Wow three posts in two days! It’s been so long since I did any regular posting (or regular creating) due to all the stuff going on at home, but at least for this one I don’t have to think about creating anything new! I started by looking through previous April posts to see if anything caught my eye and decided on this one from April 2018 which was about making pop up cat cards for a couple of friends. [EDIT 5.4.22 well of course I forgot to link up this post on the second! Life is so exhausting right now it went completely out of my head even what date it was or even that I had written this post!]
Bleubeard and Elizabeth’s Second on the Second Challenge asks that you bring back a post that you’re proud of or an old one that was shared before anyone knew of your blog. The post I am bringing back is from 2018 and you can read the original post from 9th April 2018 here. So let’s have a second look, or most likely, a first look at the pop up cat cards…
original post is below
Previously in Part I (ie yesterday) I decided to make a couple of Hello Friend cards using two stamp sets by Laurel Burch – Tribal Cats and Indigo Cats. Here’s a reminder of the stamp sets…
Indigo Cats above and Tribal Cats below
Yesterdays post was all about the stamping and colouring and fussy cutting of one set and die cutting of the second set. But now that I have all the pieces ready, it was time to make the cards!
First I made a couple of backgrounds using my favourite Distress Oxides and sprayed them with water and blotted them before quickly drying them with a hairdryer.
Then I started planning out the cards and how I could make them pop-up cards. I am doing it the old-fashioned way ie with no special dies! It was just a matter of measuring the card and the cats and working out where to put the pop up so that nothing overlapped or stuck out beyond the card. For this card I wanted the three cats to be side by side, so I cut slots in the background card, and then popped it up along the fold line, then attached the cats to each one.
Then I stamped the Friend sentiment in black but decided I didn’t like it and then stamped it again using Versamark, then heat embossed it in gold to match the embossing on the cats.
You can see the shiny gold sentiment in the card below.
For the second card I basically repeated the process from the first card except this card was more elaborate and had more popups. This time the cats are not side by side, they are at different levels and then there are the floating butterflies at the back.
Here’s a close-up of the second card – I love how bright and colourful it is!
And here they both are side by side…
Supplies used FYI:
Distress Spray bottle and water
Card from stash
Tribal Cats Stamps and Dies – Laurel Burch
Indigo Cats Stamps – Laurel Burch
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Gold and Cream Embossing Powders
original post is above
So there is my second on the second post for this month, hope you enjoyed the pop up cat cards! Two things stood out for me looking at this old post – one was the hideous pink radiator in that room which I have recently (finally) painted white, and the second was that I used to really love making Distress Oxide backgrounds and I haven’t used any Distress products in such a long time. I really should get them out and play once the house is back to normal.