Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Showers Pop-up Card [CFC #50]

April Showers Bring May Flowers PTI Sliders Die Card

Here's a fun birthday card for all those April birthdays ... something to keep them going just a little longer until sun and fun!

It's inspired by Casual Friday's challenge to create something with the theme April Showers Bring May Flowers and uses Papertrey Ink's Movers and Shakers: Sliders die to get the pop-up effect. Love that the umbrella ends up "covering" the flowers and card.

April Showers PTI Sliders Die Card 

This is what the card looks like before you pull on the white circle tab. The letters I did with a souffle pen, which I love for being very intense and having a slight dimension to it. The umbrella I drew and then cut another one to use for a mask. Each section was cut apart for the mask, allowing me to stamp different designs on the umbrella. Outlined with the souffle pen. The umbrella handle is a toothpick that I rolled through the ink pad to color. A hole is punched on top of the umbrella for the pointy toothpick end to stick out.

April Showers and Flowers PTI Sliders Die Card

Then you pull on the "MAY" tab and out come the flowers, literally! Another mask over the sentiment area so the lettering will stand out.

PTI Movers and Shakers Sliders Die

This was a fun card to do! Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
PTI Movers and Shakers Die: Sliders
PTI inks

AC and Martha Stewart Texture Stamps
Souffle pen


  1. This is fantastic! I have never seen anything like it! Have you got a template for it???

    1. Yes, it's the PTI movers and shakers: sliders die, which can be found here:

      A little pricey, but it's so fun to use. And can be used for any sort of card since it's just the mechanism, not an element like a flower would be.

  2. This is so cool!! I love the movement! What a great idea :-)

  3. Oh my! How FUN and CREATIVE is this! Love the toothpick umbrella handle and interactive element!! I'm glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Oh my gosh - this is so stinkin' cute and clever!! Love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!!

  5. Very creative!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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