Friday, June 10, 2011
Pop Up Father's Day Motorcycle Card
So, here it is:
I covered the front of a 5” x 7” blank card with a green leaf patterned paper. I used leftover die cuts from other Cricut projects including grass, a fence and a tree to make a background for a blue motorcycle with a black shadow. This I think was cut from “Going Places” a Cricut cartridge. The bike is placed on pop dots for some dimension. Happy Father’s Day was stamped on white cardstock and glued in place. This made a very effective card front…for a guy who has two motorcycle…one blue and one black!
Now, we come to the inside of the card that pops out!
I used the same green leaf patterned background for the bottom of the card and a blue starry print for the sky. Born to Ride was cut on my Gypsy and the fantastic blue and black bike and Harley-Davidson embellishments were bought at a wonderful scrapbook store in the town of Palm Coast.
For the pop-up cube. Cut a strip of paper 1 ½” x 6 ¼” and fold it in half lengthways and then again in half. There should be three folds.
Cut ¼” off both ends of the strip.
Fold the strip on those lines with mountain folds into a cube shape.
Open the cube with the peaks of the fold up, place glue on both end sections of the strip.
Fold the strip back to a cube and the place the cube into the center of the card at equal distance from the top and bottom. The middle fold in the strip is lined up with the card fold. The card should open and close easily.
The decorative bike was place on a piece of green paper with pop dots (I cut around the plastic sheet the bike was originally mounted on, so my hubby could remove the bike easily for another use). I made sure the bike didn’t show, when the card was closed, although it is a bit bulky.
The other stickers came with the motorcycle and add to the overall look of a night ride in the country!
I hope you try this pop up technique, it’s really fun to work out. Please note the idea for this technique came from How to Make Pop-Ups by Joan Irvine. You will find a copy of this great book at Amazon.com. Check for it on the left side of this article.