Up Up and Away

How adorable is this Doggie and Kite!  I submitted this card for a magazine and it didn’t get published (I know GASP), so you get the pleasure of some step-by-step instruction on how to create it.  How cool is that?!
I love how you can use Whimsy’s Brick Background to create the “wall” for this card!
I also used the Farmhouse Shiplap Background stamp to create the flower box. 


Whimsy Products:
Coloring Medium: Copics
Dog – E53 E55 E57 E59, R20, C10
Kite – R24 R29, YR04 YR09, Y15
Bricks – C1 C3 C5 C7, E31 E35 E37
Planter – E31 E33 B21
Sky – B24 N2
Full Card Instructions:
Card size: A2 Mountain Fold
Other Supplies used: Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, cutter, liquid adhesive, tape runner, foam pop-up tape, Scissors,  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Red Berry, English Mustard), die cut machine, white cardstock, green cardstock
·     Color clouds on compatible white cardstock.
·     Die cut cloud background using largest rectangle die from Shaker Maker Combo die
·     Die cut the slider using largest slider piece from the Slip ‘n Slide die set and both small circle dies from set.  
·     Pop up the rectangle cloud piece layer using a single layer of foam tape onto the card base.
·     Adhere the cut out slider piece insert within the slider window, directly on card base.
·     Create the slider mechanism using a single layer of 1/4 inch foam pop-up tape sandwiched between the two small die cut circles and slide into the die cut opening with one circle inside and one on top of slider opening.
·     Color Doggie and Kite with your favorite coloring medium and cut out. 
·     Adhere image to exposed slider circle.  Check to make sure slider works and the image is in a desired position both up and down.
·     Color Brick Wall background and cut to desired size.  (2 1/4 x 4 1/4) 
·     Pop up the brick wall with a double layer of pop-up foam tape onto cloud base layer. **Make sure you do not block slider area with foam tape.
·     Cut out clouds using cloud die.  Adhere some to card front with tape runner and pop-up one of the clouds if desired. Keep pop up cloud single layer to not block slider mechanism.
·     Create a flower box by cutting a 3/4 X 10 inch strip of paper.  Stamp with the Farmhouse Shiplap background stamp.  Color with favorite coloring medium.
·     Score strip at 2 3/4, 2 7/8, 3, 6 1/2, 6 5/8, 6 3/4 
·     Fold a mountain fold at first score, valley fold on second score and mountain on third score. Repeat on other side.  End pieces should overlap.  Adhere together.  You have just created a flower box for your card that can collapse down for mailing. Neat huh?
·     Glue to front lower portion of the card with the overlap being hidden towards the back.
·     Add thin strips of paper in complimenting color for Flower box edging to complete the look.
·     Cut strips of grass with the green cardstock and embellish flower box and lower card front.
·     Die cut flower stems using Christmas Branches die and adhere inside flower box
·     Die cut flowers using the Shaker Maker Combo Die set and adhere to the stems
·     Add Nuvo Crystal drops to the flowers

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