Sunday, January 25, 2009

Spiral Pop-Up Card

I have to stop saying things like "this card is going to knock your socks off" because it puts a lot of pressure on me to really come through! (wink!) Well, if you've been patiently waiting since my buzzy bee post, here is the card that I hinted at. I hope it "knocks your socks off" as I promised it would!

Yeah, I know. The front doesn't do it. How 'bout the inside?

Someone demonstrated this spiral pop-up technique at Convention last summer and I finally made one. Isn't it perfect with these bees? You could pop-up flowers or bugs or beer mugs (as I remember one Convention sample did).

The pop-up construction is really quite easy. Use the 1-3/4" Circle Punch to create two circles. (It works best when you use the same color as the inside of your card because the spirals "disappear" into the background and the things you want to pop up look like they are floating.) Use scissors to cut each circle into a spiral. Start at the edge and gradually cut to the middle. The spiral should be about 1/4" thick.

Use a glue dot to adhere only the outside end to the inside of your card. The spiral should lay flat in the form of the original circle. Put another glue dot on the very middle of the spiral. Close the card and push down on the front of the card so that the end of the spiral catches and adheres to the top of the inside. Here's a picture showing one spiral fully attached and the second spiral attached to the bottom with the glue dot ready to go in the middle.

I used the 1-1/4" Circle Punch to punch out the bees and then I adhered them to the spiral with a single glue dot at the very bottom of the bee (on the back). I used 5 bees on the inside (odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye), but one of them is adhered to the inside of then card and not to a spiral.

Supplies: Just Buzzin' By, Summer Sun marker & cardstock, Basic Black ink/marker & cardstock, Whisper White Craft ink & cardstock, Blush Blossom marker, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Mini Glue Dots, 2-way glue & Dazzling Diamonds (used on bee wings)

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2 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

My socks have officially been knocked off! This buzzy bee card is absolutely darling:) Great tutorial, Julie!

amykennedy said...

Well, my socks are off! Love it! Super cute with the spirals inside!!