Monday 14 October 2013

Spooky Pop 'n Cut Card

Karen Burniston challenged us to use a clear material when making a Pop 'n Cut card. I have wanted to try this for a long time - ever since I saw a fabulous butterfly Accordian Flip card by Helen Cryer. (You can see that one HERE).  With Halloween right around the corner I decided to go with a Halloween theme ...

The ornate frame was fussy cut from one of the papers in the Halloween stack. I love the glittered accents on these papers - the chandeliers are also sparkly.

I had SO much fun making this card, and I don't know why I waited so long to use the clear plastic on my cards. It's a little bulky inside because of the depth of the stickers, but it stays open for display without any effort at all! 

I stamped a graveyard scene on a hand cut hill, to have a place for the house sticker to 'sit' on, although it's hard to see in the photographs. I also cut a narrow pop-up platform at the top of the wavy label portion so the house would stick out from the top of the card.  Since the house was a full sticker, I added a 1" Pop Dot to the bottom center of the house sticker, leaving the top cover on the adhesive but the sticker adhesive exposed on the rest of the house.

 Brushing BABY POWDER over the adhesive gave me an embellishment rather than a sticker, and the Pop Dot adhesive was strong enough to attach the whole house to my little hand cut platform! (I know I use this trick often and mention it every time, but there are so many new people popping by my blog that may not have heard of it before).

The ghost stickers were attached to narrow strips of transparency so they would float in front of the house. If I had attached them to the Pop 'N Cut insert, they would have blocked the graveyard scene in behind.

Look at the owl on the tree - he's sporting a real feather! They sure put a lot of detail into stickers these days.  :-)

While the point of using the acetate was to have your images 'defy gravity', I'm loving the reflection it gives when you hold the card. It changes with the light and I know this won't be the last time I play with it.

I used another paper from the stack and my Score Pal to create an envelope for the card, and added one of Karen B's die cut labels on the front.

(Remember you that you can always see my Sizzix Flip-it, Pop N Cut and Accordion Flip cards by looking on the right side of my blog under LABELS then scrolling down to the 'S' section.) 

Supplies listed below

By Karen Burniston: (Words are clickable links to take you to the product at
Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Base (comes with the Circle Label insert)
Sizzix Wavy Label Magnetic Insert (used with the Pop 'n Cuts Base)
Sizzix Butterflies and Labels (for the label on the envelope)

Other Supplies:
Stickers - Jolee's Boutique
Patterned Paper - Recollections
Craft Plastic - I have it for a couple of years and there is no name on the package. Possibly Bazzill
Graveyard Stamp - A Stamp In The Hand
Ground Stamps - Stamp A Mania
Happy Halloween Stamp - Inkadinkadoo


  1. thats so nice!

  2. Karen, wow! I am in love with this card and the amazing spooky scene you created. Awesome use of an additional "chunky" stairstep platform behind the house - it really does add to the dimension of the piece. The owl with the feather! Everything about this is incredible! Thanks for playing along with this month's DC.

  3. WOW!!! this is Amaze Butts!! xo

  4. I too like the reflection & your spooky graveyard scene is SO COOL!

  5. This is awesome!!!! Did I say awesome!!! Yes, I said awesome!!!

  6. This is just great Karen! xx

  7. Wonderful! Love it all.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Such a cool card! LOVE it!!

  9. wow this is amazing ... love love love your card!

  10. That is awesome!

  11. Karen, this is FABULOUS!
    Beautifully done!

  12. WOW! Very fun ... you have a new follower!
    Sandra ltb

  13. |Wow!!!! Amazing!!!! Love this creative spooky scene!!! The house sticker could be used for Christmas too, if the window colours were changed. This gives me ideas, I think I have similar houses on a cricut cartridge. Thank you for the inspiration, I found you through Karen Burniston's post on the sizzix blog today. I love to make pop up cards.
    Jacquelene L


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