We always have such fun at our demonstrator meetings. Besides talking about Stampin’ Up!-dates and business tips, we have a challenge to complete before the next meeting. It can be a tic tac toe, a color or sketch challenge, or a “BINGO” card to complete. Then everyone brings their challenge for “Show & Tell,” and we draw names for a winner who gets a small prize. Of course, we have snacks! – and a Make and Take.
This month’s Make & Take hostess was Carol, and she had a super fun “Twist and Pop” card. Here’s the front.
It’s the street scene from Mediterranean Moments stamped on Whisper White cardstock. Under the Basic Black layer, the card front is embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. You’re probably thinking, “I would have added a splash of color to the flowers just to add interest.” And if this were a simple greeting card, I would too. But take a peek inside…
How fun is that? The four panels are simply a watercolor wash on Shimmery White Cardstock. After the ink dried, we stamped the smaller images from Mediterranean Moments on three of the panels, and the sentiment (from Just Add Text) on the fourth. Then we layered them to the corresponding cardstock colors (Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, and Berry Burst). These are the colors in the Color Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack, which is the DSP used inside the card. I love that paper! One side of each piece is an ombré design. I love how Carol kept the front of the card very simple so it doesn’t compete with the inside.
There are lots of tutorials for the Twist and Pop card, but my favorite is from May May Made It Crafts. Her “twist & pop” mechanism is actually an extra layer for the card, but her tutorial is so easy to follow, and she’s fun to listen to. She doesn’t use Stampin’ Up! products, but you can easily substitute!
Give this technique a try. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is, and you’ll totally “wow!” the recipient.
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