Two fish, one fish, is that a cat I see?
This is meant as a fun card. Ever since I saw the Die-cutting essentials magazine issue 36 Underwater Friends die set, I have been planning to make some sort of interactive card with it.
Finding the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups’ Oval landscape Accordion -1108 die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs gave me the idea on how to proceed to tell a story through a card.
First there are two fish. Then there is one fish. then there is a cat’s face watching intently.
Did the cat do anything beyond watching? What do you think happened?
The cat’s face has a slit at the top and bottom so that it can slip off the pivot points and be signed or a greeting added. I used Grafix Dura-Lar .005 Clear Film, an archival polyester film to die cut 3 of the accordion sections. I then die cut 6 of the blue cardstock accordion sections and then all the fish and greenery pieces. I used a combination of Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue for around the blue oval frames because I could easily clean-up any messes with a damp paper towel. I used Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue for adhering the blue frames to the clear film because it needed to be a strong adherence for a sturdy frame.
Cats pop-up everywhere and this card is no exception. The inspiration for this card comes from Juliet and Romeo the two cats who live with the recipient of this card. The overstuffed chair is one that has been passed down in her family and a favorite of Romeo to curl up and sleep.
The chair is made from Karen Burniston’s 1071-Adirondack Chair with a custom fit slipcover cut from paper inside a large business envelop. The round blue pillow is cut from the front of the envelope and adhered to chair with foam tape. Romeo’s picture was supplied by his human companion and has a tab running thru the chair and attached to the floor. The afghan throw is from Echo Park’s A Perfect Summer by Lori Whitlock and is also attached to chair with foam tape. Wallpaper is from Colorbők’s Brights Photo Mats. The flooring is from Ms. Sparkle & Co. Paperie’s Woodgrain Neutral paper pad. The “Happy Birthday” was cut from black cardstock using Momenta Firefly’s Celebrate Happy Birthday die set 35516 R7. The floorboard molding on wallpaper was a scrap piece of white cardstock scored at the top and bottom edge.
Front of card has Juliet looking out a window. The window, shutters, flowers and flowerbox are from Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window set no. 1137 and decorated with white gel pen. The window glass is cut from the glassine window of the large business envelope that was upcycled to slipcover chair. The cat is cut from white cardstock using Karen Burniston’s 1024 – Cat die and then ink blended to get Juliet’s wolf-like grey fur. The “popping up to say” lettering comes from Karen Burniston’s 1027-Word Set 4- Just a Note. The letters were dotted with a black fine point felt tip pen.
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