Friday, November 6, 2009

Pop out Cards Technique

I love making pop out cards and they are so easy to do and so effective. These and funnily enough shaker cards always seem to get the most comments even from people that don't normally pay any attention to my cards. I use templates by Ws Designs which are great and make the whole thing so easy
This one uses their Large arch pop out template.
Materials: Two pieces of A4 cream cardstock, Penny black scroll vellum, selection of angel stamps, clear embossing ink pad, gold embossing powder, white thread, star die cuts, gold pen, large arch template, alcohol inks, acetate, violin, I believe in angels stamp by PSX,alcohol ink tool, pencil and ruler, copper cardstock, 4 small brads, tea stained music paper rolled up into a scroll and tied with small piece of ribbon, Cuttlebug swiss dot and swirl folders.
Method: Fold both pieces of cream cardstock in half and score well and set one aside. This you will work on just now when you do the inner part of the card. For now lets complete the outside of the card. I took some acetate and used the alcohol inks tool and alcohol inks to pounce the alchol inks over the acetate. I then stamped the angel image onto cream cardstock and then mounted it over a piece of copper cardstock that I had cuttlebugged and then added the acetate and fixed it together with 4 small brads. I then took some scroll vellum from Penny black and wrapped it around the fold of the card leaving about 1.5 cm at the back of the card with the rest of it showing on the front. I then added the stamped image. I stamped the words and embossed them and mounted again onto copper card that I had cuttlebugged and attached to cardfront using foam dots. I then added the music scroll and the violin. Now lets work on the inside of the card. Take your other folded piece of cream cardstock and place the arch pop out template on the fold line and trace around the template with a pencil and make marks at the notches on the template as this is where you will score another line. Flip template over and mark score marks on the other side of the card - no need to trace template again as you will simply just cut through both layers of card around your pencil marks and viola you have your arch. Score the two lines and fold well. You will now see the you have four panels if you like - the middle two containing your arch and then one of each side of that. On the two outer panels stamp angels and emboss. Go around edges of card with gold pen and make sure you have rubbed out any pencil marks that may be showing. Then take your outer card and open it up and tape in scroll vellum - doesn't have to be the width of the card as it just needs to sit behind your pop out template. Then tape up just the two outer panels of your inner card and attach to the inside of your outer card. Attach star die cuts that I cuttlebugged with Swiss dot folder above the arch and then take two star die cuts and place a piece of white thread running between them and glue together and then attach one piece of the cotton thread to top part of the pop out and the other piece to the bottom. You will now have what looks like a floating star inside your card.

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