Trending right now in papercraft is the metal cutting pop up die
By using the metal cutting pop up die – you create an instant wow! card.
Have you tried using this yet in your card design?
Let me walk you through how I created these stunning cards.
How to create the round metallic pop up die card
I cut the green card 4″ x 8″ and scored it at 4″ on the long side-burnish and set the card aside. I used old olive cardstock from Stampin Up!
Old olive is still one of my favourite greens.
I then cut another piece of old olive sized 4’x4′ and embossed it.
Glue this onto your cardbase.
Using basic white – I cut it at 4′ x 3 3/4″
Place the round metal cutting die – (for this card I used the brand new pretty pop-ups die on pg 17 of the Annual Catalogue) onto the basic white cardstock face down.
Run it through your cut and emboss machince.
I did this twice-to make sure it really cut properly.
Then while the image is lying flat, colour it using your choice of Stampin Up! blends.
I used soft saffron, pool party, petal pink and old olive.
Once you’ve coloured in the different bits, lift them up to create a 3-D effect.
I left the leaves down and only lifted the dragonfly, butterflies and bigger flower petals.
I adhered this panel with dimensionals.
How to create the rectangular metallic pop up die card
For this card I used my standard 5½” x 8¼” -scored at 4 1/8″. I used petal pink cardstock for the cardbase.
You will need a smaller basic white cardstock cut at 5¼” x 4″
Using the rest of the petal pink leftover cardstock -cut 3 pieces of cardstock 1 5/8″ x 4″
Place the rectangle metal cutting die – (for this card I used the brand new pretty pop-ups die on pg 17 of the Annual Catalogue) onto the petal pink cardstock face down.
You will need to repeat this process one more time.
One the remaining piece of cardstock- place the loose dragonfly and butterfly where you want them -die cut them.
I then used my blending brush with petal pink ink on the rectangle that would become the bottom panel.
I repeated it-but lighter for the panel with the dragonfly/butterfly.
Using night of navy ink – I stamped a sentiment to the left of the dragonfly/butterfly.
Place dimensionals at the back of the all 3 panels.
Position the top and bottom panels first and then the middle panel.
This way you get the proper spaces.
Adhere this onto your cardbase and then you’re done!
Just like that you’ve used a metal cutting pop up die to create an instant wow! card.
Let me know whether you found this helpful in the comments below.
If you’re inspired by this project and would like to make your own version –you can purchase the dies by clicking on this link.
If you’re inspired to learn how to do these and other techniques –be sure to check out when my next card class is.
Until next time!