Saturday, 9 August 2014

Crazy 4 Challenges Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop-up Waterlilies Card

The challenge I am hosting this week at Crazy 4 Challenges, is to go 3D (something which I'm sure you have guessed by now I'm rather fond of!)
I've used products by Karen Burniston and Elizabeth Craft Designs on this very pink card! (Links to the products are at the bottom of the post.)


1. Die cut a hot pink card stock card base with the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Square with Ornate Edges Card die. Run this card base through a die cutting machine again, this time with with the Pop it Ups Lucy Label die, to create the pop-up part.

2. Repeat step 1 with pink Shimmer Sheetz. Then run the Shimmer Sheetz layer back through the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts card die, two more times, one time trimming 5mm from the top, and then again taking 5mm from the bottom. Cut 5mm from either side with a trimmer, and round off the corners with scissors. 
I actually cut my Shimmer Sheetz into 2 pieces along the fold line, so that the card folds better.

3. Snip out the label piece (so that it doesn't get embossed), and run the rest of the Shimmer Sheetz card layer through in the Damask embossing folder. Stick the Shimmer Sheetz layer to the pink card stock base. Stick on the Shimmer Sheetz label part.

4. Stamp the sentiment on a label cut from white card stock with the smaller label from the Lucy Label die set. 

5. Stick Elizabeth Craft Design waterlily peel-offs to water colour paper, colour with Tombow Dual Brush pens, and cut out (for more detail on this see below.)

6. Adhere waterlilies to the card, and adhere the white label with the stamped sentiment.

7. Cut some pink card stock measuring 11cm x 17cm and emboss it in the Flower Mosaic embossing folder. Adhere this to cover the back of the card.

8. Add the Lace Fan peel-off stickers to the top and bottom edges of this Flower Mosaic embossed card stock, on the outside of the card.

9. Add a white card stock tag to the outside of the card, and adhere a ribbon, and small peel-off flower, also coloured with Tombow pens.

You can see in the picture below, a little more clearly how I made the flowers. The Tombow Dual Brush pens are watercolour pens, so they don't stain the gold peel-off stickers in the same way that Copics do. (The black peel-offs are better for Copics.) I scribbled some pen colours onto a shiny surface, and used a Waterbrush pen to pick up the ink and paint it on. 
I coloured a petal at a time, and varied the amount of red, pink or purple which I used each time, to create slight colour variation between the different petals. 
Doing this kind of colouring is so much fun - I did most of the colouring on my lap, whilst watching 'Frozen Planet' with my 8 year old boy and chatting about it... pure enjoyment!!

You can see the colour variation better here.

The outside of the card.

Some of the products used:



  1. what a fantastic card ! love it ! thanks for sharing
    greetings, martina

  2. what an absolute beauty....just love the gold embossing and the vibrrant color of your flowers....a wow

  3. WOWSA. Helen, you have ruined me for the ECD August challenge now, because your card is all I see when I try to come up with something. FABULOUS creation!!!