I have made another card for my card class and thought I'd post it on my blog so you can see how this pop - up card came together. Although it looks too complex to consider, it is mostly comprised of stamped flowers that you must cut out by hand. That is the most time consuming part of making this card.. so if you are willing, I would be happy to show you how this card comes together.
- The card base is made from the Highland Heather card stock made by Stampin' Up! It is cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.
- The liner for the face of the card is Whisper White card stock, 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
- The scalloped strip is punched from the Ribbon Punch (retired) by Stampin' Up! and it measures 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches.
- The striped DSP is from the collection of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, 3/4 inch x 5 1/4.
- Whisper White card stock is used to stamp a large and medium size tulip flower and two leaves that are stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Petal Pink inks for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. Punch out the large tulip and the leaves with the Tulip Builder Punch available from the mini catalog on the Stampin' Up web site. Hand cut the smaller tulip.
- Adhere these two flowers and leaves with dimensionals to the front of the card after you have stamped your choice of tulips, stems, and leaves to the Whisper White card stock liner.
- Adhere the ribbon strip you punched to the back side of the horizontal striped DSP and adhere to the front of the card with dimensionals. At this point the front of the card should be complete
Inside of the Card:
- Cut a piece of Whisper White Card stock 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches and score at 4 1/8 inches.
- See the grid pictured below. Draw light pencil marks from the tick points on the ends and in the middle of the card. Then take the paper trimmer and score where outlined and cut where highlighted.
- After cutting and scoring the interior of the card, push out the middle and fold on the card fold line and you will have the interior that looks like this:
- Take each half and apply glue tape to the outline and adhere to the inside of the Highland Heather card base. Glue each half separately to ensure that the interior of the card is centered in the card base.
Now to Assemble the Interior of the Card:
- Take a piece of designer series paper that has a wood grain pattern in it to resemble a tub. My piece measured 3 x 2 inches and I took a small wedge off of each side of the paper to shape it to look like a tub.
- Take all of the stamped flower images and leaf images that you cut out by hand and arrange them on top of the top of the tub and add additional flowers behind. When adding flowers and leaves, be sure to position them so that they will not protrude out of the lines of the card when the card is closed.
- Take a piece of Highland Heather cardstock, 5 x 2 3/4 inches and emboss using the embossing folder of your choice. Adhere to the top inside of the card interior.
- Stamp the "happy birthday" greeting in Highland Heather ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and cut out using the Painted Labels dies. Adhere to the embossed piece with dimensionals. Add a tulip and leaf for accent.
- Wrap ribbon around the base of the tub and adhere a knotted piece on top with glue dots.
- Add all the flowers and leaves and arrange to suit.
- Add the vertical strip of DSP 1 1/4 x 5 inches and line with another punched strip with the ribbon punch to the bottom of the card. Your beautiful card is ready to bring a smile to whoever is the lucky person to receive it.
This card is a birthday greeting but you can also use this card for Mother's Day, Sympathy, Thinking Of You, Easter, or Spring.