You Are A Top Dog pop up

I first saw a similar card on interest a while ago.  I recently bought a set of stamps and coordinating die cuts so now I had at the right pieces to create a similar card.  It is a pop up card that folds flat for mailing.  I colored the images with Copic markers and either die cut or fussy cut the stamped images.  The pop up folds flat for mailing.  I even made two more.  I love the way the card finally came out.

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Painted Circles and Hearts!

Here is a fun way to use paint as the medium to create your card.  Find an old book page, I used an old dictionary page and took out my assortment of tubes of acrylic paints.  My paint brush today was cotton swabs. Cheap and easy to find.  Use a found object that you can use to use for the accent circle. I used the cover from a plastic tube that I had from washi tape. Squeeze out a dollop of paint from each of the colors, I used about 6 different colors.  Use a cotton swab for each color paint, and create a small circle  on the printed page.  I was symmetrical my first attempt and random the next time.  I continued to add colors around the middle and then around the next color. I stopped when I had the look I wanted.  When the circles were dry, I painted the cover of the plastic tube with black paint and stamped each painted circle, moving and overlapping each time I stamped.  I added gold and black specks for accents.  When the page was dry I cut the page to fit on a card. I experimented using hearts as well.  Give it a try.  I was inspired by a you tube clip from ‘cat hands’.  Nice to use a different medium.

Valentine Hugs!

I enjoy making Valentine themed cards and the I one I  created have been mailed and have arrived to their destinations!  I used a Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things. I have quite a collection of these cute stamps.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added a cute out dress from printed paper.  The coordinating circles and printed banners add to the layout.  The glitter paper heart and small circle greeting complete the layout.  I kept the inside sentiment simple.  Check your mailbox, you might get a special card!

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