Our challenge at The Cutting Cafe this week is to work with the Pop-Up Flower cut file. I was really eager to try it as I’ve seen these cards and always wondered how to do them. It looks like it would be really complicated, but The Cutting Cafe has a wonderful video tutorial which makes assembly as easy as 1-2-3.
I wanted to try making the flowers of vellum as I hadn’t seen any thus far made with it, so that was my starting point. I had pink, so that decided me on the theme of my card…breast cancer support. I’ll show you the inside of the card first, as that’s where all the action is:
After I cut the flowers, they were a tad too plain, so I searched through my stamps and came up with the Day Dream Medallion (SU) which was just the ticket. I heat embossed in white on the edges and in the center. Since I was using vellum, I had to be a bit careful with the adhesive so it wouldn’t be visible…the embossing helped with that. Some green vellum for the leaves to finish.
I reversed my normal routine of picking my patterned paper first; so I had to find a pattern/color to match the vellum and came upon Spring Fling (retired SU)…perfect! The templates for the mats, as well as the base, are also included in the cut file. I attached the mats to the card base of Certainly Celery card stock (retired SU) and then the flowers.
A sentiment from the Celebrate stamp and die set by Neat & Tangled was heat embossed around the edges. The last touch was to add pearls in the center of flower. Here’s a closer look at the flowers:
I’m amazed the way these flowers are connected and attached to the mats in only two places. Yet, the fold flat when the card is closed and opens to a beautiful, full bouquet.
Here’s the front of the card. Some Certainly Celery ribbon was attached across the middle of the card to help hold it closed. I used the flip side of the patterned paper for the mats. I heat embossed the greeting from the same stamp set and cut it with the corresponding die.
Hope you like my card. If you want to see what the rest of the design team has created for you, just click here.
I also submitted this card to the following challenge:
Daring Cardmakers-July Elemental Challenge