Monday, 11 February 2013

Airmail Tableau by Chris W

With the arrival of the latest Tim Holtz releases who can resist them? Not me! I found a lovely piece of backing paper in my treasure chest with warm oranges and greens and decided to use it for my airmail tableau. The key components are the new Tim Holtz (On the edge) Torn notepad die, the AirmailTexture fade, Minifilmstrip decorative strip die and the MarianneCreatables butterfly die.

You can see that I’ve highlighted some of the texture fade elements with gold foil to add something extra to the texture. This could as easily be glitter or metallic paint.
The shopping list element makes use of both sides of the Torn notepad die with the butterfly to add colour and substance.
The Torn notepad die is used again for the faux letter with the mini film strip adding a border and contrast colour to the left.

Each one of these dies could be made into the central feature of a card on its own but it is so much more fun when you can combine the different elements together. Choose whatever colour theme and backing paper you want and have a go yourself to see just how easy it is to make. 


  1. fab card - I love what you have done with the foil - I think I might try that as have some of this from kanban for years and not used it more than once but this is such a clever way to highlight embossing.

  2. I love the new torn notebook die! Can't wait for you to get the other dies in :)

  3. Great piece Chris, fabulous embossed background and foiling. Gonna have to have some torn note-book methinks.
    hugs {brenda} x0x