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Pop up card - Pedestal Lord Ganesha Card

Quilled Flowers and Ribbon Flower
This is another celebration card celebrating the festival of Lord Ganesha.Living in Bangalore this time of the year, there are beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha everywhere on the streets and the Ganesha festival is celebrated with such fervor and festivities.
Here is a closeup of the quilled daisy flower and hand looped leaf [ though I have the comb or onion holder as it is called I dislike using it and prefer to loop by hand]
Quilled Flower and Leaf
These ribbon rose is super easy to make and involves no sewing. I wanted a big flower so stuck the ribbon rose onto a base of scallop circles. The leaf is also a ribbon- foil creation. Here is the link to the simple ribbon rose and ribbon leaf tutorial
Ribbon Rose
Though I wanted to keep the focus on the ribbon rose , I couldnt resist drawing some golden glitter glue swirls at the borders to add to the festive mood of a celebration card.
Quilled Flowers and Ribbon Flower
The inside of the card is a Pedestal Pop up card with a Punch craft Lord Ganesha designed by my 5 year old daughter.
Pop up card Lord Ganesha
I bought the pear punch recently on impulse thinking I would use it make flower petals .Imagine my surprise when my daughter made this wonderful punch-craft depiction of Lord Ganesha using the pear punch and a scallop punch.
Pop up card Lord Ganesha
Our Punchcraft Ganesha is pretty straightforward to assemble but if anyone wants help I can post a step by step for our Punch Craft Ganesha.Added some quilled tear drop shapes, pearls and sequins at the border .

Pop up card Lord Ganesha
Sharing a tutorial on making a Pedestal Pop up card which is a simple and versatile pop up mechanism to pop up a special image.
Its easy to work freehand too but here is a template I made to guide you in case you want to make this type  of pop up quickly.The yellow star is the pedestal .
Pop up Card Template
The first rectangular strip will be the base of your pedestal. The blue and red shaded portions are your glue tabs.Your strip will have 3 mountain folds as shown

Pop up card Tutorial
While sticking a pop up strip first stick the tab going at your center fold, then fold your strip, apply glue to the other glue tab ,close your card and your pop up strip is ready.
Pop up card Tutorial
Stick your 2nd pop up strip as shown [ blue tab goes on to vertical surface and red tab to horizontal surface]
Pop up card Tutorial
Now your pedestal Pop up card mechanism is ready and you can stick your image.
Pop up card Tutorial
I went a step further and popped up our Punch craft Lord Ganesha again using a similar strip as the 2nd pop up strip.
Pop up card Lord Ganesha
So here is the side view showing the pop up card layers
Pop up card Tutorial
Here is the closeup of  a punch craft flower and metallic leaf
Punch Craft Flower
If you don't want to design tabs here is a Kirigami Pop up card template I designed for this Pop up card -Bold lines -cut,small dotted lines-valley fold,long dot line-mountain fold.
Pop up Card Template
We made this simple pop up card Lord Ganesha Card for my daughters teacher
Pop up card Pedestal Card
Its embellished by my daughter and she was so proud to take it to school!
Pop up card Pedestal Card
You can adapt the pop up cake card tutorial to make this card or use this Kirigami pop up card template I designed to make this simpler version of the Pop up Pedestal Card.
Pop up Card Template
Have fun-- I hope I am not overwhelming you with pop up cards--they are just so much fun to make and so only I am sharing some of the tips and tricks I learn while I make them. Do tell me how you like our cards.
Do pop up cards seem too difficult? Well here are links to nearly 30 Card Making Tutorials of different types

73 comments:

  1. * bow* doc you and your daughter would put a lot of us to shame.. Seriously * respect* and *salute* to the two of you.. Super work...!!

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  2. Best!Jai ,Ganesha!

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  3. oh I love these flowers just seen the tut and will have to give these a go I am alway sticking my needles in me when I do mine lol the the card itself is stunning and dito to what crafterkhush said I salute you will email you later on as I went for my balance tests so will let you know how I got on but I have to get a card done first
    Luv Jacki xx

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  4. This is absolutely stunning Sonia .
    thanks for the tutorial .using pear punch Ganesh ji had turned out fantastic.

