Friday, February 15, 2013

Blue Flower Flip-it Card

I cut a piece of white printmaking paper with the Sizzix Circle Flip-it die.  Then I ran it through my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I dusted the raised design with some distress ink.

I was inspired by the blog post of Elena Roche where she created a transparent flower so thought I'd give it a try. To create the floral center I made a flower using material from an old transparent blue duo tang which I cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  I embossed the petals with the same embossing folder used on the card front. I used a brad to hold the petal layers together.  Using the left over cut-out of the largest petal as a stencil I added a blue silhouette with distress ink.

The flower center is a 1-inch button that I made using scrap fabric rather than the traditional paper and clear acetate covering.  I glue-gunned the button over the brad and glue-gunned the flower over the silhouette.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Heart and Wings, Poinsetta, and Telephone and Flagpole Pop-Up Cards

I received a big haul of Sizzix and Tim Holtz dies at Christmas.  We had lots of company, both visiting and staying over the holidays, so I have only managed to play with a few.  As I don't buy cards, I like to make non-occasioned cards to have on hand.

Went for a grungier as opposed to pretty look so used pastel pinks and blues with black.

Heavy printmaking paper cut with Sizzix pop 'n cut die without an insert.  Distress inks added randomly to front and embossed.  Black Stazon ink added to raised design.

Digital scrapbookking background printed to cardstock and cut with Sizzix pop 'n cut die with Winged Heart insert.  Side edges cut with Tim Hotz Plaque and Postage On the Edge die. Cardstock cut with Sizzix Heart and Wing Set and added to the insert section.

Tried to use the Pionsetta 3-die pop n' cut insert to make a non-Christmas card and went for an East Asian look.

Heavy printmaking paper cut with Sizzix pop 'n cut die without an insert.  Front embossed and distress ink added to raised design of both sides.  Two sizes of flowers cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Garland die. Yellow tuille layed between two flower layers and completed flowers added to front with yellow brads.

Digital scrapbookking background (yellow and green) printed to cardstock and cut with Sizzix pop 'n cut die with Poinsetta Flower insert. Another digital scrapbookking background (beige and brown) printed to cardstock cut with the Sixxiz pop 'n cut die without an insert glued to the back of the first (to show through the cut flower hole).  Top and bottom edges cut with Tim Holtz Ornate On the Edge die.  Same beige and brown cardstock used to cut another two flower sections and added to front and back of the pop up flower.  Same small flowers as on front cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Garland die added to insert section with yellow brads.  Note that 3 layers of paper make for a thick card.

Half of a 12x12 scrapbookking paper cut with Sizzix pop 'n cut die without an insert.

Other half of a 12x12 scrapbookking paper cut with the Sizzix pop 'n cut die with the basic insert.

Flagpoles cut using the Sissiz Flagpole and Lantern die.
Birds cut twice using two different blues using the Sixxiz Birds on a Wire die. Three of the birds separated from the wire and added to the flagpole and centre insert.
The pole is inserted and attached to the back of the insert using the technique shown in the video by Karen Burniston.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Wedding Pop-Up Card

My nephew Fraser and Karen were married on New Years Eve.  I made a card to celebrate both their marriage and the festive party theme they chose.

For the front I used a heavy printmaking paper which I cut using the Sizzix pop 'n cut die without any insert.  I used a blue distress ink on the raised edges of an embossing folder before embossing the raised design on the front half.  I cut two sizes of flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Garland die.

I added a piece of blue tulle in between each flower layer and attached them to the the card with small blue brads. The brads get hidden once the inner and outer cards are glued together.

I used digital scrapbookking paper printed onto cardstock.  This I cut with the Sizzix pop 'n cut die with the basic insert.  I added a Tim Holtz Plaque and Postage on the edge die to trim the top and bottom.

I cut the bigger heart using the Tim Holtz Mini Heart Set and a flourish from the Sizzix Decorative Flourishes Set. I glued the flourish directly to the inner base and added the heart with a foam dot. 

The flag posts were made following the tutorial by Karen Burniston but without using a flagpole die (I kind of made my own). I followed her tutorial and punched slots on the back shelf and inserted the post with a fold at the bottom. I hung fishing line between the poles and drapped pennant flags with intials of the bride and groom.

The wedding was a blast and I hope I caught the party atmosphere.