Hello friends! The current Ai Challenge is “Dots & Stripes” (use dotted or striped pattern paper on your card) and we are featuring the very FUN new Art Impressions PopCards sets! I was so excited to see these released and I finally got a chance to create with them!
Today I am sharing how I made a fun, interactive card with the new Panda PopCard (4860) stamp set and the PopCard Template. My sentiment is from the Hobby Lobby AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set.
As I was editing the photos of the steps I took in creating this card, I typed some directions directly onto the photos. I hope this helps. Click on each photo to see a larger view. (Kate also has a wonderful video HERE showing how to put the PopCards together. Be sure to check it out!).
First I chose some patterned paper I wanted to use and colored my images to match. The Panda only requires one of each image plus the PopCard Template.
Next up is assembling the mechanism that makes the card interactive! Just fold the template on the 2 center perforated lines to form a “U” shape. Then slide the “arms” of the template through the die cut slots in each piece.
Your panda will look like this from the front, with the PopCard Template hidden behind his layers…
Now adhere the bear to the inside of the card. Then cut 2 slits in the fold across from his belly. I marked with a pencil where I wanted to cut and then turned my card inside out to make it easier to cut the slits.
Bend the little cut section toward the center of the card. A 1/2″ strip will adhere to the top of it and also to the back of the bear.
If desired, you can punch or die cut a window for your bear to peek through! I added a piece of acetate in the window.
Assemble layers and finish as desired. I added a single balloon from the set with some Clear Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.
When opened, the Panda pops up!
A side view…
Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite Ai stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Dots & Stripes” Challenge!
stamps- Art Impressions Panda PopCard (4860), Hobby Lobby AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party, Colorbok- Carnival 6×6; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions PopCard Template, Copics, baker’s twine, rhinestones, Scor-Tape, MFT Cross Stitch Squares, acetate, foam tape, Clear Wink of Stella.