Did you like my super easy pop-up card in yesterday’s video- post? If so, I think you will love this one too!
Here we have an upgraded version of that design.
BUILDING A POP-UP ON A POP-UP CARD
So the pop-up card design yesterday invite you to create a basic card base with an integrated pop-up using a super easy partial die-cutting technique and “heart dies”.
For today’s card, I used a circular die instead to create the card base and I added another pop-up on the inside of the card.
- I found that the “All-Weather Friends” stamp set and coordinating die set are perfect for this project.
- For the inside of the card, I also used Grassy Edges die set by Simon Says Stamp and a sunray stencil called A Little Bumpy Stencil by Clearly Besotted.
- Note: sadly the stencil bought a few months ago is unavailable now but there are similar stencils and I listed them in the supplies list below.
HOW TO MAKE THE CARD BASE VIDEO
CREATING THE BUNNY POP- UP
- First, I made the card base as shown in the video here but instead of a heart die, I used a circular die.
- Then, I stamped the images using Memento ink on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb.
- I applied colour to the images using Nuvo Alcohol markers.
- Next, I die cut the images using the bunny die ( shown in the picture above)
- Using the same bunny die I applying a partial die cutting technique to die -cut a blank piece for the pop-up inside the card.
So this piece is partially die-cut at the bottom and this allowed me to create a flap to glue it onto the card base.
- To make the flap, I simply scored and fold a line as close to the bottom of the image as possible.
- Then I trimmed down the flap as shown in the picture below.
- BTW I wasn’t measuring anything. The flap is about 1/4″ of an inch by 1-1/2″ inches.
- Next, I glued the colored die-cut image onto the blank piece.
- To affix the image to the card base and to make it pop-up, I made a pull-up tab. (see picture below)
- This measures 2-1/2″ x 1/4″ inches and I scored it at 1/2″ inches from both ends.
- Then, I fold and burnished over the scoring lines
gluing the pull-up tab
I placed the die-cut image facing down as shown in the picture below to find the correct placement.
The edges of the die-cut piece need to be inside the edges of the card base. It really doesn’t matter the orientation of the die-cut image.
Next, I glued the pull-up tab behind the image ( see picture below)
I added glue to the bottom flap of the pull-up tab …
I hold the paper down while I closed the card and I wait for the glue to dry a few seconds.
In this way that pull-up tap was adhered in the right place at the back of the front panel of the card.
You can add extra pop-up elements like the grass in the picture.
To make pop-up any of these elements you will need to create more pull-up tabs that can be glued to the image behind them or to the back of the front panel when possible.
I added the grass to hide the bottom flap of the image. As this was the first card I made, I was improvising as I went. Next time I will add colours to all the pieces first before adding the pop-up.
That’s all for today.
All this was harder to explain than to make! Phew.
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