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Boat Pop Up Card Tutorial

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Boat Pop Up Card Tutorial
        When I started card making ,I loved making pop up cards as you didnt really need many supplies to make them and even a simple card had a WOW factor !Now that I have more crafty stuff to play with I am trying to incorporate techniques like die cutting, dry and heat embossing into pop up card making!This Boat pop up card is called a 180 degree pop up card as the pop-up mechanism becomes truly 3 D on opening the card flat at 180 degrees!
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Boat Pop Up Card Tutorial
          I made the background of my pop up card by using distress inks and heat embossing  the same flourish stamp I used in the Paper Daffodil tutorial  [Ha Ha I don't own that many stamps!]
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Boat Pop Up Card Tutorial
Here is the pop up card being closed completely flat.
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Boat Pop Up Card Tutorial
         I kept the front very simple , just added 2 pattern papers ,2 starfish and a heat embossed " 9 lives" [ my first stamp - a gift from blogger pal Romina and which I confess I am using for the first time!]
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Boat Pop Up Card Tutorial
          I know many card makers shy away from making pop up cards but I am especially encouraged by the enthusiastic response to my  Lever Pop up Card Tutorial and hence sharing a step by step tutorial to make this Boat Pop up card ---trust me though it looks complicated it's much easier than the Lever Pop up card tutorial !!
I designed this pop up card based on mechanisms from Duncan Birmingham's Pop up design book
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Pop Up Card Tutorial
The whole mechanism of the pop up card  is based on the central pop up box you create. Take 2 card strips 4 x 1 1/2 inches and score at 1/2, 1 1/2, 2 1/2 , and 3 1/2 inches.Snip off triangles on the 1/2 inch parts on the sides to create gluing tabs as shown in the pictorial above. I trimmed the tabs to make them less than 1/2 inch to make gluing easier.
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Pop Up Card Tutorial
Fold the strips at each score line and apply glue to one tab and stick firmly to the center fold of a folded A 4 card as shown- the tab should align perfectly snugly with the center and give enough time for it to dry.Now fold the strip to the opposite as shown, apply glue to the tab and fold the card closed.
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Pop Up Card Tutorial
On opening you will have created a pop up box mechanism!You can glue on a central shaft for the ship's masts if you wish to the vertical surface at the central fold
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Pop Up Card Tutorial
Fold the other card strip and apply glue to the tab and adjacent part as shown and stick to the central fold line and the vertical surface of the pop up box you had already created.
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Pop Up Card Tutorial
Fold over the whole pop up mechanism to the opposite side, close the card and allow enough time to dry. On opening voila your central pop up box is complete.
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Pop Up Card Tutorial
To make the sides of the boat is even easier.Take 2 card strips [I challenged my pop up making skills by embossing the strips in wood grain --embossed cards are always more difficult to stick!] 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 and 6 3/4 x 1 3/4. Make gluing tabs by scoring and snipping off triangles on the outer 1/2 inches of the longer strip.If you wish you can cut off some bits from the top of the strips to give a gentle curve like I have done here in my pop up ship design.
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Pop Up Card Tutorial
Stick the central part of the shorter strip onto the vertical surface of the central pop up mechanism.Apply glue to one gluing tab of the longer strip and stick to one end of the shorter strip as shown - you will have formed the bow [front part] of the ship!
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Pop Up Card Tutorial
Apply glue on the vertical surface of the central pop up mechanism and the other gluing tab of the long strip and stick as marked by the arrows in the pictorial.
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Boat Pop Up Card Tutorial
Your pop up card is ready. The key to success in making this pop up card is not being impatient while sticking the parts and giving enough time for the glue to dry!
I hope you like my pop up ship design-- inputs needed!
Supplies : Dies:Elizabeth Craft Happy New Year,Spellbinder Curved Borders 2 ,Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25,Spellbinders Banner Basics 2,Embossing Folder- Spellbinder Woodgrain folder.Stamps:Inque Boutique flourish Stamp,[from Jessica Shelton], Alley Cat 9 Lives stamp [from Romina Nahata]Inkpads: Distress Ink peeled paint, tumbled glass, peacock feather,Versamark Watermark Papers:DCWV Home spun, Floral foliage recollections.Other:WOW Embossing Powder Silver Bells,

63 comments:

  1. Very pretty pop up card, Sonia. I tried my hand at this around Easter. I've made a couple of them and they're really fun.

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    1. Brenda do share a link if you have shared them online--- I would love to see your pop up cards

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  2. Oh Doc I do admire you and your talent. Your pop up card is gorgeous and love the way you have decorated it. The tutorial reads so simple and written so well, I am still hoping to do some of your tutorials when my DT commitments 'slow' down. haha...xx
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Thank you so much Annie-- ha ha you are super busy with DT work and such gorgeous projects you share everyday

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  3. Wow..really a gr8 idea. .but you always comeout with that....thanks for the tutorial. .definitely going to try.

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    1. Thank you so much Daksha...please do try -- a pop up card with your skill in inking and stamping will be out of this world!

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  4. What a fantastic tutorial and a gorgeous card. That's a very ornate boat!

    Thank you for joining us in our Inspired by a Song challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  5. Such a fun design. With a wonderful tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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    1. Glad you like the pop up card tutorial Desire...Thank you so much

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  6. Fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Nagela

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  7. Lovely card and your tutorial is so simple to follow. Thank you.
    Myrna

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    1. Thank you so much Myrna-- I try to make the tutorials and especially the pop up card tutorials as simple as possible

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  8. Awesome.You never cease to amaze me.loved the step by step tutorial ..you so generously shared.I admire your patience not only in creating but also in explaining.I read this post a couple of times but missed out the gold part on the flag and the boat borders.sorry for the stupid question but is it a stamp or a die cut?

