Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pop-up card

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun card to share using a new Sizzix pop-up die. I made the card for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge (anything goes). First I coloured a piece of sticky-backed canvas with Distress Stains:

Streak the Stains over the canvas, mist a bit with water. The canvas was adhered to cardstock when dry to give it more stability for the die cutting.

The front of the card was kept fairly simple. A piece of watercolour paper was misted with water and then dragged through Distress Stains smeared on my craft sheet (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmelade). I dried it with a heat gun and embossed the ticket with Platinum embossing powder. The plane was embossed on white cardstock with the same powder. I used a zig zag On the edge die to cut the orange paper as well as a strip of white paper. The sentiment panel was die cut from the canvas and stamped with Black Soot ink (mist the stamp a few times first for a better impression on the canvas).
Here’s the pop-up inside of the card:

I die cut the pop up from canvas (first adhered to cardstock) and stamped it with a map stamp using Faded Jeans. A slightly larger piece was cut from the watercolour paper and I used the pop-up die to cut the zig zag edges (adhere the paper with repositional adhesive to the die to get a straight cut).

The sentiment panel was also cut from the orange paper and the sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. A larger version of the airplane stamp was embossed with Platinum powder, as well as a compass. All the white pieces were sponged a bit with Weather Wane ink. The base cardstock was stamped repeatedly with a smaller version of the ticket stamp using Faded Jeans ink.

It is very easy to assemble the pop-up. After folding out the two pop-up panels (the die scores the card too), put strong double-sided tape at the edges and at the fold of the die and then adhere it by lining it up with the fold of the card. The pop-up panels face inwards which gives a great look to the card, the plane looks like it is going to fly right out into the map.

Finally, a ticket and another sentiment was stamped on white paper and sponged with Weather Wane ink.

Thank you so much for visiting!!


Supplies: Sizzix ZigZag 3D Pop-up Bigz die, On the Edge Mini Scallop & Pinking; Mini Styled Labels Movers & Shapers; Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps: Warehouse District, Air Travel, Odds and Ends; Distress Stains: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Picket Fence, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey; Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Black Soot; Jenni Bowlin Weather Wane ink; Ranger Platinum embossing powder and white sticky-backed canvas; watercolour paper.


  1. Love your pop up card! The colors and the texture are wonderful! Great use of Tim's stamps sets, too! Very nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. Love your card!!!Mamma

  3. Wow! This is a great card! So full of techniques and I love how you did the zig-zag edging on the front, too. Love it!

  4. This is such a stunning card, I can only imagine how much more beautiful it must be in real life.


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