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  5. These are just beautiful, I lave the leaves that look like metal. Your work is truly outstanding.

    Judie

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  6. WOW...your daughter is truly talented. Very creative and absolutely beautiful cards! :)

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  7. Wow wow wow! Love your card Sonia...especially the popup element! So totally fun! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Erum's ribbon challenge!

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  8. fabulous card. I love that ribbon rose.
    Congrats on the award in your last post too. Don't feel bad I'm horrible about posting them and passing them on.

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  9. omg! awesome card dear...lot of effort but worth it! love the deco...you are very talented girl!

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  10. Amazing!! You and your daughter are really really talented!! I love the cards very beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Amanda

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  11. They are totally awsome, love the looped leaves and the ribbon rose is gorgeous!!!
    Paula

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  12. wowie doc!!superb ganesha :) hats off prisha !!

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  13. Beautiful! The details are amazing! Nice work!

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  14. awesome...ur daughter is very talented....nice card..give her a hug...

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  15. This is so stunning . AND your tutorial is very very good. thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

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  16. WOW!!!Like mother like daughter.Truly Talented!!!What a clever idea to make Ganapati using pear punch.

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  17. WOW11 just beautiful and love the flower:) TFS

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  18. wow....wonderful......... :)

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  19. Thank You dear friends for the kind words.

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  20. SOOOOO freaking fabulous!!!! You never cease to amaze me!! EVERY TIME you come up with a brand spanking new project and it hits right home! Brilliant job, as always! Thank you for playing along my challenge at Yvonne's blog!

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  21. wow i find this totally amazing never thought to use a pear punch to make a figure, but that's today children for u super talented and blessed with a truly artistic vision ,loved your pop up card and the way u have embellished it .it's beautiful.

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  22. Lovely doctor. So colourful.

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  23. Wonderful cards! Like always, I don't know what to admire first! But most of all Congratulations to your little daughter for her creativity! You both are amazing talented crafters!

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  24. Amazing.Ganesha is just superb!

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  25. Such a lovely card doc. That yellow flower is so gorgeous!! I loved the way ur Ganesha pop-up is done. And also the way u made Ganesha with punched pears, very creative!!

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  26. All I can say is WOW! Love this Pedestal Lord Ganesha card. I also want to say thank you for your kind Blog Award. I will get it posted and answer the questions real soon. I promise.

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  27. awesome card doc!! Loved every peice of it thanx for the tutorials:) happy ganesha chaturthi

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  28. Sonia congrats! my pats n greets to your daughter. lovely cards. very thoughtful of her to use the pear punch and make ganesha out of it. i fell short of words :-) ganpati bapa moraya! thank you for the lovely award :-)

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  29. What a team you and your daughter have become! You're building such wonderful memories. I love the rolled ribbon rose...made one of those once before and really liked it. Your metallic leaves are so pretty. Super work!

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  30. this is sooo pretty! grt work sonia and prisha..thanks forthe tutorial..

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  31. You never cease to amaze me !! What a beautiful creation..amazing flower and pop up..!!

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  32. Your cards are so beautiful! Wow, how creative is your little girl..the apple does not fall far from the tree. Even though you added some glitter swirls my eye was immediately drawn to that gorgeous yellow flower! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial too. I really enjoyed your post, as it is always so nice to learn new things about other cultures. Something I have always enjoyed. Keep crafting!

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  33. I am stunned to see how your daughter made the lord ganesha with punches.... its unbelievable... coz its so perfect! A big kiss to your daughter for this... she deserves n award... Super talented she is...

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  34. Very beautiful card, Sonia!!! and lovely colors

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  35. What a beautiful card! The inside is as pretty as the outside! I love the little pop up! :)Amy

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  36. Fantabulous! There's a challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters "Flower Power" ends 9/4 that you could enter this in if you have not already & max of 3 entries are allowed.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  37. Wow Doc! you are rocking! I love the white and yellow combos

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  38. It's amazing!

    Groetjes Baukje

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  39. What a wonderful card and how amazing that your daughter could turn a pear shape into such a wonderful depiction of Lord Ganesha. She is a very clever child to see beyond one simple shape!

