Friday, 7 September 2012

Christmas Pop Up

Before I start I would like to offer some BLOG CANDY to all my followers, and those simply visiting for the first time.  Purely because I am feeling generous this Friday and to say a huge THANK YOU for all your kind comments that you have all been leaving since I started my blog! Simply leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner on Sunday.
There is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Spiral Blossom Three, Memory Box Curved Antlers Die and a Sizzix Alterations Die Bewitching Hour.

Thanks to Shelly Hickox I now have a new addiction Pop 'n' Cuts, they give more interest to my card designs which is great and offer wonderful dimension.
 I have created a Christmas pop up card for my DT creation for 100 Proof Press usng the Tall Conifer, Spruce and Spry Evergreen Branch.
I embossed the front of my card with Tim's snowflurries texture fade, colouring with broken china Distress Ink for that icy frosty feel.  For a little more interest I cut 25 into the front using the cargo stencil number set. I cut two circles from white card and added the tall conifers to each, colouring with Distress Ink and spritzing with water. I added the snowflake trim from the On The Edge snowflurries die. For further dimension I also included an ornate and pearl snowflake along with the sentiment Happy Christmas.
I added the pop up to the centre of my card adding an ornate snowflake cut using a Memory Box Die and added JOY cut using the word play die, colouring with broken china ink. For a decorative edge I used the On The Edge Snowflurries die once again.
I love the dimension from the pop up and it adds just a little more interest to the inside of a card and the possibilities are endless. I stamped the Evergreeen Branch with faded jeans ink randomly around the bottom of the card and stamped the Spruce with black archival and sponged the edges with broken china ink, adding three small pearls to one edge. I used a snowflake stencil on the top of my card, sponging through the stencil with broken china and faded jeans ink.
For a little more dimension I also included a Christmas Muse Token to the bottom corner of my Spruce. These are definitely addictive, I am off to make a Halloween piece now using the Pop 'n' Cuts!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x





26 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh this is lovely.
What a gorgeous ides and wonderful work.
Love them.
xoxo

Genie said...

Lovely work Tracey

Terry said...

Hey there Tracy, what a fabby Candy you have uphere thank you for the opportunity, wowwzersssss just great..wohooo, I wish everyone GOOD LUCK and thank you for your generousity sweets, love it.
And offcourse your pop up Tag is fabulous I love the colors and the HUGE snowflake is just great wowww.....fabby colors too. Hugs Terry xxxx

Gabrielle said...

So young lady, where do you get those fabulous pop n cuts dies from? Been admiring Shelley's blog and now if you're playing with them too then I just got to have some - especially if you can make incredible projects like these!!! Thank you for the chance to win the candy - too generous! x

Jingle said...

Your pop-up is gorgeous! I haven't tried to do one yet. I probably should, but I'm scared! LOL!

JansArtyJunk said...

Tracy...it should be us Thanking you!!...for all the wonderful inspiration!! I just love stopping by your blog to see your gorgeous talented creations..Love your pop-up!!
Thanks for the chance to win some FAB and generous Blog Candy x x

Annette said...

Wow Tracy gorgeous cards love the pop up one. Some great candy thanks for the chance to win. Am new to your blog this week and you have some amazing stuff on here. xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous pop up card Tracy love the winter colours and theme.

Sarah said...

Shelly is quite the enabler isn't she! Love the pop up cards.
Your card is so pretty with all of its snowflakes and popability.

DeeDee said...

I've been loving all your blue wintery goodness recent :)

Emma said...

Love, love, LOVE the card...once again, you've captured that gorgeous icy feel and the attention to detail is just wonderful. Thank you for offering the blog candy, how can anyone with a Tim Holtz addiction resist that die ~ lol!!

Hope you're ok and I was thinking of you, yesterday! :)
Hugs, Emma xxx

lynne said...

The pop-up is a fabulous idea to create dimension and add that little something extra .... so amazing.
Tracy that is a generous Giveaway you are providing.
Wishes
Lynne

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, Love your artz work, have been sharing it for a long time. I have never entered in the giveaways, but, I am gonna give it a try. Renee Byrd

butterfly said...

I so love the greens, blues and turquoises you've been using for your winter cards - gives them such a fresh, crisp look. The new pop-ups are great fun!
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oh, and thank you for such a generous giveaway - it's such a pleasure visiting and always coming away inspired, so this is simply a bonus!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

These are great fun, pop-ups certainly add that extra dimension to your cards Tracy, great job.
Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous candy.
hugs {brenda} xox

PetraB said...

A terrific card, the colour is amazing. Thank you for giving the chance to win your lovely give-away!

Anita Houston said...

No kidding! Because of her I've looked high and low for the base die. I love your Christmas card...so darn fun...double the fun! You are going to be so ready for Christmas while the rest of us complain that we aren't!

inkypinkycraft said...

another beautiful make, i love your choice of soft colours and all the ways you created interest! the pop ups look fab and are on my wish list!! another beautiful make! thanks for the chance to win that yummy candy also!! trace x

Martina2801 said...

Ooh Tracy, how lovely to offer this wonderful giveaway :-)
Thank you for all the inspiration you give to me.
Your pop-up-cards are excellent! Love them!

Andrea said...

Totally love the colors and the fantastic dimension!!!

Heather said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can almost feel the chilly winter breeze :-) The tree inside of the card looks incredibly dimensional. Well done-as always!

Barb Cady said...

I've never done a pop up before but I think I will have to now! Beautiful card Tracy, can't wait to see the Halloween version! Very generous of you to offer such delicious blog candy! xx

Suzanne C said...

Very cool pop up! Shelly is inspiring with those pop ups! Beautiful trees and love the action on the inside! Wonderful blog candy!

Lynn Stevens said...

Christmas! Your so ahead of the game and what an awesome pop up card it is. Great give away too. hopefully not too late?
hugs Lynn

The Archiving Angel said...

Adore this card!