Sue’s top hints & tips

Make a stun­ning pop-up pea­cock with Sue's ex­pert ad­vice

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Know How -

Use a heavy weight, good qual­ity card through­out to en­sure a stur­dier fin­ish. This will help the feath­ers to stand up­right when the card is opened.

Use a wet glue to help with po­si­tion­ing the feath­ers onto the semi-cir­cles. Also, when se­cur­ing the semi-cir­cles in­side the card, place gen­tly then shut the card to en­sure the cor­rect align­ment.

Dec­o­rate the front of the card be­fore adding de­tails to the in­side to pre­vent the pop-up de­sign from get­ting dam­aged. You can keep the card front fairly sim­ple to in­crease the im­pact when the card is opened!

To en­sure that the card will fold neatly, avoid plac­ing the feath­ers along the cen­tral score lines on the semi­cir­cles. Also avoid adding too many bulky em­bel­lish­ments.

Ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent colour schemes and colour com­bi­na­tions for a com­pletely dif­fer­ent look.

A scor­ing board and bone folder will be a great help in en­sur­ing that your fold lines are neat and sharp.

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