Friday 2 May 2014

spring colours

As soon as I saw the new challenge over at fussy and fancy I thought of this card. Then I realized that Annie's dt piece was a pop-up box too. However mine was done weeks ago. My friend who lives in Africa asked me to make her a couple of birthday cards for her children and this was one of them.

I first saw this on Linda Page's Blog here. Thanks for all the instructions xx.

For the sides I cut inked the biggest slim jim horizontally with distress inks:
faded jeans
tumbled glass
mustard seed
shabby shutters
peeled paint
spritzed with water and stamped on white  card. I made 4 pieces like this and then cut them up to size. I tried to create landscapes so did not squidge inks in straight lines.

After drying them with a heat tool, I used Clarity stamp grasses and stamped in black archival ink. On the main back panel I stamped sentiment and 10 in black archival and clear embossed it. These are also from Claritystamp.

Then i die cut several flowers using spellbinders dies and assembled them as shown. I used matching distress glitters for the centres of flowers. 

The recipient or her mum sure like the card. I hope you do too, Theresa xx

Finished card i 20x20 cm.

I would like to enter this card in:

fussyandfancy challenge - spring colours
wordartwednesday - anything goes


  1. What a BEAUTFIUL Spring card in a box!! I love all the flowers and the colours are so cheery and Spring like!! Such a wonderful Spring scene that you have created!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!!!

  2. Beautiful Card in a Box, Theresa really have captured the theme of Spring Colours. Fabulous flowers too thanks for entering it into the Fussy & fancy Challenge and good luck xxx Annie

  3. Gorgeous pop-up box, Theresa! The flowers and panels are so beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

  4. Wow! Great pop-up box card, the scene you've created on it is fab, so clever xx Zoe xx

  5. Wonderful colours so bright n happy xx

  6. Such a lovely card Theresa. xxx Really Beautiful xxx

  7. Great box card Theresa and the colours are just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for entering the Fussy and Fancy Challenge and good luck...Jo. X

  8. Beatyful Card in a Box. The colours are brightful. I love the flowers. Very stylish work. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Spring Colours challenge/Katharina