Thursday, March 26, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 - Pop it Ups Style

Hi all! Today I'm sharing my version of Tim Holtz's March tag. I needed to make a card for my Dad's birthday this month, so I used a bit more masculine colors and images and incorporated the design into a card using Karen Burniston's Accordion Rectangle Pop it Ups die.

I have to say, Tim's embossed texture paste technique totally blew my mind! I can't wait to try this with other stencils and embossing know how much I love my embossing powder. :) I can see so many different possibilities using this technique!

To made the card, I cut two panels from black cardstock. I cut two more panels from Ranger's manila cardstock and removed the center portion. I used Tim's fantastic tutorial to create my background on the manila, then adhered them to the black card. To finish it, I added gears cut from metal sheets plus various idea-ology bits and pieces. The Happy Birthday greeting was cut from black cardstock and rubbed lightly with metallic rub-on paste (I love that stuff!).

All the supplies I used to make my card can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs, Simon Says Stamp, and Amazon via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. It looks like a card you'd need a master's degree to construct and I totally dig it! The complexity and industrial vibe it gives off is absolutely masculine and wonderful. Your dad is gonna love it!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :)

  2. WOW Like your card, a great take of March tag technique!

  3. good idea to made a card with your nice tag !

  4. What a wonderful idea Shelly, love your pop up card made using the March Tim tag techniques! Your Dad is going to love it, wishing him a very Happy Birthday!

  5. I love it! What a wonderful card for your Dad :-)

  6. LOVE this Shelly! The card and pop up are wonderful! Cool take too!


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