Thursday, April 24, 2014

Music Box Card with Leaky Shed Studio Swirl

Hi, Veronica here today to share with you a lovely Pop Up Box Card.  Apparently these beautiful and crafty cards have been around, but I never knew about them!  I guess because I tend to do albums I don't really look at cards though I do make cards occasionally. 

I was hanging out with my girlfriend, she and I always do a weekly crop and show & tell.  Anyway she brought over a beautiful steam punk-ish pop up card she made and I thought it was awesome.  She found the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. Click the link and Dina will walk you through.  You should try one, they are so fun and easy to make.

Well instead of using a lot of stamped images I decided to use the Leaky Shed Studio awesome laser cut chipboard. 

I had some musical notes chipboard on hand and thought it would be great to use them as a birthday themed card.  Can't you just hear it!  Happy Birthday To You ... Happy Birthday To You.  This card can be for both male and female.

I decided to add a beautiful Swirl Vine which I cut into pieces and then I embossed them in Silver embossing powder.

Doesn't it look like confetti popping out of the card.  I also wanted of course to use my musical notes which is where I got my inspiration from.

I used a slightly different technique on my Musical Notes because I wanted them to look more like real metal.  My steps were:
1.  Paint the LSS chipboard black with acrylic paint
2.  Emboss with silver embossing powder
3.  Emboss with clear embossing powder

By embossing the Leaky Shed Studio chipboard a third time the paint from the bottom starts to bubble to the surface and that is where you get the flecks of black showing through.

I hope you enjoyed my Pop Up Box Card today, I will definitely be making more of these.  Thank you for stopping by and letting me share with you.

Happy Scrapping ... Veronica (kitsnbitscraps)

Leaky Shed Studio Product Used:
Music Border (new item in stores soon)
Musical Notes (518)
Swirl Vine (715-1)