Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pop Up Pirates

As soon as I heard Tilda and Edwin were being made into pirates, I just knew I had to make them their very own pirate ship. So for the past two days, I have been working on this, my very first pop-up card. Of course I had to add Jolly Roger Tilda, who has made landfall to hunt for buried treasure.


Obviously, I didn't bother with the front of the card much; after all, the card is all about the inside...


Here is proof that it all does fold, well, perhaps not "flat", but it would be closed if I wrapped a ribbon around it. But I prefer to display it open anyway.


It sure took a lot of experimentation; I made a model from regular paper first to get the positioning, elements and general format down. Then I made the real thing out of cardstock; the card measures 6" by 6". The main object - the ship, has its base attached to the card. Then small tabs hold the sides of the ship in place when open. The mast, which is two pieces and extendable, is attached to the base and folds flat. It also supports the bench in which Pirate Edwin and Pirate Tilda sit.


At the front of the ship I made an anchor, and attached it with string through one of two grommets I inserted at the bow.

I hand drew all the elements except for Tildas and Edwin; the sun, cloud and seagull in the background are all attached with dimensionals to pop them out too. The parrot, fish, waves and Jolly Roger Tilda are attached with tabs.

Copics were used to colour everything except the gold trim on the ship and the whitecaps on the waves. For those, I used acrylic paint. Here are the many Copics used on this project:

Jolly Roger Tilda
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: Y21, E97, E99
Suit, boots, scarf and flag: N0, N3, N6
Skirt: R29, R89
Scroll: E51, E57

Pirate Tilda
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: YE51, E55, E57
Shirt, pants, boots and hat: N0, N3, N6, R29, R89, Y28

Pirate Edwin
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: N3, N6, N9
Suit, boots and hat: E51, E55, E57, E59, E79

The rest
Pirate ship: E29, E74, E79
Sail: W1, W3
Anchor: C2, C5
Fish: YR00, YR21, YR23, YR24
Parrot: YR04, YR09, R46, R89, B16, B18, Y38, W1
Sun: Y11, Y15, Y19
Gull: W1, W3, W5, W7
Cloud: W1
Beach: E33, E35
Grass: G99



If I were to give this as a card, I would attach a little sign in the "beach" that finishes the front saying of "X Marks the spot" with "to discover a treasure chest of fun!"

But I think this one is a keeper just for me.

52 people wrote stuff:

raindropecho said...

WOW! What a project! This is such a great creation - wonderful job!!
- Ann

Rosie said...

OMG, this is AWESOME! When I saw these stamps I too thought they would be perfect in a pop-up card. Still haven't tried it yet, but now I'm really inspired after seeing your card! Love it!! Rosemary :)

LINDA said...

Your frist pop-up turned out great it is a fantastic card.
Linda W.

Cissy said...

Holy cow! That absolutley amazing! Great work!

~Cissy

Lisette said...

WOW!!! I love it! It's amazing, what a scene!

Smiles,
Lisette

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Maureen!
What an awesome project. So perfectly displayed and made. I would like half of your talent. It's a pleasure to look at. I adore that parrot. LOVE it all.
Hugs Marion

Cami said...

Wowzers! This is a fantastic card! So much dimension, wonderful placement of images, great "props" and beautiful coloring! This is just so awesome!!! Great imagination. Hugs, Cami

Glenda said...

Awesome card!!!! Thanks for sharing. I truly enjoyed looking at your card.

Leslie Avila said...

this is absolutely fabulous! wow wow wow. thanks for sharing your master piece!
{{hugs}}
leslie avila

cabio's craft corner said...

My gosh, Maureen, this is super cute. Love that you used all three pirate images to create this cute little pop up card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Candy said...

Maureen,
You are putting me to shame once again! What an awesome card - your talent is wonderful! Love your scene. Your ship, fish, parrot, everything are perfect. Love the crisp clean look and all of your extras!! The images are coloured expertly as well :o) LOVE IT
Hugs, Candy

Patti.Jo said...

What a fun project! You are the master of creativity, that's for sure! Love all your detail with everything! Your coloring is inspiring! Need to take notes! Fantastic creation Maureen! TFS!!!

Nancy said...

Your project is totally awesome! I love every bit of it! Awesome job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Nancy said...

this is simply stunning....you put alot of work into this and it really shows...I feel a lift coming on...AWESOM!!!!

Hugs
Nancy T.

Angelwood said...

This is just brilliant!! Love your creation. Wonderful pirate ship and your images are color beautifully. AWESOME job! hugs, Angela

KymKreates said...

I can not believe how marvelous this is!!!! WOW!!!

Barb Fleming said...

Omg! So cute! Words don't do it! Makes you happy just to look at it! Barb F

Christina C. said...

Your pop-up card is too cute for words. Love the adorable scene you created. Soooooooooo creative!!!!

Heather said...

