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Thursday, August 8, 2019
How To Make An Easy Pop Up Card!
So glad you stopped by! Just wanting to share my "A Blog Named Hero" post celebrating their "Christmas In July" Challenge. It's hard to tell until you look at the bottom of the photo that there is a lot of dimension!
Before I get into the details, this card is a "combo CASE." Mary M. Reiner designed the card below for our Ohio Stamp Junkies Meetup last month. She CASEd Jennifer McGuire.
Stamps by Newton's Nook.
The Flamingo card combines several stamp sets, but it is really only three layers...
There is a front, back and a section spanning the middle.
The supplies I used are linked at the bottom of the post. I'm planning on posting a YouTube tutorial on this soon with a different twist, so be sure to subscribe to my channel and hit the bell for notifications. I can't say for sure when as I am recovering from pneumonia and am way behind on everything in my life...here's a brief explanation.
The basic card starts out as two 6 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheets of card stock.
You need to score both tall sides at 1/2" and 1". The center strip can be any size as long as long as it allows the card flatten down to mail. I decorated my Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo with a random Santa die cut and added snow marker. I added shimmer to the whole flamingo.
The background is simply blended Distress Inks with a little shimmer spray. The water is Hero Arts Color Layering Waves that I heat embossed with clear powder. I added Snow Tinsel embossing powder at water's edge. The frame is completely covered with Hero Arts Sand embossing powder.
I cut out a couple of plants from the Flamingo set and glued to front for more dimension.
To assemble use strong double sided adhesive and place on the top edge of each side that was scored and folded back accordian style. Add the center section and tape as well. It takes a minute of working with it to flatten and spring back, but it will!
I'll be back soon with another post, so stay tuned and take care! Gale