Saturday, December 15, 2012

Poinsettia Pop Up Card

 I always love the surprise of opening up a card to find a pop-up.  Joan has a lot of new Sizzix  pop-up dies we can work with.  The one I used today is called the "3-D Flower Pop-Up".  These are all dies we can use year round.  

Here is a picture showing what the pop-up looks like before it is decorated.  I used a piece of music design paper, from  my stash, for the inside of this card.  To give some design above the pop-up, I used the Nellie Snellen "Holly" embossing folder, then used Distress Inks and the Ranger Water Brush to add color to the embossed design. Scissors were used to trim around the top of the embossing.  A bird was die cut using the die from the Heartfelt Creations "Garden Romance Collection", and was colored using Distress Inks.  It was attached with a piece of dimensional tape.

To decorate the pop-up, I used the Tim Holtz "Tattered Poinsettia" die to die cut 6 of the smallest flowers.  Two layers were used for each flower.  I decided to try something different with these petals.  I used the eBosser "Divine Damask" embossing folder to add texture to the petals.  All six flowers fit in the folder which is larger than most embossing folders.  Since my background paper is tan, I decided to use the Tim Holtz "Tarnished Brass Distress Stain" over the red flowers.  It was dabbed on, then spritzed with some water to thin it out and dried with the heat gun.  I used the round nose pliers to shape the edges of the poinsettias.  The green leaves were die cut using the Tattered Poinsettia die, were also embossed, and the Tarnished Brass Distress Stain added.  They were cut apart and glued to the back of the poinsettias.  The banner is from the Spellbinders "Ribbon Banners".  I used a Penny Black stamp for the sentiment.
This is the front of my Pop-Up card.

There are six new Spellbinders "Medallion" dies These are the coolest dies to play with.  You can cut the medallion as I did on this card, right in the center of your card front, or use a backing die that comes with them to completely cut them out.  You can use different colors of card stocks for a layered look.    For the corners I used the Memory Box "Macarena Corner and stained them with the "Tarnished Brass Distress Stain".  The snowflake is from the Cheery Lynn "Snow Flowers" set.  I glued on the Twinklets  "Diamond Dust" and let it dry, then sponged on the "Tarnished Brass Distress Stain".  What a pretty outcome.  I know it doesn't show in the picture, but it is beautiful.  A Kaiser Craft rhinestone was added to the center.

Under the Medallion, the sentiment from the PaintBox Poppets "Sleigh Ride" stamp set was gold embossed.  The pretty border is the Memory Box "Tessatina Border".  

Spellbinders "Medallion One" die set (S2-014)
Memory Box "Macarena Corner" (98291)
Tarnished Brass Distress Stain
Cheery Lynn "Snow Flowers" (DL 226)
PaintBox Poppets "Sleigh Ride" stamp set
Memory Box "Tessatina Border" (98302)
Sizzix "3-D Flower Pop-Up" (657796)
Nellie Snellen "Holly" embossing Folder "HSFC004)
Heartfelt Creations "Garden Romance Collection" dies (HCD723)
Tim Holtz "Tattered Poinsettias" (658261)
Spellbinders "Ribbon Banners" S4-324)
e-Bosser "Divine Damask" embossing folder
Twinklets "Diamond Dust
Kaiser Craft Rinestones
 Round Nose Pliers



Mihaela said...

Love your poinsettia and I love the paper from background!!!

Rita said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Selma. I've never seen a pop up card before, but I take it folds for posting etc. Those poinsettias are stunning. Enjoy your Week-End. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx
Off to do some wrapping now. xx

Desire Fourie said...

Selma your pop up card is gorgeous inside and out. Love the warm and festive colours.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}

Sathya said...

Such a lovely card....Love the BG paper and the pretty poinsettia!!!

Sheila - Ginger said...

WOW! Selma this is such a stunning card,,,,the pop-up idea is great and I love those poinsettias, and you always give us so much detail on how to do these creations. Wonderful!

Love Sheila xx

Mrs. Swandog said...

Selma...Love this's amazing!

Francie in Montreal said...

Sensational! What a clever and beautiful card you've created. I appreciate the step by step photos and instructions too. Nicely done!

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Elly said...

Great PopUp cards Selma!! Merry Christmas to you too!!

hugs, Elly

Sparkly Engineer said...

That poinsettia pop up is stunning.

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Donna Przybylowski said...

Stunning card Selma, just love it, have to make one of these, but now probably not till after the Holidays, will have to make some for next year!!
I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New year, looking forward to all your wonderful creations next year!!! Hoping you all have a very Joyous Holiday season, hope it is a Happy and Healthy one for you all.


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