Sunday, October 21, 2018

FORE! Hubby's Birthday

Hubby was pleased as punch to get yet another golf themed card from me for his birthday. It's always a challenge trying to come up with different golf themed cards for him... thank goodness for talented crafters who generously share their ideas and Pinterest so I can save and remember them! 
The inspiration for hubby's birthday card this year comes from the Stamp Owl herself, Frances Byrne. I came across her wonderful golf themed card on her blog, StampOwl's Studio while I was learning how to use Karen Burniston's Spinning Square Pop Up die.

For my card, I put together a paper pieced golfing bear by using the standing teddy from Marjorie Ann Designs' Cool Treats file. After having the Silhouette cut out the pieces, I glued the bear's arms, legs and body positioned so it might look like he was swinging a golf club instead of holding an icecream as in the original file. Golf club cut file was created from a coloring book image. I kept the background simple by using Lawn Fawn's stitched hillside borders die.

The funnest part of this interactive card is how the panel with golf bear pops forward and an arm with the sentiment and golf ball peeks out from behind as the card is opened. I'm really liking Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop Up die a lot . A little tricky to put together, but well worth the resulting fun card. Highly probable that this will soon become my new "go to" card style for birthday cards this year!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

I'll have to investigate the spinner pop-up die as it sure added a novel element to your card. Your hubby is lucky that you always make and effort to tailor a birthday card just for him. Keep up the good work and please keep sharing them with blogland. Thanks!