Monday, September 12, 2016

Down On The Farm with Double D Challenges

Good morning friends~  Double D Challenges has a sweet inspiration challenge going on right now, Down On The Farm.

I was inspired by the sunflowers and just had to pair them up with Brownie the Cow from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I mean, how often do you get to use a cow when you're making a card, right?  

The front of the card shows a field of sunflowers from Frantic Stamper and pumpkins from Impression Obsession on a rolling country hill.  The sentiment is from PTI and is heat embossed in gold with the remaining part of the sentiment stamped in black.

The inside of the card reveals a fun pop-up surprise!  The Elizabeth Craft Pop-Up Fence is so easy to use and it comes with the die for creating a pop-up.  I actually popped the fence up a little differently than the directions because I wanted the card to stand as it is and not pop up when laying flat.   I tucked two more sunflowers behind the fence with Brownie and some pumpkins along the outside of the fence.  A little red bird from Cheery Lynn's Birds of Earth And Sky is perched on one of the pumpkins and the clouds are from Memory Box Stitched Cloud Trio.

Here's a couple of close up views of the pop up.

 Here's a bonus card I made a while ago but never got around to posting.
I used Elizabeth Crafts Countryscapes Backyard to decorate up the fence.
I love how all these sets work so well together.  I cut the shapes out of water color card stock and colored them up using Zigs and water to blend and mute the colors a bit.

I'll also be entering this pop-up card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Darlene said...

OMG Birgit these are both ADORABLE! LOVE the pop up card ... what fun! Great job and perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Down on the Farm’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Marcia Hill said...

Where do I even start??? Oh my gosh Birgit...your pop up card is absolutely amazing! How do you think of these things?!!! The detail and dimension is just fabulous on both cards. I've been eyeing this challenge myself, but now not so sure I want to play after seeing your win!! Absolutely love it my friend!! :0)

Patti said...

These are great!! I LOVE cows on cards LOL seriously! and your pop up card is seriously adorable!! so much detail!! super sweet!


Kathy Krug said...

Love your card and how you did the pop ups. I have these dies and I am always excited when I get a chance to use them Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog

Karen said...

adorable love the sunflowers!

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet cards!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Your sunflowers make this card pop with color. Love the scene and pop up fence. Your color scheme is beautifully done.

Sue said...

OMGosh! Where do I start. This card is so adorable! Brownie and the sunflowers are so cute and the fence is awesome. Great pop up card and I love that you did it in the inside of the card.

Kara Lynne said...

Oh Wow! I can't believe all the detail and fun going on with these cards! Just - WOW!

Conniecrafter said...

That is just fantastic, Pretty sunflowers and such a fun surprise when opening it, your scene is so cool with the pop up inside!

Lindsey said...

This card is amazing! Wow!

Unknown said...

OMgoodness! I adore the flowers, but man oh man, that cow! hahaha he is the BEST! That face! Such a perfect entry! Well done!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

What fabulous detail and colours. Totally adorable!
Thanks so much for joining the Double "D" Challenge Challenge.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)