Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! I have been trying to use some pop-up dies I haven't used recently. So I went through my collection and realized I have only used the Little Twist Panel once. I decided to create a birthday card using that pop-up along with the cupcakes from Cupcake Add-Ons that recently came out.
For this card, I started with an A2 sized card base using smooth white cardstock. I found this great birthday paper and decided since there were pandas on the patterned paper, I would go with a panda theme.
I die cut the pop-up mechanism from a light blue cardstock, then I marked on my patterned paper where the pop up comes out and made two slits so I could just slide my paper over the mechanism, hiding the panel underneath. I will try to make a short video on how to do this at some point. I find it easier to do it that way then trying to add paper on top and have it match to the paper underneath.
I then die cut three cupcakes (two for the inside and one for the outside of the card) from the Cupcake Add-Ons die set. I cut them from smooth white cardstock, then used my Simon Says Stamps Pawsitively Saturated inks to add color to the cupcake wrappers. I used Copic markers to added detail to the icing. I die cut cherries to go on top of each cupcake. I colored these in with Copic markers as well and then added Glossy Accents to each cherry. I also added glitter gel to the cupcakes and set them aside to dry.
I die cut two border pieces using Karen Burniston's Border Blends - Trims and put them together to add some detail to my card. I placed them to break up the patterned paper and the piece to sign the card.
I die cut the word Sweet using Karen Burniston's You're Sweet die set. I cut the word from light blue cardstock and black cardstock, trimmed the "you're" from the die cut, then glued the pieces together. I added glitter gel to the word to add some dimension. I then stamped the sentiment "birthday wishes" on to a piece of black cardstock using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder.I added the cupcakes to the pop-up mechanism and then added some confetti and hearts to the center to add some extra detail.
For the front of the card, I created a panda bear using Studio Light Bear Ted Friendz die set. Then I added the third cupcake in front of the panda bear.
I stamped the sentiment on the front using MFT - Sugar-Coated Sentiments.
I die cut several rectangles to create dimension on the front of the card. The white rectangle the bear sits on, I added some yellow ink behind him and then added different colors of ink by flicking it on with a paint brush.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you find some crafty inspiration today. Happy Crafting!