Friday, October 19, 2012

White Christmas Pop-up

Time to start with some Christmas cards! I send different cards to everyone at Christmas, never having been very good at making many of the same. I used dies from the brand new Karen Burniston's Sizzix Hearth & Home collection on this card. You can see the whole Hearth & Home collection here, it is fabulous, so versatile, and certainly not only for Christmas projects.

This card is different from my normal projects, I rarely do clean and simple cards. I made it for two Stamptoberfest challenges at the Stamping Board on Two Peas, the 'Good Things - Small Packages' (to use a small stamp as your focal point), and the 'Get a move on it' challenges. It is also for the Hero Arts October challenge, Holiday Cardmaking. I totally forgot to write about Stamptoberfest here, it is an event organised by the members of the Stamping Board themselves. I host a challenge too, called 'Let it Snow', you can find the details here.

I decided to do a card using only white cardstock, texture and just a little bit of colour. Sorry, the colours are a bit off in the photo, I didn't have great light for an all white card when I took it.

I used the great Bracket Frame & Label Bigz die on the front and cut it from Specialty Stamping cardstock. This is such a great die, you get the centre label and the two frames, all of which work well both together and on their own. I decided to use all three here.

The two frames were embossed with a heart and a dot folder and the smaller frame was mounted with foam dots. I love the feel of Specialty Stamping paper. I also die cut three little snowflakes, using the Snowflakes Framelits set.

The bird was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink and coloured with Distress Ink (Barn Door and Tumbled Glass) and a craft nib.

Here's a close-up of the dry embossed texture.

I continued the white theme on the inside, and used the fabulous Raising 3D Platform die. Such a fun die! When you open the card it literary raises up to meet you. Perfect for sentiments, but for tons of other things too. Here I used it for the sentiment, and stamped the sentiment inside the Fancy Frame Bigz die. The two fancy dies fit perfectly on top of the platform.

The insert in the Raising 3D Platform die explains how to fold and assemble die pop-up, it is much easier than what it looks.

Here's a close-up of the platform.

I used the inner oval from the Fancy Frame to stamp another bird. I also added a strip of Specialty Stamping paper, which was embossed in a winter word folder.

Here's a view from another angle of the pop-up.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Anna-Karin

Supplies:
Dies: Sizzix: Bracket Frame & Label Bigz, Raising 3D Platform, Fancy Frame Bigz, Snowflakes Framelits
Embossing folders: Curlique & Hearts set, Dot Matrix & Gridlock set, Ornate Swirls & Winter Words
Stamps: Hero Arts: Smiling Snowman CG364, Merriest Christmas Wishes CG377
Inks: Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Barn Door; Archival Ink Jet Black
Surfaces: Ranger Specialty Stamping paper

4 comments:

NancyD said...

Love the white on white embossing, Anna-Karin. NancyD

Dora said...

beautiful!!!
what great with the embossing.
only white papier....and the penguin is coloured.it is great combined.
greetings

butterfly said...

Golly - such sharp, elegant work... very different from your usual, but so effective!
Alison x

Fi said...

Beautiful card, love the way the embossing stands out on the white and love that pop out!!!