very busy the past three days teaching all day workshops.  She will be posting pictures of the fun projects everyone completed.   I will be doing a couple of tutorials this week to show you two very different types of flowers we came up for this workshop.  I think you will enjoy creating both of them.



Brenda said...

Selma this is awesome!!! You keep blowing my mind with all of your gorgeous creations and this one tops the list.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh Selma what a stunning card!!!!
Anyone would be in awe of receiving such a beautiful's just so magical.

Love Sheila xx

Seafield Jo said...

Hi Selma. I 'found' your blog the other day and love your work so much I have become a follower. This is a stunning card, so beautiful. Jo x

craftieodmae said...

WOW! So gorgeous!!!! How in the world do you keep coming up with so many wonderful creations!!!!

marsha said...

Selma, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing your work!

Donna D said...

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely beautiful!!! Love your work - thanks for sharing your creativity and providing such wonderful inspiration!

MD said...

Une carte féerique

Anonymous said...

WOW! and WOW! and WOW! That this the most gorgeous card you have made yet! Just spectacular!

CraftinGranny said...

You've gone over the top with this one Selma. The design and LO is gorgeous and I love the white and silver. Now I need to win the lottery to get those fab new Marianne You are my #1 enabler and I love you for it... Have a wonderful week. "Hugs" Carol

Anonymous said...

Wow that's awesome!

Unknown said...

Oh what a beautiful card. I love the white and silver.

Darlene said...

WOW this is just GORGEOUS Selma!! You are AMAZING!!As always ... thanks for inspiration!!

YES ... I LOVED the creations we made at Joan's last weekend!! What awesome, fun techniques!!!


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