Video: Dragonfly Pop-up Card
Hi everyone, Ilina here today today with a fun interactive card and a video tutorial for you. For my card today I decided to transform 2-D die cuts into interactive pop-up elements.
I started the card by creating the center pop up first, and then the front of my card. To create the pop-up in the middle of my card I used the Dragonfly Fancy Die, along with the Paper Layering Sunflower. To create the dragonfly you will need three dragonfly die cuts, one each from Pool Layering Paper, Black Layering Paper and Vellum.
Fold the black dragonfly in mountain fold along the center, and the pool one in valley fold. Then trim off the wings on the black one, leaving little bit of them (like tabs), so they can be adhered to the pool one. Trim off the head and body on the pool dragonfly. Cut small slits on both parts and interlace them together with the pool dragonfly being on the bottom. I used liquid adhesive to adhere the black wing tabs to the pool ones. Then adhered the vellum wings on the base of the pool ones. Set it aside. In a similar way I created the flower pop up.
Watch the video tutorial below to see how I made this card:
For the flower pop up in the middle I cut two sunflowers from two different shades of Sunshine Layering Paper and cut out the center from the lighter one leaving two little tabs to use them to adhere to the base flower. Fold both in the center creating a valley fold from the darker sunflower and mountain fold on the center. Adhere together and then in the center of your card. Add leaves from Foliage Layering Paper. (Watch the video above to see the full tutorial.)
I used the same elements for the front of my card. I added a little bit of dimension by applying Butter Bar, Orange Soda , Aegean and Forever Green ink to the dragonfly, flower and leaves. To add some extra interest dry embossed the Snow Layering Paper panel using the Dragonfly Fancy Die. For the sentiment I used the Wishing Well set and stamped it on Black Layering Paper (Midnight Mix) with Versamark and embossed with Detail White embossing powder. Added some White Iridescent Shimmer Spray to the dragonfly (using a paint brush) and Pool Mixed Accents. I adhered the panel to a black folded note card.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are inspired to try your hand at converting 2-D die cuts into pop-ups.