Monday, December 3, 2012

Experimenting with Pop-up cards

    Drats! I've gone and done it again! I am so ashamed and apologize to those who may be following me. You sure haven't had much to follow lately. I have been busy and haven't even had the time to craft like I would like to. And then what I have made I haven't posted. I am going to start my resolutions early and resolve to make posting a higher priority.
With that said, my card ladies have been wanting to do a pop-up card and here's what we did this last month for class. I will have to say that I was definitely winging this one. But I am pleased with the results. Making a decision as to  how many pop-outs you want and the depth and height of them is the first decision. I recommend you Google pop up cards and get some ideas from out in Google land, because there are so many ways you can do them.
On this card I made 3 pop-outs. The two outside ones stand out 3/4" and the inside only 1/2".
I used a lot of cuts from the Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cartridges. We did alot of piecing. The turkey was cut 3 times with different papers each time. One was a shadow layer and then the actual body and head part I just cut off the wings. The middle layer I used Close To My Heart Clementine paper. I really like the dimensional effect. The pumpkin I cut 5 ovals and then layered them. It didn't look so much like a pumpkin until I put the leaves and vines on. All the leaves were cut on plain cardstock and them stamped and ink distressed get the texture. I used a Close To My Heart stamp for this technique. Stamp set B1355 Timeless, which I believe is retired now.
On the outside, the background paper is from the retired pack Passages. I used the over stamping technique with the leaves and acorn and used the same stamp set as listed above. I will post a video showing how to do this technique next.
Thanksgiving was cut from the Artiste cartridge and "celebrate" is from the Say It In Style stamp set D1283.

And here is a look at the inside.

The sentiment on the inside is from A Little Thanks D1444.

I am also going to use this for a challenge over on Word Art Wednesday a blog I just found.
Hope you enjoy. If you are interested in purchasing some of these products or don't know what Close To My Heart is all about, look to the right for the "shop with me" button.
                           Blessings,   Polly


  1. Hi Polly! I really enjoy your sweet blog, and so glad i was able to come by and visit. This card is great, and I really appreciate you sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. What a trest to have you join us! I am also a homeschooling Mom, although I only have one school-aged child at this point. My other kids are in Bible College or already graduated Bible College. Yikes...that means I'm getting old. I love crafting too, and always glad to make a new crafty friend. I really hope you will continue to play along with us. I look forward to it.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Polly, Homeschooling is a greta pleasure. I have my 15 year old Grandaughter homeschooling here with me. Your card is lovely, it certainly promotes Thanksgiving. Thank you for linking up with us at WAW. Please come back every week so we can see you product in action. You can enter up to 5 anything goes projects at this time.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Oh, I love the way you stamped the leaves in different colors with overlapping effect...Simply fab. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs always!

    JO ANN


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