Tim Holtz Sizzix Potted 2 Bigz Die | Use Your Wings Slimline Card

Hello friends! I'm back with my final project to share from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Youtube Live. Today I'm sharing a slimline card I created that features the Potted 2 Bigz Die and the Mini Botanical 3D Texture Fade.

Use Your Wings Slimline Card by Juliana Michaels featuring the Tim Holtz Sizzix Potted 2 Bigz Die and Mini Botanical 3D Texture Fade


USE YOUR WINGS SLIMLINE CARD – Tim Holtz Sizzix Potted 2 Bigz Die and Mini Botanical 3D Texture Fade

Featuring: 
  • Potted 2 Bigz Die
  • Mini Botanical 3D Texture Fade
  • Wildflower Stems 1, 2 and 3 Thinlits Dies
  • Funky Insects Thinlits Dies
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


For the background I began with a piece of Distress White Heavystock cut to 3.5x8.25 inches. I rubbed a Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink pad directly onto the raised portion of the inside front panel of the Mini Botanical 3D Texture Fade, placed the top third of my paper inside the folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. This applied ink to the flat sections of the design while still embossing the pattern into the paper. I repeated this process and placed the embossing folder onto the middle half of the paper. I then finished the panel by repeating the process a third time. 


To make the piece look like 3 separate pieces of paper sewn together, I then added some machine stitching using a zig zag stitch between the sections and then all the way around the outside edge of the background panel.


With the background completed, I moved onto watercoloring a mix of Wildflower Stems using Distress Inks and a waterbrush. The colors I used include: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Kitsch Flamingo, Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss.


Next, I went about creating the flower pot using the Potted 2 Bigz Die. I first die cut a piece of silver metallic kraftstock using the die and then I cut all of the pieces from a piece of thin chipboard to make the pot a little substantial and solid.

To create the look of a galvanized metal flower pot, I lightly sanded each piece of the metallic paper and wiped away any dust from the sanding. Next, I painted each piece with Black Soot Distress Paint and wiped away the excess paint with a damp paper towel. I then rubbed Black Soot Distress Crayon onto each piece until I achieved the look I was going for.


Once the paper was distressed to my liking, I glued the layers together and assembled the flower pot. I finished it off with a couple of distressed Hardware Heads. My method for distressing any of the metal pieces is to first apply a coat of Distress Collage Medium. Once this is dry, I apply Mushroom Alcohol Ink and watch them change from plain silver to grungy goodness.


After I assembled the flower pot and filled it with the wildflower stems, I felt like the card still needed something more. That's when I had the idea to add the bee from the Funky Insects Thinlits. I die cut the bee from Distress Watercolor paper and colored it with Distress Ink and a waterbrush. I used Fossilized Amber, Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Ink.

The final touch was the addition of the sentiment which is stamped using the Tiny Text Stamp Set.


Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my Use Your Wings Slimline Card featuring the Tim Holtz Sizzix Potted 2 Bigz Die and Mini Botanical 3D Texture Fade.


Supplies

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Butterflies & Backgrounds | Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

In case you don't know Tim Holtz released his latest addition to the Distress collection called Prize Ribbon. As a competitive swimmer back in the day, I clearly recall winning my share of blue ribbons and this color is that color! And the perfect addition to the color palette. I love all colors, so bring them all on. And if truth be told, blues, greens and browns have always been my go to colors and the ones I got first when it came to adding to my own collection. So this color was such a joy to create with that I couldn't stop myself from creating not one, but four cards to share with you today. Besides the use of Prize Ribbon throughout, you'll also notice the butterfly theme. For each card, I tried a different technique for both the background and the butterfly. So let's get started as I walk you through the details on each card.


USE YOUR WINGS CARD – Butterflies and Backgrounds created using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink 

Featuring: 
  • Tapestry Stamp Set
  • Old Paper Distress Ink
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Ink 
  • Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze
  • Perspective Stamp Set
  • Hickory Smoke Archival Ink
  • Black Soot Distress Oxide
  • Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Use Your Wings Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

For this background I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor paper and ink smooshed Old Paper Distress Ink. Once dry, I then stamped the background using one of the images from the Tapestry Stamp Set using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink. Before I stamped the image, I lightly missed it with my Distress Sprayer.


