Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop Up Challenge

Hi there!  It's Suzanne here today.
It might not be the first thing that "pops" into your head, but it does in mine!  Let's use A Way With Words diecuts on a pop up card!

This month's Designer Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs was to use their General Pop Ups dies. I fell in love with these whimsical Winter Bears and knew they'd make a fun Christmas card surrounding A Way With Words diecuts!
 For today's challenge, Elizabeth Craft Designs will be giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 lucky winners.  To enter, simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge Blog Post!  Good luck!

Here is how you can make this fun card with bears sniffing all over the sentiment!  (Supplies are listed below)

  1. Form a tent fold card base measuring 6 x 4.5" from blue cardstock.  Cut a rectangle of patterned cardstock measuring 5.5 x 8.5".  Fold in half.
  2. Place pop up die centered along the fold line (secured with a small piece of removable tape) and die cut.  Fold and reverse-fold the score lines as shown in the photo.
  3. Stamp the bears on watercolour paper (I used my MISTI - my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform was occupied!) using black ink. Designer Tip: Since stamping on watercolour paper can sometimes be a bit tricky, using a stamp platform allows you to easily and accurately register a second (and maybe third!) impression.  Allow the images to dry.  Colour the images with markers.
  4. Die cut Merry Christmas from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front of the cardstock.  Remove the release paper and apply glitter.  Polish glitter with your finger to bring out the sparkle.
  5. Die cut Brrrrrr once from white cardstock and the extra snowflake multiple times from white and blue cardstock. I cut 7 in total.
  6. Tape snowflake side of the Leaf & Snowflake stencil down across the top of the patterned paper with removable tape and apply embossing paste with a spatula.  Carefully roll up the stencils and wash with water.  Allow the paste to dry before continuing.
  7. Assemble the card as shown or move the critters around where they please you most! Attach the large bear with foam adhesive to add even more depth.  Much as it pains me, you will have to do some surgery on the bottom flourish on Christmas.  You need a bit more surface area than is available when the flourish is full size, so trim the bottom bit of the flourish with scissors or a craft knife.  Make sure you have at least two points (or one long bit) to adhere the words to the pop up steps otherwise the words might want to twist.
  8. Stamp Thinking of You with Pearlescent Poppy ink as shown.  On the outside of the card base, stamp Baby It's Cold Outside and thermal emboss in white.
  9. Tape the pop up assembly to the card base making sure you do not apply adhesive under the pop up elements - or they'll have a hard time popping!
  10. Adhere Brrrrrrr to the card front and adhere the snowflakes as desired.
Enjoy your creation!  Now, what can you do next with the General Pop Ups?  I see balloons and Happy Birthday, or some of Susan Tierney-Cockburn's flower with Season's Greetings for a completely different look.  The list is fun and endless!

Supplies used for this card:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Imagine Crafts VersaMagic Midnight Black Dewdrop Stamp Pad
Imagine Crafts Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy Stamp Pad
Core'dinations Cardstock - Tidal Wave
KaiserCraft Silver Bells Collection
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares
Emerald Creek White Embossing Powder
My Sweet Petunia MISTI stamp positioner
Removable tape

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