A few months ago, a friend asked me to make his girlfriend (who’s now his fiancée!!) a birthday card. She is an honorable Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer and I thought it would be a fun challenge to make her a unique hat shaped card. My friend told me what he wanted the inside of the card to say, but I had free reign with the rest of the card. When I ran my idea for a RCMP hat shaped card that had a pop-up feature as the card opened, he was down with that!
Here is the front of the card.
I drew the hat and cut it out of brown cardstock and then traced it onto white cardstock for the back of the card. This picture shows a little of the back of the card.
I sketched the strap and buckle and added some gold marker ink to make the gold stand out a little better.
Inside the card is a surprise – a pop-up of hearts, showing LOTS of love! I use different colors of cardstock, Glossy accents, and different shades of glitter glue to make the hearts look different. I used alphabet stamps to stamp the wording on the inside and I left the bottom of the card blank so Chris could write his sentiment.
I have made several pop-up cards but it always takes a long time to figure out the mechanics of the card. This card took me two hours.
This photo shows the back of the card, in case you’d like to see how it was done.
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