Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Imaginarium Designs- Pop Up Card/ Happy Days

Hi There

I'm up on the  Imaginarium Designs blog with a mix of Imaginarium Designs & Graphic 45 goodness! This first project is a Shabby Chic 3D Pop up card.

(These 2 projects were the other 2 I submitted for the Final round for the G45 DT call)

This is the inside of the card once fully opened

To alter the Heart Top Picket Fence first paint with gesso. Use Ranger Distress ink in Walnut Stain & gently/ randomly swipe to give a more vintage appearance.

To alter the window with lattice & shutters first paint with gesso. Once dry paint a thick coat of Ranger Distress Crackle paint in Shabby Shutters. Let the paint dry for a few minutes then take a heat gun & hold it close to the paint. This helps the paint to dry & creates the paint to crackle & bubble more!

The outside of the card

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used

Heart Top Picket Fence IDB0005

Window with Lattice & Shutters IDS0016

Other Products Used
Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Alphabet Sheet
Prima Flowers
Ranger Distress Ink Wlnut Stain
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in Shabby Shutters
Martha Stewart Punch

After playing with shabby chic pretty colours I wanted to change to some vintage coppers & browns. This page is of my baby girl Evie Jools.

 The Happy Days Title was a great match for this photo. I first painted the title with gesso then inked the title with versacolour ink in sky blue. Once this was dry I painted a coat of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy. I use a heat gun to help crackle the paint.Once completely dry I randomly inked some Ranger Distress ink in Walnut Stain so that the brown ink went into the cracks of the paint.

I cut this Vine Flourish in half & placed half on either side of the flower cluster. To alter it paint a top coat of gesso. Once dry use your finger to dab Imapsto on the leaves. Pain a thick coat of Shimmerz in Spiced Copper over the entire flourish. While it is still wet sprinkle some Copper Embossing powder randomly on flourish. Use a heat gun to set embossing powder.

By using a mix of the Impasto, Shimmerz & Embossing Powder it creates lots of texture to the chipboard

I kept the clock & compass simple first painting with gesso. Then using versa colour ink in Ash Rose I inked the entire clock. i cut the clock in half & placed half  on either side of the page

Imaginarium Designs Products Used

IDFL0004 Vine Flourish

IDP0069 Happy Days Phrase

IDS0062 Clock & Compass

Other Products Used
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary papers
Bo Bunny Paper Doilies
Prima Flowers
Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Versa Colour Ink Ash Rose
Versa Colour Ink Sky Blue
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy
Shimmerz Spiced Copper
Embossing Powder Copper

Thanks for joining me this month for Imaginarium Designs.  Don't forget that further inspiration by others, as well as the Design Team, can be found on the Imaginarium Designs Ning Site too!

 Also, don't forget to leave a comment on this post over at the Imaginarium Designs blog, to be in the monthly draw to win a package of Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

Cheers Shell XX


  1. WOW! Shell!!!!! These projects are incredible!! Your fussy cutting is amazing...and the way you create scenes and dimension! HOLY MOLEY!!!

  2. wow you've got some awesome and creative paper projects posted here, Absolutely amazing!!!!

  3. These are both stunning projects but that card is something else! Just gorgeous!

  4. WOW WOW WOW!! These are amazing, so many details, so much cutting out.. I really am in awe of both of these, the card and that gorgeous layout.. beautiful creations..


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