This week has been full of filming and editing beginner Sizzix videos, and since my room was (the area within camera range anyway) all tidied up, I thought I would also film a quick tutorial for a pop-up card.
My idea is to limit myself to 2 minutes (ish) videos to be able to explain the technique. If you recall, I filmed six 90-second videos last year and those were blazing fast! I figured adding an additional 30 seconds (ish) would give me a luxurious amount of time but . . . not so much!
Here's the video and then you can scroll down for pictures, a supply list and more detailed instructions for a couple of the steps that I had to leave out of the video (so I didn't have to figure out a new catchy title using the number 3! Heh!)
The dies I am featuring in the video are the Bigz Flip-up Flower and the Celebrate Sizzlit set. Both of these dies have how-to videos which are viewable on the product pages when you click those links.
The idea for this card is to use the mechanism of the Flip-up Flower to animate something else. In this case, I cut a 3x3 square of lightweight black chipboard and added a mini tassel to the front using a decorative brad. The tassel was in my stash from years ago, so I found an alternate source to put in the supply list.
When you pull the tab, the graduation cap will flip up:
The video tutorial shows the technique for making the shadow effect with the Celebrate word, but I wasn't able to include how I stamped the "congrats" label for inside, so here are some quick instructions for that:
- Die cut the label shape from the Celebrate Sizzlit set.
- Stamp the word "congrats" in the graduate's darker school color in the center of the label. Clean the stamp well.
- Stamp the "congrats" word all over the rest of the label, staggering the locations, using a clear watermark ink.
- Brush the piece with chalk on a cotton ball. The chalk will stick to the watermark ink and bring out the word pattern. Choose a chalk color that corresponds to the graduate's lighter school color.
Roll a bill (or check) tightly and make a band of cardstock in the center to act as a diploma. Use a mini glue dot under the cardstock to hold it to the card. The graduate can slide the money out of the tube to remove it.
A personal message can be written inside the card itself. One nice thing about the Flip-up Flower die is that it is a pull tab pop-up, meaning it does not need to be built inside a card fold - it can be put anywhere on the project, including the front.
Not Pictured: The Stamps of Life "congrats" stamp - banners4all