I decided for this Mother’s Day that I would attempt one of these “oh so popular” pop up box cards. I happened to catch the talented Nikki from Polkadoodles fame on C and C and she showed how she makes no measure pop up boxes… Will I figured this was my best chance.
So this is what I did and I made this lovely creation for my Mum and brought it out to Spain this week for us to celebrate Mother’s Day a tad late!
Such a simple but impressive creation to make! May well make some more for some other random occasions over the next few months… Only thing I have to remember is not to make the items in the box overlap too much or the box won’t fit in the envelope!
So it turns out I had been missed at work … For my card making!!! Lol!
First day back I have someone come over and ask me to make her a card for her daughters 21st … But it had a weird theme. So I prepare to say no … New mantra is only to make things I want to make … No odd things where I can’t work out immediately what I want to do etc… but then she says to me can it have a Moroccan theme?
Now I have never been to Morocco but I immediately thought of the mosaic collection by Stampin Up and the Sycamore Street papers so found myself saying yes to the commission!
Slight fly in the ointment was that I don’t own the mosaic stuff … But very fortunately my lovely friend Helen did let me borrow hers! Isn’t she a saint!?!
So here is what I made…
I decided to let the Sycamore Street dsp dominate (can’t believe its a year since this was available for saleabration!) and then created the other elements using the stamps, coordinating punch and embossing folder.
I created the 21 by hand drawing them and then stamping over and then inking them up with a sponge. I then added plenty of stickles to each part of the layering and to the centres of the raised mosaics! I chose the colour scheme of Pool party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit & Rich Razzleberry based on the papers …. Love that they coordinate … And I know Sharon (who I was making the card for) loved it! It is a big card too (8×8) as I think Daughters should get big cards from their mums!
I didn’t do much to the envelope but added a little bit of matching decoration to one corner to coordinate! And just a little bit of stickles … Well why not?
Now I have no idea if this was even vaguely Moroccan looking but in my head it was and as Sharon was happy I think I met the brief!
Big thanks to Helen for being so generous … She really is a fab friend! Really should go to work more often to get fab commissions like this … But remember nothing I don’t actually want to make!
When this colour was first released I wasn’t impressed with it … But I learnt to love it over time as a rich colour! And perfect for brayer ink with too! But in this case I decided to stay away from the brayer and instead grab my aqua painter and a Unity Stamp.
I also grabbed a little piece of scrap Sycamore Street designer series paper from last years saleabration as this had the Summer Starfruit in it. Then the cardstock I used also coordinated with the paper… Island Indigo & Tangerine Tango. A simple card, and love the way the aqua painter added texture to the ‘leaves’ of the funky tree!