This card is being entered in the Mod Squad Challenge “Pop-Up Card” where we are to make a pop-up card of any kind. (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/02/pop-up-card.html)
I made this as a Valentine’s Day Card, although with no greeting on the front, it could also be used for an anniversary, a wedding, or a “just because” card for someone special.
The inside pop-up element was made with the Sizzix “Hearts-a-Plenty 3D (Pop-Up)” die. Card stock used on the inside was Gina K heavy base weight white and cherry red along with Recollections silver glitter paper. The stamp is from the Gina K Designs “Bundle of Love” stamp set and was stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink. In addition to the sizzix die, a Creative Memories double heart punch was used as well. I used score tape to make sure the pop-up element was adhered well to the base. I didn’t have any “Happy Valentine’s Day” stamps that fit in the white space or on the white heart; I need to fix that!!! The card pictured is my sample; on the cards I actually sent, I hand-wrote that along with a short message in the upper left and lower right corners (before adhering my pop-up element – learned that the hard way!!!).
Here are a few close-up shots of the inside of the card:
Here is the front of the card:
For the front, I used patterned paper from the Gina K Fight Like A Girl paper pack. Gina K cherry red, black, and white card stock was used along with Recollections silver glitter paper. The embossing folders I used were Darice Heart, Darice Stripe, and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. The giant crystal heart-shaped gem sticker is by Mark Richards. Spellbinders classic circle dies (large and small) were used for the focal panel, and a piece of ribbon was tucked behind.
This card, with the pop-up center and the big gem sticker on the front was so thick, it needed to be sent as a package! Ugh!!!
This card is a variation of a card I made for the StampTV MIUM “Put Your Heart Into It!” Challenge where we are to use a heart somewhere on our project, but it cannot be a Valentine’s Day card. (http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/put-your-heart-into-it) While my card pictured above could be used for a variety of occasions, I decided to change up the front so it was clearly NOT a Valentine’s Day Card! Here is the variation I entered instead:
Again, the patterned paper is from the Gina K Fight Like A Girl paper pack. Gina K cherry red and white was also used. The Stamp is from the GKD Sweet Tweets stamp set and was stamped in Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copic Marker R46 and a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. A few silver heart spangles were added to the frosting. The greeting is a Momenta metal sticker. The embossing folder is Darice Heart. Spellbinders classic circle dies (large and small) were used for the focal panel. You can see the shine a little better in this close-up.
I used two tools to place and adhere those tiny heart spangles to my project. The first is the glue. Since I needed such a small amount for each heart, I used my Zig 2 Way Glue pen. It looks like a pen and has a fine ball point. You can squeeze or roll just the right amount of glue that you need with perfect placement. This glue can be used two ways. Use it when it’s blue and wet for a permanent bond or let it dry clear for a few moments to get a temporary bond.
The second tool I used is the Silhouette Pick-Me-Up tool. One end has a tacky substance on it that allows you to pick things up. The other end has a removable tool that has two ends that allows you to push the item off the tacky end and onto the adhesive on your project or to push the item in place. I found a “review” with instructions on how to use this tool online HERE that you may find helpful.
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