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Friday, September 26, 2008

Pop-Up Card Technique!

For our Fun Filled Friday Challenge today, Kimmy challenged us to make Pop-Up cards. This was my first attempt ever at making a pop-up card! I used this tutorial on SCS. I love how it folds flat and can still be mailed (rather cheaply! This will fit in an A2 size envelope!) yet it has a 3D look once it it "pop-ed" into place.

This photo shows it folded flat. It still curves up a bit at the scored lines, but adding pressure with my hands or if I put it in an envelope it would lie completely flat.

Did you see the DRS Designs blog this past Wednesday? Heather talked about all the different possibilities you can do with DRS Designs unmounted stamps. Again, I used one of the techniques she mentioned in making this Pop-Up Card. The Happy Halloween image you see here is actually one stamp. I cut it apart so that I could use each word individually, as you see here, putting the words on either side of the pumpkin image. That's one of the great things about stamps from DRS Designs! You have the option of getting your stamps either wood mounted or unmounted, rubber only. Choosing the rubber only option makes these stamps so much more versatile!
Here's my Pop-Up card fully assembled in the 3D position!

The pumpkin image was colored with markers, and I heat embossed the sentiment using black embossing powder. Then, I added black ink with a stipple brush and inked the edges orange. I created the card tag as seen in the tutorial instructions mentioned above, and used a decorative corner punch on each of the top corners of the completed tag. I added a large yellow eyelet and threaded orange sheer ribbon through it to finish the tag.

Once I had the pop-up base assembled, I needed to add a little something to it, as the black cardstock alone looked a little plain. I added orange and yellow ribbon across it and formed a bow that I attached in the middle of the base. I colored 2 DRS Designs Pumpkin images with markers and cut them out. I used my Nesties to form 2 circle tags with them and added one to each side of the bow.

I have to admit, for my first time creating one of these cards, I think these little pumpkin guys turned out really cute!
Make sure to check here to see Kimmy's Pop-Up Challenge Card!

Stamps: DRS Designs- Pumpkin Stack Up, Small Jack O Lantern, 2 Line Vertical Happy Halloween Greeting
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Tangerine, Rubber Stampede Embossing Ink
Paper: Smooth white cardstock by Office Depot, Bazzill Cardstock
Bic Markers, Joann's Scrap Essentials 3/16" Eyelets, Dashes Dots and Checks Ribbon by Michaels, C&G Sheer Orange Ribbon, Nesties, Creative Beginnings Black Embossing Powder, EK Success Decorative Corner Punch

So, do you have big plans for this weekend? My hubby is out of town, so I plan on stamping and crafting the weekend away! Anyone else care to join me? I'm sure you'll find me right here on my computer on and off all weekend too!

Hope your weekend is a great one!



Bee said...

Very cool!! :-)

Beth Norman said...

What a totally cool card! Your colouring is amazing!

ChrissyM said...

This is so cute!! love it!!!


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