After I stamped the image, I immediately sprinkled a bit of Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze over the upper left and lower right corners and heat embossed it. I then spritzed the entire panel with my Distress Sprayer and then dabbed and dried it for a bit more distress. Once the background was completed, I trimmed it down to 4x5.25 inches and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


As for the butterfly, I followed a technique shared by Stacy Hutchison on her Don't Forget to Fly Card featuring Prize Ribbon. I began by stamping the image onto Distress Watercolor Paper with Hickory Smoke Archival Ink and then watercolored the image using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and a waterbrush. Once the ink was dry, I restamped the image with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink (instead of Prize Ribbon as she did since I wanted a black outline), sprinkled it with Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. I then sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and all the wonderful details were revealed. As Stacy discovered, applying the Frosted Crystal first and then the Clear Embossing Powder second really brings out the details of the stamped image. And being a detail geek as well, I am absolutely in love with this new technique!



FOCUS ON THE GOOD CARD – Butterflies and Backgrounds created using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

Featuring:
  • Floral Layering Stencil
  • Bubble Layering Stencil
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide
  • Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide
  • Floral Outlines Stamp Set
  • 3D Impresslits Butterfly
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Paint
  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint 
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.
Focus On The Good Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

The background for this card was created using a gel plate, stencils and Distress Oxide Ink on a piece of HP Premium 32 Laserjet Paper. You can read about my gel printing process on my Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Inquisitive Gel Plate Backgrounds post.


I used the Floral and Bubbles Layering Stencils with Prize Ribbon and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide respectively. I then added some stamp details using the Floral Outlines Stamp Set with Black Soot Archival Ink.


To create the butterfly on this card uses the same technique I shared for the eroded metallic butterfly on my Be Brave Slimline Card. I followed the exact same steps of painting the metallic kraftstock with Distress Paint and then wiping away the excess and then applying a coat of Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. I did make one change here though. I ended up not using Distress Crayons on this butterfly as it seemed to dull the colors too much when I tried it and that wasn't the look I was going for here.



DON'T FORGET TO FLY CARD – Butterflies and Backgrounds created using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

Featuring:
  • Floral Layering Stencil
  • Clear Embossing Ink
  • Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Ink
  • Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die
  • Ledger Script Stamp Set
  • Fossilized Amber Distress Ink
  • Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.
Don't Forget To Fly Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

On this card I began the background by ink smooshing Prize Ribbon Distress Ink onto a Distress Watercolor Paper. I dried it thoroughly and rubbed an anti-static pouch over the paper. Next, I applied embossing ink through the Floral Layering Stencil. I removed the stencil, sprinkled the piece with Prize Ribbon Distress Embossing Glaze, tapped off the excess and heat embossed it.


I then finished it off with some Distress Sprayer Spritzing, dabbing and drying and then I inked the edges with a bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


The butterfly on this card was created by die cutting the Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die from Distress Watercolor Paper. To give each layer some interest, I stamped it with the script stamp from the Ledger Script Stamp Set using Black Soot Archival Ink. If I had it to do over again, I would probably use Ground Espresso Archival Ink, but I decided to make do with what I had at this point. Next, I added some ink blending using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink going heavier toward the outside edges. I then finished it off with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges and the body of the butterfly.



CHOOSE TO SHINE CARD – Butterflies and Backgrounds created using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

Featuring:
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide
  • Floral Layering Stencil
  • Ledger Script Stamp Set
  • White Embossing Powder
  • 3D Impresslits Butterfly
  • Prize Ribbon Distress Paint
  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint
  • Picket Fence Distress Crayon
  • Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.
Choose To Shine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink

On this final card I focused completely on Prize Ribbon in all its glory! The background here was created by applying Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide over the Floral Layering Stencil on a piece of Distress White Heavystock.


To add a bit of interest, I stamped over it with the script stamp from the Ledger Script Stamp Set using embossing ink. I then sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat embossed it. I highly recommend making sure the Distress Oxide ink is completely dry and that you rub an anti-static pouch over the paper before you attempt the heat embossing. This will prevent any embossing powder showing up in unwanted areas on your background.


For the butterfly, I once again used the 3D Impresslits Butterfly. I embossed and die cut it from a piece of Distress White Heavystock and then painted it with Prize Ribbon Distress Paint. Once the pain was dry, I applied a layer of Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Once the Crackle Paint was dry, I added Picket Fence Distress Crayon, making sure to work in small sections and rub it into the cracks. I then used a very damp cloth to wipe away some of the excess crayon and reveal the details.



Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed learning about the Butterflies and Backgrounds I created using the beautiful new Prize Ribbon Distress Ink.

Supplies

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Tim Holtz Perspective Moth Thinlits | Let Light Lead The Way Framed Panel

Hello friends! I'm back to shared another make I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 2021 Release. This project was featured during Tim's YouTube live in which he shared all the new dies and some amazing project inspiration from all of his makers! Today, I'm sharing with you this Let Light Lead the Way Framed Panel I made using the Perspective Moth.

Let Light Lead the Way Framed Panel by Juliana Michaels featuring the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Perspective Moth.

