I found a new-to-me fancy fold last week that I absolutely had to try. It's called a Twist and Pop card and I had a lot of fun doing it. The mechanism isn't that hard to create, but what always blows my mind is how someone figures out the way to make these things work. I still can't quite wrap my brain around it. I only know that it does. Watch what happens here:
Isn't that cool? It's based on a mechanism that looks like this
which, when folded, looks like this, and is glued between the top and bottom of the inside card base and opens up flat, as above, when the card is opened.
Here's how the card looks when it's opened:
I made use of the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle and Candy Cane Lane DSP, as well as the Baby Bear Stamp Set. The layout of the front of the card is based on Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #253 sketch:
- I think the Baby Bear is perfect on a Christmas card, don't you? Especially with a red bow around his little neck! I three step stamped him in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso, but I started with the darkest ink on the stamp marked #3 and worked my way down to the lightest ink, Crumb Cake with stamp #1. It's much easier to match up the images that way. Otherwise you pretty much need x-ray vision, which I don't have!
- Baby Bear is not mounted on the card itself but is part of the belly band using the Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon, which holds the card closed.
- The Noel sentiment is actually from the Christmas Pines stamp set, but I wanted a big bold greeting to grab the attention from all the small busy images in the Candy Cane Lane background paper.
- Inside is a display of some of the Cookie Cutter Christmas characters and some more Candy Cane Lane DSP.
That was a lot of fun to work on. You'll have to try it out.
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