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Video: Dragonfly Pop-up Card

by Ilina Crouse March 19, 2018 32 Comments

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:

If you’re having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE in HD on YouTube.

 

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.

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32 Responses

Roseann
Roseann

May 04, 2018

Stunning card. Could you please provide written step by step instructions to accompany the video? Thank you.

Karen
Karen

March 29, 2018

LOVE the dragonfly. Such a timely die as so many cards are featuring it now.

Barbara Wolters
Barbara Wolters

March 29, 2018

So many things to love about this card, especially the dragonfly. Thanks for the how-to video.

Andrea Hastilow
Andrea Hastilow

March 26, 2018

Stunningly beautiful, love it, will have to get courage up to try one that delicate.

Sharon
Sharon

March 26, 2018

Beautiful card!

Diane
Diane

March 25, 2018

I hope my finish product will look as good as yours. Thanks for the idea!

Helen
Helen

March 21, 2018

Ilina, just love this pop up card and the video for creating it. Seeing how you did the various mountain and valley folds with your die cuts was so helpful for trying this out. tfs

Mary MacFadyen
Mary MacFadyen

March 21, 2018

What a gorgeous card!

Shirlee C.
Shirlee C.

March 20, 2018

This is such a beautiful card! Everything seems so hard and it’s so intricate but after reading how it was made and watching the video I think it’s actually going to be fun to make. Thank you Hero Arts.

Shirley
Shirley

March 20, 2018

This was an interesting video, however, the fast forward made it quite difficult to follow what was going on with the flowers. Super card!

Jan
Jan

March 20, 2018

The card is very nice but like so many others it was going to fast for me to understand what was going on at times. Maybe not speed up so much. Nice job and very nice card.

Babs
Babs

March 20, 2018

Love the card and colors. So glad you did a video, but wish I could slow it down at times. Went a little too fast for me to catch all the details of making the pop-up mechanism. I’ll have to watch a few more times to figure it out.

Michele W
Michele W

March 20, 2018

What a clever way to make a pop-up! So creative and the card you designed is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Ferguson
Kathy Ferguson

March 19, 2018

Loved your pop-up card. I never thought of doing it using my dies. Your tutorial was very helpful.

Deborah345
Deborah345

March 19, 2018

Beautiful card. Appreciate the directions – just that it was going to fast and hard to capture what you were talking about concerning how the dragon fly is cut and then placed together. Otherwise wonderful and – Thank You.

Ginny
Ginny

March 19, 2018

Nice technic, thank you.

 Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 19, 2018

Gorgeous card and then to open it and have it pop up is so cool! Everyone loves interactive cards. Got a little lost on the video tutorial but was in a hurry and didn’t have time to go back and watch it slowly. I’m sure once I do that I’ll have it cased. Thanks for the inspiration!

Diana S.
Diana S.

March 19, 2018

I LOVE!!!!!!!! What you did with the dragonfly!!! They are my favorite!! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card!!

Shirley Hutchins
Shirley Hutchins

March 19, 2018

Beautiful. Very intricate and delicate Thank you for sharing.

Robyn
Robyn

March 19, 2018

Really cool technique but I’m confused on how to create the tabs, and where to cut the Die cut.

Pam B
Pam B

March 19, 2018

Wonderful tutorial! Thank you!

Carolyn
Carolyn

March 19, 2018

Beautiful card! I am obsessed with dragonflies! I love your card and the pop up dragonfly is an unexpected bonus. Wonderful tutorial. Very good instructions. Thank you!

Lee
Lee

March 19, 2018

Very cool card, wonderful effect with the pop-center. But I really couldn’t quite follow what you were doing to make it work when putting it together and attaching it…. But the result was wonderful.

Billie A
Billie A

March 19, 2018

Your card s stunning. I love dragonflies and this pop up design is brilliant. Love the front of the card also. Great video

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 19, 2018

Wow what a pleasant surprise awaits inside of this card!! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret
Margaret

March 19, 2018

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you did this in the video – it’s fascinating to watch you work!

Helen
Helen

March 19, 2018

Wow wow wow! So inspiring. Thankyou Ilina, so beautiful

Teresa  Selby
Teresa Selby

March 19, 2018

What a great card! I know my middle daughter loves dragonflies. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week..

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

March 19, 2018

Awesome card Ilina and thanks for this learnful video!

Debbie P
Debbie P

March 19, 2018

Beautiful card. Thank you for the great video on how to make a pop-up card.c

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 19, 2018

What a creative take!! Lovely!!

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

March 19, 2018

WOW Ilina, this is simply amazing, a wonderful job on it.