Hi there and welcome to Renee’s Corner and what an exciting project I have for you!
- Type of project: Card-making
- Occasion: Birthday
- Style: Pop-out card front
- Techniques used: Colouring and paper folding
- Main colours: Red, Orange, Blue, Green, Pink, Brown
- Medium used: Spectrum Noir Markers
- Equipment used: Crafters Companion Scorer and Paper Trimmer
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Fun Cards that are simple to create!
A Fun Pop-out Card using digital stamps called “Squirrel friends” by Di’s Digis is on the…… (shall I say)…. cards for today, lol! (full pun intended). This project is pretty simple and very Diy!
I really enjoyed putting it together, especially colouring the critter scene. I love the freedom it gives me to imagine colouring for a children’s storybook and this is the inspiration I drew on.
The Pop-out feature is what adds the fun element and dimension to the card.
In the Beginning
To start, I selected the paper I wanted to use from the paper pad “Colours of Summer” by Crafters Companion. To compliment it I chose a brown kraft paper card-front. The Kraft paper was also used to create the simple pop out feature at the front as well. Since this card is for a child from 5-8 years, I chose a critter image…. (aren’t those squirrels adorable?).
Choosing the Colours
With the image and papers chosen, I selected markers in colours that coordinated with the pattern for a more cohesive look. The brand of markers I chose for this project is Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.
The Pop-Out Feature
Next I created the fun pop-out feature. I cut two pieces to the size of the kraft paper which I used to mat the image in the foreground. The first piece was scored in the middle and glued to the top. Using the scorer on the paper trimmer, I scored the second piece three times…in the middle and on either side of the scored middle line. Next I glued it to the bottom.
Once both pieces were adhered to the back of the foreground, I then put the rest of the card together. First I matted the coloured image to the kraft paper in the foreground. Next I added the patterned paper to the kraft paper card front (background) and then glued the two pieces together.
There you have it…what a fun card! I must say I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the end result of today’s project! Looking forward to revealing to you my next card project.
Renee Hamilton is from Trinidad and Tobago. Renee has been writing for TPC since 2023. Renee started paper crafting in 2008 and she mostly do Cardmaking, 3D and interactive projects. Her paper projects are often made in a Clean and Simple or a Whimsical style.