Saturday, February 25, 2012
There's No Place Like Home
I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink blog hop again this month. This time the challenge is interactive cards, which really got me excited because I knew exactly what to do. When I made the cupcake pop-up card for one of the anniversary challenges, this card started taking shape in my mind. The blog hop gave me an excuse to finally sit down and make it!
I used the Home Made set for the card front. I stamped the door on Ocean Tides cardstock and cut it out. I stamped the curtains with Ocean Tides ink and then the windows in black, cutting those out as well. Subtle shading was added with Copics. I used Smokey Shadow for the bricks, but stamped it off first to get a softer color. Then I punched branches from Simply Chartreuse cardstock and placed them under the windows for greenery.
Now for the inside! Remember how I used the Mat Stack 3 die for the pop-up mechanism in my previous card? I did it again since it's so quick and easy. Only this time, I created a scene. You open the door (i.e. card) and then "walk" right into the living room. :)
Isn't that adorable?? I love everything about it, from the sweet argyle couch to the side tables and decor. I topped it all off with the perfect sentiment from Boards & Beams. Because after all, there really is no place like home! On My Couch is one of my favorite stamp sets and it goes so well with the other two sets. Hooray for finally using them all on a card!
The couch print is from the Marjolaine Basic Grey line, and it set the colors for the rest of the card. I just added cut-out pillows and then colored my accessories to match. I made one big mistake. Can you guess what? Yep, I completely forgot that Copic markers bleed through! I colored the picture frame right on the card instead of adding as a cut-out piece like the others. Oops! You can see it on the card front and I'm so glad it isn't darker than it is. I also forgot to add some shading to the couch, but that's relatively minor in comparison. Live and learn!
Stamps: Home Made, On My Couch, Boards & Beams (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Ocean Tides, Simply Chartreuse, White (Papertrey Ink); Marjolaine 6x6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copic: O Colorless, C1, T1, T4, T6, BG72, BG78, YG13
Misc: Branch punch (Martha Stewart); Mat Stack 3 die (Papertrey Ink)