Monday, January 2, 2017

A Twist and Pop Card for those special times!

Boy, another NEW YEAR has arrived!  I paused to think where are the robots around the house, and my flying car?   Not yet I'm afraid, my awesome futuristic life is still around the bend.....but hey, I'll wait some more, lol.  And it looks as if I may have to still fancy solution there either. Sigh.  [actually I love my stretching routines....and at this time of year, do you notice the shift in the morning light-- the most fantastic sun shiny mornings. really its lovely].

SO!  I am still going to post some of my christmas cards  - and do you know why?  Because I didn't finish posting some of them, but I promised myself that I would do more holiday cards in preparation for next year, and darn, I'm gonna do that!  How about you - any similar plans?

Here is the most complicated card(s) I did this 2016.....following the Twist and Pop Card Technique as I learned it watching Collette Mitrega's youtube demo. (click on link to view).

During the crafting of my first card, the one pictured with the poinsettia belly band, I  made double the cardstock pieces and was able to craft a second card rather quickly.  You can see how varied you can make the card's design, use your imagination.  The cards can fit into a regular envelope but depends on how " chubby " you make them, and that also affects the postage. I pay 1.00 for a normal card according to the postal standards, but for these I had to pay 1.80.  I'm fine with that.  You should see what I pay for some oversized cards :)!

A few more photos...

Nifty how they fold up!

And then POP right open! 

This version featured stickers made of vintage images on metallic stars  made by K & C0. I used some music sheet tissue paper to decoupage the panels and some glossy and glittery embossed it!

My final thoughts on these were that they have a 'cool factor' and are impressive for those special daughter's grandmother, for example got one....and the other went out to a lady who's in her 70's, so there you are.....a great technique for you to try too!