When I made my prototype card for Sunday’s video, I decided not to finish it off because I’d learned enough to make the Santa Christmas card I had in mind! However, I had this card sitting on my desk all day on Sunday. Although I don’t work on Sundays, I’m frequently in and out of my studio for different reasons. The more I saw this card sitting on my desk the more I grew to like it and eventually decided to finish it off!
I used Blushing Bride Cardstock (CS) and Designer Series Paper (DSP) which retired about five years ago! You probably know that I tend to use retired papers for my prototypes just in case things don’t work out and the project ends up in the bin! By the way, the white cardstock I used for the layers is some heavy quality computer paper I have! There is a rogue Basic White CS flower on my card and I have no idea how it managed to get on my card!! I am really pleased with this finished card and it has given my another idea for a variation!!
The sizes I used for this card are the sizes that Iced Images gave for her card. She didn’t show how she fixed her flowers in place because her camera battery ran out! My flowers have been adhered to ½” wide strips of Window Sheets (acetate) varying between 3½” – 4″ tall. I used Tear & Tape to adhere them to the supports inside the box. The struts were part of Iced Images card that I didn’t include in my video! This is the link to her video if you’d like to make this card: Iced Images Bridge Pop-Up Card video.
I used the Pierced Blooms Dies for the flowers and leaves and I used Garden Green CS for the leaves. The other die I used for this card is the Stitched So Sweetly Dies no. 6 which was used for the sentiment and the white panel on the back for the greeting. I chose the sentiment WISHING YOU THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS from the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set. It was stamped using Blushing Bride Ink.
The two bows have been made with Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. It isn’t my favourite ribbon but it is incredibly soft and very fine. For me, these were important factors because I’ve adhered them in a position where at least one of them will be folded “inside” the card.
The size of this card when folded ready for the envelope is 5½” x 5½”. I’ll use a 6″ x 6″ envelope which I always have in my stash for larger cards. The extra ½” all round will allow for the bulkiness of this card. Finally, I did consider putting a gem inside the centre of each flower but decided against when I realised that most of them would be folded inside the card for travelling and would create dents/marks. I realise this could be avoided by putting a piece of card between each fold but it would – in my mind – spoil the excitement for the recipient when opening the card!
That’s it from me today. I hope you’re pleased to see the finished card! I look forward to being back with you soon. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.