Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tune in Tuesday - Pop Up Card

It's Tune in Tuesday over at The Angel Company! Today's challenge is make a pop up card! I had so much fun with this challenge and love the way my card turned out. I wish I could have gotten it to photograph a little better. I have a really pretty blue sky behind the cat and mouse that just would not show up. It really completes the ground I drew in for both animals. I took a close up here and if you look knowing that it's there you can almost see it!

My card is made with TAC Cha Cha Soar With It Collection pattern papers and cardstock. I think it has been a year since I used this collection last....BOY have I been missing out. I am not sure why it got shoved to the back, but not any more that's for sure! The image and sentiment on the front of the card are from TAC's Animal Thoughts. I LOVE THIS SET. The art is quirky and the sentiments are punny. It's a ton of fun to make cards with these interesting images.

The background on the cheese color cardstock is from Simple Starters. I thought dots made the paper look even more cheesy. Mice like cheese you know?!

Flower and circle punches are Marvy from TAC. The perfect match red and green ribbons are from the Cha Cha ribbon collection.

I treated myself to Tim Holtz teeny tiny stapler last time I was out at the craft store. Aren't those tiny little staples wonderful!?

My image is colored with Copic Markers from TAC's Color Caboodles and I used B0000, B000 and B00 for the sky that you can not even see in the photo. Too bad, because it looks good. Come over and see.

Next photo is a side view of the pop up inside. I did a very basic piano hinge pop up. I hope the photos make it clear how the pop up works. You can check out The Savvy Projects Blog for Paula-Kay's tutorial.

I stamped a cat and lots of little mice, colored them and trimmed them out. The flower is a bigger Marvy flower punch.

I love Ordinary Greetings, it's the super useful sentiment set that I pulled Happy Birthday from. It's a must have with Animal Thoughts because the fonts match perfect and you can make your cards say so much more!

The last photo I took was inside the card straight on. I wanted you to see all the little mice all stacked up! Notice the ribbon loop on the flower stem? I like little touches inside that tie together with the outside of the card. It's a little detail that makes all the difference. I tried to leave plenty of room inside to write a birthday greeting. I think that is one of the challenges with a pop up card. You can really only send them to someone if you don't have much to say.

I hope you liked my pop up card! You don't know how bad I want to show you in real life! Be sure to pop over to the Savvy Projects Blog and check out the pop up action from Paula-Kay Bourland. If you have some time, please play along and add your link below!


Sandy said...

One of my all time fav's of yours! (Well, you know I am partial to anything with kittys!) But this is truly a fantastic card!!!

Holly said...

LOVE this card...and I REALLY want that stamp set now! Fantastic!!!

Debra Miller said...

What a fun card - love everything about it...love the ground you created - fabulous!

Chelsea said...

This is an awesome card. I love all the little mice popped on the inside. Great job! It does look great in real life too!

Michelle said...

Adorable - that is for sure! LOVE the bright colors and the adorable images. I've never done a pop up card...guess it's time to give it a try. TFS!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Very cute, Risa. That is a silly little stamp set, but you made a cute card with it.

Laura said...

What a fun card! The mice all stacked up on the inside of the card is just too cute!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So cute! Love the stacks of mice!

Jacynthe said...

Oh my heck!!! :) This is Adorable with a capital A!!!

StampinCarol said...

Oh this is just TOO cute!!