25.3.18

Christmas Pop Up Box Card

Pop Up Box Card
Hi friends....first of all Thank you so much for your understanding and well wishes about my new Husky puppy[in previous post: Desktop Organizer]. Even though I have had dogs all my life this particular guy is an everyday challenge.Especially want to thank Chriss for her advice! Puppy no longer runs away with my craft sponges and scissors...he just sits and stares  longingly and barks at them!! But yes the Glue bottle was irresistible and he did run away with it once!
Here is my DT post for Maureen's Rudolph Days Challenge where the theme is always Christmas.
            I made a Pop Up Box Card using some really gorgeous but very bright papers from DCWV. I struggled to find embellishments to match the papers till after several trials  I found stenciling through die-cuts with matching Distress Ink solved the issue!
So here are some crafty tips: 
1.Make your own perfectly color coordinated elements
When you struggle to find matching embellishments try to use your stencils/dies and inks to make your own perfectly matching elements
Some dies especially dies from Spellbinders and Marianne are fabulous to stencil through. In the picture below you can see the plain diecuts [from Marianne Designs] I used on this card before inking them .
Die-cutting Tips
2.Distress Inks  are the easiest to use with stencils/ dies as they smudge the least , dry fast and the color palette is fabulous .

Die- cutting Tips
3. For stenciling , instead of using expensive finger daubers use cheap makeup/other sponges as the edges of the die can  destroy your dauber in no time! Reserve your dauber for delicate work like creating distress Inks  backgrounds etc!

Dauber !
4.If you have time you can add glitter/ embossing powder to further enhance the look of your stenciled die cuts like in this post on   3 D Chariot Tutorial.

Die- cutting Tips
5. If you are using colored paper/ pattern paper to make flower...take a few extra moments to ink the edges of the die with matching Distress Inks  ...it enhances the look of your project always! I used  a Marianne Poinsettia die with DCWV pattern paper to make my 3 D poinsettias.
Poinsettia
I used a  clear crystal on the scroll style Marianne die cut and love how it looks like a gem!
Pop Up Box Card
 In the picture below you can see the cute image ...a stamp from Wild Rose Studio colored using Staedtler water-color pencils and Zig Watercolor Brush Pens. I purposely kept the image muted in colors in an otherwise super colorful card!
Pop Up Box Card
I hope you liked my card.And do participate in the Rudolph Days Challenge with a Christmas Project.
Crafting is a huuuge Challenge right now with my puppy. Life is so busy I dont get time to cook dinner on many days! My daughter's vacation will start this week and then my chores are going to be much lighter and I will be able to squeeze in time to visit my blogger pals!
Linking to
DL Art Thankful Thursday Flowers,Word Art Wednesday 
Pixie's Snippets Playground 322 - used snippets of paper to make the flowers and snippets of cardstock pieces to make the accents
613 Avenue Creates,Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 
CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge

Supplies : Dies :  Marianne Desgins Creatables LR0240,Marianne Design Poinsettia LR0435,Marianne Creatables LR0319 Petra's small ornament,Marianne Anjas Vintage Decoration LR0269,Marianne Creatables Anja Border  LR0300,Cheery Lynn Colonial Lamp Post,Poppy Stamps Small Fluffy Snow tree,Spellbinders Happy Days.
Stamp : Wild Rose Studio Owls on Branch
Coloring Media : Zig Watercolor Brush Pens , Staedtler water-color pencils
Papers: DCWV The Evergreen Stack
Inks : Distress Inks  Fired Brick

44 comments:

  1. Yes I loved it !! So festive feels almost like December ;)

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  2. Hi, Sonia! Adorable Christmas owls could not be more festive in their gorgeously decorated Christmas box! Unlike anything I've seen, your attention to the tiniest of details always wows me and makes me smile at the beauty you create. I can just imagine the smiling hearts when they see this home decor "card" on display in someone's home at Christmas time. Beautifully done. Thank you for the how-to photographs, too! hugs, de

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    1. Oh Thank you so much for your kind words Donna....you dont know just how much it means to me...especially right now when I feel quite out of touch with my crafty friends!

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  3. This is STUNNING! LOVING those poinsettias and love love love the owls!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Julie...I somehow love poinsettias sooo much!!

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  4. Gorgeous Christmas Box Card!!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn...I seem to be addicted to making this type of card of late

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  5. Your christmas box card is superb! all those die cuts and such attention to detail!
    I like the idea of using makeup sponges for the inking. I do the same. Dollarstores are perfect for purchasingthose items!

    Inking the dies sure makes them look custom made.

    Your red poinsettias are gorgeous. What is the mettalic colour randomly applied to them? They look so shimmery and your whole box card sparkles with beauty

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    1. WOW Maureen you do notice all the little details! The metallic sheen in the bright red and green is part of the design of the DCWV pattern paper I used. On the white flowers I used glitter!

