Monday, January 19, 2015
Pop Up #2 Crown
Here is the second Pop Up card I created with Cricut Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge. Again, I made the interior before even thinking about the exterior. One thing I did learn, however--I liked the idea of putting the pop up slots underneath a separate sheet. That way the pop up appears as if by magic!
This card ended up being a little thick however, so next time I make it I will have to include a ribbon or magnet to keep it closed. One reason for the thickness is that I used a fabric lace ribbon and rhinestones.
This crown was cut at 11" long and 3.458" wide from gold cardstock. It didn't quite fit into an A2 card size, so I made a card 4.5" x 6.5" The separate card that serves as a base for the crown is an A2 size. The pop up mechanism was very easy since it involves a single fold and two notches that turn down. The important part was situating it properly on the base so it opens into an almost circular shape. I used temporary adhesive on a trial base before deciding where to cut my slots for the notches to fit into.
The outside of the card is a simple panel of scrapbook cardstock with a band of ribbons covering the base front of the card. I added some computer generated sentiments inside and out, die cut with ovals. I added a Hero Arts crown image heat embossed with gold pigment ink and powder.
Voila! A birthday card fit for a queen!