Friday, July 12, 2019

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 - Nordic Winter Neutrals

Hi folks, I've become a little bit obsessed with a certain die called Nordic Winter from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 release and before I set this amazingly versatile die aside and concentrate on the other dies, I treated myself to one more play and created a set of 6 cards to kick-start this year's mission to make boxes of cards for local charities. When you have the supplies on your workdesk anyway and a pile of left-over bits and pieces to be used up, it's just as easy to make 6 cards as it is one. If the truth be known, I'm currently in quick and easy/working part-time mode because come 1.00pm, the cubbyhole is closed for business and everything stops for tennis.

I chose a neutral palette of black/grey and brown/kraft for my set of clean and simple, have to be quick to make, set of cards and gathered supplies.
Nordic Winter Thinlits die/Star Trim Impresslits
Scraps of Idea-ology Classic KraftStock,sanded back to reveal the kraft core
 and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheets fixed on the back
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Glorious Gatherings, Simple Sayings and Brushstrokes
I trimmed white cardstock to create 6 - 4.1/4" x  5.1/4" cards, inked the Brushstrokes image with Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide inks, spritzed the stamp with water and stamped on the cards.
I used scraps of Classic Kraft Stock to die cut only what I needed for the cards - the houses, larger trees, deer and large stars, die-cutting whole panels and ending up with an even bigger mountain of waste was not on the cards, forgive the pun
I fixed the die-cuts on the background, added a torn strip of Classic KraftStock to ground them, die-cut the gorgeous and very detailed Star Trim 3D Impresslits which I cut into small strips and attached to the cards with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I inked the sentiments from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Glorious Gatherings and Simple Sayings with Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Archival inks and stamped on the cards, mixing up the sentiments from the two stamp sets.

I added Lucy's Little Things Ice Crystal sequins to add just a little touch of Christmas bling..


Have a great weekend whatever you are planning. ME, I'll be glued to the TV for what I suspect is going to be a spectacular weekend of tennis and woohoo I'll be cheering on my hero, the mighty Federer who, and I don't want to tempt fate, has had a fairly easy ride so far through to the semi final but now faces Rafa and I have a sneaky feeling that is going to be a cracker of a match. Let the best man win and roll on the Men's Final on Sunday.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx



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10 comments:

  1. You more or less persuaded me yesterday that I 'need' this die but today I must now have it! Your CAS cards are gorgeous, I just love the simplicity of the design and yet there is so much to see on each one. So, so beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. So very very beautiful and inspired. Thank you. Hugs Astrid

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  3. These are brilliant and loving the dies you have used.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Papercrafter - check
    Dog Lover - check
    Gardener - check
    Tennis Player/Federer Fan - check

    Seems to me like we could be soul sisters - or at the least enjoy a good cup of coffee once in a while - if only we weren't so darn far apart!

    Mary in Oregon

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  5. love those cards. I know what's on my wish list :)

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  6. They are gorgeous love the dies enjoy your tennis xx

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  7. Amazing set of cards Kath, I enjoyed seeing you create box sets last year and these are a fabulous start.
    Hope you have a good 'Wimbledon' weekend, good luck to your hero.xx

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  8. LOVE the grays and browns. The little scenes are wonderful against the white...you are so rocking this die...the queen!

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  9. You have definitely given the die a jolly good workout! Great collection of cards for the coming festive season.
    Sorry to not get the tennis results that I/you wanted :-((

    Sally xx

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  10. This is a fabulous set of cards. Thank you for sharing them.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx