Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Scene Card

Today is another Craft Junkie Too Design Team day. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love being on Tracy's Design Team!! Her awesome assignments are just a small part of it. 

 The challenge for this week is:
- create a project that represents spring - 

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.


Pat N. said...

Cheryl, how ingenious! Love how you folded out the tree and the fence. I understand how things weld together, but how do you get the different colored paper placed exactly where you want it if everything cuts at one time? It's a beautiful card; love the spring scene!!--Pat

Adrian said...

Wow, super job!