Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mountain Scene Card

Hi everyone! I have a fun card to share with you today.  One of my favorite things about this card is that there are surprise moving pieces on the front. 

Here is the card front.  It's all put together here, it may look kinda ordinary, but there is a wonderful secret.

When you fold out the tree, you can see more of the mountain scene revealed. I cut the tree and all it's parts from Simply Charmed at 3 3/4".  Something special is how I made this card.  The tree is welded to the blue layer so that it all cuts together, making the piecing fairly easy.

Second, the picket fence folds out too.  Again, I welded the fence (from PDDU, cut at 1 1/4" two fences welded together) to the black mat. I cut the white fence and when pieced it makes a nice strong fold out layer.

This is the grass, fir trees and mountains from Paper Doll Dress up.  The mountains are cut at 5 3/4" wide, I cut a second layer to get the snow caps. The mountains are cut using gray shimmer paper (they look more subtle in person). The fir trees measure between 1/2" and 1". The grass layers are measured to 5 3/4" also. The little flowers are from Simply Charmed (with yellow liquid pearls centers) and the clouds are from CAC.  I added some inking around all layers and gel pen stitches around the black layer. Stardust Stickles adds the sparkle you see all over the card.

I added some matching blue and black mats to the inside. I added a Hero Arts stamp from the Big Hugs set and some white gel pen stitches.

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12 comments:

Cindy P. said...

Super clever card, Cheryl. Love all the folding out layers and it makes it so fun for the recipient. Love all your great ideas. TFS
Cindy

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful card!!! tfs! -Sam :-)

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, pretty cleaver idea! I love the details and the fold out. TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Shelley said...

Very cute card Cheryl! TFS

Shelley - fellow CJToo DT member
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
shelleymace21@gmail.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful card. I'm in awe of what you created with all the fold out parts. I always want to bring the bee-utiful mountains home with me to Central TX when I visit an area with bee-utiful mountains.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Rae Finke said...

Wow, that is a really cool card! I love it... great job!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card design! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2, DT Member Carri :)

Georgiana said...

I LOVE this card. It is one of my favorites!

Peggie said...

Amazing card! Would be pretty for me since live in Colorado. Peggie

DonnaMundinger said...

this is gorgeous and so clever! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

shelly said...

hi cheryl.. love your card! be sure to hop on back over to bbtb2 and see if your card was selected for our POW (pick of the week) ;)

ronni sue said...

hi
i really love your card!! the fold out tree and fence are great!!! and i just love love love the stickles on the clouds!!!