Saturday 29 July 2017

C4C396 Poppy Twist Pop-Up Birthday Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our July 2017 Hostess is Maryann Einam with Kristine Reynolds joining us as our Guest Designer all month. You can see Kristine's blog HERE.

Here is Maryann's challenge: 
According to the Days of the year calendar, today is International Tiger Day. Create a card using the colours Orange, black and white for your theme.

The Ellen Hutson Blog says that Black and White is very trendy right now, especially with pops of orange. In fact, one of the cards on that blog post inspired me to dig out this black and white striped paper as an accent for my card today!

I love these Poppy dies - they are just SO striking. Here I die cut them from a piece of my own water coloured background paper that was created with Color Bursts and Magical Shakers. I added some black prills to the largest poppies.

The colour theme continues inside. While it's hard to see in this photo because black is hard to photograph, the centre poppy twists then pops up as the card is opened. I used a bunch of Karen Burniston's new dies for this card - the animation comes from the Snowman Twist Circle Pop-Up.

Sometimes I cut the centre fold line of the inner card, which allows the whole card to open wider. Because both the inner and outer card stocks were relatively heavy, this technique worked well for this card.

I really like that there is a stitching line on either side of the cut line on these 'puffy clouds' from Karen Burniston's Nature Edges because you can use both the positive and negative pieces. I've done that here on either side of the card.

If you want to see the one that inspired my card front, you can see the blog post HERE.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C396.

Lacy Poppy dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Brusho's - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
90# Water Colour paper
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
Black Prills - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White and black card stocks
1012 Snowman Twist Circle - Karen Burniston
Patterned paper - Dear Lizzy
Stitched Ovals - MFT Stamps
1011 Katherine Label P op-Up (labels) - Karen Burniston
1003 Word Set 2 - Birthday - Karen Burniston

Card size - 5 x 6"

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. Gorgeous card Karen!

  2. Gorgeous card! The combination of black and white, plus the water color is striking! Love it!!


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