This week's challenge at Just Add Ink provided me with the opportunity to make my first EVER pop-up card. I am a little "3-D challenged" and tend to play it fairly conservatively with my card folds, so I was definitely outside my comfort zone with this one! Thanks, Delys, for the challenge. No, really!
The card I ended up making was quite different to what I originally had in mind, but it is perfect to give my brother-in-law for his birthday this week. I made my "pop-up" following the instructions in this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WnKCNoGzUc
Here's the front of the card:
.... and when you open it up, this is what pops up:
...... and a side-view:
I used two little paper buttons to cover up the "Word Windows" punched in the white inside panel of the card. It probably would've been cleaner to use a craft knife to cut some slits in the card lining, but my craft knife and I are not friends!
I'd originally planned to stamp the sentiment on the front of the card, and have the cluster of presents pop up when the card is open, but the reality wasn't anywhere near as great as the picture I had in my head! Reversing the placement of these two things worked much better.
Here's a list of products used to make this card:
Stamps: Non-SU! presents stamp, Bring On the Cake
Card: Early Espresso, Whisper White
DSP: Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black craft stampin' pad, Versamark inkpad, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler markers, Sahara Sand stampin' pad
Other: Clear embossing powder, Early Espresso embossing powder, Not Quite Navy taffeta ribbon, Early Espresso 1/4" stitched grosgrain, Neutrals brads, sponge dauber, Ovals framelits, Sweet Buttons embosslits, Word Window punch, stampin' dimensionals, glue dots
Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team's samples over at Just Add Ink - as always, some gorgeous cards. We'd love for you to make your own pop-up creation, and join in the fun. If you don't have your own blog, you can email a photo of your creation (instructions on the Just Add Ink website), and we'll link it up for you.