Monday, April 4, 2016

Colour Dare - Stormy Pop-Up Card

I am not a huge fan of all shades of green but I was challenged by a friend to do this particular challenge for Colour Dare so I thought long and hard about exactly what I was going to do. And then I found out that my computer and all related devices had been completely hacked... That cost me a couple of days as I had to deal with that. No access to the internet, photo editing, etc... It is amazing how much we rely on our electronics these days. 

However, my card is done and it has two major components to it - the exterior and the interior. The exterior has the main sentiment and the general idea. That's here: 

The inside is a pop-up card that I found on Pinterest. I really liked the idea but I struggled with what to use as my "pop-up" item. That was what drove my idea for this card when I decided to use an umbrella. I also wanted to use watercolours to paint that the umbrella so the greens are not an exact match... it's tough to match colours exactly with the paints. 

There is another co-ordinating sentiment at the base on the inside of the card and the umbrella is popped up with foam tape. I paper-pieced the jacket using the Fundamental cardstock and Pear cardstock. I like the way this whole card came together. 

I wish I could show both parts of the card on the challenge site but that's not possible so I do hope that the judges take the time to visit my blog to see the entire card. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Pear Cardstock, Topiary Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Green Glitter Paper (ret.), Adventure Fundamental Cardstock Pack (Topiary)
Stamps: Rainy Day (ret.), Words of Comfort (ret.)
Inks: Black Memento Ink, Topiary 
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Liquid Glass, Foam Tape, Olive Baker's Twine (ret.), White Shimmer Trim, Green Diagonal Washi Tape (ret.), Topiary Washi Tape (ret.), ShinHan Markers, Watercolour Paints, Paintbrushes, Transparency Sheet (not CTMH)



  1. Well, I must say you met the challenge. Love the way you had your row of umbrellas/rain...I thought it was freehand until I went back to the stamp, a stamp set I've yet to use and you've inspired me to use this stamp set. Also, the umbrella popup, and love how you pieced your raincoat using the Paper Fundamentals. Thanks for joining us again at Color Dare, brighter colors next week, hope to see you again.

  2. Fantastic card, Alyson--inside and out! I love how you did the inside card pop up and the green glitter panel on the front. You did a great job of following through on a theme. Thanks for sharing this clever card with us at the Color Dare challenge this week.
    :) Marie

  3. You have done the color green justice although it's not a favorite of yours. I especially love the glimmery green panel on the front and that the recipient will be surprised with a pop-up. I recently acquired this stamp set so am pleased to see how you used it - especially across the top on the front panel. Good luck in the challenge (to both of us)!

  4. I thought the outside was great with the baker's twine, glitter, and fun striped paper. But the inside is even better! What a fun surprise. Thanks for taking a Color Dare.

  5. For someone who doesn't like green, this sure is one beautiful card! There are so many details for me to feast my eyes on. Thanks for joining us at Color dare!

  6. Fabulous card!! I love all the details with the rain and the inside of the card too. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Color My Heart.

  7. Nice card! Love how you stamped the tops of the umbrellas at the top of your card. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.


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