Friday 21 September 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: 3D Project

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our 3D Project theme.

The full line up below will guide you through all the projects and I'd love to hear from you on what your favourite 3D project is or if there is something you'd really like to try but haven't yet.

This months 3D project lined up perfectly with a super special milestone birthday card I needed to create, so I thought I would try my hand at a pop up card. I used a fab tutorial video by Jay Soriano from Mitosu Crafts, click here to see his video.

I haven't created one of these before, but it is something I have always wanted to try. And what better reason to give it a go than your Mum's 70th Birthday.

My colour inspiration for this card was taken from the latest Fab Friday #146 Colour Challenge.


My Mum love orchids so I just had to use the Climbing Orchid & Orchid Builder Framelits for my card.

The base is made using the Window Box thinlits, and I have also used the hexagon pattern die from this set for my Balmy Blue background (plus I've sponged a little Balmy Blue ink behind it).

You might (or might not) notice I have used a couple of other stamp sets and framelits in my card: Seasonal Layers thinlits for the orchid stems and Dragonfly Dreams for the dots decorating the hexagon card base.

The back was decorated using the retired Number of Years stamp set and my new favourite purple, Gorgeous Grape and there is enough room to write a message at the bottom.

Tip: Make sure you write on the cardstock before you join this piece to the base :)

The perfect thing about this card is that it can fold flat for placing in an envelope (or posting). You'll definitely need to make a custom sized envelope for this type of card and I'll be whipping out my Envelope Punch Board to make a special sized envelope for this card.

What a surprise the recipient will get when they remove what they think is a normal card from the envelope.

Here is the decorated top piece of the pop up card (prior to the card being fully assembled).

I have used a combination of Gorgeous Grape (ink), Highland Heather (ink & cardstock), Powder Pink (ink) and Very Vanilla (cardstock) for my orchids. The leaves and stems are Tranquil Tide.

For the lighter orchids, I used Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped the image in Gorgeous Grape and then using a sponge dauber added some light Highland Heather colour.

Below you can see the finished base.

Using Powder Pink ink, I stamped the dot pattern from Dragonfly Dreams around the base. I recommend decorating the 2 base pieces before you glue them together.

Once the base was together, using Tear and Tape adhesive, I added some Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon along the bottom of my card base.

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects showcasing a paper crafting technique.

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** EDIT: I am super excited to add that I was chosen as one of the "Fab Four" for challenge 146 by the Fab Friday team for my pop up card :) **

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Window Box Thinlits (142762)

Climbing Orchid (Photopolymer 143723)

Orchid Builder Framelits Dies (143747)

Dragonfly Dreams (Photopolymer 142924)

Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751)

Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon (144151)

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  1. That's soooo cool! Perfect for a milestone birthday Kirsten

  2. Absolutely stunning! Your orchids are amazing, love the way that you used the window box as the base, perfect! :)

  3. what an amazing card, the pop up is amazing, the orchids are stunning - great combo

  4. What a beautiful project - I LOVE the orchids in our colors! So brilliant that it folds flat, too - so clever! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    1. Thanks so much Heather :) And thanks to the Fab Friday team for the gorgeous colour combination.

  5. This is adorable! I love the potted plant look about it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. Wow such a gorgeous card Kirsten, the orchids are stunning x


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