Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Very Gnome Thanks

A Very Gnome Thanks. . . This is the front of my card for this week, I used the Cottage Cutz Mushroom & Flower Die along with last years 2x2 Fence Die. The fence is the perfect size to add to the Mushroon and Flower Die.

The inside of the card has the Cottage Cutz Mrs. Gnome Die along with the same two dies from the front of the card. At this point you are looking directly at the open card, but as you see in the next photo. . . .

Mrs. Gnome and the fence are popped out. I made two oblong bands of card stock to create the pop out.

The band in the back is about a 1/2" high and 1/2' wide x 2 1/2" long. The band in the front is 3/8" high and 1/2" wide x 1" long. I glue the bands together. . but to be sure that I can flatten the bands and pop them back out easily. . I have attached a fence to the side (like a door). The fence needs to be three card stock thick (cut three fences and glue together). You need a heavy base to control the door. Lay the bands on the card where you think they would best work, add Mrs. Gnome, second fence and flowers. than glue the band onto the card. Add the additional cutouts (Flowers) to the background to finish your scene. Always continue to flatten the band throughout the process before gluing to be sure you have not over built the design in one area.

This is the design as you start to flatten the bands, you can now see how the fence (side door) becomes part of the front of the design. Because I did not make the bands as wide as the card, when you flatten the bands. . they will not overlap on the outside of the card.

Thanks Barry



5 comments:

Scrapendipity said...

Umm...awesome! You are so dang creative, Mr. Barry!!! Love it. :)

Lorie said...

Barry, you are the king of the pop up cards! This is amazing, and I REALLY notice and pay attention to the thickness of those die cuts. Way to layer those up!!! Awesome, my friend!!!!

Melissa said...

OMG, this is just adorable!!!!!!!!!

CreatedbyKay said...

Great idea to use this for a pop-up card. Love your ideas.

Janice W. said...

Another fabulous creation! Love it!