I finally had a go at making a pop up card after wanting to make one forever it seems. I had cleared my desktop prior to making this one, so I had no excuse trying to find dies, paper and embellishments if and when it was going to be needed.
I went a little farther than I had anticipated, let's just say I got a little carried away on this one, but since I had a "little more time than usual", I decided to make it special. I don't intend to have a class on this card as it was a card that could take many hours to show all the details that went into it. So since pictures are worth a thousand words, I will let you figure out what steps I took to make this card.
Here is the list of items I used for this card: Pink Liquid Pearl, half white pearls (self-adhesive), pattern paper from personal stash. Die cuts used: Impression Obsession's Layered Floral DIE047-J, Birch tree with birds, grass, tulips, tulip leaves (separate die cut), leafy branch or any small leaf cluster you have on hand is good. Cheery Lynn Designs Baby's breath trio B264 I think, Pop Up Elizabeth Craft Designs "Garden Bench 780", Marianne Designs Anja's Vintage Frame MDLR0272 and Marianne Designs, Anja's Border MDLR0300. Stamps By Judith post card stamp B-65 postcard.
Copic: red, yellow and purple for tulips, blue hues for the birds, Pan Pastel fushcia for front card flowers, Mocron 02 pen for flower stippling. Inks used: Memento Summer Sky, Pear Tart ink pads with sponge daubers for each color, Tim Holtz Distress ink pad Peeled paint also with sponge dauber for coloring the inside of the card.
An A2 size card. 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 in
The half pearls were a really cute added touch to the front of the card. Pop up cards are fun but can be tricky to make. The simplest way I can suggest you make them is by using good quality print paper for the base where the pop up is cut out from. Too much card stock makes the card not wanting to close. If too thick on the other hand, the card will not want to close gently. Always start thinner than thicker. My 2 cents on it.
I thought it would look nice to add just a little touch of something on the bench since no one is sitting on it. Adds more interest to the overall look.
I find making naturistic looking cards, often demands a lot of detailing so it looks natural without looking too cluttered. So as I always say when I teach, when in doubt, walk away and come back later to see if you like it like that or if you need more. But less is more.
I hope this card will have helped you take the Popup trial. Give yourself a chance to practice one card first. Less stress, more success. I will also add a butterfly or two on my park bench. Have a happy crafting day. Back soon with another card for your eye candy!
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