Happy Tuesday, Pinkfresh friends! Yasmin here sharing with you a delicate Fall inspiration card with a “Pop-Up” effect made using: Fall Leaf Border Stencils, Fall Leaf Border Sentiments Die, Fall Foliage Layering Stencils, and Fall Foliage Die for the Fall look. Also, Sentiment Suite: You Foil, Simply Sentiments - You Stamp Set, Sentiment Suite: You Die Set, and Sentiment Suite: Thank You Die Set for the outside and inner card sentiments. Besides those, I used Dainty Plaid Stamp to add the plaid look to the front card base flap + Essentials: Stitched Rectangles Die Set to add the stitching details to the card panels. And last but not least PFS- Inks to add the pops of colors to the fall leaves. So, without further ado let’s jump right into the step-by-step for how I made it.
Therefore, I started off by getting the stamping done over the front flap of an A2 top folding white card base so, to do that, I went ahead to place the card base inside my stamping tool platform and then, I went ahead to line up the Dainty Plaid Stamp to get the background stamped twice over it using Marigold Ink. Next, As soon as, I had finished getting the front flap of the card base stamped, I proceeded to put it aside so, I could have gone ahead to start the layered stenciling for the Fall leaves.
Thus, for the Fall leaves, I used an A2 size white card panel, a few ink blending brushes and Fall Foliage Layering Stencils along with the following ink combination: Peach Fuzz Ink, Coral Reef Ink, Apricot Ink, Clementine Ink, and Warm Buff Ink. Then, right after that, I had gotten finished the layered stenciling for the leaves, I used my die cut machine along with Fall Foliage Die to cut out the leaves from the white cardstock.
Moving on, after getting the die-cutting step completed for the Fall leaves, I went ahead to put them aside to start the layout for the inside part of the card base. So, to do that, I went ahead to use the same color combination that I used for the Fall leaves + Marigold Ink to add the Fall borders to-two white card panels by inking them up using the stencils included in Fall Foliage Layering Stencils. Once, I had finished inking them up, I went ahead to use the large die included in Essentials: Stitched Rectangles Die Set to cut out the card panels and to add them the stitching details.
Next, right after that I had finished cutting them out and adding the stitching details to both panels, I went ahead to get them adhered with double-sided adhesive over the inner top and bottom card flaps just, as shown in the image above. Thus, as soon as, I had them both adhered to the inner card base, I went ahead to put it aside to start the steps for the inner pop-up element. So, to create the inner pop-up mechanism for this card, I went ahead to trim down two white cardstock pieces to H 2.0” x W 10.0” inches. Next, I placed one of them over my scoring board with the wider side to the right; to trace over it 3 scoring lines at 2-1/2, 5.0, and 7-1/2 point marks using my bone folder for a cleaner look folds. Then, once I had that step done, I went ahead to repeat the same scoring line to the second cardstock piece and then, as soon as, I had both cardstock pieces scored, I went ahead to keep the last one over the score board but turning the longest side towards me to get another scoring line right in the middle of it at the 1-inch mark. Once, I had that done, I went ahead to place down the last cardstock piece as I had it over the score board to create two diagonal folds in the center of it over by getting fold over the upper side of it towards the right to create a triangle but making sure the middle and left side scoring lines met one over the other. Next, I repeated the same steps but this time towards the left side to create another triangle also, making sure the scoring lines met one over the other.
Having that said, after getting all scoring lines fold over, I went ahead to hold on the cardstock piece with both hands and to place my index fingers in the middle of each side to push down the side of the scored cardstock and then, to create the triangles which were crated from the diagonal folding steps and by making sure that the middle folds were inwards and the longest side of the pop-up element was facing towards me and both triangles were created over the longest folding pieces and on both sides of the pop-up mechanism. Next, to add the pop-up mechanism to the inner part of the card, I added liquid glue to the one of the triangles and then, I went ahead to get it glue down right in the center of the bottom flap card but making sure that the point side of it met the center of the card. Then, I went ahead to add glue to the other triangle to get it glue down in the same way but this time to inside of the front flap. Nevertheless, as soon as, I had gotten the pop-up mechanism gluing down to the card, I went ahead to add the pop-up element that folds in and out by gluing down the other piece that I’ve had gotten scored. So, to do that, I went ahead to glue down the bottom part of the left side of it to the pop-up mechanism and then, the upper side of the right side to create the pop-up element for the card. And lastly, I got the pop-up element embellished by gluing down some layering pieces. As for the layering pieces, I used four small panel that I cut out from Peach cardstock and four small white card panels. To be exact their measurements are Peach: W 2-1/4 x H 1-3/4 and White: W 2.0 x H 1-1/2 inches. And for the die-cutting pieces, I used some of the leftover Fall leaves + the die-cutting Thank you sentiment; a sentiment which, I created using the die included in Sentiment Suite: Thank You Die Set along with a piece of gold cardstock.
To continue after getting the pop-up effect embellished, I went ahead to cut out a small white panel using the smaller die included in the same stitched die set. And, once I had it cut out from the white cardstock, I proceeded to get it embellished with the Fall leaves and then, I added the You hot foil stamped and die-cutting word as well. For the You hot foil stamped and die-cutting word, I used Sentiment Suite: You Foil and Sentiment Suite: You Die Set.
Beside adding the foiled and die-cutting You word, I used one of the card sentiments included in Simply Sentiments - You Stamp Set to add a stamped sentiment, too. So, for the stamping I used Coral Reef Ink to keep it simple and to let the hot foil stamping form the You word will stand out even more.
Due the pop-up effect and inner embellishing pieces this card will not fit on a standard A2 size envelope and requires a belly band or any type of special closure to keep it close. I would recommend to delivery by hand or mail it out on a sturdy cardboard or bubble type on envelopes. So, that said, I went ahead to create a belly band closure out of large piece of white cardstock. By the way, the large piece of white cardstock measured H 1-1/2” x W 9.0 and I got its ends gluing down to the backing part of the small card panel for a cleaner look by hiding the adhesive.
Finally, this is how the card looks like when it’s complete closed, I decided to skip adding extra embellishments like jewels to keep the delicate look from the hot foil stamping and subtle colors.
And, with that being said, thank you so much for stopping by we hope you have enjoyed reading the step-by-step for how I’ve made this delicate Fall inspiration card with a “Pop-Up” effect using amazing products by Pinkfresh Studio. And, if you get inspired by today’s project don’t forget to tag us @pinkfreshstudio and use #pinkfreshstudio so we can see your projects! Happy crafting and much love to you and yours.