Hello, hello, I felt like trying something I haven’t done yet when making this weeks Crazy4Challenges challenge card. This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge, which means I follow the sketch for the front, but I can do whatever I want on the inside. I decided to do a fun pop up mechanism, using multiple die sets.
Here is the sketch
And this is what I came up with
I say this with every interactive card but this one definitely has all the fun is in the reveal, to see this card in action please check out my FACEBOOK page, feel free to join if you would like to share your own crafty creations. You can also see a video of this card on my INSTAGRAM page.
To see the rest of the beautiful cards by the very talented design team please check this out C4C blog
I wanted a fun patterned paper that would be good for a masculine card and this is what I found. The Kaleidoscope paper is double sided and the yellow paper I used throughout the card is the backside of the patterned paper. With the exception of the 2 Stampin Up cardstock colours I used below, the rest of the colours are from scraps of the Kaleidoscope paper.
Starting with the card base and the beginning of the sketch layout. I decided to make a slimline card.
Fun times, I used 2 of Karen Burnistons dieset to make this mechanism, the Twist Panel Pop up and the Gift Pivot Panel. Combining the two mechanisms was Karen’s idea, and here is her VIDEO which I recommend watching. (This version of the mechanism is about half way through the video)
I thought that I would try to add a few more panels to the end, and I’m excited to say IT WORKED. I think the added length adds balance because it is long the other direction.
If I I was making this again I would cut 2 of the double panels, but not trim them apart, so instead of adding one on each side of the pivot panels, then another one on each side of that, I will just add the 2 on each side at the same time.
The gifts are from the Gift Pivot Panel die set. The balloons are and streamers are from the Explosion pop up set.
To check out some more twist panel cards check these out