Thursday, 17 March 2016

Graphic 45 pop up card

This is a card that I made for my mother, using papers from the Graphic 45 "Artisan style" collection.

For the pop up inside, I trimmed cream card to slightly smaller than the A5 outer card and scored the centre fold, then measured the peacock panel and the border strip I've used on the tiny upright piece, and marked a line each side of the centre so the panel would fit between the lines. I scored between the pencil lines where the bottom of the panel would come to, and the same distance above the centre, then scored again the width of the border above and below each score line. Then I cut the pencil lines from the bottom score line to the top one. Finally I scored 5cm each side of the central line to make the side steps. It all sounds a bit of a faff, but when you have the papers there to guide you it seems a lot more logical!

I've balanced the dragonfly panel in roughly the place it was going to go, because I wanted to write a personal greeting before sticking it in place. It would have been far too fiddly to write when it was stuck down!


Barb said...

Oh I love this Jane. I've not seen a pop up card like this before and what beautiful papers you've used too. I bet your Mum loved it. Barbxx

Liz said...

What an amazing card! Love the fold - think I might try and lift this one. xx

cotnob said...

This is a stunning card Jane, such a brilliant design.