Friday, March 24, 2017

Pop & Twist Lift Me Up Birthday

Pop & Twist, or is it Twist & Pop....
What's in a name?
This card was made as a swap card in a technique swap.

A Pop & Twist card has a unique "twisting" mechanism that "pops" when the card is opened. It absolutely delights recipients when the unexpected elements are exposed.
As my son stated when I opened the card "Well that was unexpected, but absolutely delightful!"

The card base is Basic Gray card stock, which is 4 by 12", scored at 6" for make a 4 by 6" card.

This picture shows the card front and a belly band which keeps the card closed.

The card front is layered first with Whisper White, followed by the SAB Carried Away DSP.

The Art Piece is Whisper White matted with Night of Navy card stock.

On the background of sunshine and sea birds(from High Tide) I placed two hot air balloons around clouds.

The largest hot air balloon is die cut using Night of Navy card stock, with different die cut pieces of Carried Away DSP adhered behind it.

The smaller balloon is first stamped with Calypso Coral ink and then die cut with the Up & Away Thinlet dies.

All cardstock and die cut images are sponged with Basic Gray ink (except the smaller balloon)

Open the card, and this is what is revealed - 4 pop up decorated panels.

I decorated them using Layering Oval framelits, die cut images using Up & Away Thinlet dies, sentiments and bird images from "High Tide" on a Whisper White background and Carried Away DSP.

This is a close up of the inside upper panel of the card.

The lower panel is similar to the upper panel.

The two right panels of the pop mechanism.

The two left panels.

Close up of belly band showing die cut hot air balloon, a cloud, a punched balloon and the sentiment.

The belly band is closed at the back with Velcro

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lift Me Up, High Tide, Balloon Celebration
Inks: Black Memento, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Peek-a-boo Peach, Markers (Basic Black, Basic Gray)
Papers: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Carried Away DSP, Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Balloon Builder Punch, Up & Away Thinlet dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies, scoring tool, Velcro (non SU). Layering Oval Framelits.

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