Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 - Circle Words

Hi folks, I'm sharing a shaker card I made for the Facebook Live launch of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 release using the Circle Words Thinlits. If you missed the Facebook Live, you can check out all the must-have products and inspirational samples on Tim's blog...Halloween HERE and Christmas HERE.

I began by die-cutting Tim Holtz/Sizzix Branches from Mixed Media Heavystock, added Distress Grit Paste randomly to create the look of snow and set aside to dry.
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to create a 5" x 7" panel, smooshed Weathered Wood Distress Oxide on to a piece of plastic, spritzed with water, laid on to the card panel and pressed with my fingers, allowing the ink to absorb into the card.
 I dried the ink and repeated the process with Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky
I stamped the snowflake image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Mini Swirly Snowflakes inked with Weathered Wood on the panel.
and added splatters of White Gesso
I die-cut the panel using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Circle Words Thinlits, retaining the waste pieces.
I used the circle words and the larger of the two circle dies to create a frame for each aperture, die-cut from Distress Watercolor card and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I laid the panel on to a piece of white cardstock , marked where the apertures would be with a pencil and fixed scraps of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet  to cover each aperture. I then puzzled pieced the waste back in place.

I stitched around the edges of the front panel and also stitched down to each aperture to create the bauble hangers using Silver Sparkle thread.
I smooshed the 3 colours of Distress Oxide inks along with Black Soot on to my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water and painted on to the Branches die-cut, drying between layers until I was happy with the result
I flipped the front panel over and fixed a scrap of acetate to cover each aperture. I added Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive around each aperture and the edges of the panel, added Ice Crystal sequins and fixed the back panel in place. I fixed the branch on the front of the panel using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I coloured a scrap of Distress Watercolor card with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink using the direct to paper technique, applied a thin coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte and dusted with Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter. Once it was dry, I die-cut the bauble hangers and fixed in place above the Circle Words with Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
I finished off by adding a Silver Sparkle thread bow to the branch
Ice Crystal Sequins on the Circle Words and snowflakes and fixed the panel to a 5" x 7" white card blank
I have scheduled two more posts for this week to share the last of the projects I made for the Facebook Live Chapter 3 release because I'm back in the cubbyhole and keeping myself busy making secret stuff, just the distraction I need at the moment to get me back in the crafty swing.

Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx




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8 comments:

Janette said...

This is brilliant Kath, wow, I love it, it looks stunning and frosty and all gorgeous, love all the dies used and the stitched string is perfect.
Hope you have a nice day.xx

Cath Wilson said...

This is beautiful, understated art, with the perfect amount of colour and detail. Those words work really well on it. Gorgeous, Kath.
Cath x

Astrid said...

Its beautiful Kath, i like the colours and everything.

Redanne said...

This card is exquisite Kath and it was because of this very card that I bought the cut out dies (you are such an enabler). I would never have thought about paper piecing those little bits but it works wonderfully well. Fantastic inspiration, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

scrappergirl56 said...

Love the icy blues and greys, perfect little shaker baubles!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning Kath, love the layers and tonal colours!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Annie said...

Love this card Kath and I am so pleased I purchased those Circle thinlits dies. Love the way they look x

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Sandra H said...

Great background Kath with your card love the dies and the paper piecing looks so effective another of your fantastic makes take care x