To create the background I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor trimmed to the size of the approximately 6 3/8" x 8 7/8 inches. I then used Distress Micro Glaze as a resist with the Honeycomb and Floral Layering Stencils. Once the glaze was dry, I ink blended a mix of Kitsch Flamingo, Crackling Campfire, Wild Honey and Festive Berries Distress Oxide to the entire piece of paper. I then added some spritzing with my Distress Sprayer and dabbed it dry.


The next step for the background was to add the stamping. I began with Archival Distress Ink in Black Soot, using the new full size ink pads. I'm so very happy these are now available as it makes applying ink to large stamp images SO much easier. Here I used the Dearly Departed and Field Note Stamp Sets.To add a little depth to the stamping I used the script stamp from Dearly Departed with Distress Oxide in Hickory Smoke and gently smudged the ink after I stamped the image.


With the background completed, I moved onto the Perspective Moth. I wanted it to be center stage so I die cut it from both black cardstock and white Distress Heavystock. Before I die cut it from the Heavystock, I adhered the Heavystock to a double sided adhesive sheet.  The die didn't cut all the way through which was perfect as I wanted the adhesive to help hold all the little negative pieces in place. I then inked the edges of the Heavystock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before I adhered the black die cut on top.


Now for the Framed Panel. I dry brushed Black Soot Distress Paint over the entire frame with the intention of not getting the paint down into all of the cracks and crevices. I find the easiest way to avoid getting too much paint on the frame is to just apply small amounts of paint to your brush. If you do happen to get too much in one spot, you can always use some sandpaper to remove it.



The sentiment was inspired by a postcard by Brandi Kincaid. Her words always seem to be so fitting for the moment I'm in when I see them and the words "let the light lead the way" definitely spoke to me and all that I am going through right now. I typed this onto typing paper using my vintage typewriter, but you could also print it out using your computer and an old typewriter font. I then trimmed it to size, inked the edges and added a piece of double sided foam tape to adhere it to the die cut. To finish off the sentiment, I added a couple of Hardware Heads that I distressed by first painting with Distress Collage Medium and then Mushroom Alcohol Ink.


Thank you so much for your visit today and I hope you enjoyed learning how this framed panel came together using the Perspective Moth Thinlits by Tim Holtz.


Supplies

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Merry Christmas Card | Christmas In July at Scrapbook.com

Merry Christmas in July friends! All month long Scrapbook.com has been celebrating Christmas in July with fabulous deals and freebies.  For those of you who might be new around here, I'm a huge lover of all things Christmas so of course I had to spend some creative time making a Christmas card to share with you using their Merry Christmas Die. This die is currently available as a freebie with any order from Scrapbook.com, so make sure you head over and grab yours while supplies last!

Merry Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Merry Christmas Die and Pops of Color

Now let's get on with the making. First I'll walk you through how I created the background for this card. I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor paper and Scrapbook.com Pops of Color in Green Apple and Deep Sea. I mixed just a dab of the blue into the green to darken the green just a bit and achieve a more evergreen color. I then mixed the Pops of Color mixture with a bit of Ranger Transparent Texture Paste. Using a palette knife I spread the mixture over the Scrapbook.com Trees Stencil. I have found that mixing the paste with the pops of color gives me a more even application of the color and still retains the shimmer of the Pops of Color. For more inspiration and examples of how to work with Scrapbook.com Pops of Color, you can check out my How To Use Scrapbook.com Pops of Color with Stencils blog post or 3 Ways to Use Scrapbook.com Pops of Color with Stencils blog post.


Once this was dry, I added some stamping using the music note stamp from the Tim Holtz Music and Advert Stamp Set and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also did a little ink smooshing with Old Paper Distress Ink and ink blended the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give the paper a more vintage look. I finished it off with some machine stitching around the edge. With the background finished and layered it onto a Distress Spray Stain background from my stash.

For the die cuts I used more Spray Stain backgrounds that were mostly combinations of reds, greens and browns to create the wreath, foliage and poinsettia. The dies I used are the Funky Wreaths and the Funky Festive Thinlits.


To complete the card, I used the Scrapbook.com Merry Christmas Die and cut if from Metallic Kraftstock and then adhered it to the card front.


I hope you enjoyed learning how this Merry Christmas Card came together using some fabulous products from Scrapbook.com.

Supplies

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Tim Holtz 3D Impresslits Butterfly | Be Brave Slimline Card

One of my favorite products from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Release has to be this 3D Impresslits Butterfly. I love all things butterfly and when I first saw it, I knew it was going to be the first thing I wanted to play with when the new products arrived.

