Friday, December 4, 2020

Tim Holtz/Sizzix DieCember Feathered Cardinal

Hi my friends, it's one of those "two for the price of one" blog post kind of days and I'm back to share the second card I made with the Tim Holtz/Sizzix DieCember Exclusive Feathered Cardinal Thinlits and the good news is, as part of the DieCember celebrations over at Simon Says Stamp, this die is a free gift to you, while supplies last, when you purchase any Tim Holtz Brand product. You don't need me to tell you that you may have to run, not walk, if you want to add this to your Tim Holtz Thinlits collection and you can check lots of inspiration using this die over at Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE

This card has more of a winter vibe which is rather appropriate this morning as we've had a snowfall overnight and my view from the cubbyhole window is looking rather magical.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 4.1/2" x 6.1/2" and added a die-cut circle mask. I smooshed Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks on to the craft mat of my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water, laid the panel into the inks, dried and tapped back into the remaining droplets repeatedly, drying between layers. I removed the mask, spritzed the ink around the moon and let the colour run into the moon. I inked the music background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Music and Advert with Fired Brick Distress Oxide, stamped randomly on the panel and heat set with Fired Brick Distress Embossing Glaze. I did the same with the branch from Mr Bones, stamped with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide, heat set with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Glazes and the splatter image from Examination, inked with Distress Embossing ink and heat set with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.
I coloured a scrap of Distress Watercolor card with Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick and Barn Door Distress inks using a mini round blending tool and die-cut using the Cardinal Thinlits.
I coloured the die-cut around his eye and the dot for his eye with Black Soot and Wild Honey Distress Markers, assembled and fixed his feet and lower body to the panel with Distress Collage Medium and the upper half with Sizzix Foam Adhesive to create dimension.  I added Idea-ology Christmas Ephemera, Christmas Snippets and word strips from the Christmas Sticker Book.
I added splatters of Distress Tarnished Brass Mica Spray to the background and white gouache on the bird.

I added Distress Mica Flakes, matted the panel on to Simon Says Stamps Schoolhouse Red Cardstock and fixed to a 5" x 7" white card blank.

Have fun with whatever you are creating and enjoy your weekend
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Love this beautiful cardinal and background Kath! Wonderful technique with amazing results! Well done my friend!!

  2. Oh Kath, I love the cardinal! Your work is so amazing and inspiring!

  3. Love the wintry feel of this card. This card is a true inspiration.

  4. Fabulous card! Love it! I did try to order on my phone last night... will give it another go!

  5. Beautiful the night sky, so elegant too.

  6. This is beautiful and how lucky re you getting snow stay safe x

  7. I love this card! Such great details. I cased it for your Featured Stamper week at SCS, but I did not do it justice! Wow. I am ordering some Mica Spray as soon as possible!