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(48) Cardmaking with Dies: Twist Panel Flower Pot Pop-up Card - YouTube  See details »

 
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  • 00:00: [Music] hello it's Karen Bern estin and today's video is a technique video for how to combine the twist panel pop-up with some clear panels that you can then use with a flower pot pop-up to make a really cool combined card and you can check out all of my designs at karen Burness 10.com i made this card this week for my sister's birthday and it got a lot of attention online people asking for a
  • 00:30: tutorial I decided to make a version of the card using the same techniques but I'm going to decorate it as hello thinking of you this time a little bit different pattern paper but otherwise substantially the same so let's dive right in first things first I need to make my distressed oxide backgrounds and these are what's going to be used to die-cut the flower pot part so the pots and the vines and the bees and the flowers did I mention the flowers anyway all that stuff with a flower pot dice that are going to be used with these backgrounds so the idea with these inks
  • 01:00: and of course I learned this all by just watching Tim Holtz to this video on YouTube you can just google distress oxide inks and you'll find his video and he shows you really nicely how to use the ink you just smear them onto your craft sheet you spritz them with water to make all of those inks bubble up and then you just dredge your card stock through the ink or you can pounce or do a combination of both and you basically do several layers and that's how you get all those variegated colors you'll dry it with a heat gun you can add water at
  • 01:30: any point you can spritz it with water and that will make some of those water droplets start showing up in your background as you notice I'm just using white cardstock and I don't really particularly care that I didn't cover all the white cardstock on the first pass because I knew that for this terracotta background I was going to make several passes with it so I'm just kind of filling in as I go I'm going to add now some of the vintage photo because I want to have some of that brown look to my terra cotta pot so it's mostly made with the red and the orange and the yellow but I'm also adding a little bit of the vintage photo as well
  • 02:02: so this particular background that I'm using for the pots I took my time on I did about four layers and I did a lot of just sort of selective pouncing of the inks because I wanted a lot of variation in the colors so that I could move those cops around and get different combinations but then for the background that I was making for the bees and the flowers I really wanted those colors to blend more so that there wouldn't be as splotchy and for that it's more just of a dredge and then the colors will really blend together and they won't be as splotchy
  • 02:33: it combines the three green colors to make a background for the vines and then I made one more kind of that terracotta mix but maybe it's a little bit less splotchy and that's what I will use for my tops flowers bees and vines now I've put all of my flower pots dyes that come in the set 14 guys here on this magnet sheet I'm going to start picking out the decorator pieces so there's two sets of decorator pieces that decorate the pop-up flowerpot so I'm going to grab those I'm going to grab the vine I'm
  • 03:05: going to grab all three flowers both flower centers and then the bee so basically to use every single decorator dye in the set only the pop-up parts are not going to get used because of course I'm going to use the twist panel for the pop-up my dye sets are alway for thin metal crafting dyes and they're pretty much universally compatible with all of the major die-cutting machines I'm using a civics Big Shot today that's actually my favorite machine but really any of the die-cutting machines are going to work with these dyes you just need to make sure that you make a sandwich for
  • 03:35: your own particular machine that works for a wafer-thin dye and then you're just going to send that right through your machine to do the die-cutting now that background has lots of different areas and I can see down through those pot dyes to see exactly what kind of pattern I want to put both on the side of the pot and on the little decorator strip that goes across the top and then I'll just need to repeat that process because I want four flower pots for my card and just to create a little definition I'll add a little bit of that vintage photo on the edges of those pot pieces before I assemble them and of course I
  • 04:06: just can't craft without my fine line bottle filled with line code neutral pH glue and that's what I'm going to use to add those decorator strips across the tops of the pots so basically now I'm just going to start die-cutting and I could have doubled up that cardstock and cut through two layers at once with that fine but I'm kind of trying to choose make sure that I die cut some from the front some from the back so I get mirror image vines I need 10 fines total so I'm just going to die-cut them one at a time and another little time savers actually
  • 04:36: use one of those little small cutting pads so those are called on the edge cutting pads again from Sizzix and they're really good when you're cutting just those small pieces kind of one at a time now this card is going to look lovely with flat flowers who do not feel like you have to shape them it'll save you a little bit of time and it will save you a little bit of bulk if you leave them flat but for the video today I'll show you how I shape them and using fun foam and a ball stylus I've also used just the end of a paintbrush you just need something kind of blunt and round to shape flowers I've cut two big flowers for each of my big ones and I'm
  • 05:07: going to turn those over onto the fun foam and rub that ball stylus on the back of each of the petals and what that's going to do is going to make them start to curl and then once I've done all of the petals on the big flower I'll turn it back over to the front again and then just run my ball stylus around the center so just repeat that now on the second flower now you do not have to double up your big flowers they look great just as a single flower with a flower center or maybe a rhinestone I am trying this as a double because I actually sell Lisa McLeish and do it
