Tuesday, August 07, 2012

An Early Thanksgiving Peek-A-Boo Card

Hello. 

I've been glued to my TV watching the Olympic Games!!! My card-making have been slightly ignored...LOL.  Have finally managed to get this one done.  I've been working on it for several days.

This is a peek-a-boo card.  My first!!!  I saw Dawn's video tutorial on YouTube, HERE, for a smaller-sized card.  Using the same concept, I've been trying to create a 6" x 6" card.  Revising her measurements wasn't as easy as I thought.  I've attempted a card a few times--and discarded them...LOL--before I had one that I can show you.  This is how my card finally turned out.


I'm still not quite happy about it--specifically the size of my window.  I made the window a little bit too big than what I'm comfortable with--it's too close to the edge of the card.  I made the opening so wide because I didn't want to cut off the image.  In the future, I will choose narrower images.
This is Tilda With Corn from Magnolia's Turning Leaves Collection 2012


Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.  Diana has both full-size and mini stamps.  Check out also the selection of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia doohickey, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn, as well as other crafting tools.

This peek-a-boo card is what I call a mechanical card.  As you open the card, the first image is replaced by second image.  This is how it works...





This is so cool.  I think this is going to be one of my fave type of cards.  A very fun card to play with--just opening and closing, opening and closing...LOL.

The card looks like this from the top.


To match the first Tilda image and in keeping with the harvest and/or Thanksgiving theme, this second image is just perfect.  This is Tilda With Carrots, also from the Turning Leaves Collection 2012.   Both of the images here were coloured with markers. 



I am going to make another peek-a-boo card, but this time with a narrower window. Will see how that works out--will be better, I think. 

Challenges for this card:
Tuesday Throwdown #110 - On The Move
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #49 - Flowers
No Matter Which Challenges #1 - Anything Goes 
Deep Ocean Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts Challenge #23 - Let's Celebrate!
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Challenge "D" (for dies)
Paper Play Challenges '12Week31 - Layer It Up!
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #75 - Everything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visit very much. Thanks also for all your encouraging and sweet comments--I do so enjoy reading them.  Have a fabulous week!

Materials and Tools Used:
DP's: Magnolia Vintage Corn; one paper from K&Company Tim Coffey Halloween and Fall paper pad
Dies: Spellbinders Posy Patch and Holly Motifs; PoppyStamps Gentle Leaf
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower and Circle; Punch Bunch medium and small Impatient Leaves; Nellie Snellen Extra Large Leaf 
Miscellaneous: Coluzzle Oval template; Fiskars deckled scissor; Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Pearls from my stash
Medium:  alcohol-ink-based markers from Letraset--Promarkers and Trias (sorry, but I didn't jot down the colours this time).




56 comments:

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Norma, fantastic colouring. I've been too engrossed in the Olympics too, must get some cards made today though. Teresa x

mlarisa said...

Norm, it's just great! A wonderful card! I want to do this - it is so fun! As always, I love all your colors - bright and juicy. I also ordered a such stamps, but not yet received (I can not wait to paint them). Your flowers are gorgeous!
Hugs, mlarisa

Miranda de Groot said...

Oooh how cute.
Hugs Miranda

Astrid said...

How cute this card Norma, soo beautiful make of this project.
Hugs Astrid

Tabitha Davis said...

You took my breath away with this card. The I scrolled down and noticed when you open it a new image appears. this is just stunning!!!! thank you for entering into the Tuesday Throwdown this week.
Also check my person blog for challenges every month
http://tabithaskitchen.blogspot.com/

Trina said...

What a neat card! Everything - images, design, colors - is fantastic!
I've been up late every night watching too...

Hazel said...

Love your peek-a-boo card - thanks for linking for Tuesday Throwdown 110 - Hazel, Guest Designer x

Baukje said...

Fantastic card Norma. I always love all the detail you put into your cards and of course your colouring is
stunning, wish I could come have some lessons.
Hugs.......Baukje

Bitter_Angel said...

WOW that is a wonderful card.
I like the way the picture changes and the colours are stunning.

Louise said...

Oh Wow!! I totally love this card, I need to give it a try. Fabulous images and coloring, gorgeous choice of colors.
Louise

Dena said...

Darling Norma! When I made mine, it was the same way, I discarded many copies! It is a lot harder to readjust the size than it looks! Your card looks beautiful with wonderful coloring!!!
Hugs, Dena

Christina C. said...

Good heavens, Norma, your cards all have a "WOW" factor and this one is no exception. This is phenomenal....looks very complicated!
Amazing coloring and design work!
As always, this is another spectacular work of art!!!!

..Karen said...

This is awesome!!! Love the corn paper too!! : )

Frouwkje said...

So Beautiful!!!
xxx Frouwkje

lady e said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic!

Lozzapops said...

This is gorgeous Norma, love your cards! Laura x

P.S. My new challenge blog is now up and running - check it out at http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.com

marion said...

Absolutely gorgeous !! What a stunning card !! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at NMWC and good luck. HUgs, Marion

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous card, nothing but fun. Thanks for playing with us at TT.
Berni, DT

Danielle said...

OH!!!!!!!!!! Norma. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Thank you for sharing the tutorial, I will certainly try my hand at this,as I love multiple images. Now... your card, is FABULOUS, WONDERFUL, PERFECT, A SPLENDIDE EYE CANDY! Your coloring of both images is divine, and your choice of paper just awesome. I adore... Hugs. and thank you for inspiring & sharing with all your beautiful creations. Hugs.

Pam said...

