Thursday, June 17, 2021

Fathers Day Beach Scene - Lori Whitlock Pop Up Box Card

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, 
story-tellers and singers of song. 
  Pam Brown

Lori Whitlock svg, Cricut cutting and writing features, Copic markers,
swirl embossing folder, silver gems 

 Hey there,  

Initially, this adorable beach scene svg from Lori Whitlock seemed a little too ambitious for me to finish in a week for Father's Day.  A Guest Design Team project, birthday and quilting projects, along with pending cataract surgery were looming large and taking up my energy and mojo.   But  I decided to go for it, and I'm so glad I did.  

I like to cut out small pieces for a project like this in white card stock on my Cricut Maker, and then color them with Copics.  It's so much easier and I can shade them to give them a little more pizazz.  The card base, mats and  the two blue van layers were the only pieces I cut with colored card stock and it turned out to be a huge time  saver.  The  fish, sun, palm tree, coconuts and shell were all simple and fun to shade with my markers.  I used solid flat coloring on the small van pieces, which turned out even and streak less. I'm surprised at how much I like the end result.  Sometimes things just come together magically!

I've done so many of these Lori Whitlock pop up box cards, I can practically assemble them blindfolded.  Everyone loves a card that does tricks, so they're worth a little extra creative effort.  

Thanks for visiting,
Go forth and honor the wonderful men in your life.
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  1. WOW, this is an awesome card and design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Wonderful card, love the scene! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

  3. Oh my this is an awesome card. Great scene and images. Thanks for sharing over at Make My Monday, Crafty Gals Corner, Always Fun,

  4. Such creativeness in this card. I love how you got the theme of summer and a Father's Day card too. Thanks for linking up with us at Double D Challenge.

  5. Love this Nancy! I am also glad you pulled it off so we could also get to enjoy it.
    Wishing you all the best for the looming surgery. I trust it will be successful.
    Hugs Monica

  6. OMG this is so much fun and it certainly SCREAMS summertime fun!! GREAT job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Signs of Summer’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Great fun card. Loving it is for Father's Day. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz. DT

  8. Fabulous card! Loving the folded design and the sentiment made me smile - perfect 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

  9. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  10. I love everything about this card - it is such a wonderful make and the sentiment is very clever!
    Thank you so much for participating with us over at Dream Valley!
    Sharon – Dream Valley Challenge Designer - Stop by and see me!!!

  11. Perfect design for our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

  12. A great 3D card. Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles.

  13. Very clever. Love the idea and your Cricut skills are fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles for our June Challenge!

  14. Adorable. Your sentiment really fits the card too. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.