Hi everyone, it’s Liz from Liz on Call here! Do you like to give mom a card every year for Mother’s Day? Hi I like to give one to my mom, but I like to hand make the cards I give to her. Yes, even though I’m older, I still like to hand make a little something special for mom.
I thought a pop up card would be really fun and easy to make. Plus, who doesn’t love a pop up card?!?!
- 10×7 inch piece of cardstock
- (7) 3×3 pieces of paper
- Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen
It’s going to look like there are a lot of steps to make this card. However, don’t be discouraged. This is pop up floral card is really easy to make.
First thing you need to do is fold your 3×3 pieces of paper three times, corner to corner as shown below. Use a MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil to create a rounded end for our flower petals.
Once you have all seven papers folded, cut the rounded edge and create the flower shapes. When you undo the folded paper, you should have an eight petal flower.
Use the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to color your flowers. Only color six of the petals on each flower, leaving two uncolored. You can also use Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils or Tombow ABT PRO Markers if you prefer.
When you have your petals colored, use the scissors to remove one section of the uncolored flower, leaving seven sections. Use the Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue to add a dot of glue to the blank petal and cover with the neighboring colored petal.
Once the petal is glued down, fold your flowers in half along all the folds of the six petals. Do the same thing for all seven petals.
Use the MONO Multi Liquid Glue to start gluing your flowers together. Start by adding a dot of glue on the top and bottom petals of a folded flower. Make sure to add the glue toward the tip of the petal.
Add a second and third flower to the first flower by overlapping the petals on top of the glue you put on the first flower. For the fourth flower, add a dot of glue to the tips of the first three flowers. Place the fourth flower on top, so it is the same direction and fits right on top of the first flower.
For the fifth and sixth flower, add four dots of glue to the tips of the other flowers you have already stacked and glued together. Make sure to leave the middle petal and end petals free of glue. Then place the fifth and sixth flowers on top in the same direction and the way you stacked the second and third flowers.
Add three dots of glue to the three middle petals and cover them with the three petals of the seventh and last flower.
Fold the 10×7 inch piece of card stock in half to create a 5×7 card. Use the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen to add your inside message.
Line up your flowers with the center of your folded card. Add just one dot of glue on the center petal of both sides of your flower bunch.
Fold the card and allow the glue to attach. Add some lettering to the front of your card with the Fudenosuke Brush Pen or dual brush pens. You can make it as detailed or simple as you like.
Then, test out your card by opening it up and see your bunch of flowers pop open!
I think mom is really going to love this card this year! I also love that this card and flowers can be customized using your favorite drawing and coloring tools. Which Tombow tools would you use to make this card?