Hey friends, it’s Ali LePere here! Did you know that July 17th is World Emoji Day? To celebrate the wonderful world of emojis, I decided to make a pop-up card based on the famous party popper Emoji! This is definitely my go-to celebratory emoji. It’s perfect for all occasions, so I thought it’s be perfect for a card! Now let’s get into the project!
- Four pieces of regular printer paper
- Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil, Pastel, Cream Yellow
- Washi tape
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – 755, 055, 493, and 636
- Tombow MONO Adhesive Dots
Step 1 – Making The First Pop Up Layer
I started by folding one of the pieces of paper in half.
Then, I used the MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil to draw a cone shape. The folded edge of the paper was what made up the left side of the cone.
Next, I used scissors to cut the top curved line of the cone shape.
Then, I folded along the pencil line that was remaining.
When the paper is unfolded, the cone shape pops right out!
Step 2 – Coloring The Cone
With washi tape, I taped off the cone shape.
Using Dual Brush Pens 055 and 636, I colored stripes on the cone.
I removed the washi tape. Since this is just regular paper, I was extra careful pulling off the tape!
Step 3 – Making The Second Pop Up Layer
I folded another piece of paper in half. Once it was folded, I cut about ¾ of an inch off of the top and side of the paper.
Then, I laid the first pop up layer on top of this new piece of paper with the creased edges lined up. I used that top piece of paper as a drawing guide so I could draw another cone shape. The second cone was smaller than the first one by about an eighth of an inch.
Just like in the first step, I cut along the curved top line of the cone and folded along the remaining pencil line.
Step 4 – Combing The Pop Up Layers
I used the MONO Adhesive Dots on either side of the crease on the smaller piece of paper.
Then, I stuck the larger piece of paper to where I applied the adhesive, lining the creases and the cone shapes.
The two pieces of paper layered like this is what will give the pop-up card extra depth! This is what it looked like from the top.
Step 5 – Adding Color With Dual Brush Pens
I used the scrap paper from the third step to make confetti and some streamers.
Using Dual Brush Pens 755, 055 and 493, I made the confetti. I made four small squares per color and had a few left when I was done with the project.
Using Dual Brush Pens 755 and 493, I made two straight streamers. They were a little wider and a little taller than the cap of the Dual Brush Pen.
Step 6 – Drawing Streamers That Pop Off the Paper
Since I wanted the pop up card to be able to lie flat when it was closed, I made these curled streamers flat. I still wanted to give them depth. This is how I did it!
Using the brush end of Dual Brush Pen 493, I drew a curvy line.
Next, I added weight to the line.
Then, I colored over every other line to make them darker. This is what gives the streamer a rolled, ribbon-like quality.
I did the same thing with Dual Brush Pen 755.
Once I had drawn these two streamers, I cut them out.
Step 7 – Why I Love The MONO Dots Adhesive
I positioned the curvy streamers first because I wanted to ensure there would be enough room for them.
The reason I used the MONO Adhesive Dots for this project was actually because of these curvy streamers. The dotted grid that the roller expels is perfect for odd or curved shapes. There is far less excess on the edges of the object I’m adhering when I use the MONO Adhesive Dots. This is because of the grid!
Once the larger streamers were glued in place, I stuck the confetti around the popper.
Step 8 – Adding The Streamers That Pop
I stuck a little bit of adhesive on the back side of the pink straight streamer.
Then, I adhered it in between the two layers of the popper. More specifically, I stuck it on the outside of the inner layer.
I did the same thing with the blue, straight streamer and then stuck it to the other side of the popper.
Step 9 – Finishing Touches
I did some colorful brush calligraphy with the Dual Brush Pens I already had on hand to write congratulations.
Then, I used the MONO Adhesive Dots one more time to stick the inside of the pop-up card to the folded piece of yellow card stock. I glued along the crease on the back of the white paper. I only used adhesive on one side. By gluing one side of the paper, the other side is free to move freely when the card is opened and closed.
Once I had lined up the creases of the white popper paper and the folded yellow card stock, I pressed the paper together. On that same side, I rolled more adhesive around the edges of the rest of the white paper.
That’s how you can make a card that really pops!
I hope you enjoyed this project! If you want another emoji themed card, check out the Lollipop Emoji Greeting Card post by Renee Day! If you want to try out another pop up card project, check out the Easy Pop-Up Birthday Card post by Jessica Mack!
Also, make sure to tag Tombow if you recreate this project so we can cheer you on! Happy crafting, y’all!