Monday 17 June 2013

Pop Up Birthday Card

From paper to paint, stickers to chipboard, Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge you to use Kraft in your creations this week. This would be a great challenge to break out the Ranger kraft tags, Tim's Chitchat stickers, recycle some corrugated card, recycle a brown paper bag. This challenge is wide open and up to you how you interprete our Krafty challenge.

I was inspired to create a 17th birthday pop up card for my son this week.
Teenage cards are always a challenge, especially trying to decide what imagery to use, however, the Birthday Cake Sketch stamp from Tim Holtz is perfect for either male or female cards. I used the Kraft Core Nostalgic Paper Stack to create the backdrop and to give a masculine feel when combined with black card. I used Wendy Vecchi's Stencils For Art Classic Words to add numbers to the background of my card using black Embossing Paste to add wonderful texture. Fingers crossed now that my son likes his birthday card!
I stamped the Birthday Cake Sketch directly onto the craft card using black archival ink and then coloured areas with a white pencil for contrast. I also added random machine stitching around the outside of the stamping along with faux stitching added with a white pencil. I then lightly spritzed with Dylusions white linen spray to add another layer of interest.
Numeric Alpha Parts have been used to add 17 and ONE and SEVEN to the top of the card, adding wonderful dimension to my piece. I added the completed front cover to an 8" x 8" card blank and matted onto a piece of black card and also added a birthday candle for added interest. I have also added a wishbone above the number 7, no birthday is complete without making a wish!
The inside of my card has been cut using Karen Burniston's Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Label 3D die which has been matted onto a piece of black card cut using the base die. I have added machine stitchng to the inside to echo the front along with some faux stitching with a white pencil. I then lightly spritzed the inside with Dylusions white linen spray.
The Birthday Cake Sketch image has been stamped onto Kraft card, cut out and coloured with a white pencil and added to the pop up.  I cut a banner from Kraft card stamped the sentiment 'make a wish' from Tim Holtz Simple Sayings stamp set, adding a wishbone next to the sentiment for added dimension and interest.
The edge of the banner has been coloured with black soot Distress Ink for definition. From this picture you can just see the subtle spray of colour from the white linen spray.
A second banner has been added to the top of the card and once again stamped with 'make a wish'. I have also added 17 and WISH using the Signmaker Alpha Parts along with a mini Birthday Cake stamped onto shrink plastic.
Three banners have been added to the base of the pop up and numbers have been added to each banner using black soot Distress Ink and the Classic Words Stencils For Art stencil. I have also added dimensional numbers to the bottom using black Embossing Paste. I have highlighted the numbers 1, and 7 to represent my son's 17th birthday. I have added birthday three times to one side of the pop up from the Birthday Cake Sketch stamp. Again I have added another wishbone for added dimension.
To complete, I have added two mini cakes stamped onto shrink plastic and the sentiment 'just celebrate'.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Birthday Cake Sketch Stamp
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Numeric Alpha Parts, Wishbones, Alpha Parts Signmaker
Kraft Core Nostalgic Paper Stack
Wendy Vecchi Stencils For Art Classic Words
Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste
Black Archival Ink
Black Soot Distress Ink
Black StazOn Ink
White Pencil
Karen Burniston Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Label 3D Die
Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray
White Shrink Plastic


Candy C said...

Tracy...your card made from kraft paper for your son's birthday is awesome. I love the design. Usually you see that cupcake blue print in color. I think the black ink on kraft paper with a touch of white linen is awesome! Love the little wishbone and the "make a wish", too. So perfect for a birthday card! This is really a cute design. The black stitching really finishes off your card nicely. Beautifully done! <3 Candy

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

COOL card Tracy! Love love love the inside especially! The candle on the front is so much FUN too! What a special card!

sally said...

What a terrific card this is! Nice to see that someone else uses real candles too :-)


Annie said...

Fabulous make Tracy . Love the stamps used and the embellishments really complete the look. Stunning inside too.


Annie x

Dianne said...

Its a fantastic card so inventive, the front is fabulous with the stitching and the stamping in the soft blue brilliant how you made the numbers, love how you did the inside, its perfect for that teenager, I'm sure he will looooove it, I sure do, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

Suzanne C said...

Okay... I am always struggling to turn out a vintage birthday card for my son and any of my nieces and nephews that they would like. This is the perfect card! Love how you used the kraft, white and black to create a fabulous card for any teenager!

Debbie K. said...

Terrific card, Tracy! Love the colors you used. Have a great week!

Barb Cady said...

Great card Tracy, love the use of the wishbone and the colours you have used! X

Carol Q said...

absolutely brilliant Tracy. it works so well on the kraft card and i love the dimension with the alpha parts and stitching.

Words and Pictures said...

Very cool - love the sharp black lettering and numbers against the kraft, and the spritzing is fabulous!
Alison x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Tracy, Stunning card, your Son will be 'over the moon' with it. Love everything about it, and the inside is brilliant too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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Wow!! Stunning pop up kraft card, Tracy! Loving the details!

Simon Says Stamp!

Julia Dunnit said...

perfect card I'd say tracy, given the subject and the challenge. Great stuff.

Maura said...

Great card! Kraft is perfect for guy stuff :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

What a fab card and the detail inside is fab! I love the Kraft with just black and white looks fab and I am sure your son will love it!! Hugstrace x

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful design Tracy.
hugs Brenda xxx

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cool Tracy!! Love the white pen work, dylusion mist, all the great details and of course the pop-up.

Unknown said...

Tracy this card is just brilliant, I love it all. There is so much to look at. I love all the embellishments you have used and love the shrunk cakes! Oh, I wish I was seventeen again!!! Hugs Debbie R xx

Redanne said...

Love the Kraft with the black numbers/letters - so effective and just adore the wishbone - perfect for the occasion. Hugs, Anne x

Sandra said...

What a stunning pop-up card, Tracy! All that Kraft is such a joy! And the blue print cupcake stamps are so beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

Michelle Webb said...

OMG! Tracy I love your pop up card designs, they're ace! This one is so cool, I love it. The cupcake looks brilliant as a pop up. I might have to do a pop up cards class at Art from the Heart. It's such a great idea. Michelle x

Lynn Stevens said...

One word.... WOW