I have a confession to make. I am now a confirmed pop-up addict. I fully blame Karen Burniston for this condition. Her 3-D Scallop Circle die whet my appetite, the 3-D Spinning Platform pulled me in deeper. Now, the Pop 'N Cuts has sealed my fate. Why make a plain card when you can make one that will blow someone's mind?!
This is the first card I've made since receiving the Pop 'N Cuts dies. Oh my goodness - it's such a fun and easy system! One of the great things about it is it cuts the card base as well as the pop-up inside. For the outside of my card, I cut kraft cardstock using the Pop 'N Cuts base die without an insert. I embossed the front using Tim's Steampunk Texture Fade and then applied dabs of Frayed Burlap Distress Crackle paint. I inked over the whole thing and generally grunged it up.
Sizzlits Love set out of kraft cardstock, painted it with a Pitch Black Dabber and then covered it with the new Ranger Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. When it was dry, I embossed it with Tim's Riveted Metal Texture Fade. I layered it onto a piece that I cut apart from the Pop 'N Cuts insert. It was also painted black, and then sanded. This is a birthday card for my brother, so I added a 50 cut from metal-covered chipboard that was first embossed using the Dot-Matrix Texture Fade. To give it a distressed look, I added lots of different alcohol inks and sanded it here and there.
Karen's Sizzlits Love set. The letters (his initials) were cut from kraft using the Alphabetical die. The whole thing was covered with Pitch Black Distress paint and then sanded off.
For the insert, I first painted kraft cardstock (yes, I do use a LOT of kraft!) with Pitch Black Dabber paint. When it was dry I covered it with the Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and then embossed it with Tim's Riveted Metal Texture Fade and sanded. I use the black dabber to add swipes of paint here and there. I had done this technique for one of my CHA Stampers Anonymous card using black cardstock, but I was out. I decided to play around using black paint instead and see if it would work. I did photograph my steps for a future tutorial if you'd like one!
Karen has a fantastic video that explains and show the amazing versatility of the Pop 'N Cuts system. I highly recommend it!
Most of the supplies I used can be purchased at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order!
Gasping for air. Can't. Find. Words. AAAAAAAHMAZING!!!ReplyDelete
What a very cool die, makes pop-ups so easy! Have to keep a look out for that one! Your card is grungerrific!!ReplyDelete
...Shelly I'm in awe of this piece, it's super cool, loVe how your mind works when you have Tim Holtz products in hand...a superb inspiring card, I loVe it...Mel :)ReplyDelete
You are the GRUNGE QUEEN!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful birthday card!
Such an awesom gift.
Oh, you have blown my mind! This is not a card, it is a work of art! Love me some pop n cut grunge. You rock!ReplyDelete
WWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO ... this is past awesome... Your Royal Grungyness!!ReplyDelete
Grunge to the 10th power ( it sounded cool) !!!
It's not only gorgeous, it's also riveting! (Sorry, couldn't help myself Shelly). Love the outside with the funky closure and then WHAM the inside is fantabulous with your funky metal and gears. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Totally OFF THE CHARTS! (love Marjie's pun)ReplyDelete
This is very very very cool!! :)ReplyDelete
Great masculine card! I tried ordering the pop 'n cuts base today cause Sizzix has a coupon for 30% off entire order, but of course, they're sold out!ReplyDelete
I get why you're a pop-up addict! It's stunning! your brother is so gonna love this! I have de scalloped pop-up die, and I need to use it! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, SandraReplyDelete
Sooo cool! The distressing on the front is fantabulous - that Pewter Distress Stain being used to perfection! I can see why you love 'popping-up'! Brilliant...ReplyDelete
I could see the wheels turning when you were showing me all of Karen's cards and die at the show. They are amazing and you have taken them to a new level with this unbelievable card. The grunge looks so real. You have an innate ability when it comes to mixing and matching all of these components to make something outstanding.ReplyDelete
Oh wow!!! I love, love, love this! you are so inspiring Shelly.ReplyDelete
Wow!!! This is an amazing card!!! Did you say you were doing a tutorial??? that would be so nice.... hint, hint....ReplyDelete
Love you card - lots of creativity! (and I love the pop-ups from Karen too). I am still waiting for my pop-n Cut die to arrive... But you certainly did inspire me!!!! Great job!
