I took this challenge quite literary, because we recently watched the Alice in Wonderland cartoon. To celebrate the last day of a fabulous year, I made a pop-up card full of surprises:
Party Phrase Pop 'n Cuts die, which was perfect for the theme of my card. It became a stage for my little tea party, which was attached on top of the pop-up, also as a pop-up, to add dimension. I used the Pop 'n Cuts base tray for my card and pop-up, but if you don't have the base tray, you can use the pop 'n cuts dies in your ordinary base tray too.
The background is manila cardstock with was inked with bright Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Barn Door, Mowed Lawn, Salty Oceans, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs), and misted heavily with Biscotti Perfect Pearls, since New Year needs some shine. All my stamped images comes from the great TJ Designs Mad Hatter's Tea Party set, except from the script stamp, which is Hero Arts Old Letter Writing. I stamped the script stamp here and there, to fill out the area in between the other stamps.
The images were stamped on white cardstock and coloured with watercolour pencils.
I found just the perfect little Kaiser playing cards and distressed the edges a bit. The sentiment was stamped on top with Archival Ink Jet Black.
I didn't add a lot of details to the text pop-up, only a little tea pot and cup. Since I wanted the word to stand out nicely, it was inked with Salty Ocean.
You can see the pop-up mechanism better on this photo. More stamping, the rabbit, and two more playing cards on the lower panel. I love the amount of space you get to decorate on a pop-up card.
Opening Door die, also by Karen Burniston. The die both cuts and scores the door, and also has door panels (which I didn't use here, you can see them on this and this project), a handle and a key hole. I cut it from manila cardstock and from mat board, using only the frame from the mat board piece. It was inked with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap and stamped with a Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz wood stamp using Pumice Stone ink. The door handle and key hole were inked with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.
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Thank you for the visit! I hope you will have a Happy New Year full or creativity and crafting!!
Dies: Sizzix: 3-D Party Phrase Pop 'n Cuts insert, Opening Door & Wreath, Pop 'n Cuts Base Tray
Stamps: TJ Designs Mad Hatter's Tea Party; Hero Arts Old Letter Writing S4878; Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Wallpaper & Wood
Surfaces: Ranger Manila cardstock; watercolour paper
Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Frayed Burlap, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo
Stain: Distress Stain Brushed Pewter
Mist: Ranger Perfect Pearls Biscotti
Pencils: Derwent Watercolour pencils
Embellishments: Kaiser Playing Cards,