WOW Norma this is fantastic. I just watched Dawn's video (thanks for the link) and have envisioned making one of these. You have colored both images beautifully and added the right amount of embellies. TFS your wonderful creations!!!!
Hugs....Pam:)

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! This is soooo oool, Norma!!! I love this and it's the first one I've seen. Your coloring is always beautiful and love the papers and colors! Absolutely gorgeous and I must try it! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
hugs, Sharon

Dangina Martinez said...

SO STINKING CUTE! I WAS ENJOYING THE WATER POLO.
TONS OF HUGS, DANGINA

Leslie Turner said...

Just beautiful!
Hugs,
Leslie
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Stitching Noni said...

Gorgeous card! I love the images & really love the way you see the second image when you open the card. Great idea :0)

julieprice3 said...

I love the card design, just beautiful Norma and perfect for our layers challenge at Paper Play
Hugs julie P

Candy said...

Hi Norma,
Fantastic job of your peek a boo card!!
Beautiful papers and colouring of both Tilda images!
Big hugs, Candy

Sherry said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love it the way it is. Can't wait to see you do another one!

Hugs

Jenny said...

What a fabulous idea. Must try this!!! Ta heaps for the inspiration. x

Angela said...

I love how this card works Norma! Everything about this card is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial link - another one I'd love to try. hugs, Angela

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! You are just too creative. Love the warm colors and design...

Karen

Joyce said...

LOVE the peek-a-boo card! You do know that I am going to ask you to do a tutorail with "your" sizes!! LOL! Fabulous creativity!!

Chris said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Norma! What a design, too! However do you come up with these? I'd ruin so many sheets of paper before I'd get it right! Tilda is perfectly colored. It is just such a special card in so many ways. I just love it!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW this is totally STUNNING!!!! Just love it so much. I had to become a follower! Looking forward to seeing your next one and will try to make one eventually... but it looks really hard.

Thanks for joining us as Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Cathy Lee said...

OMGoodness, Norma, this is fabulous. I love paper engineering and this is right down my alley. You have created such a wonderful surprise as you open the card. I'm flabbergasted, it's FABULOUS. Can't wait to create one of my own.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Cami said...

Wow Norma, this is a beautiful card! You always make intriguing cards! I would love to give this a try! What size is your card? I love the two Tilda images you used and the sentiment inside, and I don't think your window is too big...it looks great!

Hugs,
Cami

Cami said...

Darn! I didn't read your opening paragraph well as I was anxious to get to the pics, but there it is, a 6" x 6" card! Disregard my earlier question! LOL!

Cami

paola said...

You did an amazing job with this peek-a-boo card Norma, i had seen Dawns tut ages ago and also attempted to change the measurements without any success, so i do hope when you find time you will share yours with us humble lurkers. Thanks so much for visiting my kids on my blog, the snow was just amazing!
smiles
Paola

SuzanneK said...

OMG what an awesome project, love, love it. Fab theme happening too. for playing along with us at NMW Challenges, hope you enjoyed the blog hop too. Good luck with the draw. Hugz Suzanne

Suzi said...

Oh Wow!!!! how fabulous is this Norma, I love every tiny detail, a fantastic card.
Hugs
Suzi x

tammejean said...

I just LOVE this card--so creative---do you have instructions on a peek-a-boo card? I would love to try some....thanks so much for sharing

Basement Stamper said...

such a cute card, love the peek a boo :-) Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Kelly Neis said...

Do you have a degree in Math? How you make such awesome cards that are very different, like this one, is amazing. I love the different designs that you do and this one is just the best, I love it!

Joyce said...

Hi Norma! I just watched the You Tube video on making a peek-a-boo card and I did warn you that I would ask you to do a tutorial using your measurements. Love the You Tube video but it is kind of small and I would like your version. Hope you can find time!! Look forward to seeing your tutorial as you explain step and step and they come out perfect!! You rock girl!!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
Not sure if my brain could work this one out. your card is beautiful. I love the papers and flowers.
I did look on Utube at Dawns card. you are so clever to adjust the size.
Lovely coloring.
Hugs maz

Manuela said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

dolcreations said...

Norma, your card is such a wonderful fall card. I have to say you should be thrilled with the end result...your flowers and your paper remind me that fall is on its way....Gorgeous work as always.
I too am so wrapped up in those Olympics...England had alot to do to keep up with what Vancouver did!!!!

Ivonne said...

OMG! Beautiful card, LOVE the layout, the papers and the colors. The images are perfectly colored, your coloring is just out of this world!! I Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Ann Marie Governale said...

Your work is amazing and never ceases to inspire me... I can look at it for hours and hours!! xxx Ann Marie

Iulia said...

Fantastic card, Norma! You always come up with the greatest ideas! Your coloring is FANTASTIC, really really out of this world! Love this to bits!!!
Hugs, Iulia

Jean said...

Oh Norma This is so magnificent. I cannot put into words how I feel about this card but another card that did not dissappoint me but is a challenge to all of us. Your coloring and colors you used is so beautiful and over the top. This card is truly a work of art and the way we so so much and two Tilda's but not sure from where is so amazing. Am still whirling from it.. A truly great card.
Hugs, Jean

Tabitha Davis said...

You are a "top pick for this week!!!" over at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 110 Congrats!!

Laura said...

This is like the coolest thing ever! I SO have to make one of these! Your card is just fabulous Norma and your coloring is to die for!

♥ Laura C.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

WOW how beautiful and very clever, I looked at the link you kindly put on your post but think yours is far nicer with the larger images, I would also love you to do a tutorial if you get time, your tutorials are always so easy to follow :-)
Hugs Julie x

Michelle said...

Soooo Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft!! Good Luck!! Michellex

Frances said...

Wonderful design Norma, great coloring and love that paper! Your flowers stunning as always! hugs,Frances.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Aug. 17, 2012. Thanks again.

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