7.5.15

Pop Up Accordion Card

Pop Up Accordion Card
        Hi friends Thank you so much for all the appreciation you showered on my Spinning Pop Up Ball card.I made that particular pop up card using a Sizzix die   designed by Karen Burniston.
        Making the pop up ball card using Karen's die was such a breeze that I promtly became her fan and so for my DT project from Crafters Corner I picked up another die designed by Karen Burniston .Karen 's pop up card dies are so cleverly designed that they tackle all the difficulties of pop up card making and help crafters of all levels make fun interactive and crazily "wow" pop up cards with ease. 
Pop Up Card

           I made this Pop Up Accordion card using the awesome Oval Accordion Die Karen had designed for Elizabeth Craft designs.Using this die you can make accordion cards with 2 to "n " number of panels and the most spectacular feature of the Karen's pop up accordion cards are that they also feature pop up up elements which swing out on opening the card!
Pop Up Accordion Card
To make this Accordion Pop Up card I layered the pattern paper on the thick card base [ thick cardstock is crucial to the success of this design].
Pop Up Accordion Card
Each die cut panel has a tab on one end and you can attach the tabs to create card and albums with multiple panels.
Pop Up Accordion Card
This is how the card looks accordion folded before making the pop up elements
Pop Up Accordion Card
I trimmed a Spellbinders Majestic labels 25 to frame the oval and added a Spellbinders Borderabilities curved border 2 atop the rectangular card panels

After decorating and accordion folding the card panels , comes the most fun part...creating the swinging pop up elements!
Pop Up Accordion Card
       Karen's design is so cool...you just have to add a good adhesive [ best is red tacky tape] to the tab on one oval and stick it under the oval of the next card , a little twist and turn and your pop up album/ card is ready!
Pop Up Accordion Card
 And the best thing about pop up cards/ albums is that they fold absolutely flat to mail!
Pop Up Accordion Card
Added a Cheery Lynn  golden lamp post and shimmery flowers on the first panel of the Pop Up card
Pop Up Card
The silvery " Happy Birthday" was cut from glitter foam using Elizabeth Craft design dies.The white butterly was stamped and heat embossed on parchment and and the golden butterflies all over the card are Cheery Lynn .
Pop Up Accordion Card
In this card I made handmade paper flowers to match the floral design of the pattern paper I used on my Pop Up Card Panels and here is a mini tutorial on how I made them

Paper Flower tutorial 

I made these shimmering paper flowers using the Spellbinders rose creations die and Heart felt creations leaves
Handmade Paper Flower
1. Use off white/ cream paper for your  flowers. 
If you regularly use white paper to make punched/ handcut/ die cut flowers, try using off white , cream or yellow paper as it gives a lovely hue to your flowers even after coloring them.
 2. Draw on your flower petals
Its fun to work with stamp and die cut flowers such as the popular heartfelt creations flowers but suppose you dont want to invest in stamps here is an equally fun and economical tip : Draw fine lines/ other designs on your flower petals using a fine liner sketch pen or a pencil. I used a brown misaki sketch pen.
Paper flower tutorial 
3. Ink your flower petals  in 2 shades.

 I  used the cute , handy and not to mention super economical mini distress ink pads [ festive berries, mustard seeds, mowed lawn] to ink the edges and center of my flower petals. 
Paper flower tutorial 
Chose the shades of  your ink to match the colors of  your pattern paper/ stamped image. 

4. Emboss / shape your flowers

 if your dont have time to emboss just pinching / shaping with your hands is enough if your paper is malleable enough!
Paper flower tutorial 
5. Layer your flowers

Layering flowers always looks cool! Unless you are making a pop up card and dont want very bulky flowers!

Paper flower tutorial
6. Add Shimmer to your flowers

I wanted my flowers to match the shimmering flowers of my pattern paper . 
Paper flower tutorial 

Normal glitter would be too garish. I experimented with theWink of Stella brushes and woo I do love the magical shimmer they lend a project!

Paper flower tutorial 
 My little helper loved the magic of Wink of Stella and volunteered to jazz up all the leaves and flowers !
Paper flower tutorial 
The best feature of Wink of Stella is you can give a very subtle shimmer or really load on a golden hue to your projects by varying the pressure on the brush pen
Handmade Paper flower
Make leaves in a similar way
Leaf tutorial 
  • Punch / Die cut leaves from pattern paper - so much more interesting than plain colored paper .Here I have used Heart felt creations leaves
  • Add veins using a fine liner pen or pencil
  • Inking options : Ink in 2 shades of green, add a touch of brown or black to parts of the leaf!Dont ink uniformly-- a mottled appearance is more natural!
Leaf tutorial 
  • Shape your leaves by simply pinching or embossing
  • Mix up the elements on your project so that the curvature of the leaves are varied.

