Also, if you read my first portal tutorial, I am clearly getting the itch back, because I have another portal tutorial coming up soon!
- Card stock (If you can't find the right colors, just paint the paper like me)
- Dark Gray
- Light Gray
- Folding Tool
- Red Pen
- Black Sharpie
- Small bit of Red Wire
- Jewelry Pliers
- This Pattern
Fold the rectangle so it makes a 5x5 square. Use your folding tool to help you smooth the crease.
Step 2: Cut out t1, t2, t3, t4, and the turret shape from your pattern/template sheet.
- Cut 4 t1 out of Light Grey
- Cut 4 t3 out of Light Gray
- Cut 1 t4 out of Light Gray
- Cut 4 t2 out of Light Gray
- Cut one turret out of White
Step 3: Glue one of the t1 pieces you just cut onto each corner of your card.
Next glue down your t4 piece in the center.
Then glue each t2 piece on the card corners, slightly overhanging the edge.
Finally glue down the t4 pieces between each t2 piece, also slightly overhanging the edge.
Step 4: Color your turret.
Step 5: Cut out the rest of the pop up pieces from the pattern sheet.
- 1 long rectangle out of pink
- 2 short rectangles out of pink
- Glue the speech bubble back onto the card stock and cut it out again.
Step 7: Glue the longest folded section of the long rectangle to the back of the turrets middle leg, lining it up so the last 1/4 inch fold begins at the end of the leg.
Glue the end tab of the long rectangle to the top half of your card base. You want it to be about at the height of where it'll stand when popped. Then fold the card over so the bottom is at a 90 angle to the top and glue down the bottom tab. Now he should stand just right!
Next glue the small rectangle zig zags first tab to the the back of the speech bubble.
Then glue the last tabs to the back of the card.
Step 8: Uncoil your wire and straighten it out.
Fold a small loop with your pliers and wrap the wire around itself to secure the circle.
Push the center of the circle down gently, creating your heart shape!
Step 9: Trim your heart's tail wire down to a length of your choice. Using your scissors, poke a small hole into your turrets eye and insert the wire through it. Use a small scrap piece of card stock and glue to secure the end of the wire.
I hope you all have a great holiday. As always if you make anything with the help of my tutorial I'd love to see it! Is there anyone you love who would love this card?
Til Next Time!