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Friday, November 11, 2011

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. A few friends said they would like to see the other cards which will be included in the Olive and Navy Card Gift Box so here is the 2nd of the cards. (Everyone knows how slow I am in card creating, so it will take a few days!)

In making the coordinating cards to go into the Card Gift Box, I happened to pass by the closet yet again, only to hear **more** whining and sniveling inside. Opening the door, I found an old corner punch (Trumpet Paper Shaper - remember those?) and some old organza ribbon by Sheer Creations (back in the days when sheer ribbons were used LOL).

Then some pitiful cries erupted from my beloved wood mount stamp stadium. My Leigh Hannan stamps by Impression Obsession were crying from neglect! The Victorian Rose (F2064) and Flourish Three (C2040) literally jumped into my hands and begged to be used with the Gold Coast EP. The front of the card is graced with the Rose image. The leaves are colored with olive and blue pencil pastels (aka chalk pencils). The flowers are painted lightly with Twinkling H2Os (both coloring mediums are part of my "old stuff" collection.) The panel was sprayed with Krylon Workable Fixative to keep the chalks from smearing. I am always so happy using my Leigh Hannan images. To see all her stamps at IO, please click here.

Inside the card, designer paper was enhanced by stamping with the IO Flourish image, and embossed with the same EP. They are happy little stamps now (but like most children, they are dreading their bath time). A blank panel was added to the inside so a stamped or hand-written message could be added.

This card was inspired by Kim, who showed me how to make an A2 size pop up gift card holder. My Victorian Rose card is size A7 to coordinate with other cards which will fit inside the Gift Card Holder.

The Pop Up Gift Card Holder may be found at SplitCoastStampers Pop Up Gift Card Tutorial.

The pretty bow on the front of the card was made with Craft-Dee BowZ, an easy way to create bows, even for those of us bow-challenged folks!

A Martha Stewart border punch and 3 Spellbinders dies were used on the inside of the card, leaving a blank spot for the gifter to write a note.

Thanks for stopping by!



Shirley said...

OMGosh, that is so pretty! I love that stamp and the colors you used are wonderful! Love the fold too~

Shona Erlenborn said...

You go Girl! You're like an unleashed puppy! Beautiful Gift Card Holder and love how you color-coordinated it to fit into your wonderful card gift box!

Amanda R said...

I have never tried chalk pencils before Donna but this is stunning, no other word for it but stunning!

Karalee Ingram said...

Oh Donna, just beautiful. Those colors together are absolutely stunning. You are pure magic!

April said...

Just beautiful! I love the bow and the pop up. The roses are fab!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

You are just "going to town" with all that extra time you have on your hands. And what beautiful creations you have made. That is really stunning. Now I have to go see how to do it.

NanaConnie said...

WOW! I love your color choices for this card! Sometimes I just need to see someone else do something before I can see how perfectly a color combo works. This one feels like magic, my friend!

Linda said...

Donna, I love this. The way you worked the card front is a piece of art. I really like the coloring on the flowers. Right up my alley.

creativearts said...

Love what you did with this, Donna. I'm so glad you are playing!


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