Happy Monday, Pinkfresh friends! Yasmin here sharing with you a “Photo Pop-Up” inspiration project made with a fun and interactive look using, some old and new products just, to do a good use of some of the beautiful cling background stamps. So, without further ado let’s jump right into the step-by-step for how I made it.
Therefore, to make this photo pop-up card, I started off by getting the stamping process done, so to do that, I went ahead to quickly place down inside my MISTI stamping tool the Cling Rubber Stamp: Diamond Tiles and then, I went ahead to get the diamond tiles background stamped over two A2 size white card panels using Ocean Breeze Ink. Next, I repeated the previous steps to get another two white card panels stamped but this time using the Cling Rubber Stamp: Floral Shadow along with Peach Fuzz Ink. Thus, as soon as, I’ve had finished the stamping for all four card panels, I’ve gone ahead to put them off to the side to get the card base with the pop-up effect started.
So, to create the card base with the pop-up element, I went ahead to fold over a standard A2 top folding size white card base and then, I used the paper trimmer to trim down 1/4 of an inch to make it 5-1/4 instead of 5-1/2 inches. Next, I put it off to the side and then, I placed over my score board tool wide open another A2 size top folding white card base with the longest part to the right to be more specific. I had scored previously the card base at 5-1/2 inches so, to create the pop-up effect, I went ahead to add another two scoring lines at 3.0 and 8.0 inches leaving the 5-1/2 scoring line right in the middle of the other two.
Having that said, after getting the scoring lines marked over the card base, I went ahead to place it wide open over my cutting mat and then, I used a pencil and a ruler to create two-point marks in the center at 1/2 inch from each side of the card base. Next, I used an Xacto knife and the ruler once again to cut out a slot between both pointed marks. The slot width will depend on how many layers you use when planning on getting the photo pop-up effect. Thus, to be exact, the slot’s width for this card has about 1/16 of an inch, as I only planned to get the front of it embellished however, if you want to add more layers or add photos to the front and back go ahead to add extra width to it by cutting 1/8 instead of 1/16 of the inch.
Moving on, after adding the slot in the middle of the card base, I went ahead to put if off to the side and then, I went ahead to trim down a small piece of white cardstock to W 3-7/8 x H 5.0 and then, I added it to one of its ends a scoring line at 1/2 of an inch. Next, after adding the scoring line, I went ahead to get the back and front of the smaller panel embellished with the stamped backgrounds that I created at the beginning of the post. Once, I had it embellished, I went ahead to fold over the scoring line and get bottom part of the fold adhered to the actual card base but making sure to getting adhered to the top flap of the card.
After getting the photo hidden photo effect adhered to the card base, I went ahead to put it off to the side to continue the full pop-up effect for the card. So, to do that first, I went ahead to work over the 8.0 inch scoring line mark. Secondly, I went ahead to mark from the outer edge of the scoring line towards the inside of it 1-1/4 of an inch on each side. Thirdly, I went ahead to mark two more marks so, to do that, I left 1-1/4 inches space on the right and left sides of the same scoring line on which I created the first mark. Having that said, after adding those two marks, I went ahead to use a ruler and the pointy side of my Teflon bone folder to get the diagonal scoring lines marker. Lastly, to make it easy for the folding part, I went ahead to get them marked in the back as well.
Thus, the folding part could be a little tricky but by marking the back and front make it easier to get it right. So, I went ahead to get them fold over by getting upright the diagonal walls of the pop-up effect. Once, I got the folds into place, I went ahead to get the full pop-up element assembled. Therefore, I went ahead to get the photo pop-up inside the slot then, I’ve got the backing of the first 3.0 inches mark adhered edge to edge with double-sided adhesive to the top flap of the card base. And lastly, I went ahead to get the other end adhered with double-sided adhesive once again edge to edge to the bottom flap of the card base.
This is how the photo pop-up effect should look like once the ends are adhered and the card it’s getting folded. As, you can see the photo completely hides inside the center of the card once it’s closed. Also, I would like to mention that the center of the pop-up element should be free of any adhesive to avoid any trouble when opening and closing the card.
Here in the image above, you can see a top view of how the card looks like when it’s fully open. Having that said, to add the floral touches, I went ahead to use some floral die-cutting shapes that I’ve had previously created by using Joyful Bouquet Layering Stencil Set, Joyful Bouquet Stamp Set and Joyful Bouquet Die. Also, Ballet Slipper Ink, Peach Fuzz Ink, Coral Reef Ink, Marigold Ink, Grassy Knoll Ink, Olive Ink, and Warm Buff Ink. Besides that, I used the leftover pieces of the stamped backgrounds that I created at the beginning. As for the patterned pieces created from the stamping process, I went ahead to trim them down without any specific measurements but leaving a little white borders for sure to create a white contrast.
Due the dimensional photo pop-up effect, I needed to create a closure for the card. Thus, I went ahead to create a belly band closure using a strip of gold cardstock with a 1-7/8 inches width and long enough to keep the card closed.
Then, I used the larger floral cluster from the set I used to create the smaller cluster that I used inside the pop-up effect, to create the focal point for the front card and belly band closure.
As for the card sentiments, I used one of the smaller sentiments included in the stamp set to create the stamped sentiment placed over the floral cluster in the belly band. Then, I used one of the larger sentiments to create the stamped sentiment placed inside the photo pop-up element.
This is such a fun card and perfect to make it as a special handmade gift, as you can use it to add photos, a gift card or just a 360 look by getting the back and front embellished and with extra sentiments to encourage a friend or any special person in your life. Having that said, to finish it off, I went ahead to get the backing of the front card panel adhered to the card. A front card panel which, I’ve had previously created by using Art Deco Hot Foil Plate and of course my Glimmer Hot Foil System along with a piece of Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Polished Brass.
QUICK NOTE: My apologies beforehand but, I’d like to mention that the beautiful Cling Rubber Stamp: Floral Shadow it’s officially retired and that’s the reason why there isn’t a link added for it in this post. However, Pinkfresh carries a whole lot of other beautiful background stamp and patterned papers that will work to re-create this card!
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 “Photo Pop-Up” inspiration project with a fun and interactive look using, some old and new 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.