Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Blast off with an Interactive Card

Today I have an interactive birthday card to share.  I had a lot of fun making it and I hope you enjoy it!  I have quite a few pictures to show.

Jen Carter Pop Up Rocket 1

This is the front.  You can see that I've used quite a few of the new products from Frantic Stamper on it.  For this card I wanted the rocket to actually be blasting off!  So I made the die cut going off of the top of the card with a sparkly trail of fire following it.  I really like the new launch pad die, I think it is so unique and it made the blast off theme even more realistic!  The rocket, fire &  launch pad are all from the new Rocket Launch die set.  The cloud at the top was cut with one of the dies from the Stitched Cloud Edgers dies.  The sentiment is put together using stamps from the Sentiments from Space clear stamp set.  I masked and pieced the "to a" together (the sentiment continues inside).

Jen Carter Pop Up Rocket Inside Full 2

Here's what it looks like when you open the card up.  (I accidentally warped my corner a little when I heat embossed the inside sentiment, oops!)  The sentiment says, "out of this world birthday".  

Jen Carter Pop Up Rocket Inside Closeup 4

I used the Pop Up Card Bases dies to create the pop up background.  I started by cutting several places in my cardstock with the dies where I knew I'd want to attach my images (you can see this better in the last photo of this post). Then, I die cut and stamped my images to adhere.  It was important to carry the scene that I started with on the front of the card over to the inside so that it looked like a continuation of the same scene.  I cut more clouds to adhere.  The front cloud is popped up on the first pop up base.  

Jen Carter Pop Up Rocket Inside Side 3

I die cut the rocket and fire trail just like I did on the front of the card and attached.  Since it was now against the night sky, and not the cloud, I stamped the inside window to show the stars in the window.  The window stamp is included in The Final Frontier clear stamp set.  Using that same stamp set I also stamped the stars in the background with VersaMark ink.

Jen Carter Pop Up Rocket Inside Side 6

That darling UFO (UFO's can be darling right, lol?) was cut with the Flying Saucer die.  How unique is that?  I love that the little aliens from the Monster Mash Up stamp set (with coordinating Monster Mash Outline dies) are the perfect size to fit right inside the UFO!  I colored the alien with copics and attached the alien to the UFO and then attached the whole thing to one of the cut outs made using the pop out dies.  

Jen Carter Pop Up Rocket Inside Side Closeup 1

Here's a side view of what it looks like.  You can see it is still fairly flat even though it looks very dimensional from the front.  It is a little bulkier than a regular card but so much fun!

If you'd like to see a video I put together showing how to use the Pop Up Card Bases dies, you can click here and here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Paper: DCWV Foil, MFT Lush Lagoone, PTI Enchanted Evening, White & Simply Chartreuse
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Emobbosing Powder Fine White Filigree, Zing Butter, Wow Super Fine Apple Red, Tsukineko Silver


Karen B. said...

Super cute!

JustMargo said...

Love this card! I have all the pieces to replicate it but cannot figure out how you got yellow stars and a blue background for the rocket inside the card. Any tips to help me with this one? It's just so cute!!!

Jen Carter said...

Thanks Margo! I used a stamp set from Frantic Stamper that is designed to fit in the rocket window perfectly. I embossed the yellow stars onto the blue card stock. Here's the link to the stamp set:

JustMargo said...

Of course!!! Thank you so much! Love your work!!

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