Video: Pop Up Images + GIVEAWAY

Hi there. Today I have a fun video that shows how to create pop up images.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

One great way to make a simple card even better is to literally POP an image off your card. My video above shows two ways to create a pop-up effect with Lawn Fawn Party Balloon die cuts. The first is to use Action Spring Wobblers. I love these guys! They are inexpensive, don’t add much bulk, and make the balloon jump and wiggle. However, if you don’t have the Wobblers, you can create your own. This second option involves adding small accordian-folded pieces of cardstock behind the die cut to force it to pop up. It works well!

By the way, I added shading to the balloons with two new colors of Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral. Oh my word, these colors are glorious. The quickest way to add shading and the look of dimension to die cuts is to add a bit of Distress Ink with an Ink Blending Tool. L.O.V.E.

I also added shiny die cut sentiments to each balloon. After inking black cardstock with VersaMark ink, I heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. This creates a shiny cardstock that is perfect for die cutting with word dies from Simon Says Stamp, Essentials by Ellen, and Little B.

I kept the backgrounds white, but added die cutting and texture with Lil’ Inkers and Memory Box background dies. I am I in love with this star background with both raised and die cut stars…

I hope you give this fun technique a try. Such a great way to make your cards pop.

SCRAPBOOK AND CARDS TODAY

So my friends at Scrapbook and Cards Today are celebrating their 9th birthday! They are having a huge celebration week on their blog with great giveaways – be sure to check it out HERE. These celebration cards are in their honor.

GIVEAWAY

The kind folks at Ranger sent me an extra set of the new Cracked Pistachio Distress products to give away! This includes the ink pad, Distress Marker, Stain, etc. For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/4/15 telling me your favorite Distress Ink color. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

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From All of Us + Giveaway

I send a lot of cards. A lot. And sometimes I sign these cards as “from the family” – not just from me. So I have been looking for stamps that say “from us” or “we love you” or whatever. And finally! After putting a small bug in the talented Kristina’s ear, we now have one that fits the bill – the Simon Says Stamp From Us stamp set.

This card came together pretty quickly. I first stamped the word bubbles with Hero Arts Tide Pool, Soft Pool and Cornflower Inks. I then stamped the birthday message with Charcoal Ink, along with the various stars to match the bubbles.

Once the inks were good and dry, I wiped over the bubbles with my EK Success Powder Tool to prevent an embossing mess. I then stamped the greetings on the bubbles with Versmark Ink and white heat embossed.

I stamped a Hero Arts notecard with the same stars and Tide Pool Ink. A great way to create a background. I also added a strip of my favorite Steel Grey cardstock for a defined edge…

And I couldn’t stop there. (I am the master of not knowing when to stop!) I added some Wink of Stella shine to the bubbles, stars and strip. It was exactly what this bad boy needed!

And since doing the Insider class, I have been unable to leave the inside of my card naked. This class was a complete game-changer for me. So I added a little something to the inside, too…

Here is a look at the stamp set I used. Perfect for greetings “from us.” I think that “we miss you” message is going to get a lot of use. And the “we’re praying for you”…

GIVEAWAY!

I love this stamp set so much that I decided to buy a second… to share with one of you. Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/18/13 for your chance to win! Good luck to you all.

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH and for My Favorite Things, click MFT…

 

 

Hero Arts Milwaukee Heat Gun (SSS|EH)

 

EK Success Powder Tool (SSS|EH)

 

White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Charcoal Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Cornflower Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Tide Pool Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Soft Pool Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Versamark (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts Pool Mixed Notecards (SSS|EH)

 

My Favorite Things Steel Grey Cardstock (SSS|MFT)

 

Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker (SSS|EH)