I have a lot of fun being one of the design team for Bitten by the Bug 2 and the challenge for the next two weeks is anything birthday. How perfect is that because you always need ideas for birthdays. I mentioned before that every year I do special birthday cards for my family which has been growing with marriages and children. I now do 17 cards and choose a different technique each year, so that while they are the same kind of card, they are personalized to the people’s interests. This year the technique is a pop-up wiper card and this is the card for my son-in-law’s birthday.
Front of Card
This is the card open with the hand popped up. Since I am making so many of the wiper cards, I designed the base pieces on Design Space using rectangles and score lines. I also put panels in the design, but when using patterned cardstock as the main pieces, you don’t need those decorative panels. I have also started using more print, then cut elements. In this card those are the hand and whiskey bottle which came from Designbundles.net. After printing and cutting them, I added Glossy accents to the glass and bottle. I actually did two sets, so that after the Glossy Accents dried, I could choose the best one. The front image is a stamp from Unity Stamp Company called Not Always…But and It is so nice to incorporate my stamps into my Cricut projects. The front sentiment is cut and written on the Cricut. The “whiskey” and “cheers to you” are cut out of vinyl using Signature Scripts. I like vinyl because it cuts well for small items and it lays really flat. Since the hand sweeps up as it opens, you have to really watch what goes on the back of the of the card or it will catch.
Here is a video showing the action of the card which is the best part.
Make sure to go over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to add your own birthday project made with your Cricut by September 12. – Denise