Well its a full week since the last last Clarity Stamps Show on Create and Craft so I thought it was about time I blogged one of my cards.
I have been seeing a lot of those pop up box cards and had had the instructions given to me by Jan Holmes.... one of my FB friends. She very kindly gave me a very simple set of instructions using my Hougie board, to make a box from a piece of A4 card. So I set to and made the blank box.
It worked perfectly and so now all I had to do was decorate it!
I found some nice backing paper I had on my PC and printed off some sheets onto a decent quality paper
I put the black paper on first the added the other paper.
I wanted to use the lapwing and the moor hens to look as though they were in the grasses and reeds of marsh land where they would be quite at home.
I stamped them all out in espresso adirondack onto some theuva card and added a bit of colour using my promarkers. I also stamped some grasses and bulrushes. I then set about cutting them all out leaving a tiny border round each part. I almost gave up the idea when I was doing the bulrushes!!!
I cut two long thin pieces of card which I used to attach the two birds in flight. The flock of birds I stuck to the back of the box. I added the large lapwing to the back layer surrounding him with bulrushes then added the two smaller ones to the front layer again with bulrushes but not as tall. The grasses and the moor hens were added to the front part of the box.
I created a topper saying home from the word chains set....such a useful set of words....and that was it! I find it amazing that all this folds flat!
Here's a close up of the top part of the card!
Anyway that's it for today. Hope you have had a lovely weekend!