Sunday, December 09, 2012

Santa Pop-Up Card

Happy Holidays Everyone!
Today I'm sharing a bleaching technique on a pop-up card with a floating floor. This card was made with just one stamp.

Santa Collage 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 
#18933 Santa Collage 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Other VLVS supplies:

Santa collage image was inked with black ink on matte coated white card stock. Set image aside to dry. {The reverse side of Kromecote is perfect for this project.}
In a small plastic or glass dish add one tablespoon of water with three drops of Clorox. Use a small brush to add bleach to the dark areas of Santa collage and tree. Don’t over saturate the paper. The black ink fades within minutes. Let the bleach image air-dry.

Paint Santa's coat, trim, beard and tree with a watercolor crayons. This is done by adding a little bit of color down on craft sheet or wax paper. Wet brush and pick up color with a small brush and paint on santa.
Use a small brush with black dabber paint on Santa's feet and the number 25 Brown dabber paint on Santa's sack and hand. 
Spread glitter glue on tree and set aside to dry. 

Second part of card:
I was inspired to make my card using Karen’s technique and template for the floating floor.

Use base and insert die with light green pattern paper through the die cutting machine. After cutting the pale green paper I decided I wanted a pin stripped paper for the back portion of card. It was die cut using the base and insert dies, cut off at centerfold and applied to back portion of card with Miracle Tape. Do this before applying the floating floor.

Remove insert die and then die cut two pieces of dotted pattern paper. Use template on one of the dotted paper for floating floor and the other for the outside cover.

A lucky find, one sheet of paper from the Christmas pad had the size of trees needed as my pop-ups on this card.
Two slits ¼” long and 1/16” deep was made in the floating floor.

Fold mountain and valley folds on floating floor piece as seen on template. Apply Miracle Tape, peel off protective piece and adhere to card front.

Two-piece of white cardstock ¼” x 1 ½” was cut and on one end of each piece, bend ½” at 90 degree and applied to floor beneath with Miracle Tape.  Pull each strip of paper up through holes; apply Miracle Tape to front of strip. The trees are cut-out and ready to be applied to the strips.

Santa collage was trimmed close and applied to pop-up portion of card with the use of Miracle Sheets.
Apply Miracle Tape to remaining piece of dotted paper for the cover.
The sentiment was cut from another sheet on paper pad and applied with Miracle Tape to finish. The pop-up card folds flat when closed. 

Other supplies:
Sizzix base and insert 657802
Sizzix Vagabond
Recollections O’ Christmas tree paper pad
Small amount of white cardstock
Acrylic paint
Watercolor crayons
Sparkly glitter glue
Brush, liquid bleach, water, bowl

This Santa is on his way to add a little sparkle to your day!

Thank you for viewing this tutorial!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card

Unknown said...

Now this is cool LOVE that pop up idea!