Saturday, April 1, 2023

Rock or Pop: Pop Up Butterfly

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Happy first day of April from Laurie and the start of a brand new challenge here on the Portal:  Rock or Pop.  For this one you will create either a rocker card or a pop up card using whatever theme and stamps you choose.  I had to go to You Tube to find out how to make a pop-up card and there are some great tutorials there if you need inspiration for either the pop up or the rocker card.

I used two of the stamps from the Butterfly Set from Lost Coast Designs and the Queen of Everything clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  

I started by cutting a piece of 8 1/2" by 11" lavender card stock in half lengthwise, giving me a piece that was 4 1/4" by 11".  Using a glue stick, I glued a piece of decorative rice paper to the entire strip and inked the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink.  I folded that strip in half, then folded the front flap back on itself at the 1" mark and glued that 1" piece down. So my card is essentially 4 1/4" by 5 1/2", but to make constructing the popup inside, the actual opening of the card is a square that is 
4 1/4" by 4 1/4".

For the inside of my card I used a piece of coordinating patterned paper to create the "pop up" part of the card.  I stamped the sentiment with blue ink onto white paper and used a circle die cut to cut it out. I edged that with gold ink and attached it with foam tape to the right side of the popup on the inside of my card.  

For the left side I used one of the smaller butterfly stamps and stamped that with the same blue ink on another die cut circle of white card stock edged with gold.  I colored it in part with a lavender marker and attached it opposite my sentiment with foam tape.  

If you haven't tried a rocker or pop up card, you will have fun with either or both of these formats.   Don't forget to prominently feature rubber stamping on your projects for a chance to win some free stamps!

1 comment:

Becca Sadler, owner and manager of HQCB and FQCB said...

The inside pop-out paper reminds me of a geode and also a gorgeous night sky! Great styling and coordination of your elements! A beauty!