Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Evergreen Tree Pop-Up Card

Hello everyone! Karen Burniston's December Designer challenge is to use any pop-up die from her Sizzix collection.
I used the fun Evergreen Tree pop-up die, which is great for creating a little scene on your card. These cards are so fun to receive, the recipient will always get a fun surprise when opening it.
I put a few pools of Distress Stain (Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough, Brushed Pewter) on my craft sheet, misted a piece of manila cardstock with water and pressed into the ink. The tree was die cut from the coloured paper and stamped with a Christmas text background stamp and Archival Watering Can ink. The edges were inked with Gathered Twigs and I added some red pearl baubles.
For the background I used the back of one of the papers from Tim Holtz French Industrial pad, which has a nice grey tone and a soft diamond pattern. The grey stamping was done with Watering Can ink and for the red I used Vermillion. Finally, I stamped a music stamp repeatedly with Evergreen Bough ink.
For a border, I embossed a piece of kraft-core cardstock in the Swirls folder, sanded and inked it. I also used some Tim Holtz trim.
Love this Santa stamp from Tim Holtz, it was stamped with Jet Black ink on Specialty Stamping paper and coloured with Distress Inks and a craft nib.
On the front there is a bigger version of the same Santa stamp, but this time stamped with Watering Can on the background paper. The border is the same as on the inside of the card.  

I die cut Noel first from red kraft-core, using the Noel pop-up insert die. Then it was die cut a second time from a left-over piece of inked and stamped manila cardstock, using the coordinating Noel Sizzlits die. The insert die is slightly larger, forming a great mat.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Christmas Crafting!


Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Industrial Paper Stash; Ranger: Manila Cardstock, Specialty Stamping Paper; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft-Core cardstock
Dies: Sizzix: Evergreen Tree 3-D Pop-Up, Noel 3-D Phrase Pop-Up, Noel Set
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Trellis & Swirls set
Stamps: Stampers Anonyous Tim Holtz: Mini Holidays 5, Old Fashioned Christmas, Seasonal Catalog 1, Mini Holidays 4, Mini Holidays
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Vermillion, Watering Can; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen, Barn Door, Iced Spruce
Stain: Distress Stain: Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough, Brushed Pewter
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Red & Cream Trimmings, Linen Ribbon; pearls


  1. Lovely vintage. I like the reindeer & Santa.

  2. Gorgeous card, Anna-Karin! I love the vintage feel. Thanks for participating in the DC!

  3. love that santa and the pop out tree is fabulous xx

  4. I LOVE this card, its just beautiful.

  5. Love, love, LOVE this! Just gorgeous!

  6. What a delightful card Anna Karin. Beautifully vintage with a lovely little tree that opens up. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

  7. I was waiting to see Christmas pop-up card and its fantastic !! I loved the bg always make wonderful scene around the pop-up which i find very difficult...Loved the coordinating front a lot !

  8. Fabulous card. Love what you did with the tree. Wonderful setting!

  9. fantastic stamping! beautiful creation have you made. both!


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