Card with pop-up ball (English)
PrettyCardz Magazine No. 14 contains a card with a pop-up ball. This is described in detail in the magazine. But I can imagine that making this card might still raise some questions. Therfore in this blog post an extra explanation.
It is useful to make copies of the magazine pattern sheet. The parts for the pop-up ball and the card are cut out here. These are the templates for tracing the basic parts of the pop-up ball and the card of card stock. After tracing these parts, they are cut out.
The additional front sheets made of ordinary parchment paper can be drawn, painted, perforated and cut. These parts are attached to the corresponding parts of card stock with very thin nylon thread.
The extra front sheets that come on the flaps of the pop-up ball are attached in the following way.
Temporarily secure the extra front sheet to a flap with removable adhesive tape. Perforate with perforating tool 1-needle along both sides of the perforations at the corners of the extra front sheet. Remove the extra front sheet and thread the nylon thread loosely through the perforations.
Then slide corner by corner between the nylon thread. Gently pull the thread and secure with tape at the back of the flap.
Do this for all flaps of both parts of the ball as shown in the example.
Attach the rubber band fastening to 1 glue strip from 1 flap of a ball part. Attach 1 glue strip from the other ball part to it. Slide the rubber band into the rubber band fastening.
Attach the opposite part with the glue strips and the other rubber band fastening between them. Attach the rubber band in the second rubber band attachment.
Close the ball further by attaching the glue strips together.
The ball should now “pop”
The extra front sheets for the side flaps (both with and without glue strip) are also attached to the card stock with nylon thread. To do this, temporarily attach an extra front sheet to the card stock with removable adhesive tape. Using your perforating tool three-needle, punch through both layers. Thread the nylon thread through the holes and secure with tape at the back.
Attach all extra front sheets to the side flaps. Complete the card as described in PrettyCardz Magazine 14.
The card can be closed after the closure has been applied.
When everything is put together, the card looks like this when it is open.
Thanks for reading the blog post.
Have fun making your own card with pop-up ball.