21.6.16

Garden Pop Up Card

Garden Pop Up Card 
         Hi friends though I stay in Bangalore which is a busy metropolitan city we are lucky to have a home away from the hustle and bustle of usual city life!
Garden Pop Up Card 
        Birds are regular visitors to our home not only because of the fruit and vegetable garden my hubby grows but  because our darling doggies [Snowy, a Lhasa apso and Goldy, a cocker spaniel] let the birds drink and eat right from their dishes!
Snowy and Goldy
      And as you can see from the picture above of our doggies  eating from one bowl [ yeah they never ever fight!!], they are rather messy eaters and the birds literally have a buffet spread everyday!
Garden Pop Up Card 
Now coming back to my card I used a special twist up pop up mechanism to pop up parrots on the center of my card and added butterflies and yellow flowers galore to my garden!
Garden Pop Up Card 
The yellow butterfly is a Hero arts stamp heat embossed and colored with Distress Inks  and I added a green and golden twine trail to it!
Garden Pop Up Card 
I love Poppy Stamps dies and here I have used 2 of my favorite dies to create the  lattice and hanging vines for my garden!

Garden Pop Up Card 
In the picture above you can see how the pop up mechanism is . It's a rather tricky mechanism which I learnt from a book on Pop Up Cards. I have seen a die for this type of Pop Up Card on my friend Alice's blog .
Here is the short video showing the pop up mechanism.



And sharing a few pictures which inspired my card ...... the photo below is the  view from my window and you can see a lone parrot relishing the Sapota fruits!
Parrot on Sapota tree
The picture below was taken after a few minutes ...and can you guess how many more  feathered friends joined the feast....
Mynah Birds and Parrots on Sapota Tree
Hehe yeah there are 3 parrots and 2 mynahs!! What a delight they were to watch!
Lilies in our garden
And I cant resist showing off my hubby's Lilies!
Bee eater
And that is the "Bee eater" , yes quite a ferocious sounding name but such a beautiful cute bird and a common visitor to our locality!
Spring Onion
      And the picture above is from our vegetable patch...its the flower of the spring onion plant and below is the more artistic version of it taken by hubby  [ I dont have the blurring background trick level of photographic skills!]
Spring Onion
I hope you enjoyed the peek into my garden and reading about our garden visitors!
Supplies : Dies :  PoppyStamps Meso background ,Poppy Stamps Weeping Willow Branches Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles , Memory Box Spring Border   Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773
Papers : DCWV Mariposa
Edited : This card was featured by Di at her Pixie's playground----Thank you so much  Di its an honour !

47 comments:

  1. A fabulous card Sonia, such lovely summer colours and brilliant design.
    Pauline
    x

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  2. Wonderful floral & bird surprise of a card. Like the photos of the dogs, birds & backyard area where you have quite the bird visitors. Not seen a Bee-eater in person. We grow onions and they flower like you have also. Picked several of the onions yesterday and used them in the ravioli dish I prepared for Father's day dinner. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. Wonderful design Sonia, I love the love birds and the beautiful colours, lovely photo's too
    Kevin xx

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  4. LOve the card, love all the pictures and your doggies are so adorable.... They look like they are spoiled rotten...LOL!

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  5. Oh my goodness, your card is absolutely stunning, Sonia!! I love the pop-up design!! The colors of the birds are gorgeous!! The details are just perfect!! Wow!! It's amazing!! And your pictures are so beautiful!! It took me a minute to find the parrot in the first picture!! What gorgeous birds!! I love the bee eater, too!! And the flowers and spring onions are so beautiful!! I loved taking a peek at your gardens!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Gorgeous pop up card Sonia and loved all your lovely photos..cute little doggies sharing their bowl..beautiful birds and wild life and who would have thought spring onions had such a lovely flower..you taught me something today..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. Brilliant. Love this pop up card and the image and colours are just gorgeous. Beautiful photos Doc.xxxx{aNNie}

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  8. That is a fantastic card. Also enjoyed your other photographs as well, really beautiful.

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  9. Sonia what a beautiful bright and fun pop up card. Love the interactive element. You are blessed to have such a gorgeous garden.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  10. Such a beautiful card. Love all the pictures. Great work.

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  11. You always come up with the most fantastic pop up cards ever, most of which I get to see on your blog for the first time. And this one is just so beautiful too. Now I know where your major inspiration comes from, you live in a beautiful place full of natural beauty , Sonia. So happy to see the pics, especially the dogs.

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  12. What a wonderful summer card SOnia!! Love all the clicks..! :)
    Suchi xx

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  13. Brilliantly beautiful card! Haven't had chance to watch the video yet but I'm intrigued. What a fantastic view from your window and those wonderful birds. I never knew the spring onion plant looked like that. Fabulous photos, thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us. Debra x

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  14. A fabulous creations - love your design and the summery colours.
    Kath x

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  15. A lovely post Sonia, thank you for sharing the beauties of your garden and a delightful creation for our theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  16. Lovely card and beautiful pictures. All the best.

