After completing the card (which was more involved and took longer than I normally take in my card making), photographing it, putting it in an envelope for mailing, and posting it on the group site, I realized one tiny little problem. Oh dopey me....instead of using hearts, I used butterflies. LOL! Well, I appealed to a higher authority (that would be list mom Lori), who assured me in her unique style that there would be no challenge po po coming after me, and my entry could remain. Phew!
Although I do have the Sizzix die, I was intrigued by an accordian fold pop up card by Sandi Genovese (remember her?). You can find the video here. (Thanks Vic for sending us the link!) So that is what I used as my inspiration.
Here is the front of the card. Deliberately plain, because all the action is on the inside.
The background is Graphic 45 paper, over which I stamped four of my many butterfly stamps (the two on the right are Wendy's). The very top one was cut from another Graphic 45 paper, and attached only in the center, so the wings could flutter a bit. The stamped butterflies were colored with distress markers.
The inside.....which, you'll have to trust me, is more impressive in person. A little difficult for me to photograph well.
The largest butterflies are stamped images which were colored and cut out. The four in the front row and the one in the middle of the second row are from that same Graphic 45 paper from which I cut the one on the card front.
The birthday greeting is a Wendy stamp.
The bottom of the inside is a strip of Tim's tissue tape. The two stamped butterflies are Wendy's again, and those were covered with Glue N Seal and then sprinkled with distress dry glitter in clear rock candy.
Oh, and all of the paper on the inside is Graphic 45 as well. I'm not sure of the collections they came from as I was just grabbing papers from my stash.....my not terribly well organized stash.