When I first started card making I dabbled in making different shaped cards. I used to watch Create and Craft far more than was sensible and there were often demonstrators on there showing fancy folds and selling templates. That was before die cutting templates really took off. I soon settled into my shape of choice, which is square, with rectangles and circles now and then for good measure. This week Lucinda wants to shake us out of our comfort zone at 52CCT and is looking for pop-up or cube cards.
As usual I searched online for inspiration and one of the first things I saw was a pop up Christmas Tree which I rather liked. The video I watched about how to make it is here. It is really very simple. Just concertinaed paper cut into lengths.
Here is my take on it:
I made a 'galaxy' first. I stamped some snowflakes onto coated paper, with Versamark and then inked over. Using a spray bottle I perfected the technique of tiny droplets rather than great blobs. Holding the bottle over the bath (or you get a wet carpet) I spritzed then waved the card through the droplets. I repeated this many times to build up the look. Patience is needed.
I used white paper scrunched up then ironed flat before folding to give a bit of texture. Gluing is slightly tricky, especially as any stray glue will spoil the inking.
I used the same paper on the front and added a little die cut. There is also one on the back to write on.
I hope you like it an will be inspired to have a go too. A pop-up card can be very simple or very complicated - you choose!
I'm linking to
Scrappy Mo's Rudolf Days Challenge - August
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - #400