Monday, March 9

Make it Pop!

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)


Holly Jones said...

Cute Idea. Love the card.

Mary Fish said...

Absolutely charming. I love the popping sentiment! Hugs, Mary

Kris Kilcoyne said...

The more I look at your card, the more I love it.

I really love the chocolate print (as I've mentioned already) that you used!

Kim said...

I love how you took the time to coordinate the inside of your card too! Adorable that you popped up the sentiment