We're getting dimensional at the Inspiration Emporium blog these days, and before March completely slips away into April, I thought I'd try my hand at the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts die system. Oh my, this could become an addiction!
If, like me, you're late to the Pop 'n Cuts party, here's the deal: Pop 'n Cuts is an very cool idea-- You start with a base die that cuts the basic folding card shape, then you add one of their many magnetic inserts that cut shapes that will pop up when you open the card. There are so many cute inserts to choose from, and it's a bargain because you don't have to purchase an entirely new base to get a new design. Plus, they are so flipping fun to use!
For my first foray, I used the Star Insert, not only for the card itself but also for a piece of Ranger Metal Foil Tape, which I embossed, painted with Distress Paint and sanded before adhering to the pop up:
Speaking of Distress Paint, it provided every color you see on this card. Man, I love this stuff! Spritzing it with water and letting the hues run together gives you effects like this sunset look:
How awesome is this sentiment from the amazing Wendy Vecchi?!
Oh, and here's what the front of the card looks like. More Distress Paint going on here:
Make a wish!
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