When I taught in the Chicago area this summer I was thrilled to be presented with a "Yo-Yo Original" from my friend Yolanda Moran. She made me this Wonderland card, colored to absolute perfection, and employing a technique for a floating floor that allows pop-ups to be placed anywhere in the floor.
I thought her idea of hiding the mechanisms under a floating floor (versus having simple box pop-ups behind each element) was a brilliant idea and I could hardly wait to try this effect with the Circle Label Base Die Pop 'n Cuts.
My initial idea was to make tombstones pop-up for an eerie Halloween card. I went so far as to craft the Zombie Mary Poppins before I decided that the video should probably show a holiday card, so I put Zombie Mary aside.
I wanted to use new Lawn Fawn Fa-La-La papers and was delighted that their Let it Snow clear stamps perfectly matched the trees in one of their papers. With a stroke of genius that I assumed was original, I set out to make some trees pop-up for a lovely winter scene.
It is quite probable, however, that my idea of the trees was really not so much a unique idea as craft Inception, as I now recall Shelly Hickox mentioning something about wanting to make a card with trees popping up all over the place when we were admiring a card by Pete Hughes with trees popping up all over the place. I think Gretchen has also made a card with trees popping up all over the place.
So there ya go. I firmly believe that it's far better to err on the side of too much credit than not enough, so I must thank Shelly and Pete and Gretchen for the craft Inception that led to this card.
Did you watch the video? I completely abandoned the whole "under 3 minutes" thing, huh? Ha!
Looking for the template for the floating floor? Here you go: Download Floating Floor Template
Here are some additional photos of the card from the video:
The lovely thing about making the alternate cards is that I can throw caution to the wind and just play with as many supplies as I want to, thank you very much.
The front of this card features my new Fancy Frame die, turned vertically to house a couple of my favorite old Halloween stamps from my stash.
Check out Zombie Mary Poppins! Mwaaaah haaa haa! Mary is a Lost-Coast Designs stamp that I recently ordered, but for Halloween I felt that she needed a new identity. After rejecting a Frankenstein stamp as too green, and a skull stamp as too white, I settled on this creepy little zombie head.
I fashioned the spooky tree using a Tim Holtz Twigs On the Edge die and stamping a woodgrain texture on it. The Graveyard Tours sign was clipped from a piece of Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor paper, shaped, inked and hung with jump rings from the flagpole die.
So there you have it - Yo Yo's Floating Floor adapted to fit Pop 'n Cuts. What will you create?