|Front of the Garden Bench Die Card|
There is no end to the possibilities of cards and projects one can make using Karen Burniston's Pop-It Up dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. She is on a roll! And as a pop-up card lover, I am delighted. Now if someone would also design some sentiments for these dies, it would make it a lot easier on me! I search and search for the perfect thing to say on a card. I had to resort to the internet to find something for this one. I think it works okay, and thank goodness I have a computer that I can use to print what I want to say.
This little garden bench die is rapidly becoming my favorite die. I keep thinking of fun things to do with it. And so do my friends! Ann Cumbie plans to make a Halloween bench, complete with a spooky street lamp behind the bench. I have some ideas for Halloween, too, and I will post when I get one made. In the meantime, here is a great one for your friends who are gung-ho exercisers.
|Inside of Garden Bench card|
I love the little accessory die that is the tree behind the bench. It can be so versatile--with or without leaves and flowers, and it can be used for any season. Plus, the shapes that make us the leafy sections can also be used for clouds. Woodgrain embossed paper makes a great bench, too. I used white woodgrain paper here.
The paved section under the bench is from an old stash of paper from Club Scrap. The grass-printed paper is also from my stash of paper, and I think it probably came from Michael's long ago. I hope it is still being printed, since I plan on searching for more. It works great on pop-up cards that need to be little scenes.
Triple Pivot Butterfly Card
Above is my interpretation of Karen Burniston's Triple Pivot Card. Why make a simple pivot card when you can do a special manipulation with the pivot card die and make a triple pivot card? It is far more interesting. Of course, it is also very labor intensive, so I recommend once you have this technique mastered, make several cards at a time, using assembly line methods. Each step will get easier if you do it this way. Plus it will really groove the technique into your brain so you won't have to re-run the YouTube video again and again like I did! And here is the inside of the card: