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Just Add Ink #154

 Hi there

It has been a race against time to get this card posted before the deadline of the Just Add Ink #154 challenge.  This week the challenge is to create a pop-up card.  I love making special cards and 3-D projects and I have been wanting to do one of these for a while.  I had the idea very quickly, but the execution took longer than I expected (I can hear 'just stick it down' echoing in my head!).  I think this is what you call a 'labour of love' as it will be my Mum's birthday in less than 2 weeks, so this one is for her.

I have used the beautiful 'Stippled Blossoms' stamp set which is perfect for elegant floral cards. The colour combos for the flowers are Pretty in Pink with Regal Rose highlights and Regal Rose with Rose Red highlights. The green combo is Wild Wasabi with Gumball Green highlights, which I was very happy with.

You will have to excuse the lighting in the photos as it was very gloomy in Melbourne this afternoon, so I had to use artificial light. This is the front of the card, which is 14cm x 14cm.

For the pop-up feature, I wanted a flower box full of blossoms and this is what I came up with.

The flower box has been embossed with the Woodgrain folder that has been inked with Soft Suede first. I die cut an oval and adhered it to the back of the flower box and used it as the base to arrange the blossoms. I think the Honeycomb embossed panel at the rear makes a nice backdrop for the blossoms and sentiment.  Overall, I was pretty happy with the result.

The mechanism is very simple, a couple of straight cuts through the centre of the insert as shown below. The only tricky bit is adhering the insert so that it folds properly, but stays upright when open. 



Project Details
Stamps Stippled Blossoms, Bring on the Cake, Afterthoughts (Hostess, retired)
Card stock & Papers Regal Rose, Rose Red, Bazzill Linen, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink textured (retired), Soft Suede, Subtles Pattern Stack
 Ink Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green, Soft Suede
Accessories Basic Pearls
Tools     Needlepoint Border, Swiss Dots, Honeycomb, Designer Frames, Woodgrain embossing folders,  Labels Framelits, Ovals Framelits, Limitless Layers Ovals (not SU), Ovals Die (retired), Beautiful Wings Sizzlit, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch,Wide Oval punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green), Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks for looking!

ETA: Thanks to the DT for choosing this card as the winner this week.




Such a gorgeous card. The pop up makes the card extra special.


This is SO beautiful!

Rush'd Lady

Lovely card! I believe I have that flower set and now see the possibilities in it! My sister sent me a link to your sponge dauber holder case. Is it Stampin' Up or something else you use to carry them in? I just use a plastic fishing tackle box, but sometimes it's hard to dig them out of it.


Totally gorgeous Judy!

Kay Miller

OH MY WORD!!! This is one AMAZING card!! Look at the work you have done! And it's absolutely gorgeous!! Gorgeous Gorgeous!! I have to go back and look at it again!!

Nina Riley

Love this so much--every time I page through the blogs and see this one. It is just gorgeous.

Susan Joyce

Awesome card Judy, love every detail. Congratulation's on you win at JAI well deserved your cards are truly amazing.




Wow, what a beautiful card Judy. Your Mum is going to love it.


Judy your card is just stunning. Love the colours you've chosen and I know your mum is going to just treasure this one. x


So glad you got to share your card in time Judy. Truly beautiful, congratulations. Carolyn

Christine Blain

Oh my goodness - look at that flower box!! This is absolutely beautiful, Judy, and I am sure your Mum will appreciate all the love that's gone into making it. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

Mary Kelly

A beautiful card Judy - it sure was a labour of love, but so worth it. The honeyomb embossing looks a little like a window behind the flowers.

Katherine Elliot

OH what a show stopper!!!! I love this! I hope the recipient appreciates the work that went into this- it's so beautiful!

Mae Collins

This is such a beautiful card. I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week and I am so glad you got it entered in time.

Narelle Farrugia

This is such a stunning card Judy - love those flowers in their mix of pinks! I'm so glad you were able to make it before the challenge ended with this gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink!


Wowzers this card is a stunner!! I love the feminine colour pallet you have chosen.
Fantastic entry for the pop up challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

JAI Design Team

Nikki Spencer

Really beautiful Judy and l love your choice of stamps and colour. I'm sure your mum will will love it too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Kim Badelt

The front is delightfully elegant Judy and the inside just gorgeous with that wonderful flower box. Love the colours and agree that the honeycomb folder makes a perfect background. Thanks for joining us at Just add Ink this week.

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