Wednesday, October 24, 2012

12 tags of 2012 October Pop-up tag

Hi everyone! Today I have my version of Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2012 October tag to share. Since we don't celebrate Halloween, I made an autumn tag instead, and it has a fun brand new Karen Burniston Sizzix Circle & Ribbon 3D Platform pop up on the inside. It comes from her new Hearth & Home collection. I also posted a pop-up card using some of the new dies here.

The outside:

I loved the technique Tim showed of colouring dry Rock Candy glitter with alcohol inks and used Pesto and Espresso to colour my glitter. I also used one of my favourite dies, the Branch Tree, which was die cut from grungeboard, painted green and then coated in glitter. The technique of colouring tissue paper with paint dabbers was also lots of fun. I used Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange and Jenni Bowlin red. The background was stamped with Tim's new Stamper's Anonymous Mini Blueprint stamps. I misted it heavily with a homemade glimmer mist, I can't remember what I had made it with, a goldish yellow perfect pearls, mixed with orange (maybe Wild Honey distress reinker).

You see the glitter and perfect pearls shine better on this photo.

The ticket was die cut from manila cardstock and stamped. I also cut leaves from three different colours kraft core cardstock with the Autumn Gatherings die. They were sanded, inked a bit and then coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

And when you open the tag, you find this. Sorry very hard to photograph. The Circle & Ribbon pop-up die is so much fun! It consists of a platform, a circle on which you can place all kinds of things or maybe just stamp a sentiment, and such a fun spiral ribbon, which really adds a great element of surprise when you open the tag.

I inked the inside with Distress Inks, stamped it using Archival Jet black, misted heavily and when dry added some more stamping.

I inked the platform with Peeled Paint and stamped it with this great definition stamp from Hero Arts. The circle was inked with Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw and stamped with Spiced Marmalade. The spirals were die cut from yellow kraft core cardstock, and coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. The bird was cut from grungepaper, using the Bird Branch die and coloured with Distress Stain Antique Bronze. I added some left over leaves around the feet of the bird, as well as a leaf covered with left over brown glitter, and a leaf coated with dry gold Stickles glitter.

Here's another view of the platform and the leaves.

Here's the bottom part of the inside of the tag, which was stamped with the Mini Blueprint stamps and a texture stamp from one of the new Stamper's Anonymous Classics sets (#7). Another ticket with some stamping. The bird is cut from old book paper with the Thanks set and rests on more leaves. (The colours are a bit off in this photo)

A close up of the bird and the leaves.

Thank you so much for looking!


Dies: Sizzix: Circle & Ribbon 3D Platform, Branch Tree, Autumn Gatherings, Ticket Strip, Tag & Bookplates, Thanks set, Bird Branch
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous: Mini Ornates, Mini Blueprints, Winter Sketchbook, Classics #7, Odds & Ends; Hero Arts Seasonal Memories
Ink: Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Orange Marmalade, Vintage Photo; Archival Ink Jet Black; Adirondack alcohol ink: pesto, espresso; Distress Stain Antique Bronze
Paint: Adirondack: Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange; Jenni Bowlin red
Surfaces: Ranger manila cardstock; Tim Holtz idea-ology grungeboard and grungepaper; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock; old book paper
Glitter: Ranger dry Rock Candy glitter, dry gold Stickles glitter; Rock Candy Distress Stickles; yellow perfect pearls


  1. Completely scrumptious take on the tag Anna-Karin... I absolutely love the autumn colours, and all those gorgeous leaves, and - wow! - that tree looks stunning. Up there with my favourites of your work - beautiful!
    Alison x

  2. This is fantastic! I just love everything about this neat tag! great job!

  3. This is incredible, Anna-Karin!! I love the gorgeous fall colors and dies you used. I just got that die and now you are making me anxious to use it!

  4. This is the epitome of Autumn! Just gorgeous...I could bask in those colors all day! Great that it's a pop n cuts too...the inside is fab! Great take on Tim's tag!

  5. WoW! I really love your take on this "challenge" Great job and great warm colours!



Thank you so much for leaving a comment! Happy Crafting!