Hello my crafty friends, I hope you’re having a great week! Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made following a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire on YouTube. To check out her video, click here. I am in no way claiming that this technique is my own, I learned how to make this from her on one of her recent videos and I wanted to share my finished product with you.
For the panel on my card, I heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp ‘You Matter’ background stamp onto a piece of 5″ x 4″ Bristol Smooth cardstock. I heat embossed using Nuvo Glitter Embossing Powder in Shimmering Pearl. I then took my Distress Oxide inks in Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Broken China, and Wilted Violet and blending them onto the panel that I had just heat embossed on. I then used a cloth to wipe the ink from the stamping. This technique is called the emboss resist technique.
I then took two sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp ‘Thankful Flowers’ stamp set and stamped them onto Bristol using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Since that is a pigment ink I was able to then take my WOW! embossing powder in fine detail clear and heat emboss each sentiment. I then took my Fiskars wire paper trimmer and trimmed each sentiment down as much as I could.
Next I taped each sentiment block to a piece of iridescent mirror paper to back the sentiments. I then trimmed that down to give a narrow border surrounding each sentiment. I just eyeballed this just like I had done with the sentiment blocks. I then took a strip of cardstock and cut it to 8″ long and 1″ wide. Next I scored it at 2″ and 2 1/2″ to prepare them to have the sentiments mounted on top of them.
I then used a T-Ruler to find the central point of the inked up panel and marked out an area a little wider than 1″ and about a 1/4″ tall. I had to free hand this part with my craft knife because I don’t have strip dies. If you have those, like the one’s from Lawn Fawn, feel free to use those to cut out your center. I then attached the sentiment that I wanted to be underneath to the smaller front part of the larger 2″ part of the white strip and then I attached the larger piece to the little 1/2″ inch part above the bottom sentiment. Attach the top edge of the larger sentiment to the paper strip. Once this is done, feed the rest of the white strip through the opening and pull it down so a little bit shows. Then take some strong adhesive and adhere the bottom of the smaller sentiment to an area just below the opening. Now you can attach this panel to the card, avoiding putting tape too near the strip of paper. You are going to attach the panel to a card that is 4 1/4″ wide and 5 1/4″ tall. Then trim the rest of the paper that’s hanging out the bottom from the strip so it will be 1/4″ tall. You can then either write ‘Pull’, draw a downward arrow, or use a stamp that will indicate what you need to do to make the card work. If you have trimmed it correctly, this card will fit into an A2 size envelope.
There you have it, a pop up panel card! If you had trouble following my instructions, I would definitely suggest that you check out Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube video. I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you did, I would love for you to subscribe and follow here and on Instagram (@ cardstockqueen). I hope you’re having a great week and I hope to see you again! Until next time, keep creating! XOXO