I've been AWOL the past couple of weeks but I have a card for this week's theme, Across the Miles, that I can only take credit for being pretty good at cutting and pasting. This is just one of eight beautiful Trinitage pop-up card designs by the uber-talented Jak Heath. They can be found at Imag-e-nation, which has a bazillion other goodies! I actually ordered the downloadable versions (I'm all about instant gratification) and printed them on semi-gloss photo paper. On one sheet are all the pieces for the 3D on the outside of the card and the pop-up on the inside. There is also a sheet with instructions for assembly.
This is the front and you can get a peek at the pop-up inside.
The inside reveals a beautiful scene of the Christmas train about to leave the station. Maybe the travelers are headed to Grandma's house, or maybe a country cottage for a big family get-together. Each layer is supported by a square tube and the instruction sheet has the template for making these. I did find that the card stock I used for the tubes was too heavy, but plain paper is too light weight. So I'll be trying something in between for the next ones.
This is a closer view of the festive scene. I love the artwork!
The 3D piece on the outside is a lovely invitation to open the card for the surprise inside.
Now, there are seven more beautiful holiday scenes like this one. But you will just have to go to Imag-e-nation and take a look! And don't forget to hop over to Bah! Humbug! for more inspiration and fun!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a great weekend!