Saturday, 15 May 2010

A Cuthbert card

I haven't made one of these cards for ages - I think its called a pop up card.  I've made it for 2 challenges this week:

Just Cute Bears - Multi fold
Creative Cottage - Fancy folds

The papers are from Anna Griffin, image is Cuthbert from Pollycraft and the ribbon is Anitas.  I've used my pro markers to colour it and the jewelled flower is something that's been in my stash for ages.

Now, I'm no good at creating pictures on a computer but I just realised that some people may want to have a go at making one of these and don't know how.  I should have take step by step pictures if I was organised - but I'm not.  So, here's a little sketch to show you what to do:

Take a square card and open it up - score a fold line on one side at the centre point (parralel to the centre fold line of the card).  Then score an X always going from the centre of the edge of the card to the centre of the opposite side.  Then score from the centre top to the point where the top of your X is on each side.  Then cut off the areas shaded in pink above.  Gently push the folds in to create the diamond shape to make your card.

By now you are probably totally confused - basically the blue lines are score lines and the pink areas is cut off.  It is easy when you know how - its just my instructions are rubbish!  I will try to be more organised next time, promise!!!

Thanks for looking!



Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Amanda and thanks for the instructions,I have never made one of these but I will have a little play

Dazie said...

Oh this is so pretty I love it, the image is cute and the colours are gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Love this card, what gorgeous colours and a fab shape, I love shaped cards x

the crafty duck said...

Hi Amanda, lovely card, Cuthbert is so cute, I have him but haven't used him yet!! I cheated with my pop up card like, I got them at a crfat show about 2 years ago!! I have made them myself too tho!! LOts of love Steph

jackiescrafts said...

Gorgeous card Amanda, Cuthbert is so cute

Hugs Jackie x

Annie said...

fabulous card and cute teddy bear! thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.
hugs, annie x

Kat said...

Really cute bear. These are great cards to make, aren't they? Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears this week.

Kat x

Lesley said...

Great card Amanda! I love Cuthbert! xx

Jennifer said...

It's a really clever and pretty card! xx Jenny xx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

What a great card Amanda, love the fold of this card. An adorable image too, thank you for joining in with the Creative cottage Challenge this week Linda x

Berry said...

What a brilliant fancy fold card! I love these new Cuthbert images too! So Cute, thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this wk hugs rebekah x

Emma said...

Aw such a sweet card, Cuthbert looks adorable and gorgeous colours.
Hugs Emma x