This week's challenge over at the Sweetstamps blog was to create a popup pedestal card. This was tricky, but fun. I think it also works with the theme of friendship for this month's challenge at Crafter's Companion.
What I chose to do was a modified project from the Morehead CD. For me, even though it's just one girl, the girl and butterfly motif is something I would definitely send as a pick-me-up or thinking-of-you to several friends, which is why I think it works with the friendship theme.
I fell in love with the CDs after trying the Paintbox Poppets, and this Morehead collection has some very cute projects as well (though I'm still partial to the Paintbox Poppets).
I printed the project on cardstock, then ran it through the printer a second time to apply the coordinating color to what would be the interior of the card. I printed a second copy of the card, then cut the girl from the second printout so I could raise her with foam tape. I added some glossy highlights to the shoes, butterfly, white dots, green leaves, and yellow flower centers by using the Sakura glaze pens, then applied flowersoft to her hat. A few glitter-gel pen highlights to the bows and umbrella, and just a touch of graphite shading in a few places, and the girl was ready to apply.
For the inside, I applied some solid purple cardstock panels, and stamped them with some butterflies and flowers for texture. I created the pedestal from the same purple cardstock so it wouldn't stand out, but I wanted the butterfly-fairy to pop both literally and visually, so I stamped her in purple ink on a lighter purple cardstock.
Finally, I left a blank label that I die cut and embossed with my Spellbinders nestabilities (love these things), then added a small punched butterfly in a contrasting color.