Scrap'n Stamp-"Pop 'N Hop" Blog hop
For your convenience, I have linked to everyone on the hop below, just in case you didn't start at the beginning. I hope you enjoy and get inspired by all the amazing takes on this fun 3-dimensional card.
Now, on to my card. For my pop up card I decided to use the Lawn Fawn Scallop box die, Lawn Fawn Wild For You set, the MFT Jungle Gym set, as well as some Doodle Bug paper and stickers that have been in my stash for a long time.
I have to say this was not one of my first ideas. I had numerous ideas come to me but none of them took shape. I cut out five different pattern papers using the die, stamped numerous images using different stamp sets and end up using none of those for this box. In fact, I utilized a lot of things I had previously stamped, heat embossed and coloured for other projects. This has been a theme in the last little while, kind of nice to finally put these things to good use.
Do you have a lot of stamped images or backgrounds you created and haven’t used up yet? I challenge you to do so while playing along with our 3D challenge this month over at the Scrap’n Stamp challenge Facebook page.
Any whoo on to the card,
To begin, I die cut the box out using brown shimmer cardstock from Bazzil. It made a great base. At this point I once again needed to rummage through my stash to find some pattern paper to decorate the outside, and sure enough, I found the perfect paper! I found grass pattern paper from an old Doodlebug collection, and once I saw this I knew what I wanted to do for the whole box.
I die cut the pattern paper to decorate the outside of the box, as well as the inside which in the end I didn’t need to do as it got covered up. I die cut the inside portions using some coordinating green cardstock from my scraps bin, along with my grassy border die from Lawn Fawn. I first die cut the inside tabs with both different shades of green, then I took that same tab and ran it through with the border die this way I knew it would fit perfectly together.
I once more rummaged through my stash and found the adorable little monkeys from the Jungle Gym set from MFT, and set them aside. As I was playing with arrangements I felt as though i needed a couple more critters to really give this box some more life and cuteness. I just happened to have some of the critters from Wild For You stamp set all ready to be coloured, so that’s what I did! I decided to use my zig clean colour markers to colour the lion and elephant as they are quick, easy and always turn out great.
As I mentioned before, I thought I had completed all the die-cutting but that turned out to be false, there was just a bit more to do. The little critters I just coloured in needed to be die-cut. Same with the trees I subsequently used to create the scene alongside the white square for the sky panel. Those ended up being die cut from two other sets. Those being the Lawn Fawn Pivot Pop Up die and the shadow box die set. To create the sky I used the small clouds stencil from MFT and my picket fence blending brushes with some broken china distress oxide ink. The trees I die cut using some glitter and mirror cardstock from my stash bin.
Now that all the die-cutting and colouring was completed it was time to make it all come together. The box itself was really simple to put together but I have to say I struggled with adhering the tabs in place and kind of lost my cool once, twice, or maybe more with a little bit of obscenity thrown around to boot, Lol! This is why I don't do interactive cards that often, my patience isn't always there for finicky things. But once I had it in place I was happy.
What is a trend or style of card you refuse to make because it just becomes too frustrating?
I used some temporary adhesive to figure out my placement of all the little critters, this helped me to make sure I was completely happy with the placement and you would be able to see each critter fairly well. Once I was sure I was happy with everything, I went back in with my tonic glue and stuck them down.
The sentiment for this card came from a sticker set from Sticcko that I had in my stash for probably close to 10 years, yes you heard that right. I had this zoo animal sticker set for that long. I added the paw prints to each side for the box just to add a little extra character.
I hope you enjoyed, it was definitely different for me.
I hope you come along and play with us. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog to be entered into our give away. And to all my crafty friends, here’s hoping everyone has a crazy and crafty weekend!