Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summertime Pop Up Card

I came across this tutorial on SCS and have been meaning to try it out for ages.  Beate does such a FANTASTIC job on her cards that she really inspired me to get out of my card rut!  I saw this sample of hers in the SCS galleries and had to CASE it!  This is what I came up with:

I didn't have *exactly* the right shade of blue for the card base, so I improvised!  I used my D'Vine Swirls CB folder and then did some very liberal sponging with Chocolate CTMH ink.  It toned down the brightness of the blue so it looks much better with the DSP.  Here is what the card looks like when it's closed:

Can you believe this is the first time I have cut into a sheet of SU! paper?!?  I have a bunch of it, but it's so pretty that I didn't want to cut into any of it!  Not to mention I have so many scraps that I don't remember the last time I cut into a 12x12 sheet anyway, but the SU! stuff has been in my stash for YEARS!

I am trying to gradually ink up some of my never used stamps and stop using the same old stamps all the time.  This little girl is a set from the Greeting Farm and I have never inked any of them!  I thought she would make a cute pairing with the SU! paper, and I think she turned out pretty doggone cute!

Thanks for looking!


ETA:  I took another photo in the sunshine, and I think it shows off the colors better.  And it was an excuse to go out in the sunshine! :)


  1. RACHEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am jumping up and down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe I saw you post a comment over at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are you? What is new? ((((((((HUGS))))))))

  2. oh, gosh, in my excitment I forgot to tell you how much I LOVE this!!! The colors are fantastic!!!!


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