Mermaid Garden Pop Up Card Tutorial with Little Birdie Song of the Sea Collection
Hello, Friends! How about a little Pop Up Card Tutorial to brighten your day? Today we’re talking a stroll through a lovely Mermaid Garden with Little Birdie Crafts Song of the Sea Collection. If you’ve never made a pop up card before, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make using this pop up mechanism technique.
The video tutorial below will guide you through all the steps for creating the card base, pop up mechanisms and decorating the cover of this whimsical creation.
This vibrant 5″ x 7″ card is loaded with texture and dimension. Mixed media elements like paint spatters, dry brushed edges, layered fibers, altered chipboard, glitz ribbon and metal charms create a feast for the eyes.
And don’t forget those fabulous Little Birdie Flowers!
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the simple pop up technique I share in the video below.
I hope you’ll give pop up cards a try after viewing this video. You can make them very simple by adding just the main pop up box. Or you can take it to the next level by adding lots of pieces as I did in this tutorial. Either way, you are in for a crafty good time.
Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea Folio: Guest Designer Post
Hello, Friends! Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing a Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea Folio that I created as a Guest Designer for LBC. I call this one, “The Mermaid Garden.” The saturated blues, beachy patterns and lovely mermaids in this collection have me dreaming of the sea! I’m thrilled to be partnering with LBC once again, and look forward to sharing a monthly post that will feature their new releases and fun projects to inspire your creativity.
And, I have more good news! LBC just launched their very first US warehouse! That’s right! Nowyou can order direct from Little Birdieand fill your crafty space with their beautiful flowers, papers, and mixed media supplies. You’ll want to pop by and pay them a visit, as everything is on sale as part of their grand opening celebration.
I’m a huge fan of Little Birdie Crafts…and not just because they offer such beautiful flowers and crafting supplies. Did you know that they employ more than 3000 rural Indian women who would otherwise be without work? These women are now able to provide their children with an education and a future. They also rescue abandoned baby girls (still common in India) and place them in homes where they will be loved, cared for and educated. Little Birdie is changing the future of India, and I am proud to be associated with the brand!
TIP: Mix and match your flowers to create this Mermaid Garden. I’ve combined Amor Mio Heleen flowers with Songs of the Sea Nancy and Queenie blossoms. The white blooms add life and lighten up all the beautiful deep blues. Tuck a few tiny starfish into the floral cascade to enhance the ocean vibe.
TIP: The focal image on this folio is cut from the cover of the 6″ x 6″ pad. Don’t forget to check the packaging!
TIP: Heat emboss chipboard with Versamark Ink, then emboss with Seth Apter Baked VelvetMediterranean Powders. They are a great color match for this collection. Then dry brush with a little diluted chalk paint to create this faux metal patina on the chipboard.
Songs of the Sea Folio: The Spine
Punch a hole at the top of the spine and add a lobster clasp and bangle to create a quick and easy decoration. Nettingmakes a great closure for the folio.
Songs of the Sea Folio: A Peek Inside
You’ll see all the details of this interactive folio in the video tour below. But to whet your appetite, here are a few sneak peeks.
If you’d like to see more details, just click play!