Saturday, November 6, 2010

Your Invited

I decided to do a larger version of the pop-up card.  This one has a Thanksgiving theme and is actually a hidden invite to to Thanksgiving Dinner.

I love my new cut/emboss die from Cuttlebug.  I used green cardstock and inked it with versamark to bring out the design.  I love using this technique because it is subtle yet really brings out any embossed design.  This is layered onto a cream card the has had the middle of the top layer cut out to allow to see through the window to the inside.

The turkey and the cornacopia were drawn and cut from my cricut onto cream cardstock and colored with Tombow markers.  I used popdots on the turkey body to bring it out a bit.  I also used popdots to attach the cornacopia so it was raised up enough to allow the window cover to slide underneath it.

The card is opened by pulling up the area where the bow is attached.  This lifts up a panel that I created using my cricut turkey and a Martha Stewart leaf corner/border punch.  I attached this to the bottom half of the actual middle that the embossing die cut out of the green cardstock.  I re-attached it at the top and folded it part way down and also along the bottom.  This way when I pull out the inserted cream card with the bow attached, it folds up the re-attached middle to reveal the invite inside.  Sure hope I have explained this in a way that make sense.  It is one of those cards that is better to see in action.

I stamped the inside of the card with a flower stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Then I layered the invite, printed on vellum, over the top.  I sealed the sides and bottom of the card and the invite shows beautifully through the cut out window.  For the leaves, I used the direct to paper technique with 4 different distress inks on yellow carstock.  Then I used a cuttlebug die set to cut out the leaves.  To bring out a vein design, I wrapped gold metallic string around them.  It really adds a sparkle to the card.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
The Cuttlebug Spot - create dinner invites/emboss
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #83 - Hide and Seek!
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog #36 - Gold or silver cording, string or hemp
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #37 - Gently Does It (cards/projects that have vellum/parchment or tissue paper on them
The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog #26 - Embossing
Fourishes Bring Back the Beautiful #4 - bow/ribbon
Stamping Vacation: Pick 3 Challenge - Green Paper, An image that starts with "T", Popdot
Stamping Vacation:  Occasion Oasis Challenge - Thanksgiving


April said...

This is so cute, Marie! Great card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Cute thanksgiving card! Very colorful!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!!

Donna said...

Wow! Amazing invitation. I love the embossing. The easel card is great!

Cathy said...

Great card. I would like to try it. Is there a tutorial on line some place???

Chrissy D said...

Such a great Thanksgiving card! What a perfect invitation from a loved one! Thank you for joining us in the ODBD Shining Light Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Wow it looks sooo cute!!

Denise Clark said...

Great job on this Thanksgiving card! Pop ups are still just amazing to me as I don't do so well with them. You did wonderful! Love the images you used!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! This earns you entry in the Dec 1st prize drawing!