Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Friends Pop-Up Layout

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a layout with three pop-up elements, which I made as a sample layout for Jennifer Grace's Projects that WOW online class in June this year.
Friends Pop-Up Layout - Layers of ink
I love using interactive elements on my projects, creating little surprises for the viewer to discover. All the three flaps on this layout open to reveal different pop-ups, made with Karen Burniston’s  Sizzix Journey dies. Pop-ups aren’t only for cards, but are perfect for layouts too, they are so much fun and give extra space for additional photos, journaling and embellishments.

The background is watercolour cardstock and Tim Holtz wallpaper stamp was stamped repeatedly and clear embossed. I smeared Distress Stains on my craft sheet, misted the paper with water and pressed into the ink. The embossing resists the ink. I also stamped the background with a bunch of different stamps, using Archival Jet Black ink and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

The first pop-up is made with the 3-D Butterfly Window. For a tutorial using the Butterfly Window die, check out this project of mine. Here, I placed it inside the new pop 'n cuts base die, which cuts a square card with an ornate edge. It was die cut from Tim Holtz French Industrial patterned paper, which is double-sided. The base die also includes a swirl, which I die cut from kraft-core cardstock and sanded. The little heart was die cut from mat board and embossed with Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel.

When you open the flap, it looks like this. You can place a paper behind the opening, but here I wanted to leave it open so that you can see the background. All I did was to stamp a ruler stamp and use that as a spine. The smaller butterfly is layered with a butterfly die cut from patterned paper and a Chit Chat sticker. The girl was stamped with Jet Black ink and coloured with Distress Inks.

The orange butterfly was die cut from Wendy Vecchi's white modeling film, using the Butterflies & Labels die. I coloured it with alcohol ink and stamped with an art quote stamp. It was heated with my heat gun and shaped. Modeling film keeps its shape perfectly. It was stapled to the pop-up together with a canvas butterfly.

The second pop-up is the Friend 3-D Phrase. This time, I used the Horizontal A2 base die and to cover up the cut out part of the label on the front, I cut a spine from manila cardstock, using the ornate edge from the square base die. It was inked and stamped. The butterflies were stamped with Peacock Feathers.

The word was inked with Distress Inks, and I stamped a 's' on the small heart. There is a coordinating Sizzlits die, which also includes a 's', but I didn't have it yet when I made this layout. You can see how I used it in this mini-book. The marching children stamp is a favourite of mine from Hero Arts and the sentiment comes from Artistic Outpost. I repeated the swirl stamp on all the pop-ups to bring them together.

The third pop-up hides under this flap and was also die cut using the horizontal base die. Again, I cut an extra cardbase from manila cardstock, to hide the opening behind the pop-up. It was inked and stamped, and die cut with the ornate edge from the square base die. The heart was heat embossed with Aged Silver powder. I used some of my mom's childhood photos for the layout.

For this one, I used the Funky Label pop-up and also die cut a photo with a smaller sized Funky Label Framelits. A layered butterfly was attached to the pop-up with a wire, so that it looks like it is fluttering above it. All the little hearts were die cut with the Flower & Heart die.

The dimensional flowers were made with the Bloom w/Leaves 3-D Flower, die cut from patterned paper, inked and rolled (check this tutorial for another example using these flowers).

The watch was die cut from grungeboard and embossed with Aged Silver. The clock face was stamped on manila cardstock and inked. I rubbed white paint into the words on the word band.

These butterflies were also die cut from white modeling film, inked with alcohol ink, stamped, heated and shaped. I love the dimension you get with the modeling film.
Thank you for looking!!
Happy crafting!
Supply list:
Surfaces: Ranger Manila cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Industrial; Core’dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core cardstock; Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; Prima: Sunset Sunrise 6 x 6 pad; Studio Calico 6 x 6; Stamper’s Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Whiteout Clearly For Art Modeling Film; Sizzix Little Sizzles white mat board 6 x 13
Dies: Sizzix: Flower & Heart, Butterflies & Labels, Funky 3-D Label Pop-Up, Funky Labels Framelits, Friend 3-D Phrase, 3-D Butterfly Window, Square w/Ornate Edge Card, Horizontal A2 w/Circle Label Pop-Up, Heart & Wing Set, Bloom w/Leaves 3-D Flower, Mini Clock Key & Pocket Watch
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings, Wallpaper & Wood, Worn Text, Tiny Textures, School Desk, Curiosities, Winged Things, Stuff to Say, Classics #4, Warehouse District, Attic Treasures, Classics # 5, Going Somewhere; Hero Arts: It’s a Parade, Be Happy Every Day, Basic Lowercase Letters; Darkroom Door: Garden Greetings; Artistic Outpost: Quotes & Quotables
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs; Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Tsukineko VersaMark
Stain: Ranger Distress Stain: Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Salty Ocean
Alcohol Ink: Ranger Adirondack: Ginger, Sunset Orange
Embossing powder: Ranger Clear Powder; Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Chit Chat stickers, Label Letters, Game Spinners, Word Bands, Filmstrip Ribbon, Lavish Trimmings; Maya Road canvas butterflies; 7 Gypsies photo turns; cheese cloth; brads


  1. OMG, you can scrap at my house anytime, I'll even give you some photos LOL. Wonderful LO, love all the pop ups you incorporated... wow!.

  2. Love this album you made. It is lovely.Must have been alot of work.
    And you can see it in the results. Thanks for sharing. Anneke.

  3. Wow! This is a masterpiece, Anna-Karin! I totally need some modeling film to reproduce those sculpted butterflies. The way you did the backing on the Butterfly Window card is so clever. Love everything!

  4. OMG, AWESOME, unbelievable - stunningly beautiful! I absolutely love this!

  5. Awesome! I love the interactive features - just AMAZING!!!!!
    Cheers, Karen

  6. Fantastic piece , wonderful use of the dies. Fantastic design. Tracy x

  7. Wow! This is fabulous! I adore the interactive elements. That photo pop-up is awesome. A beautiful way to share memories!

  8. Simply lovely. You gave me a lot of good ideas to build on. Thanks!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colours, the great details, this really is gorgeous x hugs trace x

  10. This is awesome ..a LO with not just one but 3 different pop-ups ! You really do a fab job with pop-up and clear materials..see those butterflies..! I love the vintage look and colors used and also the quotes ..

  11. Amazing!!! I love how you turned these adorable pop-up elements into a LO instead of a mini-album where you would expect to see them! They really draw you in and make you want to know they story of the lovely photos.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  12. Hi Anna Karin :-) this is so fabulous with so much wonderful detail. I absolutely love it x TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie x

  13. Totally awesome LO! love it! :D

  14. This is most certainly a project to WOW anyone. So many elements that leave me speechless and such a fantastic vintage feel. Thank you for your lovely comment on my tag. Hugs, Jenny x

  15. Another GORGEOUS layout! Loving all those great details!


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