Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FUN with POP UP Cards!

I had a LOT of fun making this card! My friend, Diane Short, taught me how to make this pop up card! There are many variations of pop up cards. I can't remember the last time I made one! Be SURE and check out POP UP cards with my friend, Paula-Kay, on Savvy Projects Blog!

Here is the card before it is completely assembled! You can see that I used double stick tape.

Pop up piece: Score about 1/2" (or a little less) diagonally up from the corner that will be adhered. When you adhere ONLY the small corner of the pop up piece, make sure the bottom of the cardstock is close to horizontal to the bottom of the card. If you "tilt" the cardstock too much as you adhere the corner, it will not pop up right. You may have to adjust it a bit to get it just right! No worries! The bottom of the pop up piece is adhered approximately 2" down from the top of the card. You can easily move it up more ~towards the top of the card~ if you have a bigger saying/image.

The little piece of cardstock pops up between the two purple pieces of cardstock when you pull the sides~ TOO cute! The damask image on the front of the card is inked, stamped off once, and then the edges of the image are rolled on the ink pad. It's a nice technique that leaves the center lighter~ which is perfect for a saying!

Here is a picture of the top of the card. I opened it up so you could see the top, but I didn't open it enough for the saying to pop out. The card is not closed or open all of the way~ it's between open and closed.

Here is a picture that shows what the card looks like after I have pulled the sides a bit more~ enough for the saying to begin to pop up! You can write a personal message on the back of the card!

(2) Purple Cardstock: 6 3/4 x 4 1/4, Score at 1 and at 1 3/4
Stardust Cardstock: Center pop up 3 x 1 3/4, Front of card 3 x 3 3/4
Black Cardstock: 4 x 3 1/4

I hope you are inspired to stamp and create!

Supplies: Thinking Of You, Damask Backgrounder, Shimmer Brads (B/W), Palette Ink Pads: Iris, Noir Black


Debra Miller said...

Very cool Holly!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Oh Holly, that is so neat. I really like it. I'll have to try!

Chelsea said...

I love how the inner sentiment pops up ... very classy!

Sandy said...

Awesome pop-up!!

Risa said...

Holly I love how you made 'pop up' sophisticated! Great card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Michelle said...

ok that is pretty cool...never seen something like this before! TFS :D

StampinCarol said...

Great card! Love it that you showed the way you made the "pop up"!