Monday, May 26, 2014

Birthday x 3

I know it's been a long time since I posted but we finally have some nice weather. It's amazing how busy you get outside once we can shed our Canadian Winter layers. The farmers are trying to get the seeding done in the fields after a wet Spring. We are just finishing up putting the garden in. And let the mowing and yard work begin. Not to mention the Spring cleaning going on inside the house. But it is nice to enjoy the warm sunshine.
My niece has triplets for siblings. I know I've already posted a card I made for their Mom and this is what I made for Brynn's birthday, one of the triplets. There are 2 boys and a girl, and the boys are identical. (I did make something for the boys too, but that will be a separate post).
For Brynn I made a pop up box. I followed the instructions in this YouTube video. I do not have a Scor-Pal so I replaced my cutting blade with a scoring blade in my paper cutter and used the same measurements. My bubbles and shell dp's were from my stash. The diecut dolphin, shells, waves and bubbles were Silhouette cut files. I wish I had taken a picture of my dies before I put them on the box because they can be hard to see in the picture. I used Stickles to embellish the shells and the waves. I attached the bubbles to strips of polka dotted acetate. The clear that I had was just too flimsy, the only plastic I had strong enough to hold the cardstock bubbles and still give a nice bit of movement when you open the box was the dotted, heavier stuff. Works in a pinch but I'll be on the lookout for some heavier clear stuff.
My mermaid is an image called Oceana and Nigel from Lacy Sunshine digis. I colored her using my Prismacolor pencils and highlighted with a white gel pen. I used some Liquid Pearls for her hair too. I love the way it turned out, especially when closed and there is no hint of all the lovely treasures hidden inside. But it took me a long, long time to make. I am very slow when I am making something the first time and all the embellishments take a long time too. It will be a while before I tackle another one. But my memory is short, lol, so it may not be too long after all.
Closed, all goodies tucked inside.
 The finished product, open.       
  Close up of  Oceana and Nigel.
   A pic of my layers and embellies.
I'd like to share at:
Flat Friends Challenge dies and/or punches, closes June 1,
The Squirrel and the Fox for the girls, closes June 1,
Whimsy Stamps two or more diecuts, closes June 4,
Open-Minded Crafting Fun fairy tale or fantasy, closes June 7,
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog dies and/or punches, closes June 8 **Winner Guest Sunshine Girl!**


Lora said...

Haven't made one of these in a long time, think I might have to give it a go.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, it's good to be back :) xx

Susan Kennedy said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVE all the papers yo have used!!! Great image too!! FANTASTIC!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love the pop up box! The bubbles are the perfect embellishments for it! Totally awesome dp.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Emma Canning said...

Wow this is amazing - such a clever design!! Love the colouring too - so pretty :-) Thanks so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, hope you have a lovely week/end, Em xx

Lisa S. said...

Love your explosion box!!! Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Amy A said...

What a fabulous card. Love the DP and your image is so sweet! Thank you for playing along with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

Amy- DT Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Hanne M. said...

Absolutely wonderful pop-up box card! Lovely DPs and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT

Mikha Adriani said...

Beautiful popup box! Love your matching designer papers! So glad you're joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We're having new challenge with "Things with Wings" theme. Wish to see you there :)
xoxo, Mikha-DT

Helen said...

Great card - love the papers you've used.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

Helen said...

Great card - love the papers you've used.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x