Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pop In for a Pop Up Card

The merry month of May....time for graduations, weddings, Mother's Day. The month of giving greeting cards and a perfect time to spotlight a talented cardmaking artist!
Diane of 1 Card Creator is sharing a Pop Up Card tutorial for May's edition of Tutorial Tuesday.
You can use any image you want, I used Websters digital papers, that made it easy to print the hot air balloons in various sizes. You can use any object as long as you can print or stamp it in various sizes. I first put the outside of the card together and set it aside. You will be working with 2 cards, an inside and an outside card.If you have a scoring board, score 3 lines on the inside card 1 at center and then 3/4" to the left and 3/4" right of center.Without a scoring board, fold your card in half, measure 3/4" from the fold and draw a line with a ruler, turn it over and do the same on the other side.I then use a Word Window punch (Stampin Up) to cut 2 slots in the folded edge using the score or pencil line to keep them even. The punch can be positioned as deep as it will go or if scissor cutting measure 1 1/2" from top and bottom respectively. (This is a 5 x 7 card but the same measurements work for any size card.)Score the line between the 2 slots on both sides so you can fold it inside.
At this point you want to dry fit your outer and inner card together making sure there is no overhang, the inner card needs to be slightly smaller.Then tape the 2 cards together. If you look closely you will see where I used the tape, I tape it together 1 side at a time.I took this picture after I had placed a few on the card already, I can't give you an amount to cut, I always end up with left overs.The first few objects are your anchors, they should be the largest because they will have to hold a lot of weight, they are placed on the pop up fold and need to be folded like this. I use ultra strength Zots to attach these to the pop up fold.From these anchors you can just keep on building out, attaching one more up or down, behind or in front of, let your creative eye take over here. You can attach these with Zots or strong dimensional foam making sure that the sticky stays in contact with only the 2 pieces you are attaching. (otherwise your card will stick together when it's closed) Also make sure the card will close without anything sticking out.I will have some of my older pop up cards on my blog today so you can get an idea of what objects can be used.

I hope you'll visit Diane and browse through her blog of wonderful cards and other paper delights. She truly is the #1 card creator! And she did an outstanding job with this tutorial. Pop up cards seemed like they would be insanely complicated to make, but Diane really took the mystery out of the process.
I also hope you're enjoying the diverse array of tutorials and new artists featured here. If you have something to share, I'd love to feature you on an upcoming Tutorial Tuesday!

17 comments:

Melissa said...

what a fun card!

I'm joining the Treasures of the Sea swap - so excited. Great theme!

1CardCreator said...

Thanks so much for featuring me JoAnne.

artistamyjo said...

What a great card !
Hugs, Amy

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

The card is beautiful!!TFS.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Netty said...

Totally wonderful card. Annette x

Missouri's Lilac said...

What a fun card. Love the hot air balloons!
:) AJ

Ann said...

how fun!!
thanks for the tutorial!! you've made it seem so easy!!

Terry said...

What a wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing your fabulous and fun card!

Mina said...

What a fabulous tutorial. That card is gorgeous. Thank you so much. BTW...your header is stunning. I love the dragonfly saying.

2amscrapper said...

great tutorial!

Jo said...

What a wonderful card!!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible tutorial. Just loved the amazing ballon card. Thanks for showing us! Will have to try it!

lynn said...

this is such an impressive card, diane, thanks so much for sharing this with us!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

What a fun card!
Thanks for sharing a great tute :)

Gerri Herbst said...

So happy I joined the altered match box group!Cant wait to get started. take care, gerri

Dr Sonia S V said...

Very Lovely. I am a big fan of pop up cards and am always on the look out for fresh ideas. Love your work.
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Juliana T said...

what a great card! I love to make pop-up cards and I will definitely be visiting your blog often. Thanks for the tutorial!

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/