Hello everyone! Anna-Karin here with a pop-up card using some fun techniques. A pop-up card is perfect for a birthday since it hides a fun surprise for the recipient on the inside. I used the new Labels and Antique Handles dies, as well as Journey dies and embossing folders by Karen Burniston.
I love to make little houses and realised that the Antique Handles look like an ornate roof, especially when used together with the coordinating textured impressions folder (which comes with the die). Have a look at your dies and see if you can't use them for something else than they were intended for, it's lots of fun. I die cut one of the Antique Handles from grungeboard, embossed it and painted with Broken China and Bundled Sage Distress Paint. When the paint was dry, I sanded the embossed parts and inked with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. Finally, the roof was inked around the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The house was die cut with Artful Dwellings and Mini Openings, also from grungeboard. I painted it with Fired Brick and Antique Linen Distress Paint, in a streaky fashion. When dry, a Ranger Emboss-It dabber was swept over the house, not covering it completely. Clear embossing powder was sprinkled on top and melted. The house was inked with Walnut Stain, the embossing resists the ink, so only the areas which have not been embossed will be inked, giving a great textured look. The house has a door die cut from text paper, a mica window with a lace curtain and I added some star rub-ons too.
The birds come from the Sizzix/Hampton Arts Wings set, which includes both cling stamps and Framelits to die cut the stamped images, much easier than to cut those thin legs with scissors. They were stamped with Archival Jet Black and colored with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
Here's the pop-up inside of the card. I used the 3-D Funky Label for the pop-up, placed in the base die. You don't see the label, because I put a label from Labels w/Bonus Textured Impressions on top. The label was die cut from Core'dinations cardstock and embossed in the coordinating folder.
The background was painted with Broken China and Fired Brick in a streaky fashion. I added some Brushed Pewter Distress Stain over the blue area, and Antique Linen Distress Paint over the red part, before inking with Walnut Stain. I stamped it here and there with a text stamp and the top part was embossed in the Birds folder and sanded.
Two more birds from the Wings set were stamped, die cut and coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I twisted a piece of wire and glued it to the top bird with hot glue and then to the pop-up, so that it looks as if the bird is flying above the label. For the sentiment, I die cut the smallest Wavy Label from manila cardstock.
I also die cut two different Wavy Labels, one from old book paper and one from grungepaper. The latter was painted the same way as the roof and left blank for a message. The ornate edge was die cut with the Square w/Ornate Edge Card, trimmed a little bit to fit this card, and inked with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.
Thank you for looking!
Surfaces: Ranger manila cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard, Grungepaper; Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core and Color-Core cardstock; old book pages
Stamps: Hampton Art/7Gypsies: Distressed Words; Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings; Hero Arts: My Favorite AC030
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain; Ranger Emboss-It Dabber
Stain: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Brushed Pewter
Paint: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Broken China, Fired Brick, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen
Embossing powder: Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Elements Tissue Tape, Remnant Rubs Elements, Label Stickers; US ArtQuest mica flakes