Friday, May 4, 2012

Flowers and Birds for Mother's Day

This month, I have the privilege of being a Guest Designer for the Friday Mashup Challenge. I was super excited AND nervous to present my first project to these wonderful ladies - and to all of you! The Friday Mashup is also teaming up with the Paper Lovin' Gals. So our challenge was a bit bigger this week:

1. Make a project for "Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, etc..."
2. Or make a project with a "Pop-Up Element"
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Pop-Up Project for Mom"
4. Or join in Both Challenges and create a "Pop-Up Project for Mom using the inspiration photo." 

I did make a card for my mom and MIL, as well as a pop-up project. I also wanted to use the Everything Eleanor stamp set which will be in the upcoming 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalogue. This stamp set looks so pretty with Wisteria Wonder. So I didn't use the inspiration photo - I only mashed it up two ways ;)

Here's what I came up with:

I know, I know. The outside looks a bit plain. But look what happens when you OPEN the card:

The spiral pops out! I hope the moms are going to love it. I'm also featuring this card at my stamper's group this week-end so I hope they love it too.

Tips & Tricks:

*On this card, I used the 2-1/2" Circle Punch to for the circle that I free-handed into a spiral. I have done this technique with a 1-3/4" circle and I think it works a bit better - the spiral is a bit more solid and you can see the images better.
*Yup, the flower and bird images are free-handed. But my Paper Snips made the task a snap!
*Use Sticky Strip to secure the two ends of the spiral to the card, as well as the stamped elements on the spiral.
*The 'Mom' sentiment on the front of my card is from the Family Reunion stamp set! Love its versatility.

I will be back with a tutorial on the spiral - give me a few days. There's a few visual tricks that would make it easier ;) 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful job! Very elegant!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Really like your card Monica, the spiral inside is lovely.

Congratulations on your Guest designer spot with us.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Kim P said...

Love the the spiral on the inside! It's going to be fun to play all month long with you at the Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

I love pop ups like this.. I really like your color combo and they way you did the front is perfect! So excited to have you join us a GD this month at the Friday Mashup.

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

This is so cool, Monica! Love how it pops up! I've never seen that before.