Sunday, 10 August 2014


This is the challenge proposed by Artful Times.... Definitely a challenge for me and my creation gave me serious headaches...

I attempted a pop-up card but I had no template. After several goes, it looked as I wanted it to look but then... when I closed it, my pop-up elements peeked out of the folded card significantly! I just added 2 pieces of cardstock to extend the original card and the finished card is  now roughly 8"x8" instead of A5.

As well as being large, the finished project is quite thick so I created a band to hold the card closed with a piece of ribbon and a slider made out of shrink plastic.

The stamps used are all from Paper Artsy Hot pick 1208, the patterned paper a magazine freebie.

Now for the kinetic part, drum roll...
The London landscape has been die-cut out of Core'dination cardstock with X-Cut dies. Each die-cut is stuck on its own step, spaced by 1.5 cm. I stamped on the back page and added a die-cut for the sentiment.
The embellishments are also die-cut with the same X-Cut set.

A closer look:

With hindsight, I should have taken a side view and waited for daylight to give you better pictures!

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Well done on the save. I've made a few pop ups and it's a little shocking when you get it all lined up and then close he card only to find the bits are hanging out all over Grrrrr. Like your scene and of course the PA stamps are fab

  2. Great card, love the pop up element and love the improvisation to make it fit.

    Sylv xx

  3. Huge congrats you did a fabulous job! Lovely card and the pop up is fantastic :-) xxx

  4. Beautiful card! And very clever to make the slide!

  5. Wow, C, what a terrific card from front to inside!! I love the front that gives anticipation and the inside is totally grand!! The pix are perfect. You know me, I love dimension!

  6. Well, thanks first of all for persevering at this challenge. All the hard work paid off though as you have produced a fabulous card. Not easy to make IMO but you have mastered it. Well done.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx