XOXO Vintage Valentine Card | Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles Hearts and Colorize Woodgrain

Hey friends! I'm SO excited to be continuing on as a Maker for Tim Holtz this year and I'm starting it off by sharing one of the makes I created for the Sizzix Chapter 1 release. I created a vintage Valentine card using a mix of old and new dies. And yes, Valentine's Day is almost here, but as far as I'm concerned we should celebrate the ones we love every day of the year! Now keep on reading to check out all the details on how this card came together.

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XOXO Vintage Valentine Card

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring the Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles Hearts and Colorize Woodgrain

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To create this vintage Valentine card, I used the new Woodgrain Colorize Thinlits, the Stacked Tiles Hearts Thinlits and the 3D Wings Impresslit. I began by die cutting the various pieces from the Woodgrain Colorize from Distress Heavystock. There are 4 layers that are combined to give you the fabulous depth and texture. I used the ink smooshing technique to apply Distress Ink to each layer.

On the bottom (first layer) I used Frayed Burlap, on the second layer I used Pumice Stone, on the third Weathered Wood and on the fourth layer I used Antique Linen. Once the ink was dry, I adhered all of the layers using Distress Collage Medium and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo.

Making Tips: 

  • Go with very little ink when applying the Weather Wood, otherwise it seems to take over the finished piece. 
  • It's easier to ink smoosh the fourth layer (the tiny little pieces) if you leave the die cuts in place so that you have something to hold onto and then remove them afterwards. Apply Mint Tape or washi tape to hold them in place if needed.
  • Originally I was going to leave off the very top layer, but in the end I ended up adding them. They add a nice touch, but because they are so thin they are bit of a challenge to adhere. I used Collage Medium which is perfect for things like this because if you get a little too much on there it dries clear and doesn't look like a hot mess!

Next up, I created the central heart piece using the Stacked Tiles Hearts which comes with 5 different heart sizes and 5 of each size so you can die cut multiple pieces all at the same time. I die cut 4 different sizes of hearts (all but the very smallest heart) from a mix of Tim Holtz Ideaology 6x10 Backdrops. I then inked the edges, layered them and then ran them through my sewing machine to stitch them together. You can then "fluff" up the edges and it adds a nice bit of dimension!

With the heart completed, I layered it onto the gold wings.  This piece was cut from gold Metallic Kraftstock and created using the 3D Wings Impresslit which embosses and die cuts the paper. I then finished off this piece by adding the XOXO from the Metallic Sticker Book.

For the background of the card, I took a piece of Distress Heavystock cut 4.25 x 5.5 inches and ink smooshed it into a bit of Weather Wood Distress Ink. Once again, I recommend using just a tiny bit of ink so that it doesn't get too dark. I then trimmed a piece of brown colored backdrop paper to 4 x 5.25 inches and then a piece of black to 3.75 x 5 inches and inked the edges. I also added a bit of machine stitching to the top layer before adhering all of the layers together.

To finish off the card, I trimmed the woodgrain pieces to 4.25 inches and then adhered them to the card front. I then added some Hardware heads which I distressed with a bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink. The final step was adhering the wings and heart die cuts using double sided foam adhesive to give it a little more dimension.

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring the Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles Hearts and Colorize Woodgrain

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm truly grateful for you! I hope you were inspired by my XOXO Vintage Valentine card using the Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles Hearts and Colorize Woodgrain Thinlits!

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The Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 Release is available NOW at Scrapbook.com!

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card Supplies

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