Hello! Since it is April Fool's Day today, anything goes at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. Fun! But also difficult, since I tend to have a hard time picking one of many ideas for the anything goes challenges.
We loved to think out fun jokes and pranks on April Fool's Day as children, such as when we gave my dad an uncooked egg for breakfast. To make a mess, my youngest sister came up with the idea of opening the eggs in a different way than we normally did - namely by chopping off the top with a quick spoon action. She suggested that everybody did this, and my dad's egg, which was raw, made quite a mess.
And onto my project, a gatefolded double pop-up card:
The card is gatefolded and I placed one of Karen Burniston's Sizzix fun Circle & Ribbon Platform pop-ups in each fold. I called the card 'Faces from the Past' since there are many old photos on the papers and stamps that I used.
bulb blueprint stamp.
Destinations patterned paper, and the circle and ribbons from manila cardstock. The cardstock was inked with Distress Stains before die cutting and stamped with a script stamp. The pointing hand was stamped on top with Jet Black ink, pointing down to the second pop-up.
Steampunk set and ChitChat stickers were adhered to both pop-ups. The pop-ups were not assembled until the card was finished. It is very easy to assemble them since the die both cuts and scores the pop-ups and there are clear instructions on the packaging for how to adhere the ribbons. It is really easy, but looks complicated, and gives a real fun look to the card.
I used Tim's new Simple Sayings here and there, a blueprint key, a large sentiment stamp and a compass. The ticket stamp on the Going Somewhere set coordinates perfectly with the new Mini Ticket strip die and was stamped on inked tickets die cut from manila.
Picture Wheel on the front, together with photos from Tim's Lost & Found paper, which fit perfectly. I actually liked it even better on a tutorial I did after this card, but posted before it, where I used my mom's childhood photos, you can find it here.
The background was done the same way as on the inside, except that I didn't cover the top part with collage papers, but still whitewashed it.
Worn Text alphabet stamps and Archival Jet Black.
Join us this week and remember that there are no rules, so anything goes. As always, our great sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives a $50 gift voucher to one random participant.
Dies: Sizzix: Circle & Platform, Picture Wheel, Mini Filmstrip & Tickets,
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous: Steampunk, Mini Blueprints 3, Classics #9, The Boys, Going Somewhere, Simple Sayings, Mini Muse, Worn Text, Warehouse District
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone
Stain: Distress Stain: Tumbled Glass, Brushed Pewter, Antique Linen
Alcohol ink: Adirondack: Ginger, Espresso, Lettuce, Juniper
Paint: Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Antique Linen; Adirondack: Mushroom, Espresso
Embossing powder: Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
Surfaces: Ranger Manila cardstock, Metal Foil Tape; Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Destinations paper stash, Lost & Found; old map, dictionary and book paper
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spinners, ChitChat Stickers, Long Fasteners
Adhesives: Claudine Hellmuth matte multi-medium; Ranger Glossy Accents