Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How to make a pop-up card

Hello! It's Amber here to show you how to make a pop-up card. It is incredibly easy and will add such a fun element on your card. Here's what the inside will look like:

To start you'll need a strip of cardstock to build this little box that pops up your image.
Originally I was only going to pop up one flower so I made my strip 1"x3" and scored at .75", 1.5", and 2.25" so that it made a box .75" on all sides. That's what you see in the photo below. But after I decided to make a little bouquet of 3 flowers I remade the box from a 1"x4" strip and scored at 1", 2", and 3" to get a 1" box to better support my bigger image. But I didn't get any photos of that. Sorry.
After you fold and score the lines, fold it into a box and adhere to two end squares to the inside of the card as shown. See how it folds up when you close it? And that's it! All you need to do is adhere an image to the box!

For my card I chose to use the flower from the For Every Woman set. This is such a great flower to color! I stamped the vase image once and the bloom 3 times. Then colored them in with my stamp markers:

To get a faint color of water on the vase I pressed a blender pen (basically just a clear marker) onto my ink pad and then colored the vase.
 You'll need to re-press the pen several times during the coloring process. This will give you a much softer color than if you colored it straight with a marker.

After I fussy-cut my images I like to outline them with a black marker to cover up any white edges:
 Now, if you are not a fussy cutter, there are SVG files in the SP store for the vase, the bloom, and even a banner. I didn't check for these until after I was done. **blush** So if you choose to make something similar save yourself some time and try the svg files!!

For the front of my card I chose to use  paper from the MME Miss Caroline All Dolled Up 6x6 pad. This paper is so incredibly beautiful. The sentiment is also from For Every Woman. I just stamped it onto a die-cut label.
I wanted to use the woodgrain sheet with that frame of flowers around it but I didn't want my card to be 6x6. So I cut the paper down. I cut out a middle section (as seen below) and adhered the two end pieces to a white card base (as seen above). The lines of the wood boards help so that you can't see a seam! My card ended u p being 4.25" x 6", just slightly bigger than a standard A2 card.

One more look at the inside:



Thanks for looking and I hope you try out this very easy technique!

Stephanie create a great just because card to share with you today.

Kelli has a beautiful vellum card for you.

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1 comment:

  1. stunning cards! i am in love with the last one. i love that particular paper so much but didn't really know how to use it...you've inspired me. thanks so much :)

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