I decided against a Halloween themed card for this image …and went for something totally different. The “twist” was to do a pop out, or stepped card and I just happened to have a cut file for step cards that I had picked up last year from Rae Carr on Craftsuprint. It needed a little modification to fit in with my Egyptian theme… but the file was exactly what I needed for this.
The front of the card is very unassuming, all the action is on the inside. This was one of my supersized cards… the card base and stepped insert were cut from 11×17 card..so this resulted in a hefty 8.5×11 card…. Kewl !!!
The front was a printed 8.5×11 sheet that I colored with a mix of Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor pens..and a touch of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink pens. The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads. Very “rustic” coloring to keep in the ancient theme. The background was dry inked ( fat brush and inkpads) for a worn and weathered look.
The inside stepper was cut to form a pyramid shape and was also dry inked to give a sandstone type look to it. The lettering was done using My favorite things, Die-namics Bottlecap dies. The palm trees were from another Scrapper’s Delights collection and worked perfectly for this project.
I just cut the pyramid shape out of the palm image, so that it wasn’t bulky behind the pyramid. The sky was also dry inked using Craft Smart ink pads. The base was printed on white card and cut to fit the pyramid stepper base.
….so there we have it.. a quick, fun, old age humor card
11×17 110lb Neenah Index card for base and stepper insert
8.5×11 regular inkjet paper for the cover image
Recollections card in muted tones for the lettering
8.5×11 110lb index card for the Birthday sentiment
Inside images printed on 8.5 x 11 110lb index card
Mummy – The Mummy
Palm Trees – Jungle Palms
Zig Kurecolor ( full color range)
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Pens
Stepped Pop out Cut file by Rae Carr modified to make a pyramid.
770 Popup Insert 15
This was cut on my Cricut Explore, but comes in a variety of formats to suit various machines.
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