Handmade Paper flower

I hope you liked the Pop Up Accordion card with the handmade flowers.Do tell me how it is.
Pop Up Accordion Card
Pop Up Accordion Card

Supplies: Wink of Stella and ECD Oval Accordion Die from Crafters Corner

Dies
  • Spellbinders Rose creations, Spellbinders Majestic labels 25, Spellbinders borderabilities, 
  • Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf, Heartfelt creations Sun kissed fleur [ used to make the buds], 
  • Sizzix Butterfly, 
  • Cheery Lynn  lamp post, Cheery Lynn  butterflies, 
  • Elizabeth Craft designs Happy Birthday,Elizabeth Craft designs Oval Accordion die
Inks:Distress Inks : festive berries, mustard seeds, mowed lawn, Versamark watermark
Papers : DCWV
Misc : Wink of Stella
Edited : This card was featured by Karen Burniston on her facebook page[ yipee!!]
And also came top 5 in All Sorts Flowers theme Challenge 

63 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning Pop Up Accordion Card. Love the papers, techniques. Your little helper is sure a cutie. Thanks for the step by step tutorial.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  2. ohhhhhhhhh, be still my heart! How WAY BEYOND BEAUTIFUL this is, Sonia! COMPLETELY gorgeous in every little detail. I love that you have put so many pretty layers on each piece. Truly beautiful, my friend. Hope you are enjoying a fantastic week! hugs, de

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  3. Absolutely BRILLIANT I adore the whole thing.
    Off to look for that Die.
    Thank you for sharing
    Patricia x

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  4. Such a beauty Sonia and a real masterpiece. Your flowers are so beautifully made and the design of your whole card/home decor is stunning. Love it and the CL lamp post looks fab. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn and good luck.
    Julie x

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  5. A work of art indeed! I have one Karen B. die and have used it once. You make it look easy but it was not easy for me. My fav parts are the Spellbinder dies you used. I had bought a 2nd Karen B. die and returned it when I was not able to figure out how to use it. Sorry for sounding like I rained on your Karen B. parade.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Hehe No problem Melissa...I am a big fan of pop up cards as you know by seeing all the numerous pop up cards on my blog so maybe I am biased in her favour...I love all 3 of her dies which I own

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  6. absolutely stunning card Sonia!! love each and every element!! totally adorable...

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  7. WOW!! This is AMAZING!! I agree with Donna Ellis..Beyond BEAUTIFUL!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  8. Beautiful and well put together on your tutorial... You both are so amazing and full of talents....

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  9. So stunning Sonia...a fantastic design and I love your beautiful flowers and leaves and gorgeous colours...just beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  10. Nicely done - love the colors and tutorial - need to try these techniques. Thanks for sharing always your wonderful techniques.

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  11. Gorgeous work! I love the shimmer of the Wink of Stella pen too!

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  12. Wow, liebe Sonia.
    Eine wunderschöne Bastelarbeit präsentierst du wieder. Ich bin sehr begeistert von den vielen kleinen Details. Vielen Dank für die ausführliche bebilderte Vorgehensweise für die Pop up Karte und für die Blumen
    Liebe Grüße, Anja

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  13. This is stunning, Sonia. Thanks for the tut.

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  14. Gorgeous! What a unique design, love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie

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  15. Love the subtle shimmer, nice to know about a new and interesting product

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    1. Thank you Divya...I bet it would look cool on jewelry too

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  16. This is super! Am not a big fan of pop up cards, must give it a try now! I love the Wink of Stella too!

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    1. Oh Tanvi how could you not love pop up cards....! I will make one for you!

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  17. Wow Doc, I don't know how you find the time to put so much work and effort into each and every project!! WOW! This is just spectacular! Love how you did the veins on the leaves and petals, what a great idea! FANCY FANCY FANCY!! Truly a stunning piece! hugs :)

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  18. Fabulous card!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Cheers!