I don't really know anything to say except WOW! Lady, you are very talented!!!

Pam S. said...

wow, wow, WOW! oh my such CUTENESS! all in one place! look at that parrot! awesome coloring Maureen! So much to study! thanks for sharing and yes definitely a keeper unless you want to send to me!!! hahahahahha (my birthday is next week!)
Pam Going Postal

Gina L said...

Wow, just wow. I am in awe. Gina L

scrapperdiane said...

Your card is totally awesome,the colors are so vivid and clear your work is fantastic.

Rhonda said...

Can't imagine the time this took but it is fabulous!!! Absolutely a keeper to treasure.

Anary said...

Fantastic work! Coloring, layout everything is so lovely!
Thanks for sharing!
XO
Anary

Jean said...

What a beautiful card! If there was a contest for the most perfect pop-up card, I assure you you would win hands down!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is such a awesome project. Your work is just out of this world. What a fantastic card...I love it...

magicalmagpie said...

Super work. A real work of art. TFS. Gail

Danka Kareen said...

WoWW!! Wow!!! and RE-Wowww!!!

This is a amazing project!!!

Wonderful creation !!!

I love it!!!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what an aswesome project! Just gorgeous, I love the little ship you made and your coloring is perfect!
Hugs, Christine

Scrappinangler said...

WOW - I am blown away!! Your drawing is amazing. You should consider making a line of digi images for backgrounds and accessories to the Maggies! I am currently working on my son's b.day invites - the new Maggie pirates of course. LOVE, Love, love this project! ~Tori

Sharon Williams said...

I think this was a GREAT card. I love pop-ups, fold outs, etc. (3d type cards); you did a wonderful job. As the word to saw on TV seems to be -- it was AWESOME -- and I do mean that sincerely. Keep experimenting and let's see some more. I hadn't given the pirates much of a look until now.

Irma said...

Oh, Maureen, this card is AWESOME!!! Love every little detail of it... and the coloring is beautiful!! It really put a smile on my face :o) Thanks for sharing!! Hugz, Irma

Cheryl said...

OMGoodness, Maureen! I have never seen anything like this! Your card/project is amazing!
Your coloring is expert and the way it folds perfectly is just super! Can't say enought about this one!
(do you need a recipient?!)

Garnet said...

Wow...that is all I can say is WOW! This project would have taken me much much longer then 2 days. I am book marking this one so I can try to do one of these but I think I will do an Easter theme. Wow you truly inspire me!
Garnet

Caroline said...

there is no word to describe this, it is soooooo awesome. Just love everything about it. I wish I could draw like you, I'm not bad but not as good as you. Do you think you could sell your pattern??? I would be interested in buying the pattern for the ship and the mat.

Really grest job!!!!
Caroline from Quebec

Pam said...

Oh my heavens!!!! I wish I could think of a new word to describe how absolutely fabulous this project is! The coloring, the layout, the dimension, the creativity! WOOOOOOOW!!!!! This is the absolutely best pop up card ever! Thanks for sharing your amazing artistic talent!
~Pam L.
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Mom said...

Can I just say "Ditto" to all the comments above.You have my total admiration for talena nd Patience. Thank you so much for sharing this work of art with us. KayW

Creativity with Dawn said...

Maureen,

What a great card!! That does look like it took a lot of work, but the results are spectacular!!

Deborah said...

Wow. What a card. Your creativity is amazing.

ChrisaBella said...

Oh my gosh! What an absolutely fabulous card. You did an awesome job.

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful card, love the scene!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Wow Maureen! That card is amazing!

Babs-beetle said...

You are just too clever for words :)

paola said...

this is just phenomenal! Gosh do you do tutorials or instructions on pop ups would love to try something like this for my kids, i am running out of expletives to say how amazning this is i am gobsmacked.
smiles
Paola
P.S:thanks for the lovely comment left on my Magnolia trinket box

Monique said...

OMG. This is soooooooooo cute !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Janet said...

ACK! Your cards are unbelievable! No wonder you've been "unfaithful"! I'm sitting here in awe...

Robin said...

Holy smokes...wonderful card!!! I bet that was a ton of work. Thanks for sharing it!!!

Jodie from Oz said...

OMG this is amazing, I love these new stamps, you have made a wonderful pirate scene. I love everything about this fabulous card. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Mrs Adept said...

AWESOME~!! I absolutely love it. It is very impressive.

cathylynn said...

OMG you have an absolute awesome card one after another. I'm so happy I came across your blog I can't even explain it. I'm in total awe. Are you a professional artist by any chance? You're just totally amazing!!!! p.s. I had to get my DH and show him how talented you are and he agrees with me!! I hope your talent can rub off on me even just alittle.

PresentStorm said...

A-mazing!!! Wow!!

Janie Printz said...

Another cute bunch of Maggie Pirates !!! Wonderful pop up card & super coloring of them ...
Hugs, Janie

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