Sunday, December 18, 2011

Season's Greetings - pop-up card

Here's another surprise pop-up card. I like the first one I made a couple of weeks ago, so I made another.

This adorable image I've coloured with my markers is from last year's Magnolia's A Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 and she is called Jolly Tilda.
I get my Magnolia stamps from Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious. Diana has a fabulous selection of anything and everything Magnolia (stamps--regular size and mini version, doohickey cutting dies, magazines ...) and she gives excellent service, along with discounts and store credits. Check out the Memory Box, Maryanne Designs and Cheery Lynn dies too!

With this type of surprise pop-up card, there's a tab at the back that you are suppose to pull out. This will reveal a surprise message/sentiment and at the same time, pop up your image.
HERE's a link to an excellent tutorial made by Beate Johns for Splitcoast Stampers.)

I have a second surprise message/sentiment that I've put on the pull-out tab. I've another Tilda cutie here called Holding Tilda--this one is from this year's Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011--but this one is actually the mini version.

Challenges I am enterring with this card:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #43 - Any winter holiday sentiment
Crafts and Me Challenge #65 - Christmas
Dutch Dare Card Challenges DDCC #143 - Tic Tac Toe (middle horizontal line - embossing, stamped image/sentiment, die cuts)
Paper Play Challenges Week 50 - Christmas
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 22 - Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - Week 129 - Celebrations

That's it for now. Thanks for taking the time to drop by. I appreciate the visit. Hmm...I'm still not quite finished with my Christmas-card making. Still a few more cards to make for people at work, so at least I don't have to mail them but can hand them over in person...LOL..--thankful for any little blessing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:

Stamps other then mentioned above: Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set Christmas Shapes; Penny Black 'A very very merry Christmas'

DP's: TPC Studio Holly Jolly Christmas Vine; one paper from Recollections Believe paper pad

Dies: Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #1; Spellbinders Classic Circles; Tim Holtz Sizzlits Festive Greenery

Punches: Martha Stewart Branch

Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Texture Fades Snow Flurries

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo; pearls, jingle bells, ratafia from my stash; Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter; Stampendous Detail White embossing powder

Medium: Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Tria Markers
-face & skin: blush, coral, soft peach, oatmeal, pastel pink, satin
-dress & cap: burnt umber, 484-T, 486-T
-pockets & tights: olive green, 5767-T, 617-T
-warm grey 4, cool grey 2


Tracey Feeger said...

Oh wow Norma that is one stunning card. Good work. Love it.

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Norma!!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
You make such lovely cards. I love the style of this card and may try one when I am feeling more up to it. I love how you did the holly leaves with the bells in the centre. Your coloring is always so beautiful. have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs Maz

debby4000 said...

Oh adorable, gorgeous card.

Elly said...

Wow, this is a really gorgeous card Norma!! Love it!!

Bribrie said...

C'est trop mignon ! J'adooore

Cordine said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Kelly Neis said...

I love the design and the pop up Tilda with the sentiment is so cute. I love the papers and your coloring , this card is one of my favorites. Merry Christmas.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

I love this!!!

Patti Jo said...

Oh Norma, you know how to jazz up every single part! I love how you added the dressed up pull tab too! Awesome adorable!!!!

Francy said...

wow great job. The pop card is stunning and I love the colours, the stamp and the layout.

quiltindiva said...

Wow Norma what a cool card!

Peggie said...

Beautiful card. Love the jingle bells.

Christina C. said...

Norma, your cards are all such amazing works of art!!!!! I am just in awe....I don't know how you come up with all those unique and beautiful designs! PHENOMENAL WORK!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Angela said...

Another beautiful card Norma! Just love the intricate cards you make with all the different pockets and little suprises in those pockets. Each one is so detailed and finished off perfectly. This one is no exception. Love the gorgeous papers and sweet sentiments. Your image is colored beautifully as always! Happy Holidays Norma! hugs, Angela

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, your cards are a beauty to behold. I was very impressed when I saw your first secret pop up card, but this one has blown me away. Your coloring is matchless and you always use the most gorgeous papers and die shapes. This is a stunning card to say the least. Hugs, Barb

Elle said...

This is SO cute! I love the embellishments, the papers, the coloring...

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, Your card are always so gorgeous!! I love this Christmas Card that you have made!! You have added so many wonderful details to it!! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Jean said...

Oh wow, Norma, this is just too amazing, but then all your cards are.. I am so in awe of all your special cards and that is why you are so behind, you love to play.. and I am glad you do as you put out beauty such as this. Love the Tilda you chose and the coloring and all the little special extras with this card.. like going through a maze, so much to see, so much to play with.. A wonderful and gorgeous card.
Merry Christmas,
Hugs, Jean

Pattie G said...

What a great creation! I love the image and how you used our theme at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Pattie ♥

cathylynn said...

Norma this is down right GORGEOUS!!! Wow you put your heart and soul into your creations and I love everything that you create. FABULOUS!!!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Diana Crick said...

Wow this is so clever and love how you made it into an easel card. Fabulous paper, the colouring is brilliant, a true object d' art. Love, love, love it!
hugs, Diana

Anonymous said...

This is an absolute delight Norma! I love the pop up and your chosen colours, and of course your Tilda's are coloured beautifully, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Linda said...

Norma your cards are incredible!!!!! Stunning and just magical!!!!! This is another master piece and i love it!!!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!!

Candy said...

So beautiful, Norma!!
I can no longer tell what medium you are working with ~ you've aced them all :o)
Thanks so much for giving us the link for the tutorial.
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Candy

Mona Eidhammer said...

Absolutely wonderful. Love your colouring! Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me`s Christmas challenge. Merry Christmas to you! Hugs...Mona

Debs said...

Oh my..this is just stunning :0)..thanks for sharing with us at PFP..hugs Debs x

Harma said...

OMG Norma, Your card is always so gorgeous! I love this Christmas Card that you have made!! You have added so many wonderful details to it.I just love it...
Thanks for the link.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
Hugs Harma

deesdesigns said...

WOW! What a lovely card and I LOVE the pop-up element. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy holiday season to share your creativity with us for our Winter Holiday sentiment challenge at Aud Sentiments!

cabio's craft corner said...

wow out of words for this beauty Norma. Thanks for linking the Tut! Got to have to try this one day :-)

Andie's Space said...

Hi Norma,
This is stunning. Love the style of the card. The papers are perfect & your colouring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us for our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
Andie xx

Mandy said...

Stunning card Norma, you are so talented :)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Christmas challenge
hugs Mandy xx

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