  • 05:37: first to make these little zinnias and I thought it looks really beautiful so I wanted to try it as well just basically lining up two kind of flowers over the top of each other but not having the petals line up perfectly and then it really gives that quite nice layered zinnia sort of look now on the medium flowers I did just the medium flower itself with the shaped petals and then added to that the small flower and the small flower center just gluing all those layers together from the yellowest part of my backgrounds like die cut three of the
  • 06:08: bees and then I like to just color in the head and the antennae and then draw on some stripes using a black pen now I have seen some clever designers do vellum wings transparent wings glitter on the wings so different things you can do I'm just basically just doing a two-tone just the yellow bee with black styling and then I'll just repeat that now to make three of them now you don't have to shape the bees but since I've shaped the flowers I figure a heck why not you know shape the bees so I'm just going to take my ball stylus behind the wings behind the body and then when I turn that over
  • 06:38: I'll just shape those wings back out again just give them a little shape and then when I add those to the project I'll put a pop dot under the body and that will kind of keep its shape and remember you can make this project shorter by eliminating any of the steps that you find time-consuming you don't want to shape these vines they're going to look great if you don't you don't want to make your own backgrounds just find some cool cardstock or patterned paper now what I thought I would do is use some of these new bow drops I've got the copper penny one here and those are going to be great for the flower centers
  • 07:08: and I'm also going to use some self adhesive rhinestones so on the big flower so I'm going to do is I'm going to take those nuba drops and I'm just going to add a ring of that copper penny around the center and then sink one of the rhinestones in and actually I could have done at the other direction which is just to put the rhinestone on first and then kind of put the copper penny around it either way my thought was to kind of mostly cover up the rhinestone and just have a little bit of its showing so that are underneath the copper color for some shine now one thing about that those new bow drops is
  • 07:39: you have to let them dry so you have to be patient here I'm going to use them in the Centers of all of my Center flowers and I may use some of the dries clear to highlight the bees as well I'm going to set everything aside to dry because I've got a card to make and by the time the card is done most likely these are going to be dry and ready to go on it okay the pop-up is going to be made with the twist panel die set and we're going to add some clear panels so you choose your own card size for my card today I've got an inner piece of patterned paper I'm
  • 08:10: going to cut the pop-up into that one that one's four and a quarter by eight-and-a-half and then a backing card that's green that's four and a half by nine and both of those pieces of scored in the center for folding now from that same green I took the scraps and cut a couple pieces big enough to cut the arm piece for the twist panel and I'm going to need two of those for the panel's themselves I always keep just clear packaging material you can see that embossing folders came in these and then to actually extend the card so that it's a little bit larger on the
  • 08:41: finished card I've got two panels of brown cardstock they are four and a half inches by five and a half inches okay let me do some die-cutting from the twist panel die set there are 15 dies I'm only going to use a few of them the first one is the arm pieces so those are the ones I'm going to stack up those two pieces of green card stock put my arm piece on my small cutting pad and roll that through and then I'll roll back through since I'm going through two layers and each one of these arm pieces the score line is right up the middle to give it that mountain fold you can use a
  • 09:12: bone folder on that if you want to it's not absolutely necessary I just like to make nice crisp folds on my arm pieces now I'm going to cut the pop-up bass into that pattern paper card so it's already got the fold in the middle and what I want to do is take the alignment nubs that are on that pop up base guide and make sure that they are directly over the fold of the card and basically I just want to Center this die so I can do that by just looking out on the sides and seeing if about an equal amount of those little ends of the dies or kind of
  • 09:42: sticking out beyond the paper and once they look pretty even and I've got the alignment up directly over the fold of the card that I can press down my temporary tape to hold that in place and then roll that through my die cutting machine okay so now I can remove the dye I'll just do that carefully and what I want to do is I want to train the folds now on this pop up base so I'm going to back fold the card in the center so against the way that I normally would fold it that allows me to see those little diagonal score lines so what I'm looking
  • 10:13: to do is to take those two little kind of stubby arm pieces and fold on those diagonal lines to work those folds you can see you can just bend through both layers on that diagonal and then return everything to its first position and then pinch them and bring them into the card so this is what you're looking to do for your pop up base you'll end up with just a little point in the center and I like to take my scissors and actually snip a little bit of that point off it'll actually give you a little hole in the center of the card you can
  • 10:43: look down through that to make sure it's lined up directly over the fold of your backing card actually makes it operate just a little smoother too because as you can imagine it's really hard to get just a point to come down in the fold and have everything be straight but if you've removed that point now it's much easier for me to line up that fold in that fold so you have plenty of surface area here to attach this inside your backing card so feel free to use a tape runner if that's quicker your favorite adhesive I'm going to ahead and use my glue I had it out so I'm just going to use the glue but I want a piece of all
