Friday 11 February 2011

Pop Up Card - Valentine Flowers

This is the most dramatic pop-up mechanism I have
ever come across.
It's much easier than it looks and no measuring required!

I've used a DL size for my card.
( I like to make it slightly wider than standard,
 I score along the A5 half fold score  line
and it still fits easily into a DL envelope).

 'golics' has made a video tutorial at 'instructables',
here's the link: pop up flowers 
He has tons of fabulous 3D projects.
He's very fast with his instructions so I've included
two download sheets to help:
1) Glue positioning guide
2) Flower positioning guide

The sentiment stamp (miss you) is from Paula Pascual's
'Big Sentiments' set. 

I layered two of the flowers from my
'Six Petal Flowers' download sheet.
Printed onto red lightweight card, cut out and
glittered with black holographic glitter.
The embossed background was made using:-
Craft concepts embossing folder 'Budding vine'

 'LOVE' was a free stamp from a stamping mag
(quite some time ago).
I'll find the mag and post the details -
it has to be one of my most used stamps.
I stamped onto red card using VersaMark and
embossed with 'detail gold' embossing powder.

Glue Positioning Guide
Only use a dot of glue as shown.
If you glue the whole petal the flowers
won't pop up correctly.
Guess how I know that!!!

Flower Positioning Guide

Download Sheet One
Flower Centres - Black
click on image & open fully before saving
Print this sheet twice 
onto any colour A4 lightweight card.
Cut each sheet into four equal pieces.
Follow golics instructions for folding
& cutting the flowers.
You only need seven so you'll have one spare. 

Download Sheet Two 
Six Petal Flowers
click on image & open fully before saving

These flowers and hearts are sized so they can be
pyramaged on top of each other if you prefer.

Download Sheet Three 
click on image & open fully before saving
Happy Valentine's Day.
Hope you have fun!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog
 Elaine x

Friday 4 February 2011

Alphabet Sheets - 'Bubble Gum' Blue & Lilac

Here's the last of my
'Butterflies & Dragonflies' decoupage set.

We still have very little, quality, light here in London 
so the image below is a bit 'rainy day'.

  It goes without saying really - these alphabets
will allow you to make any message or name, no matter
how unusual.

I've made the outside & inside lines as simple as possible
so they're easier to cut out.

Free Download Sheet One
Alphabet - 'Bubble Gum Lilac'
click on image & open fully before saving

Free Download Sheet Two
Alphabet - 'Bubble Gum Blue'
click on image & open fully before saving
I have never been able to contain myself when I'm excited

I have THE pop-up of all pop-ups coming next.
It's easy, no measuring and
the pop is unbelievable!!!

I tested it out, on several people,
and it got a WOW every time.

(OK Elaine, compose yourself)...

Just putting the final touches to the samples, downloads,
and link to a brilliant Guy who has lots to share.

Back soon and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.