Sue’s top hints & tips
Make a stunning pop-up peacock with Sue's expert advice
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.