Halloween Cards | Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Toil & Trouble Thinlits

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.

Hello friends and welcome back! Today I have double the fun to share with you. Not one, but two Halloween cards I created using the Toil and Trouble Thinlits by Tim Holtz. These cards were shared by Tim during his recent Sizzix Halloween YouTube Live. If you are looking for more Halloween inspiration I recommend checking out the replay!

Halloween Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Toil & Trouble Thinlits

The background and area just behind each die cut was created using the Ink Smoosh Technique using Distress Ink and then a background or image was stamped onto it using Distress Oxide Ink. If you aren't familiar with this technique, you simply smoosh your Distress Ink pad onto your craft mat, spritz it with a little water using the Distress Sprayer and then smoosh your paper into the ink. Dry the ink using your heat tool and repeat until the paper is covered to your liking with ink.

Hocus Pocus Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Toil & Trouble Thinlits

On this first card, the green background was created with Twisted Citron Distress Ink for the ink smooshing. I then stamped the tapestry image using Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide. The purple background was created with Wilted Violet Distress Ink for the ink smooshing, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide for the stamping with the script stamp and then die cut using the Stacked Archway Thinlits.

For the main image I die cut some of the images from the Toil and Trouble Thinlits from black cardstock, applied a layer of Glossy Accents, sprinkled it with Nightfall Glitter and set it to the side to dry. FYI, Nightfall Glitter is part of the Halloween Distress Mica Flakes Sparkle Set that is only available while supplies last. Before the glitter was dry, I ran my Craft Pick around the edges to smooth out any glitter that was hanging over the edge.

Once the glitter was dry, I adhered the die cut to the card. I finished it off with a sentiment from the Life Of The Party Stamp Set.


For the background on this second card I used Milled Lavender Distress Ink for the ink smooshing and stamped the tapestry image using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide. For the moon, I used Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink for the ink smooshing and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide to stamp the spider web. 

Wicked Fun Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Toil & Trouble Thinlits

Once again, I used  some of the dies from the Toil and Trouble Thinlits and repeated the same process as above to apply the glitter. To complete this card, I added a sentiment from the Life Of The Party Stamp Set.


As you might have noticed, sometimes I used the same Distress Ink and Distress Oxide color to get the contrast between the ink smooshing and the stamped image and sometimes I didn't. Not all colors work well together for this technique, which is why on the first card, I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. When I tried this with Mowed Lawn for both layers, the stamping didn't show up because the stamp design is a bit more bold, which picks up more ink, which in turn covers up more of the background. If you use a stamp that is more detailed, such as the script or spider web stamp, you can use the same colors and still see the stamped image well. So, if you attempt this technique, I recommend that you do a little test run to make sure your colors and stamps work to get the look I'm sharing here. If they don't work, try using a lighter color for the ink smooshing layer.


Thanks so much for flying by today and checking out my Halloween cards featuring the Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Toil and Trouble Thinlits.

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1 comment

  1. Sabrina here, I just twitched my nose and here I am to see my silhouttes in action.....LOL...love the cards.

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