Friday, 1 October 2010

Snowman Free Standing Pop Up Card

One of the U Stamp Cards with Cool Moves projects was a free standing pop up card.  I've made these before but it was such a long time ago so high time I made another one!  I really loved using my happy snowman stamp to make the diorama card a few days ago so I dug out the Giant Snowman stamp this time as I thought he'd be the perfect size for this card.

You can see I love this snowman image so much, I have him in two sizes plus a smaller image that I use on envelopes!  To colour in my snowmen images, I tapped ink from pads onto a ceramic tile and used a waterbrush to pick up the colour.  I've added crystal ultrafine glitter to the large snowman plus red gems for the holly berries on his hat.  The Old Olive panel is popped up.  I used a bookplate die for the sentiment and added punched snowflakes with gem centres.  Some lush spotty Razzleberry ribbon finishes the card off.

This photo shows the card closed.  I love how the bottom slides up so the card folds flat for posting!  You can see my new card stand in this photo too.  I saw Graham Hansford demo at the Glitter Pot a few weeks ago.  He was selling MDF desktop caddies to store CS in and I bought one from him.  He was displaying the cards he'd made in MDF card holders and I asked if he was selling those too - they looked ideal for taking photos of cards that don't stand up!  Anyway,  Graham said he wasn't selling them but he very kindly gave me one to take home - what a sweetheart!  I painted it with acrylic paint - I'm really chuffed with it! 

Stamps: Hobby Art Giant Snowman & Snowman, SU! Warm Words set, Hero Arts snowflakes
CS: SU! Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry, watercolour paper
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose & Bordering Blue, SU! Black Watercolor Wonder crayon
Tools: Sizzix Bookplates die, X Cut corner rounder punch, X Cut tiny snowflake punch, waterbrush
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Rich Razzleberry dotty grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Crystal ultrafine glitter, Anita's gem wheel, 3d foam tape



Pauline said...

Brilliant card, love the snowman, he's beautifully coloured too.

jules said...

oh wow love it!! gorgeous!

Zoe said...

This is great, love the colour combination. The snowman is adorable. I've not seen one of these free standing cards before, might have to have a go at one now you've inspired me!