Sunday, 14 April 2013

Pop Up Pedestal Card- For Engagement

Hello,
There are times when i make cards for people dear to me and end up getting too emotionally involved during the entire project. This was one such card.....
It was for a friend of mine who recently is going to get engaged. She was a hostel friend of mine and had lead a very difficult life. From a mom who left them halfway, to dad who was not bothered, both she and her brother have made their own way in life. No roof to stay during holidays, they stayed at some relatives house. Oh god! just thinking about such insecurity gives me chills.. Seeing her i would thank god for giving me something as basic as 2 loving parents!!! Even with so many hurdles, she always had a smile on her face. She believed in enjoying simple joys of life.
I am soooooooooo happy that finally she met someone who will give her ample of love and joy she truly deserves. I wished to gift her something priceless that she would value throughout her life. And she being an artist herself, i really had to think hard on a theme.
Once again my dear friend Dr Sonia pop up card inspired me. And i came up with a lovely theme to make my card....



This is the front of the card. .  Tulsi (thats my friend's name) would always remind me of the spring season, calm yet beautiful, serene yet lovely. Please do take some time and read the poem that i have written for her. Its straight from my heart :)


This is the inside of the card. The pedestal pop up has been inspired from Dr. Sonia's blog. The link to her tutorial is here.
I recently purchased Martha Stewart lattice heart punch from my dear blogger friend Priya craft store. Please do visit her store. She gives stuff at very reasonable rates. MS punches while feel as though they dig a hole in ur pocket. But once you use them, the feeling is absolutely priceless!!! I have fallen in love with it!!
 Here is a closer look at the pop up. I have added 2 engagement rings. Made them from pearls and gold paper stock. I wanted the inside to look pristine and romantic...
In the front of card, i have added a waterfall card mechanism. It shows the couples story step by step  ;) I just hope she likes it. Here are a few shots of the waterfall card



I will have to brush up my photography skills i guess :) But hope u guys liked the card. Am a little nervous about how would Tulsi like it. I really hope that she loves it.
Please do leave back your comments too!!!
Linking it to:
Creative insipiration:Spring coloursJoanna Sheen Challenges: SpringLovely hanglar,Lacy Sunshine: Spring,No Matter What: colour combo,Opus Glueipenny black,platypus creek:pearls,Stamping Sensation:occasion,Corrosive Challenge:occasion,Crafters Corner: Pearls, Pattern paper, punches,
For the love of craftingHands to HeartFab n Funky Challenge

33 comments:

  1. Great card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  2. OH wow what a lovely card. Its brilliant, well done

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    Zoe x

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  3. So sweet :), thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

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  4. Bijal what a touching story you have shared and so happy you have linked to me. Enjoying seeing your pop ups..fabulous!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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  5. Brilliant card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  6. Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  7. I'm back again...Thanks also for joining us at Joanna Sheen challenge with your great card.
    Wendy xx

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  8. Sooo sweet...Thank you for joining the crafters corner challenge#7

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  9. This is so cute! Love the waterfall card on the side! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  10. So pretty and romantic! Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Pastel Colors
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  11. What a lovely card and made with so much heart Bijal!..I am sure your friend must have appreciated your gesture very much...Really love the pop-up you have done on the inside!

    Thank you so much for playing along 'Crafter's Corner' # 7 and Best of luck! :)

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    1. Yes Hussena,
      She loved it and was extremely touched reading my blogpost on her. Thanks for your lovely comments!!

      Bijal

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  12. Cute card!!! Thanks for participating in our PLATYPUS CREEK DIGITALS challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    ~DEANNE~

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  13. YOur card is so sweet I love the easel part
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  14. Sally beautifully personalised card Bijal.

    Thank you so much the sharing your inspiration with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  15. This is so cute I'm glad I cam back to see it it makes me happy!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Diana...thank u soo much for dropping by again!!!

      Bijal

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  16. Fabulous creation
    thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  17. Hey Bijal! What an awesome card you have made. Love the pop up...Love all the interactive elements... very thoughtful!

    I'm sure Tulsi will love it! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at 'For the love of crafting'. All the very best.

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    1. Thank u soo much for such lovely comments...Tulsi loved it alot...was surprised and happy!

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  18. Hello and welcome to Opus Gluei, I'm delighted you found us and took the time to create with us. You are the kind of friend who is honest, true, and wonderful. What a dear friend you are and this is such a gift from the heart. I am sure she will adore it and cherish it with special things she keeps near and dear. The elements of the original poem (I love that it was only one look and he was besotted, that's great) and the hearts and the pop up make it not only special but reinforce that idea of made with loving hands. Thank you for the story behind your creation and your lovely card!

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    1. Thank u sooo much Rosemary...What lovely things to say...She did adore it and was surprised to see her name on the blog!!!

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  19. Hey Bijal, thank u sooooo much for the lovely card....its beautiful and the poem where u said 'Bright sunshine will always follow the rain" truly describes me...Thank u soo much...ths is d best gift i have received :)

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    1. Dear Tulsi, U deserved it!!! I wanted to really gift you something that would be precious to you!!!!

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  20. ohhh wow your card really show the love you have use to make it. It's gorgeous and so full of details. Love how you have done the engagement rings.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Lacy Sunshine challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

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  21. Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine! Hope you join us for the next challenge.
    Mandy x (Lacy Sunshine Creative Team)

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  22. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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