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    1. Snehal I forgot to add about the flag actually! I added a shaft using ivory card stock for sturdiness and then stuck gold pattern paper on either side of the shaft and then a golden die cut flag using the Spellbinders Majestic labels 25. And a big Thank you for liking the pop up card!!

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    2. And the borders are Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Borders 2

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  9. My gosh, stunning!! Wow, that is one of the most beautiful pop-up's I've seen!! The boat is gorgeous!! And as always, your tutorial is so fabulous and easy to follow!! You are amazing!! Love this!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Lisa-- big hug-- you always say the sweetest things!!

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  10. Its different ! I guessed it to be similar to pop-up cake ,Its far more easier or may be your style of explaining makes it look more simple :) This time l liked the front more,very elegant n classy !

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    1. Pooja-- it is a super easy mechanism -- a must try! Ha Ha glad you liked the front of the card--follows the rules of keeping the front of a pop up card simple!!

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    2. ANd the pop up cake is one of the difficult pop ups as it s difficult to get a proper cylinder cake shape!

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  11. That's it!!!..I am going to make a pop up card Sonia...fabulous and easy to read tutorial and your boat is gorgeous..loving the gold detail and embossing...fantastic.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. What an outstanding concept! Love your card Doc! one of the best designs I have seen! loving that boat.. Thank you so much for the tute!

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  13. Amazing pop up card Dr Sonia..Boat is so cute and elegant ..like the card front too..Thanks for the step by step tutorial.. :)

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  14. Wow. Stunning. Like the 3D interactive style. Again, your step by step instructions are wonderful. The waiting/impatient part is a big factor.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  15. Lovely card and a great tutorial. Thanks!

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  16. Well whatever you do to ur projects they turn out to be magical in the sense that I am mesmerized :) such a unique pop up card ! Brilliant :)

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  17. Wow !! your card is just so fabulous Dr sonia ..I really loved the boat pop up you have created and embellished so well.... using the border die for the boat sides is just so clever :) loved the background as well ...everything about this card is Amazing !!

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  18. is a great idea...........and thanks for brief tutorial....lovely...

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  19. This is really a special card, little does the receiver know what's awaiting inside! Love all the gold and filigree! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  20. A pop up card! That is very cool! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. And thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  21. Very beautiful and what a fun pop up. I love all the silver and gold. Very impressive.

    Thanks for joining our masculine challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Mari

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  22. Fantastic pop up card Dr. Sonia....loved that classic boat n u r true ...even I m scared of making pop up cards...tried once or twice only after seeing ur tutorials but no success so drop d idea of making any pop up card but again u shared such a simple and detailed tutorial which is inspiring me to try my hands again and I hope this time I dare to make one...thanks for sharing.

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    1. Shalu pop up cards are challenging to make - you need to be accurate and patient!! Start with pop up card tutorials with templates such as from Robert Saubda's site and then progress to more difficult ones and you will be soon making pop up designs of your own one day!

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  23. superb card dr.sonia .what a talent ,its to ruin a day when not able to see your post.we learn a lot from you.thanks

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  24. Wow, how gorgeous! Love that boat and the papers you used! Great design and tutorial! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  25. Wow Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Memas Crafts. Princess – DT Member

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  26. Just Beautiful .........Fabulous design, love all the embossing!

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  27. This card is amazing. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. Hugs, Teresa

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  28. Stunning, Creative and Fabulous!! Love this!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  29. What a cute boat pop up card. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Craft's. PennyRae DT

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  30. Fabulous creation...thanks for playing along with us this month
    at BEARLY-MINE x carol

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  31. This is gorgeous Sonia.. Thanks for the tutorial..Loz

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  32. What a fabulous pop up card!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  33. WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL card!!!! VERY detailed and AMAZING instructions! I am gonna have to give it a go!!!

    Thanks SO MUCH for joining us at Die' Cuttin Diva's this week!!!

    Jessica-DT Member

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  34. Your instructions are always easy to understand and follow!!!!!. Thanks for the effort you put to share your knowledge to us :) :)

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  35. So glad you shared the pictorial! Thanks for trying my sketch this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin' Diva Co-Host

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  36. Wow!!! beautiful and elegant boat pop up card !!! Lovely tutorial too!!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

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  37. what a nice male card! I see you started stamping. Love the swirl image.

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  38. absolutely gorgeous!! love the boat.... thanks for sharing the tutorial...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  39. Hi there :) Thank you so much for making and sharing a tutorial for this cool ship/boat. Beautiful project.
    Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #8 "Anything Goes for Di's Digis". Good luck and looking forward to seeing you again!
    Annemaritta - CGE DT

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  40. Your pop up card looks fabulous and a great tutorial too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  41. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  42. What a cool tutorial, love the final results, your are a gifted crafter!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  43. Seriously Stop wow-ing us again and again with such one of a kind cards and tutes !!!!
    Very well made card :)
    Thanks for joining us at Beyond grey challenges this fortnight !

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  44. Wow..Beautiful one.. Sonia...Love the boat and front...

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  45. What's a stunning card with beautiful colours! A masterpiece!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  46. omg! this is awesome! i love the detailed how to! It is truely stunning! Thanks for joining us so faithfully at BGC!!

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  47. Wow that's amazing, I can see you're good with your hands ;) I love it. Thank you for entering it into my challenge with Sarah Hurley this time. x

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  48. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

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  49. What a great tutorial. You made it all look so easy, I might even have a try myself. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #8 and Good Luck! Del xx

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  50. Wonderful project. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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