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  40. HI Sonia Such lovely new cards you have created there! I love the pop ups and the pretty colors and of course you fab quilling. Your tutorials are always the best!

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  41. This is another beautiful creation! Your daughter is as talented as her mom! She did an awesome job, so creative. Can she do the quilling too? Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  42. Soniya your DD and her Ganesha looks graceful. It will not strike it is a pear cut image. You neatly guiding her is wonderful.Keep encoraging her

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  43. Thank You dear friends for appreciating my pop up card and my daughters punch craft Ganesha

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  44. Both cards are gorgeous! Your daughter seems to take after her mother with wonderful crafting skills. :) And I love all of your tutorials. Very informative.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  45. Another stunning creation! Thanks for sharing it with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters flower challenge.

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  46. I have been through your whole blog, and I have to say I love it here. You are a very talented crafter, your creations a gorgeous.

    Thank you for coming over to my blog, I appreciate each and every one of your comments

    Amanda

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  47. very inventive and striking! Your daughter can see outside the box-very clever girl-beautiful cards!

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  48. Sonia! You've done it again! That flower is just absolutely gorgeous!!!!! You are so amazing!!!!!!!

    Susan

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  49. very cute, thanks for sharing!!
    Nati from Brazil
    http://natiquill.blogspot.com

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  50. WOWWW!!! This is sooo amazing! I love your quilled pieces! And your rose! I can't make the ribbon rose.. I tried a couple of times but yours just looks perfect!!!

    Your daughter is so extremely talented! LOVE that Ganesh... I think Ganesh is my favorite God :).

    So sorry I pass by your blog so rarely... I am overwhelmed by my sister's blog lately... don;t even have time to update mine properly :p

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  51. Another very interesting post....great cards.

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  52. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous card, Sonia and your daughter is so creative!! What a clever use of a pear and scallop punch!! And at only five years old! Wow, she is amazingly talented, just like her Momma! This is stunning!! :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  53. as usual gr8. happy ganesh chaturthi.like the ganesha most.

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  54. Beautiful cards! :D

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  55. So pretty, love Ganesha made with the pear punch and those flowers are so beautiful.

    Thanks for the award, will put it up on my side bar soon.

    xxx Monica

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  56. Doc.. please email me your Email ID so can forward you the link to the paper bag tutorial.. Email me at crafterkhush@gmail.com

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  57. Love that ribbon flower! Thanks for playing along in my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge! :)

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  58. Beautiful work - well done to both you and your daughter. I miss all the celebrations living away from India :(.....I hope you enjoy the festival to the fullest!

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  59. Sonia, These are just beautiful!!! Your daughter did a wonderful job on hers too!! I think it is wonderful that you add the tutorials, as well!! Your work is awesome!!

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  60. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..

    Hugs
    Judith

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  61. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING YOUR DAUGHTER IS AS INCREDIBLE AS YOU ARE!!!!

    I love the pear punch and the colors of both cards are amazing
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

    PS. I hope you will consider entering the exhibit check it out on my blog!!

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  62. Gorgeous! What a creative use of pear punch :)

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  63. This is simply awesome!!

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  64. Yay! I LOVE pop up cards and this is gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Rene :D

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  65. love the flower card! the colours are great match

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  66. From Sonia to Sonia
    Very Cute Sonia.. thanks for sharing the templates.
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  67. Beautiful cards. I love the yellow ribbon flower. I saw your link on MIM xx

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  68. Its stunningly breathtaking !! the color combination, embellishment and the pop up mechanism which really gives the impression of Lord ganesha sitting on a throne.....Absolutely bowled over by the first card... Second one is no less :) congratulations to you and to your daughter .... great job :)

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  69. excellent and very neat work.............good good.......good............

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  70. Hi,
    You will think i have gone crazy following ur cards and makin them too. I loved this card and ended up taking ur tutorial and making a pedestal card. Please do see it at http://pygmyarts.blogspot.in/2013/04/pop-up-pedestal-card-for-engagement.html

    Thank u soo much for such inspirations...
    BIjal
    :)

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    1. Bijal I am so thrilled!!!

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  71. beautiful Dr.Sonia, beside your work wonderful work.

    awesome, very creative mind..

    soo nice.. love this.

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