  • 11:13: over one half of the pop-up card and then I'm going to open it up flat look down and make sure that those arm pieces the centerfold of the arm pieces is directly over the center fold of the backing card and then I can also just the arms don't have any adhesive underneath them so I can actually press those down to kind of help me make sure I have this aligned nicely and press that whole side down onto the backing card and then once one half is on it's just a matter of folding the card up adding my adhesive to the other side of
  • 11:44: the pop-up and again opening it up nice and flat making sure everything's straight and pressing it into position so this is the base of the pop-up and what will happen is those two arms that I die-cut are now going to glue to those little starter arms on the base and you just line everything up so a really good idea for these to use glue because you get kind of a chance to slide it into position in there and I wouldn't spare the glue I would go pretty generous with your glue on this so that you a really good
  • 12:14: adhesion everywhere because you really just kind of want to shellac that arm piece right onto that arm starter just making sure that your centerfold is lined up your edges are lined up the point is down into the center of the card give it a second to you know set up and then you might have to give it a little help that first time because you flatten everything down but just making sure that it's still collapsing down into the card creating that kind of Mountain fold up the center of the arm now I just need to repeat that process on the other side so it's just a matter
  • 12:44: of adding the glue everywhere again I'm not sparing my glue and then for the arm itself I want to make sure the center fold is right over the center fold of the base get those little folds right along the edges of the arm you can snip off that little point there that's down in the middle if you want to so that you don't have that point and then just giving everything a little bit of help to remind it what it's supposed to do just go ahead and collapse the card down and give everything a good press now if you look out on the ends of the
  • 13:15: arms you've got one half of the arm end that has a square corner see right there where I'm adding the tape and then the other side is angled and the tape is going to go on the side of the arm that has that square corner and I'm using a nice strong red liner tacky tape or any kind of strong score tape will do if you've got a thin tape like I've got then you probably want two lines of tape and on either end of the arm is only going on the side of the arm that has the square corner and then as so you know where to start it you see where it
  • 13:47: just looks like I magically know exactly where to start it well I do and that's because let me show you here in a close-up the arms themselves have a little notch and it tells you where the tape should start see it right there so that notch will also tell you which side the tape should be on okay let's talk about panels I decided to remember I want to make clear panels so I've got that packaging material or you could just look for kind of a medium weight clear plastic like a graphics plastic or I think Basile makes them plastic like that the thing about cutting them with wafer thin size is you need to either
  • 14:18: have a metal cutting pad or you need to have a precision base plate you need a little help with wafer thin dies when you cut through plastic materials so if you're using a precision base plate like I am it replaces your bottom cutting pad then you put the plastic then the die then your top cutting pad like normal and you roll that through and you only have to roll through one time so don't overdo it don't roll through and then back through just one time through will be enough to die cut through that plastic and then you'll have your two panels and then I'm gonna repeat it so that I have four now I'm using a
  • 14:49: crop-a-dile to punch some holes and let me explain that because it's hard to see clear panels on the video basically typically if you are making a panel card you would have these things all hinged together with the paper but plastic is not going to fold and unfold the way you want it to it's not going to expand nicely if you just leave the plastic connected together as a hinge instead go ahead and separate it into four individual panels and then you need to hinge those panels together now that can be done with paper or in my case I
  • 15:20: decided to punch those little holes in between each of the panel's so I've got a hole near the top and then a hole near the bottom and then I'm going to use Baker's twine to tie a knot between each panel using the top holes so I go down through one hole back up through the other and just tie a typical knot you know like you're starting to tie your shoe and then double that up but not so so tight that they're over the top of each other you want them to still be able to sit next to each other so that's how much slack you need in them not a lot but just a little okay the
  • 15:50: bottom holes are also going to get twine hinges but this time I'm going to use longer pieces of twine that I can later tie into bows so I'm just going to loosely get them started for now and just let them hang in those holes for now until I get it all attached to my card in with my die set I keep just one of the panels that I've die-cut and fold it in half and that helps me anytime I'm making a panel card I can just line up that folded panel so that I know exactly where the center of that final panel is
  • 16:21: and that just helps you with alignment because I'd really like to have the center right at the center of the arm the edge along the edge so by using my little paper cheat it helps me without having to measure and make any 10 marks or anything like that so I'm going to get one panel on on the outside of one arm and then I need to peel up the liner on the tape to make the arm sticky on the other side and then I'm still going to use my paper cheat I'm going to hold that in place over the clear panel so I know exactly where the center is that's going to go right up the arm and then