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  17. The card really looks like a visit to garden with those beautiful vines hanging and butterfly ! I loved the pop-up ,best part is the image dies not fold in center.Photos of your garden are so fresh ,we too have big tress around our house so parrots ,bee eater ,bulbul,pigeon are always visiting !

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  18. Wonderful card, great design.
    Lovely to see the pics of your garden too, xxx

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  19. amazing card!
    love your photos!

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  20. Wow! I love the card. I love the colours-yellows and greens with a touch of orange. It reflects Indian summers. I love the butterfly and the matching twine. Overall a stunning card.

    Every time I visit your blog, it is a feast for the eyes and there is so much to learn specially for a novice like me who has just started card making.Thanks for sharing your work as well as for the tuts.

    I love the photos you have posted. Very clear and perfect. Yes even a little bit of vegetation attracts the birds.

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  21. Totally stunning card Sonia - and the pop up is the icing on the cake for me! Wonderful photos of the doggies, and your garden plus wildlife. I feel like I just took a little holiday :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  22. beautiful pop up card Sonia, thanks to show us the wonderful inspiration you have all around you !! Love the pic of the lilies !!

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  23. Love love love love your card! LOVING the birds and that garden scene you created! And LOVING the photos!! your garden is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Sonia, I love your cards, they are always so colourful and magnificent, this is no exception, Love the pop out birds, thanks for the video to explain.
    Your garden birds are amazing, so are your flowers, I've not heard of a Sapota tree, so will go look it up. Thanks for all the info and sharing your beautiful card.
    Faith
    x

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  25. Beautiful card and gorgeous photos, hugs, Lori m

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  26. Beautiful project, I can see how you would be so inspired. What a gorgeous view and your photos are just amazing! hugs :)

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  27. Wow Sonia, great project and it's easy to see how you would be so inspired! Your view is gorgeous, what amazing photos! hugs :)

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  28. Great card!!
    Cute puppyes and wow, lots of great pictures, thank you for sharing!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  29. Love your photos and beautiful card. Always love seeing your family and home photos. Hugs

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  30. Beautiful card Sonia!! The flowers and butterflies are gorgeous!! The pics of your garden are beautiful!! You are really lucky :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  31. Wow! I love this card, it is absolutely gorgeous. I also love seeing your dogs and your orchard!

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  32. Awesome card! So many wonderful details to admire! I love the pop-up element! Beautiful colour combo too! I really enjoyed looking at your photos!

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  33. Here we call those green parrots Ring-necked Parakeets. A larger version is called an Alexandrine Parakeet. I used to have a male Alexandrine and he was a fine fellow; a good talker too. Someday I would like to have a Mynah bird as a pet. Isn't it funny that you get to enjoy the same birds in your garden that are expensive pets in our North American homes?

    Your card is gorgeous. Of course, my favourite part is the bird image. Thank you for the video tutorial.

    Hugs,
    TEresa

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  34. Absolutely a stunning garden card with the brilliant colors of the parrots. What a lovely way to embrace all the beauty of your garden. TFS the video as well. Love the way you've done the butterfly 'tail'. So enjoyed the garden pictures, it looks so enchanting with the pictures you've taken. Your bee eater looks a bit like our hummingbirds (which as far as I know, just sip plant sugars!). Enjoy your relaxing home. TFS & Hugs

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  35. Your card is so vibrant and fun, I really like the pop-up element. I am loving your nature pictures, especially of the beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing them with us and thanks for playing along at Poppystamps.

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  36. Love your garden card! So peaceful and beautiful! You took some awesome pictures too!

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  37. Fab card, love your photos too. Cara x

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  38. Great card for my theme at allsorts Tracy X

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  39. Your card looks like a 'Tropical Paradise , Fabulous creating! I enjoyed the photos of your home too!

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  40. This is a stunning creation. Just love the tropical feel and the brilliant combination of dies and colors!

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  41. Wow..the card is so pretty... And the garden too...

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  42. Beautiful card and I love those birds, they bring so much colour and vibrancy to your project! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us and for playing along with this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge... :)

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  43. Wow! Your garden is amazing.. I can see how this inspired your gorgeous creation with the most amazing details! Love the close ups so I could soak it all in, and the nature pics gave me a mini vacation - lovely!

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  44. I love the cute parrots on your card so so sweet
    and that Hero Arts butterfly
    yes it is our fav butterfy stamp
    I see it again and always adorable on your card
    sweet dog foto
    and nice sharing photo too
    great post doc
    how many hours did you made your post...
    I sometimes feel my time is finish because making my post hehe
    you have more than 24 hours Doc
    I guess hehe
    hugs
    Monika

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  45. Love seeing the photos of your garden, what lovely birds. Although we have the mynah birds here which a bit of pest as they build nests in the gutters of our houses. Love the spring onion flower…clever photo by your husband. And another fantastic card.

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