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Monday, June 25, 2018

I "heart" U - Pop up card

This card was inspired by this weeks sketch challenge at MyFavoriteThings.



I found this cute little pop-up template on the web.  but was not able to find a cutting file anywhere.  So I decided to create my own.  After a lot of trial and error I finally got it to work.  I think I finally realized what the "Open Path" feature does on images.  I was so excited it finally worked after a few tweaks.

I made my cut file fit a regular size card 4.25x5.5.  Here is the inside of my card.



First, I created my background with Brush Stroke Messages by Simon Says and Trim a Tree by Concord & Ninth.  The small stripes are heat embossed with Copper embossing powder and the brush strokes are in Outdoor Denim, a CTMH Exclusive Ink color.

Now my dilemma, after I inserted the pop-up in my card, I realized the card I designed was for a portrait style card. I debated whether to just make the outside portrait and the sentiment on the inside landscape, but decided against it.   My stripes were originally going to go up and down, not side to side and the hearts stacked to the right over the embossed stripes.

I just didn't like the heart to one side stacked on top of each other with the patterned paper I had created, so I placed them overlapping.  I always try to remember the sketch is an inspiration, and sometimes what we envision isn't always the end result, but it is a great starting point.


Supplies Used:
Sure Cuts A Lot 4
Cricut Explore

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will visit me again soon.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!








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