I Haven’t fallen off the earth!

Where on earth has the time gone.  After my visit to my family in France, I have just lost track of time!  Anyway, thanks for hanging in there and checking in on this post.  I have been having a great response to my in-home classes, and I want to share with you a card I’ve made, and maybe some tips you can use.

This card was super simple.  I used the dies from Stampin’Up!’s Springtime Impressions set, but instead of coloring the paper, I cut the images from a sheet of designer series paper in the Perennial Essence collection, which gave them a lovely soft range of colors.  I just glued the floral image on a 5.25×4 inch sheet of Petal Pink cardstock that had been embossed with the Subtle folder, and attached the sentiment with foam dimensionals.  That got glued to a cardstock base (11 x 4.25 inches) which was folded to 5.5x 4.25 inches, also in Petal Pink. On the inside, I adhered a few single flowers, and stamped my sentiment- both were from the Timeless Tulips stamp set- and then went to work on the pop-up.  You need two images that are either fairly symmetrical (if you want both sides colored).  Otherwise you can just cut the back image from plain cardstock.  This technique works with almost any image you want to pop up.  Attach both images together at the very top only.  Then cut your “feet”.  I wanted only one support for the butterfly so I could hide it behind the body, but if you have an image that is more solid, you can have more than one. The size and shape of the foot is variable depending on the need, but for this one I cut cardstock about 05 inches wide and 3.5 inches long. I scored it in half, and .25 inches from each end, and folded it in half.  I cut away some of the paper so the top would fit under the butterfly’s body, and ended up with a foot that looked like this:

Open up your glued doubled image, and glue the foot to each side at the top of the foot; now bend the .25 inch tabs at the bottom inward toward each other and then straighten them back out.  Apply a small amount of glue to both tabs only, and align the tabs (still straight) to the inside card at the fold line.  Close the card and apply slight pressure at the fold line, and when you open your card- Voila!  A popped up image.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to respond to this post.

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Thanks for stopping by- and as always happy stamping!

Michelle

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