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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Three 3D cards.

I made a side step card to celebrate Craft Stamper magazine's 10 Birthday.
As always, click on the images to make them bigger.

This is a story that reads left to right and front to back.

We start with all the eager Craft Stamper readers waiting in a tree patiently or not so patiently for their local newsagents to open on the morning of the issue of the latest magazine.
Can you spot me?
I'm the one too fidgety with excitement to sit still.

 Up goes the shout by the scout. The lights are on, come on!

An orderly line all the way to the door. I think they've done this before.

Whoohoo we've got it, let's make a celebratory tottering tower of beautiful birdiness.
Can we run away to the circus?

A good trick is to make a "W" shape piece of card to glue to both inside edges to help the card stay upright and in place. Nobody likes to do the splits that they didn't intend.

One last shot, the centerfold shiny shot.

What I used.
I used distress inks for the background and versa fine black stamp ink.
I coloured in using Cosmic shimmer watercolour paints.
The birds are Elusive images. The house stamp is by October Afternoon.
I cut out the bottom window of the newsagents and replaced it with acetate and put the teeniest tiniest copy of craft Stamper in the window.
Did you spot it?

 I also made an Easel card and I hope to make a lot more of as they are so easy yet glamorous to make.

I used Elusive Images stamps. My minds Eye designer paper. Papermania butterflies with the holographic silver cut off. Some brads. The image is coloured with water colour pencils.
It's never too late for a desk calender!

Then I made a pop up card.
The card mechanism is disappointing because it has no means of supporting itself, so you have to prop it up against something and you have to decorate the front that won't be seen.
It would have made a much better Easel Card. So a big raspberry to pop up cards.
This is a Jo Kill design.
She designs for PaperCraft Inspirations magazine (among others) and all of her cards in this style are made as much as possible from punches. I adore all the animals that she makes, she's so clever!
You don't get templates, but this squirrel is just circles and ovals with a little bit of drawing needed for the tail and the ears. I used my nesties for the cutting.

Happy creating!



Wow Wow Wow - these are totally fabulous cards Gini! Absolutely love the CS Anniversary card - the colouring is so joyful, and those little birdies are so tweet!
The easel card is fab too - that EI stamp set is one of my favourites. Love the cute little critter on your pop-up card, and it looks perfect to me. You are one talented lady!!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxxxx

Karen said...

OH GOODNESS Gini...that CS card is just BRILLIANT my lovely! I love the idea of us all being birds so are we lemmings???? haha

ooo that butterfly is beautifully coloured & you have made a gorgeous card with it my lovely!

Boo to pop out cards too as I ma useless at them but yours looks lovely even if it doesn't stand up!

Love & Hugs XXX

Electra said...

I am SO GLAD you have time to craft now for awhile. You absolutely inspire me! I don't have the patience to make these pop-up cards, and you've done such a lovely job on them. I love your art, your stories and your sense of humour Gini!

Rosemary said...

These are incredible - I love that you share how-tos, you're very clever but sweet to share with your devoted fans who love you for that! (lol with "quick march ladies..")

That calendar card project is incredible, so pretty.

Thank you for the encouragement and kindness, you really have no idea how much it means to me. Especially on crummy, stress filled days like today. It makes me smile and my heart feel lighter and I send you a big rib crunching hug for your sweet nature!

Linda said...

Oh my word...these are FAB!!! I adore the anniversary 'diorama'...please can I be the turquoise one with the deely boppers?

Jana said...

These are all very pretty cards. Or should I say handsome for Tom's card. I love all the colors you put on the first one. And the dimension on the second makes me want to reach into the screen and touch it. And, of course, Tom's card is adorable.

Sherry said...

Where do I start? It's all so fab Gini. Love your CS card (can I be the little one at the end ... wish I was in reality - LOL). Wouldn't it be great if your card was published in the magazine - they'd be mad not to. (thanks for the CS links you emailed me btw - for some of the contributors)

I've never made an easel card but yours are great - especially love the Tom one - that squirrel is great!

Hope you have a great weekend x

Sherry said...

Just had to stop by and say
CONGRATULATIONS on getting your card published in the Craft Stamper (I only saw it today). You're a winner - but well, we all knew that anyway!


Alice Leonardi said...

Wow, that's amazing!
I would love to do the one with the squirrell for my son's birthday, but I don't understand how you made it! Can you help me?!