Have you ever looked at a particular stamp and it brings back a memory of a technique or a special card that you had forgotten about it? This is what happened to me when I first saw the birdcage and crow image in the “Ghoulish Goodies” stamp set:
Years ago, my friend Alison Solven, who is also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, shared a technique at a regional seminar for a ‘pop up card’. Alison used an adorable stamp set with bird cages (LONG since retired) and I knew I wanted to make my card using the birdcage in the “Ghoulish Goodies” stamp set. I also pulled in products from the incredible “Magic in this Night” Suite.
This ‘pop up’ technique is surprisingly easy to do but it sure packs a “WOW” factor!
Here’s my video tutorial for you:
- Crumb Cake card stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, folded in half for card base ; 4″ x 5 1/4″ for front layer
- Whisper White card stock: 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, for the inside layer. Use a pencil to draw a line up the centre at the 4 1/8″ mark (along the 8 1/4″ side). Repeat on each end at 2 1/16th. These pencil lines will help you to line up the images when you stamp them so that they are placed along the crease lines of the cardstock.
Here’s my Christmas version using the pop-up technique. I also went landscape, rather than portrait, so that you could see the difference…
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