A Touch of Ink Week – Project #4

Brrrr…..the thermostat says it is warmer today, but I feel like I’ve been freezing all day more than when it was in the negative numbers! How is the weather where you are at?

Today’s project is a beginner pop up card. This pop up is an easy version for those wanting to at pop-ups to their paper crafting skills. As you get more comfortable with this one, you can venture into the more complicated pop ups with ease.

The inside of the card….

Now that you have seen the card, are you ready for the instructions?

First, you will need the inside panel, which I did in white, that measures 8-1/4″x5-1/4″, scored at 4-1/8″. Fold it in half and burnish at the crease.

Next, cut two slits of equal length on the folded side of the panel.

The middle of the slits should be as close to the center as possible to that your pop up element is centered. I made this one wider because my element is wide.

Open the card and push up the section that you cut. Push it into a mountain fold. When the card closes, the mountain fold should fold into the valley fold of the card.

Next, open up the card and place adhesive on the bottom portion of the mountain fold as shown in the picture below.

Attach your element to the part with the adhesive. Make sure that the bottom edge of your element does not go past the bottom crease of the mountain fold. What I do is fold the card at a 90 degree angle to do the placement.

Here is a picture of it attached to the mountain fold though it is difficult to see that it is popped up.

Glue the inside panel (done in white) to an otter card base panel to cover the cut portion of your pop up. You can add more elements, just make sure it will still fold without damaging the elements.

Now to decorate the outside.

I cut my card front to 4″x5-1/4″, then embossed it with an embossing folder. Then, I added some ribbon, using Scotch tape to secure it to the back of the card front. I then added adhesive to the card front and glued it down to the card base.

Next I decorated the card front with my sentiment and floral elements.

Just make sure your elements do not hang over the edge of the card. This A2 sized card barely fits in an A2 envelope!

I added the flowers to the back of the sentiment using Scotch tape and Stampin’ Dimensionals, so it wasn’t so flat on the front. You do not have to used so many dimensionals though. I started out in scrapbooking and if you did not have enough dimensionals on your elements, over time they would sag between the dimensionals!

Center the sentiment and add gems!

And just like that you have created your first pop up! I was going to make a video, but I wanted to get pictures done as well. When I make another pop up, I’ll create the video for the Technique Corner!

Now, I think it is time to go start a fire in the fireplace and hide under a blanket! My hands are like ice blocks after typing on the keyboard! Stay warm and stay safe my friends!

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