Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 4: Pop-Up Reindeer Cards

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Today, we’re making pop-up reindeer cards. I got this pattern off MarthaStewart.com so I won’t take credit for it. They even have a video on the website on how to make it. I will be showing you pictures, and linking to the appropriate patterns for you to make it easy to complete this project.

Now, I have added my own personal creative touches to this project, and it’s the perfect demonstration how you can take a pattern and make it yours. I’ve been waiting for the snow, so I decided to make this card, well, more snowy.

Materials:

  • Coloured cardstock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Printed-off patterns – you can find them here, here and here
  • For my version: acrylic paint, clear coat and glitter

1. First following the pattern cut out all your pieces. I don’t use the ornament pieces for my cards. Be sure to glitter your pieces at this step. IMG_1884

2. I also cut out a ‘landscape’ that will go in front of my reindeer. This way, the bottom is sort of hidden.

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3. Next start designing your card. I begin with the front. I painted with blue acrylic paint, and then glittered some hills in front. On top of this glitter (once dry, of course), I used a coat of brush on clear coat. This prevents the glitter from getting all over the person who receives this card, as I’m sure they would not appreciate that.

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4. I then used the same stamps that I used for my ornaments to stamp on some snowflakes and a cute saying. Now the front is ultimately a winter wonderland :)

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5. Once that’s dry, you can begin working on the inside. I paint out my basic blue background – anyone can paint this, sans skills required!

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6. Now begin placing your pop-up pieces. You can either mark your card based on the pattern from Martha Stewart. What I did: I folded up the pieces, and placed them, being sure that they do not extend from the sides of the card, and then glued the tabs.

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7. Make sure that everything pops up right.

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8. Next, glue on your landscape, and then you’re done! You’ll notice that this one below has snowflakes stamped on the inside as well – I only did it to this one. I realized after, that this didn’t leave much room for a holidays greetings.

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Here comes Rudolph!

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh these are so cute!! I need to get cracking on my cards for this year... i want to make them for a change. Definitely using some ideas from your series! :)

The Belly Dancer said...

Very cool!