VIDEO TUTORIAL: Twist Panel + Flower Pot + Distress Oxide Inks = Pop-up Card!
July 10, 2017
A few days ago I posted the card I made for my sister's birthday and ended up with a lot of requests for a full video tutorial, so here it is.
I used the same dimensions as the original card, changing only the background patterned paper, cardstock colors and greetings.
When closed, this top-fold card measures 4.5" wide by 5.5" tall and will mail in an A7 (for a 5x7 card) envelope for extra postage because of the thickness.
I like to decorate card fronts as a simple lead-in for the magic that's inside, using up my leftover materials. The "Hello" greeting is in Word Set 1. The flowers, vine and bee are all from the Flower Pot Pop-up die set. The pretty patterned paper is from Blue Fern Studios.
As the card is opened, the panels start to twist and lift.
Once open, the Flower Pots are revealed. There is a floating appearance thanks to the clear panels underneath the pots. The interior greeting is also from Word Set 1. The scalloped rectangle comes included with the Twist Panel set.
I really enjoyed making the Distress Oxide inked backgrounds for the flower pots, vines, bees and flowers. If you watch the video I demonstrate how I made them, and also how I shaped everything for more texture.
The video also explains how to cut the clear panels and hinge them with twine to achieve the "floating" effect. As you can imagine, this technique could be used with any theme. Ready to give it a try? The Twist Panel die set is now back in stock! You can find my die sets at your favorite local or online craft stores or on our website. England crafters, check Crafts U Love. Australia crafters, check Craft Giraffe.
Check out our Videos Page to learn how to assemble the die sets OR if you learn better with written instructions, check out our Instructions Page to download a PDF Owner's Manual.