Interactive Cards are the best! And today's card is doubly good, because it is both a Slider Card and a Pop-Up Card. I paired the Shooting Star Bundle with the Reverse Words Stamp set to make this congratulatory card. It's like they were made for each other. And would you believe that the Reverse Words stamp set is a Free Sale-a-Bration Reward. Love that reverse image.
Learn How to Make a Slider Card with the Sliding Star Framelits Dies. Foam Adhesive Strips are a key ingredient for great Slider Cards and they are also my March 2017 Hostess Code Gift. Hint: Trimming the points off the dimensional to make it a circle is key for a smooth slide (3:03 in the video).
And inside it's a Pop-Up Card. How fun is that! I'm not sure which I like better the slider or the pop-up. Both are so engaging.
Learn How to Make a Pop-Up Card with the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.
A Big thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch. I cheated a little on the sketch. The "Any Shape" moves. How fun is that!
Do you enjoy learning new stamping techniques? It's fun step outside the box and try new thing. The Penned & Painted stamp set by Stampin' Up! has some pretty outline stamps that look fabulous using the Color Wash Technique.
Color Wash Technique
The trick to coloring on a dark card stock is a technique called Color Washing. First, stamp and heat emboss your images. This gives you a nice outline. Next, paint on a layer of Whisper White Ink inside each outline. After the White Ink is dry, color your flowers with either an aqua painter or a clear Wink of Stella Brush. See the video below to see how to watercolor with the Wink of Stella Brush.
The flowers take on a translucent look using this technique. And painting with the Wink of Stella Brush gives the flower a shimmery finish as well. The flowers are gorgeous and they look even better in real life.
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I used the Wink of Stella instead of an Aqua Painter to color my flowers. The subtle glimmer is gorgeous.
Today's card is a pull out all the stops kind of card. It's a stepped up card all about the details. It's a Pop-Up Card. And finally, it's a card that works equally well for a guy or a gal.
Let's Talk About the Marquee Card Front
Marquee Messages is the focal point stamp set. I stamped the marquee on Real Red Card Stock and embossed the whole thing in white.
The "You Are" and the "awesome!" were stamped with black ink. Hint: Then, I went back and added white embossing powder to the word awesome before the ink dried. I intentionally left a little of the black showing.
The Writing Notes Background Stamp was perfect for adding the look of notepaper.
And the accessories were created with the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Love Notes Framelits Dies.
Let's take a peek at the inside. It may surprise you.
Bet you thought that this card was going to be a Valentine. Nope, it's a Pop-Up Birthday Card for my sweetheart. It's not very often that I use 4 stamp sets on one card, but this one is for Joe. He's worth going the extra mile.
I am really digging the Balloon Pop-Up Dies and the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set. See the Video below for Tips and Tricks for using the Balloon Pop-Up Dies.
Watch Stampin' Up! trainer, Brandi, give some tips and tricks on using the Balloon Adventure Stamp Set, Balloon Bouquet Punch, and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits.
I was having so much fun with the Balloon Adventures bundle that I decided to make a gift bag too with my Gift Bag Punch Board.
Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge Guest Designer
Be sure to stop by every Tuesday this month for a Color Challenge. I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge. This week's Color Challenge is Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White and for dessert hearts. See all the color challenge entries at Spliltcoast Stampers. Click on Color Challenges. We'd love to have you join us in the Red, White and Black Color Challenge.
This was a nostalgic color challenge for me, because Red, White and Black were the School Colors for my sons when they were growing up. My washing Machine oozed Red, White and Black in those days.
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