Stephen is a die hard fan of Star Wars, so, for his birthday, I had to make him a card accordingly.My gift to him this year was, among other knick-knacks, two of Matthew Reinheart's Star Wars pop up books.
his website and found this amazing DIY Darth Vader pop up card and I immediately decided it was perfect for giving his books as a present.
The design is entirely Metthew Reinhart's and I do not take credit for it, I just turned it into an SVG to make it Cricut friendly. I encourage you to go to his web page and check out the other amazing DIY projects he has there for free or even more, buy his books, they are amazing!!!
Now to the project itself.
|To achieve this, use the following sandwich (from bottom to top): |
Neenah Cardstock facing down
Tim Holtz Cardstock facing down
The wording and the number are Star Jedi Font in case you want different numbers. I used two offset paths in yellow and orange to make them look like the letters were lit (I guess I'm the only one that sees that, LOL). I popped them up with some mounting foam tape.
This whole panel was raised using fun foam. This is a trick from Jenniffer McGuire and it keeps the panel flat.
|I used a blue color fun foam cut a bit smaller than the front panel |
and adhered it with double sided tape (ATG gun)
The card folds beautifully and it takes only a few minutes to make. Visit Matthew Reinhart's web site for instructions on how to put it together.
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You will get 2 separate SVGs and one PDF file
- Front Panel (with stars and opening credits) cut and assemble
- Vader Character:
- Change the first layer to score (blue lines)
- Change the second layer to write and use a color other than white (these are the glueing guides and you won't see them)(red lines)
- Change the third layer to write and do this in white
- Attach all layer to the black base layer
- Cut and assemble