It is so good to be back to normal. Irene visited last Sunday (8/28) and left us without power, phone and internet service. Fortunately the power came on that night but the phone took five days and the internet was back last night. Considering what many people in my area and other areas of NY are dealing with, we feel really blessed that our issues were minor ones. I can live without the phone, but losing the internet really got to me. I hope everyone in Irene's wake is returning to normal.
I made this card the other day when I had a lot of time on my hands. When I got back on line and was checking out some of my favorite challenges, I saw that the Paper Players
Challenge #62 theme was birthdays. I've mentioned before that I have so many techniques that I've wanted to try and this card is one. It's a pop-up slider card that I saw on Dawn Griffith's blog three years ago. Here is a great video with all the dimensions and directions to make this card.
For the front of the card, I decided to use two layers of designer paper rather than card stock. I wanted a cheerful look and the Just Add Cake designer paper gives me that. The back of the card is Naturals White card stock as is the pop-up insert. The image on the front from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set was first inked up with Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, and Peach Parfait markers and stamped on the Naturals White card stock. It was punched out with the Extra-Large Oval punch and attached with dimensionals to pieces of Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Peach Parfait card stock. The corners of all
these layers were punched using the Ticket Corner punch. A retired antique brass eyelet was added to the top of the insert using the Crop-a-Dile and a piece of white grosgrain ribbon was threaded through to use as a pull. The two sentiments from the same stamp set were stamped in Wild Wasabi ink after the card was put together. Another one of those "this looks too hard to do" cards that was anything but. Luckily I had written down the directions way back when and didn't have to rely on the internet and video to make it.
I'm so glad to be back and am looking forward to visiting all my blog friends to see what I've missed.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess - w-#122675/c-#122617)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (#109014); Wild Wasabi Marker (#120975); So Saffron Marker (#105114); 2010-2012 In Color Markers (#119801)
Card Stock/Paper: Naturals White (#102316); Peach Parfait (#119794); So Saffron (#105118); Wild Wasabi (#108641); Just Add Cake DSP (#124339)
Tools: Paper Cutter (#104152); Ticket Corner Punch (#119867); Crop-a-Dile (#108362); Extra-Large Oval Punch (#119859)
Finish It Up: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (#109025); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)