Thursday, February 21, 2013

Making a Stand-Up Card

Good morning crafters! Chrissy here to show you a neat little standing "card" you can make for the special honey in your life. You really don't need much and you can even dive into your stash and use up some paper you've been hoarding for the last year. Come on now. Don't lie. We already know you have some because we all hoard it too.

Christina Colón
The Twisted Muse

Isn't this just the cutest little "pop up" card? It's really easy to put together too. Here's what you'll need:

  • Globecraft Memories Fancy Bubble Frame
  • Piccolo Accents Small Flourishes
  • Piccolo Cranberry Wine Embossing Powder
  • Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive
  • Piccolo 3D Gel Enamel in Napthol Red
  • Scrapbook Paper (I used Secret Crush by Pink Paislee.)
  • Stickles
  • Sequins
  • Adhesive
  • Heat Tool

Step 1: Heat emboss the decorative frame piece. As this cools and sets, use the 3D gel to add color to the small flourishes you wish to use. 

Step 2: While the gel pieces are drying, cut your scrapbook paper to the appropriate size and shape of the individual pieces of the frame you wish to cover. I also attached the decorative frame as well as highlighted my image with my Stickles glue. You can also attach the bubble piece to its proper layer.

Step 3: Assemble the pieces of your frame.

Step 4: Add the back piece with the image. Don't forget to put the sequins in before you glue the back piece to the rest of the frame. Now is also the time to add your small flourishes.

Step 5: Sit back and admire before you give it to your honey! 

You don't have to use lovey-dovey papers like I did on this project. The great thing with these frames is that you can use any motif you desire! Head over to my blog to check out how I used the ever-popular steampunk theme to dress up a bubbleframe watch!

Thanks for hangin' out with me today!


Candy Spiegel said...

So cute! said...

Very cute little stand-up card! That Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive really makes it easy to get good coverage for using embossing powders.

Art Resurrected said...

Beautiful work Christina, I love the color contrasts. :)