Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am featuring a lovely twisted pop-up card with Magnolia Lane paper. This gorgeous creation was made by Terry Hamilton as part of my fancy fold card contest. I had taken pictures with my good camera but now I am experiencing technical difficulties with my computer and the photos won’t load. What an exercise in frustration! Plan B is now in action and I have used my phone camera instead.
Twisted Pop-Up Card
Terry wrote to me that this is one of her favourite fancy fold cards to make and I have to agree. The surprise factor is golden! Watching someone’s face when they open this type of card is priceless. Here is the outside of Terry’s card.
Terry really let the beautiful paper remain the focal point here. Subtle touches like the stitched shape framelits, the champagne rhinestones and the white twine bow are perfect. Do you see the lovely ribbon peeking out? You want to get that as well as the paper because they are perfect together. The paper is retiring AND it is on sale; how awesome is that?
An Inside Video
A photo doesn’t really capture the beauty of the inside of the card, so I did a quick video. If my computer ever does load the photos from my good camera, then I will add some more photos as well. In the meantime, here is the video.
I have done a video showing the step by step creation of this type of card and I have been told it is the most simple version of this card out there. I tried a few different ways of making this card before deciding on the best way and I think I succeeded. You can find it in this blog post.
Terry comes from Kelowna, British Columbia. If you are not familiar with Canadian geography, I live in the middle of the country in Ontario and it would be a five hour flight to get to the west coast where British Columbia is!
A Few More Photos
I finally succeeded in uploading my photos to my computer so here are two more pictures that show the inside of this beautiful card.
Live Video this afternoon
I will be doing a live video some time this afternoon when my new catalog preorder comes in. It is always very exciting to see the new incolours and other great new products. As demonstrators we get to order early from a selection of new products. The annual catalog will go live on June 3. My videos are on my Pampered Stamper Facebook page as well as on YouTube.
Thanks for joining me today. If you would still like to join in on the Fancy Fold card contest for a chance to win the Little Ladybug stamp set, you can mail your card to me in Holland! Jackie Bultje, Bloemenlaan 6, 2691 JC ‘s-Gravenzande, The Netherlands. I hope to fly out on May 19!!
Hello stampers. Are you ready for another Rococo Rose card? This one also uses the faux chalkboard technique but it was done on sahara sand cardstock for an entirely different look. I love the technique, the colours and the stamp set. Before I show you the card I have a question for you. Do you know what Rococo means? I didn’t so I looked it up. Rather than type out the entire definition, click here and you will also be more knowledgeable!
Here you can see a closeup of how lovely the faux chalkboard technique is.
I did some simple stamping in the inside of the card as well. For my insides I just use computer paper and I adhere it only on the top so that people can easily remove it and regift the card. This way the card is the gift that keeps on giving!
Finally here you can see the two cards side by side to see how different they look on different backgrounds. Same technique with one done on Rococo Rose cardstock and the other on Sahara Sand. I had a hard time deciding which one I liked better! Woven Heirlooms is a lovely vintage stamp set that works perfectly on these cards.
I am working on both a ribbon share with all the new ribbons in the catalog as well as a paper share. The paper share will be $66 for 162 sheets of 6 x 6 paper. If you need it shipped that will be an additional charge. I hope to have that figure tomorrow for you! Ribbon shares include all the new ribbon in the catalog, you will get 30 yards for $39 and again I have to figure out the shipping. I hope to have that all ready complete with a PayPal button. I am moving into the technological age a little bit more!! I also hope to have a tutorial ready for these cards as well but I am also prepping for an Art Show this weekend so time is in short supply.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I promised you that I would choose someone who commented on yesterday’s post and they would be getting a surprise in the mail. I thought it might generate some more interest is I showed you what the prize was, so you get another chance if you comment today! The prize is a lovely Paper Pumpkin stamp set.
That’s all for today but be sure to check back tomorrow for the ribbon shares, the paper shares and the story of my cross border buddy partnership with Julie Gilson! If you follow me but live in the States, you can now click on the shop with Julie button. How wonderful is that?
Hello stampers. Have you ever noticed when you go shopping that you see Stampin’Up! colours? That is no happy accident. Stampin’Up! prides itself on being on trend, especially with the “in colours”. I am going to take some time during the next week to introduce you to the new incolours. Today we will be taking a peek at Rococo Rose. My team is doing an event next week Friday featuring the new incolours and this card is my contribution. I also incorporated our new shimmer white embossing powder which it totally amazing! I love how heavy the powder is but still with a fine consistency. It embosses beautifully and is a great mix between white and shimmer. The shimmer part actually looks like silver.
I combined Merry Merlot with Rococo Rose as the sponging in the middle of the flowers turned out such a lovely deep shade. I used the faux chalkboard technique and then sponged rococo rose in the centres of the flowers. Here is a closeup look.
I absolutely love the vintage feel of this card. I plan to offer a tutorial on this card in the very near future. Exciting things are happening on this blog! Thanks so much for joining me. I always appreciate your comments. I still need an address from Kathy Ireland who won the last blog candy which is a mini version of the Hugs from Shelli stamp set. Tomorrow I will choose another winner from the comments. Not sure what the prize will be yet, but I know it will make you happy.
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