Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #24 Fun With Dies

Hi friends!!  Today I am sharing with you my entry for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Fun with Dies.  I decided to play with the new Pivot Pop-up Die!  So unique, and LF always makes it easy to create these fun interactive cards with their dies!

I won't lie - it took me 2 1/2 hours to create this card, mostly because I didn't know what direction I wanted to go in. But, once I figured it out, there was no stopping me in creating this card.  I don't make really in depth cards like this one very often.  Simply because my crafting time on the weekends is limited, and I want to make the most from my time, but I wanted to see how far I could get with this particular card.

I first did A LOT of ink blending with Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks.  Once I was complete with it, I took a stencil that created the look and the illusion of waves of water.  It really adds that texture this card needed.

Then, I stamped out some images from Mermaid for You and Year Six stamp sets, and colored them in with my Copic Markers.  Once colored, I die cut them out with the matching dies, and then I die cut my Pivot Pop Up pieces.  I assembled the main pieces of the pop up, and before I assembled anything, I did all the stamping I needed to do in order to make the process a bit easier.

Next, I put together the pop up mechanism, and put into place, and then I added all my scene building die cuts.  

I actually worked on the front of the card last, because I didn't know what I wanted to do for it, but in the end, I kept it simple as the star of the show is on the inside. 

I do love how it turned out, and it will be a fun birthday card to give a friend for sure!!

Thank you for stopping by today!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous card! Love the beautiful ocean you created for the background! So glad you joined the Fun with Dies challenge at Lawn Fawnatics!