Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Funky Pop Up Tutorial xx

Hi peeps xx

I managed to get a spare hour or so, so as promised, here is the tutorial for the pop up flower card.

This is the same type of card that we did at card club last night.
As my Nikkie wasn't well and therefore not there, I was missing my helper. And as we had a lot of ladies last night, there was only me to go around between them all lol xx. But they were very understanding and I thank them all for their patience. I know that some of them pop over here, so I hope that this helps fill in any gaps which they might have missed.

But also, I hope that you all find it useful as well. I have to say that I can't lay claim to inventing these cards - I'm not that clever lol xxx but this is my twist on it. Please excuse some of the pics btw cos this was done a bit on the quick side - ie while the footie was on :(( and it's only my second tutorial!!!

So here goes ....

You'll need a piece each of A5 black and white card, a scrap of green card, some DP - I've used PP One In A Melon here cos it is nice and bright and shows up nicely (and it is verrrry gorgeous as well)., plus some punched flowers in co-ordinating colours and various sizes. Finally, use whatever you want to finish it off - more of that at the end.

Fold the black card in half. This is your outer card. Then fold your white card in half and trim so that it is 14cm wide . When you sit this inside the black card, there will be a narrow border.

Put the black card aside for the moment - we are just going to be working with the white card now, which is the inner bit. You can draw on one side of the white card cos when it is all fitted together, you won't see the marks.

The top of the pic here is the folded edge. Draw a line 3cm from this edge all the way across the card and then draw 2 lines down from the folded edge, 5cm in from each side, to meet the line as shown.

Where I've marked 'A', cut through both thicknessness of card. Where I've marked 'B', score through both thicknesses, but don't score where I've marked 'C'

Open up the card and push the 2 side bits out and then re-fold ...

It should now look like this.
Now draw a line across the card 1.5cm from the folded edge and draw 2 lines down 2cm in from each end to meet the line

Again, cut where I've marked 'A' (you will be cutting through 4 layers of card), and score on both sides where I've marked 'B'. Don't score where I've marked 'C'.

Open up the card and push the ends out and fold. It's easier to do this on one half and then the other rather than trying to do the whole thing all together.

Then you can stick this onto the black card you folded at the beginning, and all your pencil marks are hidden.

Here's the side view - you can see the 'steps' :)

Cut 2 pieces of DP and stick them onto the outside of the black card. You can just cut one large piece if you wish but I've found the paper lies better if you cut 2 smller pieces, plus you get a bit of a border which sets it off nicely.

Finally, decorate away to your hearts content using the punched flowers!! I've added ribbon (Raspberry Ribbons and my stash) and also some Card Candy from Craftwork Cards.

And as Brucie would say, that's all there is to it!!!

I've just noticed that the border on the finished card looks wonky - oooh errrr!! Now I am not making excuses here but IRL it is fairly straight!!! It must be the angle!! Either that or me camera must have had one too many lol xxxx

I think it has the potential for all sorts of uses and I hope you enjoy having a go. If you do, please let me know cos I'd love to see what you do with it.

Huggiest of hugs xxxxx


Unknown said...

What a great card! and wonderful tutorial!

Enfys said...

Wow Dawny, this is fantastic, and what a great tutorial, Love all the little flowers sitting on their steps, and the paper is perfect,
En xx

Kath Stewart said...

wow this is fabulous and thanks for the tut.....must give this one a try and the papers you used are just perfect....Hugs Kath xxxxx

Kim said...

This is just gorgeous Dawny! Must have a go. Thanks for the tutorial.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a funky card, those flowers are fab and brilliant colours too. Great tutorial.

SallyB said...

Hi Dawny.... that's excellent! Thanks for taking the time to show this...the end result looks really good. fantastic paper!

Unknown said...

That's a really gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing your tutorial - will be giving it a go.


Jan x

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Dawny.

hugs Riet.x

Lora said...

Thanks Dawny this is fab.
I am normally rubbish at following tutorials but you have made it really easy with the pics and explained everything very well. Will have to give this a try. Love your card it's gorgeous.
Hugs Lora xx

Caryn said...

Hee hee, thanks for that Dawn - I didn't quite get mine finished so this will be very useful. Rajinder had the sense to take a photo so finished hers when she got home - swot!! Had a great time and really enjoyed the class - poor you running round like a scolded cat - hope the wine was sufficiently chilled when you got back!!

See you on the 21st.

Caryn xxx

mckinkle said...

The card is the nicest Ive seen for any pop up! I cant wait to try your tutorial! Im mad for Pink Petticoat too but dont have this melon set, YET!!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful funky card Dawny! Thanks for the tutorial, am off to play, Hx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow Dawny!!
This is so fab I cant wait to try it, i have seen pop up cards before but nothing like this its fab!!!

Emma xxx

Marlou McAlees said...

oooooh wow!! this is gorgeous Dawn!!! I just got new broadband and router installed so hopefully I shall now be able to continue to visit again regularly :) ♥ Happy Easter ♥

ScrappinCat said...

This is so beautiful! WOW!!! TFS, Cathy

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful! I must add this to my list of things to try!
great explanation! thank you x

love tina xx

simplyfairies said...

What a fabulous tutorial Dawny, and such a stunning creation too, I am gonna give this ago for sure, will let ya know how I got on...

Bettythebaglady said...

Dany-thanks so much for the tutorial. Got to you via Crafty blogocks, although already seen your stuff on PP. Only ever managed one step pop-ups before but now I've seen your tutorial Wowee. You've explained it much better that any magazine. There's an american bloke who has free downloads for pop-ups on his website but can't think of his name at the mo.They're good but a bit fiddlyXXX

Tasha said...

Wow awesome pop up card and super funky colours
love tasha xx

Louise said...

Thanks for the tutorial Dawny! Love the DP papers too :)
Louise x

Marcea said...

fab card and great tut hun .... cheers babe

Anonymous said...

Dawny this is fabulous..

`Happy Easter`..
Have a lovely time:)♥

Francien said...

I am going to "follow"you...well here at least....lol....Its such a lovely blog and so much awesome creations to see...and this tutorial...thank you...your card is stunning...love the colors!!
have a nice Easter!!
greetings Francien.

Donalda said...

Oh this is just gorgeous dear!!!!! I soooooooo love this. As always am trying to catch up on blogging on the weekend but love your blog dear so much big hugs

Dawn said...

Hiya Dawny

Wow what you been doing - this is just fantastic - Great choice of papers for this - I love it!

Hope you're well


Nikki Fairbairn said...

What a fun card design Dawny and thanks for sharing your tutorial, Sorry I haven't been to visit much this week, I hope your having a great bank holiday weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Debbie said...

Hi Dawny, what a fabulous tutorial and a beautifully finished card too. :)


cats whiskers said...

Oh Dawny thanks for this sweetie I shall certainly use it, and what afba card you have made just screams out Summer to me. Hope you are all having a great Easter, not to much choccie sweetie
There is a little something for you on my blog
Hugs Jacqui x