Monday, 28 June 2010

ooh lala

When my Beginners French class ended last week, I wanted to say a special thank you to our great teacher, Muriel. I knew months ago what kind I wanted to make and ofcourse, it had to have a French theme! I love pop up cards but had never made one before, so with a little help from Google I did it. Hope you like it.

The card itself, is a double sided A4 from Kanban which I scored and folded in half, making an A5 size card. Using a sheet of Papermania  Signature Chatsworth Vintage A5 pad, I wrapped it over the spine when the pop up part was complete, that way it covers all the holes! This paper is gorgeous and has a linen feel.

I adore this Martha Stewart lace punch, simple black card stock transformed!
The sentiment (Merci) is hand written inside a stamped label and then cut around and set with foam pads.

Check out on your search engine for tips on pop up cards, it's basically done by just making a couple of slits from the spine of the card inward to the length of where you want your object to pop up! By folding them inwards it creates a sort of step/stand for you to adhere your image to. Just make sure that before you cut or glue anything, fold it all flat and make sure all parts are concealed when the card is closed.

maybe you can see better in this picture?

The Eiffle tower is cut from Cricut Destinations cartridge. When doing a scene like this it's important to remember perspective, so the tower is cut at about the same height as the tree and the lampost which are in the middle ground. The railing and bike are in the foregound and are also large in comparison but it helps with the illusion of distance and depth of field - wow, doesn't that sound scientific!!!

The bike, railing, lampost and tree are all from the Cricut Heritage cartridge.

 I used some Glossy Accents to highlight and a little Stickles in green on the railings to give a more metallic impression. I was rather pleased with how it turned out, I almost didn't want to give it to her!!!


Karen B. said...

Me likey! C'est magnifique! Also, I want to go to Paris and ride a bicycle, stat!

M.E. said...

This is gorgeous. So glad I stumbled across your blog.

BeeBeebabs said...

Both cards are great you did a wonderful job tfs

Lindsay Mason said...

What a wonderful card - I love pop ups too and this one has such romance to it. Sensational! Lindsay x

Lindsay Mason said...

What a wonderful card - I love pop ups too and this one has such romance to it. Sensational! Lindsay x

Enfys said...

Wow Sarah, that is absolutley gorgeous! It all looks so real, and your perspective is spot on. I love it.
En xx

Paper said...

Wow. Love this card. The surprise inside is fantastic!