  • 16:51: the edge is going to go right along the edge so pretty easy to align this now if you had used paper panels this thing would just start immediately working but since I haven't tied my bows yes my Center is still rolling so I need to kind of pull that forward as I close the card just that first time until I get that bow tied in there just to kind of make sure it's all working and then what I want to do is I want to set the mountain I don't know how else to say it basically the two Center panels need to come up into a mountain and what's going
  • 17:21: to keep them in that mountain orientation is that you're going to tie the bow and tie it pretty tight you know not you know super SuperDuper tight but not loose either basically you just want to set that mountain and then I'm going to trim off the excess and tie my other two bows as well and those can also be relatively tight but it's really the one in the middle that's the most because that's the one that's really setting the accordions fold of those panels so that it's always going to stay like this and you'll notice that once the boughs are tied then the things going to open and close really smoothly
  • 17:52: and don't worry that it's sticking out of the card because remember this isn't our finished card sighs the finished card side is set actually by the brown panels it's going to be a four and a half inch by five and a half inch card when it's done and I'm just going to use my tape runner for this so I'm just adding tape runner all over the green card stock I'll line up one of my brown paper paddles with the fold at the top and the sides it's the same width as the green so it's actually pretty easy to line it up and then I'll just turn it over and do the same thing on the back side so that's how you make a twist panel card with
  • 18:23: clear panels and then anything that you add to the clear panels is just going to appear to be floating and of course we're going to make flower pops for this card dry adhesives work best when you're attaching things to clear plastic so for my flower pots you can see I'm using a tape runner and I'm just actually adding the tape runner kind of to the middle portion of the pot behind there just one single line and then just getting one attached to each panel and that way I'll still be able to slide in the vines from the top always a good idea to test them especially since the pots are hanging
  • 18:54: down a little lower than the bottom edge of the panel's themselves you just want to make sure there aren't any catch points they're operating nice and smoothly so I can continue on my decorations okay sticking with my dry adhesive I've got some mini glue dots on a roll and I've got some kind of medium sized dots here basically those are just those sticky clear adhesive dots and they come in different brands in different sizes doesn't really matter which ones whatever you got handy and my favorite thing on the vines is actually to stick the end of the vine the stem into one of
  • 19:24: those glue dots and then peel it up off of the plastic so that basically the whole bottom part of the vine is sticky and it really doesn't matter how it ends up looking in other words no matter if it folds over it ripped in half I just want a little adhesive under there to where when I press it down I'm kind of essentially attaching the vine to the plastic and also the pot to the vine all in one fell swoop and then on the flowers the best thing to do is to try to at least have a portion of that
  • 19:54: flower over the top of the panel itself so I know you can't see on the video here but right up here in the corner of the actual panel I'm putting a glue dot now kind of over the vine it's sticking partially to the panel and then what i sticked on has been supported by both the vine and the panel and at any time i add a flower especially if it's sticking up higher than the panel give it a little test let me close it make sure it's hidden by the card in the closed position that is operating smoothly and I'm just going to carry on so over 20 years ago when I first got married John
  • 20:25: and I had this cactus plant in our house in Louisiana and it just sat by the kitchen sink and it was real cute and everyone told me you couldn't kill a cactus but I sure enough did so I must say that paper gardening is pretty much the only kind of gardening that I can do but it's really fun so I'm just going on doing the same thing filling up all my pots with vines and big flowers little flowers and one of those bees I used a thinking of you from word set number one and the scalloped rectangle that comes with the twist panel die set and then
  • 20:55: just my leftover flowers B and fine to finish out the interior making sure that I did not create any catch point so you got to make sure that those things are high and low enough that your panels won't scrape against them when the card closes I like to use my leftover materials to create just kind of a simple lead-in on the Front's of my pop-up cards knowing this are going to be displayed open anyway so it's just nice to take whatever leftover materials I have kind of clump them together and create that simple lead-in now knowing that my videos end up kind of being
  • 21:28: shared in places other than YouTube and sometimes there on social media so I don't know where you're watching this video but if you would like to see photos of this project clickable supply links for everything that I used you need to get over to my blog and you can do that by looking in the upper right corner of your screen and you're going to see a little information circle click that it'll take you directly to the blog post or if you are on youtube watching this video you'll find the clickable supply links in the About section below the video ok between all the layers and the shaped flowers this is a bulky card
  • 21:59: it will get a little flatter as it goes through the mail and the best size envelope I think is an a7 which is a envelope for a 5x7 card it's going to take you an extra stamp but it's worth it hey thanks for watching I know this was a longer video than my usual ones and I really appreciate you sticking with me till the end if you click on the website link you'll go to care Inverness ENCOM where you can find out information about purchasing these dyes as well as links to all of my other social media accounts you can subscribe to this YouTube
  • 22:29: channel and check out some of my other videos thanks so much for watching I'll see you next time you