Swooning here!!! Love the riveted metal covering the inside...awesome! The gears are fab...so perfect for a man!!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card, Shelly! I'm hooked on Karen's pop-ups too now...lol. I'd love to see you do a tutorial and feel free to visit my blog ANYTIME:) It's a pleasure to have you visit! Have a great rest of the week.ReplyDelete
Your brother is a lucky man! This is amazing Shelly- rocking the Pop'N Cuts!ReplyDelete
Unbelievable-this is brilliant.ReplyDelete
This is just too cool! Yearning for the day when I can get a machine and some dies for myself (heavy sigh). Great photos and explanation. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow, what an awesome card.ReplyDelete
Fabulous as always Shelly! You make the BEST cards - and inspire me on flat, boring afternoons!ReplyDelete
I can quite see why you are now totally addicted to the pop 'n' cut dies ... I own a paper cutting machine, but am slowly realising HOW MUCH BETTER it would be to buy a Sizzix big shot or a wonderful Vagabond machine and some of these brilliant pop up dies ... ohh the crafting possibilities!
What a great grungy look Shelly! Oh I really love this pop up card, with all the great details. Stunning.....ReplyDelete
greetings, Alie :-)
You are absolutely selling me on that Pop & Cuts die. The grunge effect you've created is amazing. So cool!ReplyDelete
sigh....I love looking at your artwork, so inspiring :), BUT dang it, then I have to go buy whatever new toy you have, cuz I want to try it out too. lol....fabulous as always. Love the interactivity (is that a word?)ReplyDelete
Wow... doesn't seem like enough... but I don't have anymore words at the moment for how cool your birthday card turned out.ReplyDelete
Wow, this is super cool! Love everything about this project. Fabulous grungy feeling and wonderful textures. TFS!ReplyDelete
AMAZING!!! I would love to see your tutorial on how to get that texture!!! I am always looking for new ways to make masculine cards for my guys. This is just plain AMAZING.ReplyDelete
What a fantastic card. I too would love to see your tutorial on this card. I watched the video you linked to but still think I need to know more about how the pop and cut works and how you used it. Just need those visual cues.ReplyDelete
I'm thirty-seven kinds of in love with this card. I'm back, again, to gaze at it while I should be working.ReplyDelete
WOWWWWWWWWWW Shelly what a great piece of Art.ReplyDelete
Really really very beautiful.
I think I could just look at your blog for all my inspiration. Your mind works wonders with Tim's stuff... I can't wait to get my hands on that pop up die....drool, drool...ReplyDelete
Wow..that's all I can say...wow! This is superfanpopuptastic! LOVE it!ReplyDelete
Can't think of anything to say that has not already been said above - this piece is stunning!ReplyDelete
This card is fantastically, amazing. I love it!!! I am totally addicted to pop up card making now, because of your steampunk father's day card. I love Karen Burniston's 3d spinning die, and it's all your fault that I am a pop up card making crazed person. It's ok I am having great fun and I am using my stuff! I have a long list of pop up dies I want. Please share a tutorial of the texture technique with a video please, I am a visual learner. Thankyou for sharing your beautiful art cards and all the techniques and thankyou for introducing me to pop up card making and to Karen Burniston's pop up dies.ReplyDelete
This is awesome, Shelly!!! Bought some of these yesterday!!!ReplyDelete
Shelly, I love how masculine everything came out! TFSReplyDelete
FABULOUS!!! YOU ROCK SHELLY! Love what you have created with these Pop and Cuts.ReplyDelete
I have not seen these before...now on my wish list! I love that you can also use Tim Holtz movers and shapers with them.
I would love to see a tutorial on how you made this awesome card :)