Pop Up Card is an interesting combination of regular greeting cards and paper technology that can change from two dimensions to a three-dimensional pattern. These cards are loved by both children and adults.
History of pop up card
In 1860, it was Luther Meggendorfer who took advantage of the development of the printing industry. He is famous for creating books with pop-up, panoramas, and mechanical drag tabs. The Pop Up card and paper doll industry flourished during the Victorian Era.
The cards are developed for hand painting, ribbons, door openers or shutters revealing studs and a second layer for mechanical support and movement. World War I and II saw a scarcity of Pop Up cards. Later, these cards were reborn in the 1980s as Japan’s Kirigami and Origami became popular. Today, a handcrafted vintage Pop Up is a treasure chest.
Features of Pop Up cards
Pop Up Cards have been created to include some features of Pop Up layered, die cut, tab scissors, and add-ons like rhinestones, pressed flowers and even lace. Three-dimensional structure evokes stronger responses than a simple two-way greeting card. Some of them even have sliding or flipping elements, while others have hidden lids that only the person most interested in will notice. This element of discovery reveals its popularity among curious ones.
With 3D pop-up, a sense of depth is created when someone opens these cards. Some are immediately captivated by these effects that will spend a lifetime collecting cards.
Pop Up cards can be handmade in any size. The size of a card when closed can become unimportant when opened, and the recipient will be surprised by the suddenly much larger volume of cards.
Some artists have invented new techniques for creating pop-ups. Some also make pop-up books. While many consider it a hobby, others have made a career. Check out the amazing creations of this art.