Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tee-rific Birthday!


Hi everyone,

Today I have a card I made for a very good friend of mine who celebrated her birthday last week. My friends love playing golf and for as long as I can remember I have made a golf themed card to give her as her birthday card.

Normally I would use a new golf themed stamp that I have purchased sometime during the past year (and I have one or two still needing to be inked). But this year my card was inspired by some designer paper I found on one of our recent shopping trips. This designer paper actually has a tennis player standing to the left of the golfing lady, but as I only needed the golfer I trimmed the other lady off … this can still be used to create a skinny pop up card later if I want.


As you can see I have created another pop up card (my friend would be expecting me to use one of the new dies from the Pop It Ups range. This card uses the Lucy Label Pop-Up card die set ; Lots of Pops Pop-Up card die set and the Agatha Edges die set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.


I used the Lucy Label Pop-Up Card die for the main pop up section of this card … and as you can see I placed the die so it was towards the right of my card … that is the fun thing about these new Pop It Ups dies, you can make your card any size you like and position the die anywhere you like on the fold of the card. The two sentiments use the labels also from the Lucy Label Pop-Up Card die set.

The banner and poles are from the Lots of Pops Pop-Up Card dies set. This set also has two tiny slot dies, I used one of these to create a slot on the pop up section so that the pole on the right could be place through the slot.


I used one of the edges from the Agatha Edges die set to shape the top of my card and then added the flourish which is also included in this die set … I also added another small flourish in the lower right corner of the base of the card.


Here is the front of my card. I used  Paper Pretties Live, Laugh, Golf stamp set for the image and all the sentiments on this card. I did have newer golf sets I wanted to use but I think this one worked better with the golfer on the designer paper.


A close up view of the golfer on the designer paper.

Lucy Label Pop Up
Lots of Pops Pop Up
Agatha Edges

Stamps: Live, Laugh, Golf – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Green; Brown; Tennis Anyone? DP – Webster’s Pages; Spirograph DP – Kaisercraft
Pop It Ups Dies: Lucy Label Pop-Up; Lots of Pops Pop-Up; Agatha Edges – Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Hemp Cord; Oval Dies; Foam Tape; Copics



Karen Aicken said...

What a thoughtful card, Frances - customized perfectly for your friend. I bet she loves it!
Karen A

Ironlady said...

It is an amazing card Frances. And Karen is right I truly love, love it. It has the total wow factor, I don't know how each year year you create the most amazing cards for me, cards that are treasured little pieces of art. - Maryann

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I just picked up the pop up and a couple of little additions, you are such an enabler! lol.

Karen B said...

What a great friend you are! I love your customized card with all the great touches, like the off-center pop-up and the perfectly colored golfer image. said...

Love how you did the banner at different heights.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fun golf themed card