Friday, January 11, 2013

Love Pop-up Card

I don't know whether I had more fun working on the front or the inside of this pop-up card.    

To create this card I started with a piece of white card stock that was 12"x5" and folded it in half to create a 5"x6" card.  On top I layered a piece of pink card stock that is 5"34" x 4 3/4".   A piece of white card stock 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" was embossed in the eBosser "Delicate Dots" embossing folder.  The pretty pink die cut doily is the Joy! Crafts 6002/0147 doily.  On top of it I layered the Marianne Design Doily (CR1201) using dimensional tape.

To create the little flower bouquet, I used the Memory Box "Primula Blooms", and Petal Party" dies.  In the center of the little flowers I used a variety of little stamens I had previous punched or die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower" embellishments dies.  Behind the flower are two white Memory Box "Chloe Stems".  I die cut the leaves from the Marianne Design (LR0117) die set using white card stock.  (There is a doily in this set.)  I wanted a very light green on these leaves, so by using white card stock I was able to  sponge on "Bundled Sage" Distress Ink, just to give it a hint of color.   The sentiment is from a very old Our Craft Lounge stamp set called "Dr. Peanut".      

I love working with all the Sizzix pop-up dies.   This one is just perfect to create a pretty Valentine or to send some love to someone special.  

When using most die cutting machines, you need to use a "Crease Pad" when using the Sizzix pop-up dies or you don't get the creased seams and many times it will cut so far through that the scored lines will tear.  The crease pad prevents that from happening.  I have always used my VegaBond or Big Shot when using these large Sizzix dies in the past.  I have the new eBosser and decided to see how it would work using this Sizzix "Love 3-D Pop-up" die.  I found that I could not use the Crease Pad with the recommended eBosser recipe because it would not fit into the machine.   The layering recipe for the eBosser is Platform C (on bottom), Sizzix Die, card stock, and Platform A on top.   I thought for a while I would have to go to another machine because I was sure it would not do a proper job without using the Crease Pad.  I have great news.  When using this layering in the eBosser, my die cut was so perfect -- I did not need to use a crease pad.  I am thrilled with the results.  The die cut turned out better than any I have ever cut.

I used a piece of pink card stock the full length of the die which gave me the rounded corners for the pop-up insert.  You can use a smaller piece of card stock centered, if you don't want a card this tall. I wanted to emboss the top portion of this pop-up so placed it in the eBosser "Delicate Dots" embossing folder, just up to the top of the pop-up.  Most of the card was hanging out of the folder.  The heart on the top of the pop-up is the Heartfelt Creations "Timeless Armour Die".  In the center I place the Cheery Lynn "Heaven Sent" die. A piece of design paper from the Echo Park Paper Co "Country Drive" paper pad was cut for the top of the pop-up.  Another piece of the same paper was die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Francesca Border".  I forgot to mention that I wanted the "Love" cut out to be slightly darker in color so it would show up, so I sponged it with "Spun Sugar" Distress Ink.  To finish the card I added  pink Kaiser Craft pearls.  This card lays flat for mailing because I did not add anything very dimensional.  

Using the Sizzix pop-up dies really create a fun card and are so easy to use.  I love you will love them. 

Joy! Crafts Doily (6002/0147)
Marianne Design Doily (CR1201)
Memory Box "Primula Blooms" (98149)
Memory Box "Chloe Stem" (98321)
Memory Box "Petal Party" (98321)
Marianne Design "Leaves" (LR0117)
Bundled Sage Distress Ink
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower" Embellishments
Sizzix "Love 3-D Popup" Die (657800)
Heartfelt Creations "Timeless Armour Die" (HCD 728)
Cheery Lynn "Heaven Sent" (B239)
Cheery Lynn "Francesca Border" (B159)
Kaiser Craft Pearls
eBosser "Delicate Dots"
eBosser Die cutting machine
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Echo Park "Country Drive" design paper



Sparkly Engineer said...

This card is fabulous inside and out. Love that sizzix die

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! You are the best Selma.


Anneke said...

this card is fabulous and has a lot of elegancy with the flowers in the middle.
greetings from ann

April said...

Beautiful card! I love all the flowers. The inside is great!

Anita said...

Love the pretty card. So pleasing on the eyes!

Rene Stansell said...

Beautiful card Selma, hope you are both feeling better.
Rene from OZ xo

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness, what a truly amazing card. Love the delicate colours and the very pretty flowers.

Hope you are feeling a lot better now.

Val in Spain xxx

Anneke klerks said...

Beautyful card like this very much
liefs anneke

Karen said...

Wow - really pretty!

Glenda said...

I love this inside and out, but you know me...I love the flowers!

Mary Ann said...

AWESOME!Beautiful card...

Anonymous said...

This is really lovely. Great job.

Betty Benton said...

Fabulous card with all its wonderful details!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

just gorgeous! inside and out (-:
have gone through all the posts Ive inspirational
Happy 2013 (-:

Francie in Montreal said...

What a sensational card this is! You've outdone yourself yet again. It is so very pretty in and out, and the pop-up knocked my socks off. Thanks so much for sharing both the card and all the info.

Caroline D. said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!! When I think you just can't make anything prettier, you always do!

Anonymous said...

Oh Selma, what an elegant "Love Pop-Up" card, so full of Love & Happiness. I LOVE everything about it both inside and out.

Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Selma, this is sooooooooo beautiful! I think it would take me a week to make so I will just admire yours.


Antoinette Voorn said...

What a great and beautiful card!! I love the sofr colours.

Gr Antoinette

Sheela Kalawar said...

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Diane said...

Wow Selma, this is gorgeous!!! I love the inside as much as the front....MY want list just keeps growing and growing!!

phyllis e said...

The inside of this card is as beautiful as the front :+) This card is truly a 'gift' of the heart!

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
B E A U T I F U L....Just love cards that are as pretty inside as out. So much to look at and enjoy. WOW...

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful from the outside-in. Love the colors and perfect for Valentine's Day or birthday or whatever. Edna

DJreflections said...

I love these cards. They are so-o-o pretty! Love the inside too. Wow!

DJreflections said...

I love these cards. They are so-o-o pretty! Love the inside too. Wow!


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