There are so many ways to make your creations pop... everything from color choices to sassy embellishments can give your cards that extra 'something' that makes it stand out. Today, I decided to literally make my card POP by adding a pop-up panel to the inside. You can find instructions for making your own pop-up card here.
I incorporated Splitcoast Color Challenge CC208: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, and Chocolate Chip. A little secret: I am terrified of Bold Brights and the Pink Passion was a doozy for me to wrap my crafty brain around. I decided to use it as an accent color so that it would not be too overwhelming.
My Bella Rose Deigner Series Paper is a favorite - rarely leaving my immediate craft zone. I combined it with a strip of Chocolate Chip Patterns paper that I used my Scallop Edge Punch on and voila -- instant pizazz. Some 1" stitched Chocolate Chip ribbon provides a nice boundary between the two. I used Doodle This and it's (retired) mate Doodle That. For my large floral square I first stamped the bloom directly onto Kiwi Kiss. I stamped it an additional time onto Pink Passion, snipped it out, and adhered it on TOP of the Kiwi matte with Stampin' Dimensionals. (This way I was sure not to lose any of the details to trimming.) Three rhinestone brads give my card front some pop -- and some added sass.
When making a pop-up card, so much emphasis is on the inside of the card that you may want to go the 'extra mile' and really decorate it as well. I added some delightful blooms (perfectly aligned with my Stamp-a-ma-Jig) and some more Bella Rose DP to tie everything together. My sentiment is from Happy Everything - a great little set that can be used again and again.
Stamps: Doodle This (114954), Doodle That, Happy Everything (115235)
Paper: Bella Rose DP (112041), Choc. Chip CS (102128) and DP(112164), Pink Passion (102762), Kiwi Kiss (111353)
Ink: Choc. Chip (100908)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091)
Sassy Somethings: Rhinestone Brads, 1" stitched Choc. Chip Ribbon (111849)