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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hi, all.  Before I retired for the evening, I did want to share a project with you.  It's a Mother's Day card I made.  I don't have anyone to give it to, so I plan on giving it to someone who may need it.

Unfortunately, I do not have a cut.file for this; however, I will have a video tutorial soon on how to do the pop-up.  I didn't realize how difficult making a video could be! My first video is probably going to be a real doozey!  I've had the camera for a while but never really used it.  I just got a new battery and I have attempted several drafts, but I'm having a problem with sufficient lighting, angles, and I'm having a problem with my sound.  (I hope I don't have to purchase another camcorder).  Hopefully, it won't be long.  In the meantime, here's the card...

This is a closed view:

(Click for larger view)
This is the open view: 

You probably can't tell from this photo shot but the entire bird pops out; here you can only see the tail (click on the larger view, maybe you can see it better)

Over the last several days I've posted only blog updates, and I did want to share something with you, so I put this together -- quickly.  It may not be very nice, but I hope you like it enough to comment.

Have a pleasant evening, thanks for visiting me, and...

 I'll be seeing you!


shari said...

Audrey, Your card is beautiful! I love the colors, can't wait to see the video. Shari (cricutrookie)

paperscissors said...

oh my gosh!!! as i was checking my dashboard, i saw the card front was so beautiful and elegantly embellished, i had to check it out but never did i imagine the inside (where i simply write a message) would be the showstopper!!! congrats on your sunshine award, i was going to give you the award because you and discoflower are my most frequent visitors who also leave loving comments and have inspired me to do more! but you already had the award so i passed it forward to others.

paperscissors said...

oops! i think i made an error in naming flowerdisco, discoflower??!! did i do that? i can't see my post yet so i am not certain, i would not want to embarass Flowerdisco who i adore by making that mistake!!!

flowerdisco said...

Audrey, the front of the card took my breath away and when I saw the inside it brought tears to my eyes.

Brens Designs said...

Wow! Your mother's day pop-up card is beautiful. I look forward to the video.

- - Sheryl - - said...

nice card.
I bought a couple Pop Up how to bonks at the book store.
Have I done any ... not really ... but would love to try some intricate ones.

Good luck with your camera!!

thkelly said...

Good mourning to you Audrey. Doing my daily dashboard blog hop and you are always on my routine Hee Hee. Love your card as usual. I too no longer have Mom around and do miss her also. I try to do a scrapbook LO tho for her on Mother's day since I can't give a card. The border punch you used is one of my favs. It's a very girly feminine punch. If you do wind up looking for a new camera let me know which you are looking for and why, I too am in the market for one and it is so confusing. I my just let my DH pick one out LOL. Well I'll check back later, very excited about the outcome and good luck to all. See you soon.

Melissa S said...

Beautiful card! I love anything pop-up. My kids and I collect every pop-up book we find!

flowerdisco said...

Audrey, I do not know if we have to follow the rule of 6 or not. I did not even think about it. But, who's going to come and take them away, right? Maybe, I won't get any more awards for not following the rules. :(

Fern said...

OMWord, this is gorgeous!! Love the scallop punched edges and the way the bird pops out!! Amazing!!