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
Freshly Brewed Challenges - anything goes
Caardvarks - wet or dry embossing
Creative Cottage Challenge - pearls and swirls
The Pixie Cottage - sketch and decorate the inside of card
Truly Scrumptious - sketch
Allsorts Challenge - embossing
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Pinkalicious
ABC Challenge - dimension