Thursday, May 29, 2008

7 Flower Pop-up Throwdown


We need your votes!
The Ultimate pop-up maker CPeep challenged me to a throwdown!

With a LOT of help from her 7 flower popup tutorial and no help from my sad mechanical aptitude (those flowers kept falling apart when I cut 'em!) this card was born. I pulled out all the stops in honour of her (Should that read pulled out all the cheats?) heehee: hodge-podge hardware, teeny gems, ribboned scallops, hand-drawing & glue-pen embossing, silver zig painty & brown glitter details, designer paper (baby paisley by bohemia in case you'd like to find some... If you'd like any details on how this is made, please leave a question. For once, I'll resist blabbin' & tutorializing every detail, lol! ;0)

Here's the inside:

It was so fun when it actually popped open. It's SO worth trying: it's super exciting & if I can do it (migraine mel with depleted braincells) ;0) then you can do it!

Here's a link to her gorgeous card (which I have to admit clearly unfolds with no kinks, unlike mine.) ;0)


So, please check out her card & leave a vote wherever you like...

Thanks for playing along! :0)

31 comments:

cpeep said...

Oh man, you get serious points for embellishment. Not that I'm surprised!

Well done!

Carol

Dizzy Broad said...

I just left my vote with cpeep so will repeat it here: for the actual flower pop up, my vote is for cpeep. But for the card (background and embellishment), my vote is for Mel. Did I just cancel out my vote by doing this? Ladies, they are both gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, this card is awesome, the outside is fantstic, and then you open it up and WOW

Annapurna said...

Carol got my vote, but your embellishments and your sportsmanship to take on the challenge by someone who has mastered it gets some serious points from me. I noticed you voted for her too, so I don't feel too bad, just a little ;-)

cpeep said...

Okay, now I'm scared to see what you challenge ME to.

Carol

Tonniece said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!love both cards,BUT
this is a stunner, you for sure get my vote.

stampin_melissa said...

Both cards are gorgeous! But I just love the colors (and the bling of course) that you used! I do love your flowers, they are quite as realistic as cpeep's but still great!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

OMG! This is fabulous! Where do you come up with all these terrific ideas? You're amazing!

cpeep said...

Yo, you're kicking my butt here!

Carol

Lyn S said...

Awesome card! You get my vote!

Maggie said...

I like yours more!
loving not biased Auntie

Kim Etherington said...

I most definitely vote for yours. Your flowers are stunning in the blue with the pattern on them. Your card is stunning. Fabulous embellishments! Colours are great of course too. Great pp on the inside too. WOW!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and all the detail and THEN you open the card! Wow! Just wonderful! Both cards were very professional, but I think I have to throw my vote into your hat!

Kokopelli
Belinda

Michele said...

Love your colors, and your layout and your embellishments. I like Carol's lily's too, but your overall card gets my vote!

Eve said...

I defenitly love yours! Good job.

mosaic1 said...

Well, I mean....nothing personal Carol, cause I think your flowers work better than Mel's (cause she told us and she even almost cheated!)...butttttt......Mel's got the whole package--color, bling, and a pretty dad-burned good flower even if it isn't perfect! It is just..wowaz! (Okay, I'm ducking now in case Carol is throwing things!!)

Lissame said...

I really like your card against cpeep, and it really isn't the embellishmenst that won me over, it is the style of flower and the use of paper as a whole rather than making it just so plain looking on the interior...thanks for the eye candy and look forward to anymore of your challenges.

Cathy said...

OMG l love the pop out flower and the colours are so pretty you get my vote..TFS..

Zarna said...

They are both beautiful cards but I like how yours has no gaps between the flowers You get my vote!

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Mel. You clever thing you.

Allison said...

You get my vote! Love the colors here...that flower is just beautiful!

Fabrizio said...

Stunning card ! I've just starred it on my blog...fantastic craft work.

Anonymous said...

Shaazammm! I love the front of your card; the colours; and contrary to popular opinion, I like the colour of your flower better too. I really like the lily shape of cpeep's popup flower though. So I guess all things considered, my vote goes to Mel.
Hopefully there were no serious paper cut injuries. Thanks for sharing to both of you!
Beth Greco

Bloggy Mama said...

So so pretty!!

DeVries said...

Both cards are amazing, but I have to vote for Mel's. It was a difficult decision, and very hard to pick one over the other.

kathleenh said...

My vote is for yours Mel! It's stunning! the paper combined with those flowers are so amazing!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

My vote is for yours, although both are stunning.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. So much detail, embellishments and the colors are wonderful.

Great Job, TFS
Sherri in TN

Mary Davidson said...

Wow! They are both beautiful, but I have to vote for yours...you used my absolute favorite color combo. Your flowers make a gorgeoous pop up bouquet!

Chrystal said...

Well, cpeep did a great job - they are very realistic flowers - but I love, love, LOVE your design and colours. Fabulous! So I must vote for your card.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Your card is absolutely stunning! Tks so very much for sharing it with all of us!