I've also created a video tutorial for this card that shares I how created this Eroded Metal 3D Butterfly along with all the rest of the card details. Please remember, I am not a professional video maker, so this video is a bit rough around the edges, but it's something I hope to do more of in the future if I see that there is interest in it.

Be Brave Slimline Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz 3D Impresslits Butterfly

Eroded Metal 3D Butterfly | Be Brave Slimline Card

I began by die cutting/embossing several of the butterflies from Metallic Kraftstock. I then painted each one with Salvaged Patina Distress Paint and with the paint still wet, lightly dabbed off the excess paint with the goal of keeping the paint down in the cracks. Once the paint was dry, I applied a layer of Distress Crackle Paint Clear and allowed this layer to dry. I then began applied Distress Crayon in Walnut Stain working in small sections and rubbing it into the cracks and crevices. With the butterflies grungy and gorgeous I was ready to move onto the background.


I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor cut to 3.75 x 8.25 inches and a mix of stamps including the following: Field Notes, Ledger Script, and Illustrated Garden. I laid them out stamping different images with a mix of Distress Inks including Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo.

The next step for creating the background was some ink smooshing with a bit of Old Paper Distress Ink which I then dried using my Heat Tool. I repeated this process until I was pleased with the coverage. I wanted more splatters, so I pulled out some Old Paper Distress Spray and used the tip of the spray tube to flick on some splatters and then dried it with my heat tool.

For a bit more distressing, I did some drippy sprays onto the paper using my Distress Sprayer and dabbed them dry with a paper towel.


To add some texture to the background, I grabbed the Flourish Layering Stencil and Distress Texture Paste and applied it through the stencil using a palette knife. Once the paste was dry, I decided I wanted to add a little color to it, so I placed the stencil over the textured areas and added color using Salvaged Patina Distress Paint. This part was a little tricky because the paint is thinner and tends to run under the stencil, I if you attempt this, I recommend that you make sure to lightly apply the paint. Also, if I had known I wanted the color beforehand, I think I would have added paint to the texture paste and applied it all in one application, but this worked well enough and helped me achieve the look I was going for.

Next, I did a bit of ink blending around the edges of the paper. I began with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then added a bit of Salvaged Patina Distress Ink which wasn't showing up enough for me, so I grabbed the Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide. I then did some spritzing with the Distress Sprayer and added some more ink blending with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


I layered the panel onto a piece of custom colored Distress Heavystock trimmed to 4 x 8.5 inches that I colored using Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide. Because the center was going to be covered up, I only inked the outside edge.

For added dimension, I popped up the butterflies using double sided foam strips.

I then finished off the card by adding the Be Brave sticker from the Sentiments Label Stickers and popped it up with some foam tape as well.


I hope you enjoyed learning how this card came together using the gorgeous Tim Holtz 3D Impresslits Butterfly.

Supplies

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Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Observations | Stenciled Backgrounds x 2

I'm back friends with a couple more cards to share with you from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous release. My first card features another gel plate background using stencils! I warned you in my last post how much I had fallen in love with this technique! I used the super cool gentleman from the Tim Holtz Observations stamp set. This set is so much fun with this larger than life character and the inspirational sentiments that are also included.

Dreamer Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Observations Stamp Set

I began with the City Map Layering Stencil for the first layer of my background and used Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide and a first lift. In case you missed it, you can check out my Gel Plate Backgrounds post to learn more about this technique.


For the second layer I used the Dotted Lines Stencil with Fossilized Amber and a first lift. Finally, the third layer was done with the Halftone Stencil and Rusty Hinge.

Once the gel printing background was completed, I added some stamp details using the gears from the Observations stamp set using Pumice Stone Distress Ink.


The gentleman was stamped onto Distress Heavystock using Black Soot Archival Ink and then fussy cut before being adhered to the back panel. I then finished off the card with a sentiment from the Observations stamp set. The finished card is a modified slimline sized to 3.5 x 7.5 inches.


My second card once again features the City Map Layering Stencil. I  began with a piece of Distress Heavystock cut to 4x 5.25 inches. I then placed the stencil at an angle on the paper and ink blended Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Inks over the stencil.

Found Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Observations Stamp Set

For a little more interest, I placed the Digits Layering Stencil over the design and ink blended with Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feather Distress Oxide Ink.


With the stenciling completed, I stamped the gears from the Inventor 7 Stamp Set using Hickory Smoke Archival Ink. Before the next step, you want to make sure everything is dry, so either hit it with your heat tool or let it dry overnight. Once it's dry, wipe over the surface with an antistatic pouch, then stamp your gentleman from the Observations stamp set using a black pigment ink, sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat emboss.


To complete the card, add a sentiment from the set and layer the panel onto a piece of black cardstock.


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this bit of inspiration using the Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous Observations Stamp Set.

Supplies

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