Monday, June 28, 2010

Quack, Quack

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Don't you just love the critters from Cricut's "Create a Critter" cartridge? This is my first pop-up card, as well as, my first card using CAC. It was hard to decide which critter to use first. What helped me decide was that I did this for the three-year-old daughter of the couple I did the Precious Moments card for. My husband talks to her sometimes with a Donald Duck imitation and she loves it. One day she ran up to him and said quack quack; so this inspired the whole card.
I was inspired to make my pop-up design the way Karli at Crafting With Class did on her tissue box (just search for tissue box and you can find her tutorial). Like her, I dislike the way the card is all cut out in the one version of the pop-up card. So I just figured out how wide and tall I wanted the pop-up piece to be, and I made little boxes for the duck and sentiment. I really liked using the papers (can't remember if they were all by K&Company or not) and the colors. The flowers didn't photograph as well as I would like. The top layer is velum, and were colored from the back side. They look much nicer in person. I embossed the duck body on both ducks with the Cuttlebug sentiment folder, then I used the small dots on the body of the larger one. I had to add the pearls to add some bling, and along with that I stamped some swirls on the front and inside of the card. The ribbon was some $1 ribbon from Michaels.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - dry embossing
Caardvarks - wet or dry embossing
Creative Cottage Challenge - pearls and swirls
The Pixie Cottage - sketch and decorate the inside of card
Allsorts Challenge - embossing
ABC Challenge - dimension
Debra (dj1952)


Katie said...

Fabulous card!
Love the image and the pop up is fantastic!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card Debra -that chick is ADORABLE !
I wish I was brave enough to try a pop up card but think they may be a bit technical for me !
Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Tanya Rudd said...

Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage and for showing me a cute way to incorporate the Inside Out theme!

Anne said...

A gorgeous card! Love the papers you have used and the birds. Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Cheryl said...

oh love that bird so cute bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope to see you again soon,hugs cheryl xxxx

Michelle said...

Oh that is super cute the way it pops out, great job!

Monika Reeck said...

Your card is soooo cuuuuteee...lovely colors and lovely PP too...thanks for stopping by in my Blog maybe you want to win a digi Images see this post dear :

hugs, Monika

Heather said...

Adorable card inside and out. Thanks for playing at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card love the image ...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

joey said...

Hi Debra

fabulous card I so love that little chick, look at those pearls on her necklace lol, thanks for joining us at pollycraft