Looky Here



I've been known to head straight to the corner on Friday after work for happy hour with a group of exceptional ladies.  The "corner" is a small Mexican restaurant in a convenient location for us all.  It's not a fancy place and the service is lousy.  But the food is delicious and the top-shelf margarita’s are incomparable (so they tell me).  We have a great time and I treasure the moments we spend together.  This week, our beloved Barb retired so I made this card to encase her retirement gift.

The Front

The Tempting Turquoise cardstock base was folded and set aside. A segment of Kaleidoscope DSP sheared with the Scallop Edge Punch is layered onto Regal Rose cardstock.  This was wrapped using inch Regal Rose ribbon and tied with a simple knot. Tempting Turquoise brads were mounted on circles of So Saffron punched with a inch hole punch and attached using the mat pack and paper piercer for placement. The sentiment was stamped with Tempting Turquoise using the Congrats set from Sale-A-Bration 2009.  This grouping was set aside until the inside was completed.


The Inside

Regal Rose cardstock was put through the BigShot using the Look Here Pop-Up die. This is a tricky die cut and I recommend doing a few practice runs with scrap paper.  The tutorial from Dawn’ Stamping Studio was extremely helpful, naturally.  As she suggested, I backed the upper half with So Saffron before folding and attaching.  I ran a second of portion of Tempting Turquoise through the Big Shot to create the arrow layers.  The sentiment was also stamped with Tempting Turquoise using the Congrats set from Sale-A-Bration 2009.  

Once the inside was completed, I adhered the front grouping on to the cardstock base.


Stamps:  Congrats (retired)
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Kaleidoscope DSP
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Look Here Pop-Up die, Ribbon, Brads, ⅜ Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack & glue dots & adhesive

This was a fun card to make and the WOW factor of the pop-up packed a punch!

Posted on : Jul 25 2009
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