Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Stagefright -- Part Deux!

Greetings! Here's my second entry for the Guest DT challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Since the challenge is to create a card with a decorated inside, I decided to try my hand at creating a pop-up card. I recently got the Sizzix Pop 'N Cuts die, saw the construction and had a "I can do that myself" moment.

So here it is!

I used Lab Geek by Kraftin' Kimmie (stamp is not in stock, but many of the ones that are in stock are on sale!). I love this stamp because whereas I'm NOT a chemist, I've been married to one for almost 33 years! I was a child bride of 5!  So I figured the stamp would be very useful. In fact, I've already used it a bunch. Here's a link to another card using Lab Geek.

But I digress. Quel shoque! The little scene was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. The scene was die cut with Nestabilities Labels 11. The cardstock was left in the die and I sponged Victorian Velvet and Old Paper Distress Inks around it, then liberated it from its metal prison. If you look carefully, you'll see that I messed up. So what? Perfection is overrated.

I added Glossy Accents to her goggles and the flasks and left it overnight to cure.

 The patterned papers are all from MME's So Sophie: Graceful 6x6 pad. All edges were sponged with Victorian Velvet and Old Paper Distress Inks.

Here's the inside:

I diecut two flasks using Memory Box's Bottles die (which appears to be sold out. Too bad. I got mine! hahahahaha). I colored them with Copic markers, (I should have made them more transparent by adding a matching green. Oh well!) I added some Clear Gelly Stardust Glitter pen accents, then coated them with a layer of Clear Gelly Glaze pen. I die cut a slightly smaller label using the Nestabilities Labels 11 set, stamped the sentiment, added the flasks, and then added some more glitter pen accents.

I used the same papers and design on the inside of the card, but added the pop-up mechanism to the Ledger paper sheet, then adhered the Nestabilities piece over it.

I'm no engineer (nor do I play one on TV), but I'm inordinately proud of myself for this card, since fancy folds are usually beyond me. :D

OK. Thanks for visiting today!

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R20, BV00
Hair: C4, C6, C7
Lab Coat: W00, E81
Goggles: BG90, 93
Blouse: RV93, RV95
Bottles: Way too many to list.

I shall enter this in the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie: Finalists Challenge
Stampotique Designers Challenges #106: New Adventures
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes 
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes


  1. This is awesome Kathi. Love the glossy accents, the coloring, the pop up and the bottles (lol, love all of it really). Such a fun card! Good luck on the GDT call, they'd be lucky to have you!

  2. I LOVE this! And of course your commentary always makes me giggle. Love the flasks inside, that is a great idea! Good luck, crossing my fingers for you!

  3. Great card! Love how the glasses and bottle look so transparent! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  4. First of all, thank you for the giggles! I needed them tonight after watching our Diamondbacks play like Little Leaguers. GAG!
    Anyway, child bride of 5 my foot, I think your card is splendiferous! And I care not that I am using words that spell check doesn't like.
    Love your chemist--just too cute again! Love the papers you chose and the fun pop-up design! And the sentiment is so perfect! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. such a fun design you have created with this sweet Kraftin Kimmie stamp. I work for a scientific company so I really love your design!! So fab and fun. :)

  6. WONDERFUL... so great. Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  7. Fabulous card and love how you've done her glasses. Fingers crossed for you


  8. Kathi - Gorgeous. Love the popup inside!!! Fingers Crossed!

  9. Oh, this is so cool! Love your coloring and card layout! :)
    Have a nice day, Kathi!