Christmas Pop Up Card

Christmas Pop Up Card 
     Hi friends sharing another Christmas Accordion Pop Up Card similar to the one I shared yesterday and made with Karen Burniston's die. This one has all the festive colors and is all glittery and decked up for Christmas!
Christmas Pop Up Card 
        My first panel has a  glittery lamp post and a golden Gingerbread man framed in a golden oval frame .
Christmas Pop Up Card 
The 2nd panel has a festive wreath featuring a wintry cottage and festive lights.
Christmas Pop Up Card 
I used a Cheery Lynn  die to cut glittery lights from glitter foam.
Christmas Pop Up Card 
Since my card has many bright and colorful elements I used Distress Inks  to tone down the pattern paper and the central ovals.
Distress Inks
The last 2 panels feature a cute snowman and a stocking full of presents.
Christmas Pop Up Card 
I used a Spellbinders die to cut a glittering foam ornament.
Christmas Pop Up Card 
           The stocking is framed in a golden Poppy Stamps oval frame.
Christmas Pop Up Card 
           Yes there is a lot of gold and glitter in this one but I guess in a festive card we do have license to add all the glitter and gold we fancy!!

Supplies : Dies : PoppyStamps Emory Oval Frame , Cheery Lynn  Flourish Leaf strip,Cheery Lynn Colonial Lamp Post, Cheery Lynn Christmas Light Swag,Cheery Lynn Build a flower embellishments 3,Spellbinders 2012 Holiday tree,Marianne fence ,Elizabeth Craft Designs Oval Accordion
Misc : Star Foam Punch
Papers : Docrafts Papermania Christmas by Lucy Cromwell
Distress Inks  : Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserve, Tumbled Glass


Christmas Accordion Pop Up Card

Christmas Accordion Pop Up Card 
           I love traditional Christmas images and Pop Up Cards and so made an Accordion Pop Up Card  with a sleigh , a snowman and Santa plus lot of other little traditional Christmas symbols!
Christmas Accordion Pop Up Card 
         I used Karen Burniston's Accordion Pop Up die to make the frame of my Pop Up Card and used an Inlay die cutting technique with the gorgeous PoppyStamps Emory Oval Frame die to frame my snowman
Christmas Accordion Pop Up Card 
       I hardly ever make cards without flowers and so couldn't resist adding a heat embossed tiny vellum flower to felt leaves and some rhinestone "berries"!
Felt Crafts
      Cut a festive  ornament from silver glitter foam and dressed it up with a few rhinestone crystals.The paper I used on the frame of my card also has lots of tiny Christmas ornaments!
Foam ornament
 I used tumbled glass Distress Ink  on all the ovals and the frames to bring about a coherence of the different panels.
Distress Inks  
All the focal images used in this card are stickers...yes I love stickers!
Christmas Accordion Pop Up Card 
           I used the same Poppy Stamps Emory Oval frame die to frame the Stocking only this time I made the center silver and the edges white.I love the sheer beauty and delicacy of this poppy stamps die!
Christmas Accordion Pop Up Card 
         Another gorgeous rhinestone decked ornament on the other corner of the Accordion card
Glitter Foam Ornament
         And this is how the Accordion Card looks from above with the swinging pop up ovals and since I didnt add any bulky embellishments this card folds perfectly flat for mailing!
Christmas Accordion Pop Up Card 
Supplies : Dies : PoppyStamps Emory Oval Frame, ECD Karen Burniston Accorsion Pop up die, Spellbinders 2012 Holiday tree, Provocraft leaf , Spellbinders lace heart [ corner die cut] , Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur, Memory Box Frostyville border  [ tiny snowflakes], Marianne Presents
Misc : Star Foam Punch
Papers : Docrafts Papermania Christmas by Lucy Cromwell

Linking to BGC 72

Sunny Accordion Pop Up Card

Accordion Pop Up Card
       Hi friends,sharing a flat folding Accordion Pop Up Card featuring an inked sunburst and some pretty flowers.
Accordion Pop Up Card
        I was inspired by Susan to try this technique and I love how cool it is to play with inks and masking technique and create such a gorgeous sunbeam effect
Accordion Pop Up Card
          My first Sun beam Card  made with this technique had a bit of shoddy inking, this one turned out much neater! I added a golden glitter foam sun to the center of the sun beam.
Accordion Pop Up Card
     The beautiful rose is a golden peel off sticker I applied to my central oval and water-colored using distress inks and watercolor pencils.
Accordion Pop Up Card
        I used a gorgeous rose themed paper on the  center of one panel and dressed up the frame with Spellbinders labels 25.
Accordion Pop Up Card
        Made the background using Distress Inks  and dotting with a white correction pen! Added a favorite Cheery Lynn  butterfly cut from metallic gold paper.
Accordion Pop Up Card
        On my 4th card panel I created a sunbeam background and layered a golden leafy oval frame die cut on it and added an embossed rose .
Accordion Pop Up Card
I hope you like my cheerful card.

