Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 - Happy Haunting Shaker Card

Hi folks, I'm back to share another Halloween sample I made for the Facebook Live launch of the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 dies release. If you missed the Facebook Live, you can check out all the amazing goodies and the fabulous inspirational projects on Tim's blog...Halloween HERE and Christmas HERE. And the good news is, all the Chapter 3 products are available to buy NOW from your favourite retailer.
Today's project is a spooky Happy Haunting Shaker card using the Skull & Crossbones BigZ die with Frightful Things and Regions Beyond Thinlits and using Dimensional Domes to create the shaker element.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to create a 4.3/4" x 6.3/4" panel and die-cut the apertures using the larger of the two globe circle dies from Regions Beyond Thinlits
I smooshed Carved Pumpkin and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks on to the craft mat on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water and dragged the card through the ink, dried, spritzed with water and tapped back into the ink to pick up the remaining droplets of ink.
I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to Black Classic Kraft Stock, sanded to reveal the kraft core and die cut the spiders web using the Frightful Things Thinlits. Adhesive Sheets really are a game-changer when it comes to fixing intricate die-cuts, no mess, no faffing around trying to apply teeny dots of adhesive, just remove the backing and you're good to go.
I added Black Soot Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the panel and apertures using a Mini Round Blending Tool. I trimmed a second panel of Simon Says Stamp #120 Ultra White Card to the same size, placed it behind the coloured panel, traced around the circles with a pencil to ensure correct placement and die-cut using the smaller globe circle die from Regions Beyond
I fixed the panels together using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I die cut a bone 3 times from white Card using the Skull & Crossbones BigZ die and layered to create dimension. I coloured the bone with Antique Linen and Black Soot Distress Ink using a mini round blending tool and fixed in place with Tim Holltz Mini Foam Adhesive. I  used my Tim Holtz Craft Pick and Sakura Black Micron Pen to create faux thread hangers, added the spiders from Frightful Things Thinlits die-cut from Black Classic Kraft Stock and splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint.
I applied Distress Collage Medium Matte to 3 scraps of Black Classic Kraft Stock, to provide a sticky surface for the Prima Mini Art Stones to adhere to because, if you've used them before, you'll know they are inclined to fly everywhere. I die-cut the ghost, skull and bones from white card using Frightful Things Thinlits and fixed the ghost and skull in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive. I left the bones loose to create the shaker element, carefully sprinkled extra Mini Art Stones on each square, removed the adhesive backing from the Dimensional Domes and quickly, with fingers crossed, placed them on top and pressed firmly around the edges to make sure they were secure.
I fixed the Dimensional Domes behind the apertures using Distress Colllage Medium Matte and added Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers
I finished off by matting the panel to a 5" x 7" card blank covered with Purple Classic Kraft Stock, sanded to reveal the kraft core.
The Chapter 3 dies are available to buy from your favourite retailers now so if you want to get ahead with your Seasonal makes, I would suggest you don't tarry, just saying. I'll be back tomorrow to share the last of my Facebook Live makes.
Hugs Kath xxx

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Louise said...

Hi Kath

I have just returned home from holiday to be greeted by your very sad news of buddy. I always loved reading your stories about the antics of your furry friend. You have wonderful memories to treasure.

Thinking of you, and take care

Louise, Carlow, Ireland

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous! Love the layers and design. Take care.
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

This is fantastic Kath, I love how you used the dimensional domes for those wonderful little spooky elements! Hugs, Anne xx

Witchkrafting with Kat said...

This is such a cool and cute card! Thank you for sharing it's given me ideas and inspiration.