I pulled this card together pretty quick, my daughter needed a Birthday card for a friend who loves basketball and I was trying to think of how I could make a really neat basketball themed card and then it came to me, I could make a pop-up basketball net out of the Coffee Cup Pop-up and I did 🙂 I had to feel my way through making this card as the sizing was a bit off so I had to make some adjustments along the way, but all in all, I think it turned out pretty good.
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I started off with a 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ long card base cut out of Basic Grey cardstock.
Next, I cut out the Coffee Cup Pop-Up out of clear acetate, and the pieces to attach the coffee cup piece to the card out of Basic grey (so it would blend in with the background)
I made sure the creases were folded well, I used a bone to make sure.
Next, I attached the clear cup to the card base as per Karen’s video directions.
I cut out some rounded corner rectangles, 1 Real Red, 1 Going Grey in the same size as the Red and 1 Going Grey a size smaller.
I stacked the smaller rectangle on top of the Real Red rectangle and then stacked them on top of the larger Grey Rectangle, I made a backboard for the basketball hoop.
I used sticky strip to adhere some mesh to the clear acetate (it was a mesh marble bag)
I cut 2 strips of Basic Grey to make the hope and to cover the sticky strip that was visible.
I attached the backboard to the back of the net and added a piece of grey cardstock up the back as a support.
Now I need a basketball, I cut 2″ circle out of Really Rust cardstock.
I ran it through my Big Shot with a textured embossing folder, sponged the edges with Really Rust ink, and used the circle die to trace the 2 black lines with Basic Black marker.
and added it to the net, by sticking it to the clear cup rim the ball is on a slight angle.
So here is problem # 1, when I close the card the backboard pops out the end 😦
so first I moved the backboard a little bit further down, but it still sticks out, so I cut a card base 5″ x 6″
2nd problem, when making this kind of pop (object pops up the middle when the card is open flat) you really can’t put a folded inner card and attach it to an outer card base, when putting a fold in a fold the card will generally buckle and not open all the way, but I was too far into this card to start over so I added adhesive strips to only the two ends of the inner Grey cardstock and added it to the Red outer piece, I made sure that the card would close all the way before sticking it together. When opened, the card does lift a little in the middle but it’s not that noticeable and I’m ok with that.
I lined the inside of the card with Going Grey cardstock then I stamped the Birthday Greeting (retired Stampin Up) with Real Red Ink on to a tag that I made to match the backboard.
the complete inside.
Now for the outside. I started by adding a Going Grey panel over the Red card base.
I used a 4 1/2″ circle die to cut a circle out of a corner of Really Rust cardstock
I ran it through my Big Shot with this embossing folder and inked up the edges.
I used the die to help trace the black lines
I added foam to the back to give the ball a little lift.
I cut out Happy Birthday twice from Basic Grey cardstock and once from Real Red cardstock.
I layered them together, leaving a little bit of the red showing and added it to the card
Finished card front.
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