Friday, November 30, 2012

Year of the Horse Sister Stamp Blog Hop

Welcome back today for the 2nd posting of the the newly released Sisters Stamps Zodiac Stamp set: The Year of the Horse. For the Horse image being release at this same time as the Year of the Snake, I chose a similar kind of Pop 'n Cut" card. SVG cut file is from Paper Pulse. For those who have SCAL2/3 and can use your Silhouette to cut this FREE cut file can be found here. The medallion is a cut file sized to be 3-1/2" and can be found here. The message "happy" was made using my SCAL computer program: cutting the words using the FREE font style Lavenderia Sturdy and making a shadow (offset). Nothing on the card front was popped with foam dots since the card itself was bulky enough.
Slowly open the card to reveal a lot of dimension inside:
Year banner is cut using Arial font on the SCAL library. Banner (also part of the SCAL library)is popped with foam tape:
Inside medallion is cut 2-3/4", then adhered with foam tape: The newly released Sisters Stamps Year of the Horse Copic colors used E29, E44, E55, E27, E21, E34. Originally, the image was to be positioned on top of the medallion but then I decided to position it in between the stage and the pop up so I used my craft knife to cut a slit in the stage. Then used a clear acetate strip as the pop up. The acetate is anchored inside the stage. The Horse image is attached using sticky tape. Instruction for the Floating Floor (stage) can be found on Karen Burniston's blog.
There were some scraps from cutting the inside so I decided to use it for the shadow of the Horse Kanji. The Kanji is a clip art imported into SCAL and cut using my Silhouette.  Making the shadow was simple. The Horse Kanji is adhered to the punched (Martha Stewart) grass using foam tape.
Bottom inside card is using the left over Bo Bunny Serenity scrap from the front. Letters are cut out using Arial font with SCAL
Side view of the card and the mechanics:

Components to make this card: lots of pieces. 
More details:
Paper: Bo Bunny Serenity Collection, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Certainly Celery, Recollections Black, Recollection Vanilla, Neenah White
Ink: Brown to sponge the edges , Momento Black
Hope you enjoyed this project. Happy crafting to all of you.
Please join the others who are participating in this exciting Year of the Horse release for their posting:


eunice said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Love absolutely everything about this card!!!! That medallion is so neat, paired with the adorable horse and pop up and everything turned out just fabulous! You are just amazing, gurl!

Lisa Lara said...

So amazing Patti.

Jazzmom said...

Another gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing ...

Laura said...

WOW!! Amazing detail and love the pop-up! Beautiful card as always!

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done Patti!!!
Paper Hugs,

Leanne said...

Wow Patti!!! This is awesome! I love the whole project!!