Flowers Bloom

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge this week is to create a card or project that moves or opens in a non-traditional manner. It took me awhile to decide what I would do, but I finally settled on a Surprise Pop-Up card, and followed the tutorial on SplitcoastStampers.
The image is colored with Copic markers. For the background, I masked the image and airbrushed it. I used Viva la Verve's June 2013 Week 1 sketch for the card design, sewing the layers before creating the pop up area. The sentiment on the vellum banner is heat embossed, and I colored the center of the flower with orange ink to match the flowers in the image. Stickles on the flower give the card some sparkle.
This is what the card looks like when the tag is pulled up. I stamped the pansy image in a light pink on the "surprise" sentiment panel before adding the sentiment. I added magnets underneath the pink embossed area to help keep the front of the card closed.

This sentiment is perfect for a "surprise" pop-up card. :)

The image will easily remain standing up on it's own, similar to an easel card.

Inside the card I sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink inside the die.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #224: Open Sesame
Viva la Verve! Sketch Challenge June 2013 Week 1 (VLVJun2013)


Stamps: Life Lines, Botanical Bookplates Vol. 2 (Flourishes)
Paper: For Her (My Mind's Eye); vellum
Ink: Copics; Memento; Distress; Versamark; Colorbox
Dies: Floral Ovals, Lattice Rectangles, Std Circles Sm (Spellbinders); Banner Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories: 1" circle punch; Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); black embossing powder (Ranger); ribbon; Corner Chomper; magnets; pearls; eyelet; flower; Stickles; Copic air brush; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Cheryl! That is such a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the pop-up and tag! Your colored flowers are Perfect and I LOVE how that flower matches the flowers from your stamp!

Allison Cope said...

Oooo... love this Cheryl! Gorgeous papers and your focal image is stunning! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Open Sesame" Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes! *wink wink*


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Conniecrafter said...

such a cool technique and such beautiful coloring!!

Deborah Anton said...

What a gorgeous fabulous card!! Love all your beautiful coloring and this technique card. So glad you were able to join us this week at the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

Maria said...

Over the top gorgeous card, Cheryl!!! Love every inch of this stunning card...great job!!!

Broni said...

Wow, Cheryl! Double & triple WOW!! This gorgeous! Love the colors and all the beautiful details and the artful coordination of all the elements!

Jessi Fogan said...

Holy moly, Cheryl, you've outdone yourself! Absolutely gorgeous. I love all the pink - and the way it opens is a feat of engineering!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Cheryl! I love your interactive pop up card. The pink flowers and vellum sentiment tag are awesome. :)


Katie Sims said...

Mercy, girl! You outdid yourself on this one!! What a beauty....everything is perfect from your papers to your coloring to your simple embellishments!! :) Stunning!