Supplies : Dies :PoppyStamps Emory Oval Frame ,Elizabeth Craft Designs Karen Burniston Oval Accordion , Elizabeth Craft Designs Best Wishes, Sizzix Embosslit Flower with Leaves, Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 , Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles , Cheery Lynn  butterfly
Papers :My Mind's Eye the sweetest thing - from Lulupu

Linking  BGC 72,
Edited : This card was lucky winner at  Stamplorations and also lucky winner atPixie's Playground 200th,


Ocean Box and Mould Magic

Ocean theme Altered Box
          Hi friends sharing a vintage Ocean themed Altered Box in which I have incorporated dozens of crafty techniques and products. Its a long post so just scroll down flipping through the photos and pause to read about any part you find interesting! Would love to have your comments though!
Shell Craft
       I used a gorgeous paper from DCWV Ciao Bella stack that had a beautiful image of a vintage ship sailing and used it to line my box.  Used the dry brush technique to put shiny acrylic gold paint splats all over the paper.
       Altered a silver compass charm with acrylic gold paint[ local brand] to match my vintage nautical theme
        All the shells on this box were collected from family holidays at the beach over the years! [I love shells and get hopelessly excited like a child on spotting a shell on the beach!]
        The water droplets you see all over my box are actually made of resin...and no I didnt purposely go ahead and make them but they are a result of resin spills during my resin experiments...they do look charming dont they?
Golden Embossed Sun
          What is the sea with out the sun?!! I altered a chipboard sun with gold embossing powder and gave a partial dabbing with acrylic gold paint and a few drops of golden liquid pearls.
Shell Craft
        The other corner of the box lid has a net [ recycled vegetable packaging!], more favorites from my shell collection , a shell shaped bead [from my daughter's bead jewelry making set] and a golden anchor.
Resin Crafts
        On the front of the box is the beautiful and apt sentiment " Dream Big" from the same paper collection. I think the oceans are so dreamy and inspiring and must have inspired many souls over the ages!
Resin Crafts
         I made this beautiful oval resin embellishment in clear resin and placed a turquoise oval surrounded by golden paper behind it to give it a multicolored hue! Wrapped a golden chain of rhinestone crystals around it to make it shimmer even more!
Resin Crafts
         The shiny silver waves are cut from glitter foam using a Cheery Lynn  die and I added chunky blue glitter along the edge of the lid.
Foam Craft
The big pearly white "seaweed" was made using this mold and white glue sticks!
Glue Gun Craft
You can read how I did it here : Porcelain tutorial
Glue Gun Crafts
         And yes hung a little lamp to shed light during stormy dark nights !
Resin Crafts
          And my favorite Resin Dolphin which you saw in my Ocean Photo frame too!
Resin Crafts
         I made all the Resin embellishments in this project using local Resin [seen in the 2 big cans in the photo above] and silicon moulds [meant for chocolates!]. I have been experimenting with resin for some time now and its so addictive to make all the fun resin embellishments right at home. Will share a tips and tutorial post soon!
Clay and Resin
        This is the side of the box and stars a clay star fish I had made earlier and salvaged from our fish tank decoration project .

Metal Lamp Charm
          The shimmering green leaves were cut from textured foam [ amazing what treasures you can get on a trip to the local market !] using Cheery Lynn  olive branch  and I hung the magic lamp from a piece of pearl mat! I somehow always associate the sea with a bit of magic!
Resin and Foam Craft
          The sea weed is  heat embossed chipboard and Cheery Lynn  foam die cuts. All the glistening water droplets are resin drops!
Resin Crafts
         And that is the other side of the with a big Resin sea horse surrounded by resin sea weeds on a textured background !
Resin Crafts
         The beautiful glistening little beads you see were created using glass beads gel. You can read more about it here : Texture Media Experiments
Resin crafts
        When I made the Resin sea horse and seaweeds seen here I added a bit of glitter  before the resin set in the mould ! I added pearly blue acrylic paint on parts of the base of the seahorse so that the sea horse looks blue - green and shimmers when you look at it from different directions!
Ocean Themed Box
I hope you like my altered Ocean themed Box.
Dies : Cheery Lynn  waves from At the beach, Cheery Lynn  Olive Branch
Paper : DCWV Ciao Bella
Misc :WOW Gold Embossing Powder ,Acrylic Gold Paint
White Glue Sticks : Itsy Bitsy [ address and links here : Craft Supply Stores India]
Liquid Pearls Gold, Liquitex Glass Beads Gel : Crafters Corner
Resin : Devi and Co , Bangalore[ address here : Craft Supply Stores India]
Edited This project was featured at Pixie's Playground and was lucky winner at Unstampabelles Sun theme


Sun and Sea Photo frame

Handmade Photoframe
       I love making photo-frames by recycling old desktop calendars and have made and gifted so many over the years...they are a big hit with the recipients and so much fun to make too!
Handmade Photo frame
        We are planning a short holiday to the beach soon and I guess that is what made me choose this theme for the Photo-frame. And yes the  photo is of my daughter in the toothless grin stage at 8 months !
Googly eyed Sun
        I cut out the sun image from a Tarot card set I had bought during a phase I was fascinated with the numerology, astrology etc etc! To increase the cuteness quotient I added googly eyes , a pink rhinestone nose and a big smile! The golden backdrop is a Joy Crafts Lace die cut which I added to the sides of the photo-frame too.
Embossed Clouds
        I embossed the clouds and gave them a bit of blue over the edges  and added a blue glittery heart just to up to cuteness!
 I filled the  tiny bottle with glitter balls and chunky glitter and my daughter really went "ooh so cute" over it !
Rhinestone Palm tree
 I am a sticker girl  cant resist buying cute stickers !Layered the palm tree on a golden island encrusted with diamonds!!
Shell craft
 And that's the closeup of the shop sailing over the waves[ the waves are a chipboard piece I heat embossed in 2 shades of blue]
The ship had a pirate sign on the flag but I wanted cuteness so hid it with a glitter heart!

Resin Craft Dolphin
 I love this dolphin I created using resin, alcohol ink and a chocolate mold!!
Resin Craft Dolphin
And here is one more view of how the light shines through the little dolphin!
I hope you enjoyed my handmade Photo frame!
Supplies : Dies : Joy crafts Lace border, Memory Box  Cloud , Provocraft net, Couture creations Oval, Lifestyle crafts Circle,
Linking to UnstampabellesBGC 72 
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