Archive | June 2012

Solomon’s Garden Popup Wedding Card

This is based on images found in the Song of Solomon in the Holy Bible
(aka Song of Songs, Canticle of Canticles or just Canticles):
A garden enclosed, a fountain, mountains, palm, apple and pomegranate trees, doves,
twin fawns, wheat encircled by lilies, roses and grapes.

Those of you who follow “At Home In Our Domestic Church”
will recognize this as an upgrade of the invitation for the “Solomon’s Garden” date!

Although I can’t post the file I used to create this,
(some of the images aren’t mine to share
and it’s a monster file!)
Here’s the next best thing: SolomonsGarden1
The images can’t be edited (although the text inside can), the image quality isn’t as good,
and I used a different image for the “Welcome to Solomon’s Garden” tab,
but it’s the best I can manage online.
I used digital photos of our lawn & the sky for the grass & sky,
& either drew, redrew or edited the other images.
The last page of the file has step-by-step instructions
(please tell me if you can’t make them work!).

The sparkle on the gate is from a “Clear Star” Jellyroll pen
(I use this all the time!)
and the corners were punched with Multi-Shaper punch “Fireworks“.

It’s a basic tab-style pop-up,
but on the front of the card instead of inside
(idea thanks to Vintage Pop-Up Cards, by Taylor Hagerty).

Here’s the card completely closed:

The bottom opens, making the image 3-D
(the deer and wheat encircled by lilies come forward behind the gates–
the photo doesn’t show that very well):

Here’s the inside:

And here’s a side view of the tabs that pop the images forward:

May this get your creative juices flowing!