Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Coffee Mug Pop-Up Card

Hello! Today I am sharing a pop-up card made with Karen Burniston's Sizzix 3-D Mug & Heart die. It is such a fun die and I decided to make a coffee themed card.

Coffee Mug Pop-Up Card - Layers of ink
I used to really dislike coffee, then one day I stood in the kitchen planning to make tea, and instead made coffee, with a feeling that I would keep on choosing coffee over tea, and that was also what happened. For the card, I decided to go with a coffee theme, and used only white, beige and brown, with a tiny bit of gold. The 3-D Mug & Heart was die cut from cream cardstock, first placing it inside a pop 'n cuts base die. The cardbase was die cut from the same cream cardstock, with the base die.

I  like stoneware mugs and wanted to try to imitate that. I placed a piece of scrap paper under the mug and inked it with a Ranger Emboss-It dabber. It was heat embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel from Stampendous, which gave a great texture to the mug, with random spots of gold. The two small hearts come from the Love die. The heart next to the cup was embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing powder, which has a texture that reminds me of coffee. The heart steam was die cut from vellum, to look like real steam.
You might see the texture better here. I inked it with Walnut Stain, which added colour to the tiny spots that had not been embossed.
The background was stamped with a love definition stamp and Antique Linen distress ink. I also stamped coffee rings with Gathered Twigs. The background was embossed in the coffee folder, leaving a smooth area in the centre. I inked the background, first with Antique Linen and then with Gathered Twigs, taking care to get the brown ink only on the coffee beans and around the edges. The background was splattered randomly with Walnut Stain ink, smeared on my craft sheet and misted with water.  
The Love Sizzlits die is another favourite of mine. Here I die cut it from white cardstock. The hearts were die cut from grungeboard and embossed with Aged Ivory.
I wanted to use this sentiment stamp from Tim Holtz, but thought it was too large for the card. The solution was to die cut a Funky Label from shrink plastic, stamp the sentiment on top, punch a hole and shrink it. Perfect Size! It was coated with Glossy Accents, for smoother and glossier look and happened to fit perfectly inside the Fancy Frame. The frame was embossed with the Vintage Photo distress powder. The back piece was die cut from white cardstock and the oval from cream cardstock. 
This is the front of the card. It was first stamped with the love definition stamp using Antique Linen, and with the coffee rings using Gathered Twigs. The whole card front was embossed in the coffee folder and inked the same way as the inside. I thought the Ornate Plate worked well together with the theme, since it looks like a pretty table cloth. It was die cut from mat board and embossed with Aged Ivory.
I like to repeat elements on the outside and inside of pop-up cards and wanted a mug on the outside too. I used the coordinating embossing folder and cream cardstock. The mug was cut out and embossed with Vintage Photo powder. It has the same vellum heart steam as the mug on the inside.
The butterflies were die cut from vellum using the Butterflies and Butterflies & Labels dies. The former is slightly smaller than the latter, making them perfect for layering. I white embossed them with a swirl pattern.
Isn't this tiny wavy label cute? It was die cut from shrink plastic, stamped, shrunk and coated with glossy accents. You can see the texture of the Aged Ivory powder well on this photo. 

This is what the card looks like from the top.
Thank you for the visit!!
Happy crafting!!
Surfaces: Ranger Shrink Plastic; Sizzix Little Sizzles White mat board 6 x 13; Neenah Smooth Solar White, Smooth Cream; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard; vellum
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Coffee Set
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Tiny Textures, Stuff to Say, Love Struck, Way with Words, Mini Muse; Hero Arts: Find Joy CL497
Ink: Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain; Archival Ink Jet Black; Stazon Jet Black; Ranger Emboss-It dabber
Embossing powder: Stampendous: Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel; Ranger: Seafoam White, Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder
Embellishments: lace trim; cheesecloth
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents


  1. This is really stunning. I love all the little details.

  2. You always have the best ideas, Anna-Karin! I love all the texture you created and how you isolated the embossed mug and used it with the Ornate Plate on the front of the card. Fabulous!

  3. This is awesome card I can smell coffee just by seeing it..!I loved the embossed coffee beans bg and the color scheme .The texture on both mugs is wow n the vellum steam too! Clever idea of using shrink plastic.

  4. Love all the texture & so clever to stamp the sentiment onto shrink plastic & then Glossy Accents....so going to copy that.

  5. Such a fun concept and beautifully executed.

  6. That is stunning! It's amazing how much you did with such a monochromatic pallet. The different textures of the materials you used are so interesting to look at. And the pop-out is brilliant!


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