Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cranes In Flight Explosion Card

Here's a card I created for the Michael Strong's Yahoo group June-July 2013 challenge - an explosion card with Cranes in flight.
This is a pop-up card, which I decorated both inside and outside.

From the outside the card seems subtle, yet rich in details: the embossed cranes in 2 sizes, the background papers, the faux stitches and the colorful blings in various sizes.
But the inside reveals a whole bunch of cranes in white and turquoise - all embossed in gold - bursting in flight.
I like the movement effect of this card.
I left some space at the card's lower front part to write a message.

Supplies used:
White CS for the card's basis and for the Cranes
Turquoise CS for the card's background and for the Cranes
Patterned background paper (in and out) - Prima - Nature Garden Collection (A4)
Embossing Ink
Gold EP
Blings in various sizes and colors
White Gel pen
Double sided foam tape

I layered the background papers.
You can see that inside the card, the patterned paper was cut to create a shelf, onto which the Cranes were adhered.
All the Cranes - 10 of them! - were stamped on white and turquoise CS, heat embossed with gold EP and cut with scissors.
On the outside, the Cranes were glued 3D for extra dimension.
In the inside, they were glued onto the background, on the shelf and to each other, to create a sense of motion and flight.
I used the white Gel pen to frame the patterned paper, both inside and outside the card, with faux stitches.
I left some space at the lower part of the card to add a sentiment or greeting.
I added blings in various sizes and colors, to add some glam.
I also added tiny clear blings for the Cranes eyes (outside).

You can see in each photo a different angle of the card, so you can see how the cranes are attached to it.
Can you imagine them flying?

(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. Dorly, your card is the colors and the 'fake motion' of the card! Very clever!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  2. LOVE the pop up cranes in this!


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