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  19. Amazing card and tutorials!!! Super gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

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  20. WOW!! This is Stunning Sonia. So much work for this piece of Art..Loz

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  21. Very true its beyond beautiful .....stunningly gorgeous card ,a master piece

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Wow, I love this! I can imagine anyone receiving this card will be WOW'd when they open it!!! And thank you for the step-by-step tutorials for the flowers and the leaves! I would love to try it! The flowers and leaves look so realistic!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful card! I never knew the work that went into creating one. I now have a greater appreciation. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. :)

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  24. Wow, Sonia this is wonderful, so adorably pretty, keep going back and having another look, and see something else each time, it's so lovely with lots of lovely detail, fabulous!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  25. Wow, this is absolutely stunning, Sonia!! I love, love how you decorated this!! The flowers and dies you used are amazing!! And your little helper is just so sweet and beautiful!! I have one of Karen's pop-up dies and haven't used it in forever...you've inspired me to pull it out!! This is phenomenal!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  26. Soweto! Stunning ! Love your flowers !

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  27. Just stunning!!! Love this beautiful card thanks for sharing how you made it.
    Hugs, Pat♥

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  28. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
    hugs
    céline

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  29. Another stunning design.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  30. Hi Sonia,
    Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. I still haven't gotten into crafting very much yet. I seem to just do the odd card now and then when I need one for an occasion.
    Your cards are absolutely stunning and I love your tutorials. They are so easy to follow.
    For some reason google didn't show my bloggers and since I haven't been paying any attention I have missed seeing a lot of the lovely creations.
    Take care and hoping all is well with you and your family. Your darling daughter is certainly growing and getting more beautiful every time I see her pic (just like her momma).
    Hugs,
    Myrna

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  31. Beautiful work, Dr. Sonia! Thanks for dropping it off by 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  32. A lovely bright and cheery card, so much work with all those beautiful flowers but makes for a stunning creation.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge and hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

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  33. These are awesome and u just make it soo easy !
    http://happymomentzz.blogspot.in/

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  34. Totally perfect Sonia, very pretty :) Thanks for sharing the detail

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  35. Omg its jst awesome..am in love vd dis card..:)

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  36. Absolutely beautiful card!! Amazing design!! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  37. What superb work a really beautiful card and so colourful, I LOVE the tutorial, so MANY tips in there that I can use. This page is bookmarked :) Thank you so much.

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  38. Wow wow wow!!! Just amazing!!! Dr. Sonia, your Pop Up Accordion Card is really superbeauty!!! Love so much your flowers, they are fabulous embellishments and look great with the accordion design and the intricate fence! Thanks for the tutorial!!
    I pinned your project

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  39. Gorgeous card Sonia. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

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  40. Hi Sonia and thank you for the lovely comment left on my Blog. Well, I just love this! And the handmade flowers are gorgeous! I have an Accordian die by Sizzix, you have just reminded me! Happy Weekend. Judy x

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  41. Amazing card Dr Sonia. .love the flowers n leaves.. thanks for the tute for flowers n card... :)

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  42. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card! I live the accordion fold. The color is so pretty and I love the beautiful flowers and die cuts!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  43. Wow, this is just amazing! So much work gone into it. Stunning design, beautiful flowers, gorgeous colours. Thank you for sharing it with us for our Flower Power challenge at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  44. Stunning Sonia! The colors are so beautiful and your flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Good luck!

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  45. What a gorgeous accordion card and what a fabulous tutorial! Thank you for participating in our Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!

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  46. Im always looking forward to your handmade flowers and you never disappoint me :) Its just getting better and better! And you little one has joined you too..must be all fun time :)

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  47. This is such a stunning piece, doc!!! I have always admired how you involve your little girl in your projects. Got lots to learn from you.. Especially since I too am a mother now..

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  48. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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  49. Gorgeous card- loving all of the details- and the flowers. Your pictures are such a delight to see all of the details and your process...and your sweet little helper too. This die is fabulous!

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  50. beautiful card and nicely written step by step tute Sonia, it always cherish to see prisha mol in your post

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  51. Another brilliant make and lovely clear instructions for your flowers. Your little helper is growing up fast. Hugs mrs A.

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  52. Wow! Your card is stunning! Love all those pretty flowers. Many thanks for step by step tutorial. And thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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  53. Thank you for joining Crafting Muskateers Challenge this month.
    I loved visiting, and this make is just beautiful. STUNNING!
    Don’t forget to join us again next month at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  54. Sonia your card is wonderful. I love the tutorial on the flowers and leaves it is great as well I never thought to draw in the lines so easy and looks more real for sure . The card is lovely thanks so much for the tutorial and sharing this with us. Your very talented!

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  55. Stunning as always doctor :) pop cards are always so much fun:) love the color scheme & the beautiful flowers :) lots of love to the cutie :)

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  56. Absolutely stunning, and the flowers are so beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

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  57. OMG! Stunning!!! Love all the details and beautifully handmade flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at BGC :)

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  58. It's amazing! Your card is so beautiful, Dr Sonia! I cannot take my eyes off it!
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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