Friday, 18 January 2013

Pedestal Pop Up for Hubby

Today is my husband's birthday.  We can't celebrate yet as he's in the States until Sunday, but I thought I would sit down and follow the excellent tutorial on Technique Tuesday to make him a pedestal pop up card. I was helped by the fact that it's snowing here in the UK where I live and so school is shut, the buses aren't running and we all get an extra day off! They are called Snow Days and probably those of you who live out there where snow is dealt with in a much more matter of fact, get-on-with-it sort of way will be amazed!
Any way here is my card
the inside with a pop up bird.

I used two stamp sets, Fine feathers and Nature Walk, and I stamped onto polka dot paper and Naturals Ivory cs, using chocolate chip, crumb cake and soft suede inks.  The Chocolate chip scalloped edge  ribbon picks up the polka dot theme.  I picked up the colour scheme with some burgundy DSP from the Paisley Petals range and I've fussy cut out one feather and raised in on dimensionals to give the front a bit more interest.
OK, so it's not all lovey dovey for the man in my life, but I know what he will like is the 'paper engineering' - the clever pop up pedestal, inside. i rather like the inside decoration too and I think I might be doing a bit more of this.


  1. This is so cute! I love the little birdy! Plus the border inside is a great idea!

  2. This is fabulous Louise! I have this feather set too and I'm in love with it! Such a good idea to use the bird with it and I bet your husband will love his hand engineered card! Vicky x
    PS I've stopped being horsey now for the minute - wouldn't want to be a horse in this weather!

  3. A perfect 'man' card, love the feathers too - Jacqueline xx

  4. Another beautiful card, Louise! I LOVE the feathers on the outside opening up to your little birdie! So sweet! So glad you got to play along with us at Technique Tuesday! I hope you've got a little time to come play with us at Inkspirational as well! HUGS and Happy Weekend! :)

  5. This card is so sweet! I love the bird on the inside! Can I put your card on our Facebook page? Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday! :)

  6. This is So Beautiful!!! LOVE the stamps and colors you chose! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Technique Tuesday!!

  7. Oh Louise! Another beauty! I know your DH will love his card. Loving the border you added below the pop up.
    Thank you for joining us at Technique Tuesday!

  8. Gorgeous card - love the stamps you've used and I bet he loved it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to 'play' along with us and hope to see you next month Karen Technique Time Tuesday Crew


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Louise xx