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  6. Stunning box, love the dies you used.

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    1. Thank you so much ...I love dies and Marianne dies are one of my all time favorites

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  7. So very pretty and festive and love the traditional colours Sonia..I missed the story about the dog so will scroll on down and see what you are up to..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. Oh my.... how much gorgeous is this??? Looove!!! :D It's really a wonderful box card for Christmas!! Thanks so much for all the tips!

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  9. Wow! This is stunning! So much detail and I love the gorgeous stamp. xxx

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  10. Stunning pop up card Sonia..Loz

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  11. Wow, this is amazing!! I love the design and the poinsettias!! The details are spectacular, as always!! Gorgeous, Sonia!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. What a gorgeous festive card and wonderful details.
    Julie x

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  13. So beautiful and filled with Christmas loveliness. I thank you for the tip on using cheaper types of sponges with dies too.

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  14. A super pop up box card Sonia, such a sweet image and lots of fabulous details.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  15. What a beautiful christmas pop up box, love all the detail and your design I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MARCH 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    DL.ART


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  16. This is just so lovely my friend! I have that stamps up too.

    Hugs,
    Chriss

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  17. Wow, what a creation, looks amazing and very beautiful, xxxx

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  18. very pretty and festive Sonia !! I admire your patience for adding so many lovely details to your creations ...your fur baby is adorable !!

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  19. So happy to hear you've gotten some progress with your sweet little puppy! They can be a handful that's for sure! :) Your card on the other hand is STUNNING! I love the elegance and details.... the poinsettia's are so pretty! Beautiful work!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  20. What a beautiful box card, Sonia. I always admire your great creations, my friend.

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  21. Beautiful pop up card,Sonia.Love the details and the cute stamp.

    Gr,Sylvia

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  22. What a lovely Christmas scene you have created. I especially like how you inked specific parts of your die cut panel. This is altogether gorgeous. Hugs & smiles, Teresa

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  23. Fantastic and so festive!!

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  24. Fabulous, Christmas is just such a wonderful time of the year, your cards are so gorgeous, so much detail and so fun to look at. I had to take a second and third look. Thank you for sharing, hugs, Lori m

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  25. Bee-utiful detail in the dies used. I see mention about a Husky puppy and missed the post so Daisy & I'll ck previous post.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  26. This is gorgeous! Loving the little owls in amongst all the Christmas detail - you did a fantastic job with this.

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  27. This is stunning!! I love how you've embellished this. I recently got a Cut N Boss and I'm into die cutting fully now :) Slowly, I'm a stash of dies and I see that I'm addicted already :D You are my inspiration Sonia!! Both for die cutting and making paper flowers :D

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  28. Totally gorgeous creation, some lovely dies and a super cute image.

    Kath x

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  29. wow, dr. sonia, you've outdone yourself! the owls are so adorable and as always, i love your attention to detail on this very festive creation. your tutorials are so easy to follow and put me to shame for not doing them. :)

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  30. This is absolutely stunning with amazing detail work! Beautiful!

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  31. WOW! another incredible make, I'm always in awe at your creations, this is no different. Love those poinsettias and thank you for the tips on the dies.
    I forgot to congratulate you on your new fur baby, what a handsome lad he is. Puppy days can be difficult, but any youngster can be until they know how you want them to behave, you know that already as you have had dogs before, but they have their own personalities don't they? We have had a few but so VERY different from each other. He'll give you lots of fun and love though.
    Faith
    x

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  32. Gosh Sonia - this is just fabulous! So wonderful for Christmas and every teeny little piece of detail is perfect. Wonderful idea to sponge through the dies and thanks for the tip about the sponge daubers being ruined. It seems as if Chriss has already given you helpful advice about Toffee The Terrible!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  33. Hi Dr Sonia,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what a amazing creation and such stunning work.
    The colours and the paper are gorgeous, and that image is so sweet.
    Love your inked stencil work on the die cuts it looks so super.
    I too use cheap make up sponges or bath sponges for work that will break up dearer items.
    So great minds think alike or is it just the crafty way of us craft persons.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  34. You are really rocking these popup cards. This one is another delight with that darling image. Love all the special touches you've added to make this one beautiful, and uniquely decorated in your own style. I have had many daubers look like the one in your photo (altho not necessarily from inking dies!) The flowers are lovely, and you have used some gorgeous dies - a very special Rudolph Day card indeed! TFS & Have a good week.

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  35. Intricate and beautifully made Sonia.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz,x

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  36. Thanks for all the tips!
    Love your finished creation!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
    Susan
    DT for CHNC
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  37. Thanks for the tip to coloring Doc
    and it looks wonderful wooowww
    I never coloring die cutting like this and you did so tidy clean and beautiful
    love your project Doc
    hugs
    Monika

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