Clare’s hints & tips

Fol­low Clare’s help­ful hints and ad­vice to mas­ter these fun corner pop-up cards

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Masterclass Corner Pop-up Cards -

Take your time when mea­sur­ing and scor­ing the card to en­sure that all of the folds line up neatly. Use a bone folder to get crisp lines, and prac­tise the folds for these de­signs with some scrap card be­fore mak­ing your base.

Don’t use card that is too thick for your base, or it will be very bulky, es­pe­cially af­ter you add the pan­els and dec­o­rate it.

Avoid adding too many raised em­bel­lish­ments in­side the card, as they might get in the way of the folds. Try to keep the de­sign in­side of the card fairly flat.

Use a Vel­cro dot on the corner of the open fold­ing square if you would like your card to stand straight when open.

If you don’t want to write a mes­sage in­side your base, add a square of white card to the back to cre­ate space for a mes­sage.

You can dec­o­rate the front of these pop-up cards in any way you choose, but you might pre­fer to keep them fairly sim­ple, as there’s quite a lot go­ing on in­side!

Keep the front of your cards sim­ple to com­ple­ment the busy in­sides

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