Parent Pop-Up Inserts & Making Metallics Feminine


Do you remember when I attempted to make glitter masculine? Well today I tried to make a vintage metallic effect feminine, I’m not sure if I quite pulled it off, you can be the judge :)

First though is today’s freebie, I have some new pop-up inserts for cards to your parents, you have Mum, Mom and Dad. Look at that I even remembered the American spelling of mum this time, I must be learning! I will, no doubt, add some other family members in time to cover the most commonly used ones so keep an eye out for those.

Pic.1. Cut your insert and remove all of the interior pieces.

mum insert 1

Pic.2. Carefully fold along all of the perforated (score) lines, they are all valley folds except for the line directly above the writing which is a mountain fold. This is a little bit fiddly but once you’ve folded your lines you’re home free.

mum insert 2

Pic.3. I added double sided tape around the edge of the card and around the pop-up opening too.

mum insert 3

Pic.4. Continue to add your tape around the edge of the card and the pop-up opening ensuring that the tape doesn’t overlap the pop-up element.

mum insert 5

Pic.5. To add your insert, place it inside your card base then remove the tape on just one side at a time.

mum insert 6

Pic.6. Decorate your card front.

The metallic effect: I used black card and some metallic brass craft paint for the whole of my card front, after I cut and formed my pieces in the black card I used a scrap of fabric to swipe the paint over each piece to highlight the raised areas. A similar effect can achieved using a gilding wax.

The elements: I used the flower background from my last post to create an embossed background just as I detailed in this post, it’s dead easy. I added some large snaps to the corners and created a plaque like element from a spellbinders labels 13 die. The flowers are the 5 petaled flower from Flowers 3 and the leaves are from Branches 1. I formed the flowers and leaves with an embossing stylus and a bone folder on a soft mat, the under side of a mouse mat is fine for this.

mum insert 7

Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Parent Pop Up Inserts by Bird

Parent Pop Up Inserts Digital Cutting File by Bird

21 thoughts on “Parent Pop-Up Inserts & Making Metallics Feminine

  1. Lea turner

    thankyou so much bird, I will tell my daughter about these, as I do not have a mum or dad to be able to use them, but I am sure she will love them.

  2. Becky Jo

    Thank you so much for these files. You are so talented. Love the metal look on a feminine card. I think you did a splendid job! Hugs!!

  3. Bev

    Who doesn’t love a popup card? :0) Your card is beautiful…and I’m so thankful that you shared the file with all of us.

  4. Michelle E

    Thanks for the fab inserts Bird and I absolutely love your metallic effect card. You have inspired me to use my gilding waxes which (so far) I haven’t known what to do with them. xx

  5. Jeanette

    I love the card you made – the effect is stunning! Thank you very much for the pop up inserts, I will definitely enjoy using them.

  6. Trisha

    Looks great, Bird! I’ll bet this would look nice in a pastel metallic, too. I may try that next year for my Mom’s birthday.

  7. Paula Gale

    WOW – what a card!!!! LOVE the effect of that paint – thanks so much for the link to the product too. Looks stunning on black card – pretty sure you wouldn’t get the same effect on any other colour!

    Thank you for the inserts too – so generous!

    Paula x x x


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