Sunday, October 30, 2016

Walk in the Wild - Masculine

11/02/2016 Update: Top Three in AHSC #183

Using challenges for inspiration, I made this a masculine card for one of my brothers. One of the challenges required a kinetic card and the sketch could easily have been adapted for a spinner card but I chose to use a fun fold design called a Pivot Pop Up Card. There are plenty of You Tube videos, but I found these to be most helpful. One of them is made using the Cricut, the other is made by hand. Click HERE for free Cricut files. Click HERE for original handmade method. Click HERE for handmade method with revised and improved measurements.
For the card front, a panel of cardstock was adhered to the card base. Another panel was die cut with stitching, stamped, backed with foam and popped up on the card front. The pivot pop-up mechanism was a little tricky making it for the first time. The first three panels that pop up are stamped with outdoor images. The fourth panel is stamped with a simple sentiment to permit room for a signature. The card is bulky and will probably require extra postage and perhaps a larger envelope than the usual A2 size.

I am submitting my card to three challenges:
1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch
Challenge #183:

2. Cardz 4 Guyz #143 (Kinetic Theme):

3. Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #91:

Techniques: Fun fold, stamping, sponging, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Moon Lake, Wetlands, Walk in the Wild
Inks: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon
DSP: stash
Misc.: Dimensionals Foam

Other Materials
Die: Lil' Inker "Silly Stitched"


  1. What a great masculine card, Melanie! I love that special fold--it just seems to say "ta-da!" when you open it and the inside swivels around. The stamp sets certainly work well together as do the colours. I'm sure your brother must have been delighted. Thanks for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Oh, that's awesome Melanie! Love the fun fold and your great masculine design. Perfect colors! :)

  3. OH My, Melanie! I love every SPECK of this card! It's interactive, the colours are gorgeous and the stitching is FAB. :) WTG! Thanks for using the AHSC sketch this week! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  4. Very cool! I will have to check out the Video on you tube.

  5. Awesome design! Thank you so much for sharing all the links and details. So happy that you joined us at AHSC this week!

  6. Lovely card with unusual design. Thanks for joining in at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  7. I have wanted to try one of these cards for a while now. Yours is gorgeous. The front is clean and simple and the inside is decorated tastefully while still leaving a spot to write a mesage to the recipient. I love the minimalist colour scheme. Well done :)

  8. This is a mechanism I haven't come across before, looks great.
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  9. Ooh Mel! So pretty and such a great design! Love this!

  10. Fabulous card with the split design on the front, then the special fold on the inside! Thanks for joining our Watercooler Wednesday challenge. ~Deborah

  11. Great fold card...I've been wanting to try one of have inspired me. Love the colors, and everything about it...great masculine card.