Saturday, January 22, 2011

Popcorn The Bear 3D Card

This wonderful card represents my time in the studio last night.

A big Friday night for me is an opportunity to just putter away in the studio with the TV for background sound. I was reading this Papercraft magazine from the UK and decided to try one of the free enclosed projects.

I just can't get over the generosity of these magazines from overseas. Crafter's Companion provided all the artwork for this wonderful paper kit. I have so many cards I can make but I was really attracted to the box card.

Popcorn the Bear could not be cuter! These decoupage sheets called to me so I spent a little time cutting them out. The lazy part of me wished they were already die cut...but the sentimental me thought how nice it it is to handcraft a card from scratch. The box was a good challenge. You can't see the lines that are already marked in the artwork. I used my Ultimate scoring tool to score all the lines so the box would have crisp edges.

At this point it occurred to me that my collection of paper flowers would really come in handy to embellish this box.

The magazine provided a "how to" and a photo of their finished card for inspiration.

I really enjoyed building my 3D bear.

My own flowers then created some fabulous borders.

The last step was to mount the paper box to a card body.
I think you know what I'll be doing today......I need a box for this card.

Enjoy your Saturday and my crafty blogger links!

About Family Crafts
The current make-it-over craft challenge is all about making Valentine card and treat holders. Do you have a favorite to share?

Aileen's Musings
Aileen has a new product announcement and giveaway!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses some free digital files to create new cards.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside there is a tutorial on how to make recycled tape measure bracelets, using portmanteaus in your designs, vampire legends from a bunch of countries, Squam registration info and how to draw cute and crafty ladies such as you might be.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy's done some crafty Valentine's shopping, wee!

Cross Stitch at About.com
The road to success is not an easy path, but the journey is certainly worth it. Stitch the free Road to Success Sampler as a colorful reminder.

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Have you ever crafted by camplight? Come on a crafting adventure with Eileen.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Learn how to make custom handcrafted ear wires in this week's video on demand for JTV's Jewel School!

Mixed Media Artist
Give your photos a delightful old-fashioned look, while still keeping the color!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
See how to make a flattened coil and recycled sweater bound journal inspired by the book Creative Bloom

3 comments :

Irene said...

I have to be honest with you, it would have to be someone really special for me to part with that card. I'm still in acquisition mode.

ENJAY said...

Thats fabulous Carmi! Love the flowers you've added!!.
Nicola.xx

Eileen Bergen said...

That is sooo cute. The flowers are a great finishing touch.

Unless your brother is younger than six or seven, you may even get this one back to save ;-)