Very simple on the outside, this card has a colorful popping surprise on the inside.
After many dummy runs, figuring out waves height and position, I finally managed to make this card work.
|The piercing on the dark blue panel were made on the Cricut.|
The sentiment and the castle are from the Takoda Stamp Set from OAK Tree Stamps. Both were stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to prevent smudging with water.
USE CODE SURFERTURTLE DURING CHECKOUT TO GET 20% THIS CUTE STAMP SET AT WWW.OAKTREESTAMPS.COMI also created an outline for the sand to guide the coloring. The SVG provided includes the sand outline, so you can draw it with your Cricut using a waterproof pen, I used a Pilot Precise V7. This drawing path is conveniently placed on the top most layer, so you can change the function to write and attach it to the underlying layer after ungrouping. It is too bad that Cricut DS does not recognize layer names on SVG files; this explanation would be much easier then.
|Sand and top most panel included in the file|
I then embossed the front panel just to embellish it a little. This also flattens the cardstock in case it warps whit the coloring.
Here´s a little help on how to achieve this.
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|Pop Up layer|
Assemble the big wave adding the trough and the crest on top. For the crest, I used Neenah Creative Collection Bright White Textures Cardstock in Snowcrest Embossed and applied a coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter for shine. I also added highlights on the small waves panels.
|Bottom flaps should be folded to the back of the card, |
and the middle flap to the front.
|Place the panel in front of the corresponding pop up stair raiser|
and apply glue to it.
|Press the raiser from the back and make sure the panel is in place.|
|Fold the tabs up and add glue to them.|
|Fold the panel to the back to attach the tabs to the base.|
|All the bottom tabs should be evenly spaced.|
|The center tabs conceal the pop up base|
To stamp the surf board behind the character, I used a little post it tape to mask the overlapping part.
|Stamp the image on a piece of Post It tape, |
fussy cut it and place it on top
|Stamp your image on top|
|The overlapping lines will stay on the post it tape|
|Store your masks on your set's acetate backing|
|Look how vivid the eyes look!|
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