Isn't it lovely when the postman delivers you one of those pizza boxes filled with goodies that you have ordered from Susan and when I opened a parcel of pre-order products and found the new mixed media dies from Tim Holtz in it, I just had to have a play.
Before the idea for this card came about I was in the process of making some journalling pages using the brand new stencils from Tim Holtz and using the reverse of the sprayed stencil on some spare card. When it had dried and I picked it up to put away in a bits box I immediately wanted to use the new mixed media thinlits dies, so I ran it through the Big Shot and cut it down to size and I really liked the effects.
I gathered some elements together and began putting things together.
I stamped the butterfly using the French Flight Framelits set on the background and on another piece of card, cutting it out and adding it over the other one. You can see the grungy background under the frame below.
Some music paper dipped lightly into inks, a ribbon and wishbone finish the embellishing.
I also used the new Perspective set of stamps from Tim Holtz for the sentiment, which was stamped in Olive archival ink.
The piece I found to use for the underneath of the die-cut area was originally created using distress paints and walnut stain distress ink. I don't throw anything away ....... lol.
I really love the effects these mixed media dies create and you get four different designs in the packet.
hugs Brenda xxx