My best customers are having a workshop tonight and they wanted to do something complicated. So, I thought a Free Standing Pop-up card would do the trick. I got the instructions from Joelyn on splitcoast stampers. There are some great diagrams in that thread to help explain how it all comes together.
However, I couldn't find a step-by-step tutorial anywhere, so look for one here in the next day or so!
On to this sample, I just love the new All in the Family stamp set from Stampin' Up! I think it is so cool that you can make cards that actually look like the recipient. For this card, I stamped everything in Jet Black Stazon and then colored with either markers or a blender pen and ink pads. I don't like using the blush blossom marker directly because I feel it gives too dark of a color. So, for his little face I used a blender pen and the blush blossom ink pad. I also used groovy guava for his shirt and one of the balloons, so that had to be done with a blender pen as well.
The grass at the bottom is from the striped stamp in the Background Sampler set stamped in wild wasabi.
Here's a picture of it closed for mailing.
I tried mounting All in the Family in the corners of the blocks so I wouldn't have to use a stamp-a-majig for each piece. Wouldn't you know that I hate it! The blocks feel off-balance and wobbly. I ended up using my stamp-a-majig anyway. So, after my workshop I will be remounting this set to center everything!
I can't wait to use this set again. It was too much fun!
Stamps: All in the Family, Family Accessories, It's Your Birthday, Background Sampler
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Tempting Turquoise, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Wild Wasabi
Markers: Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White, Groovy Guava, Tempting Turquoise
Tools: Fiskars Paper Cutter, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder