Thursday 30 March 2017

Easter cards with Tim Holtz Snowglobe die

Hello Everybody, 
it's Monika again 
with my second post in March.
Like in February I would like to show you another - not wintery - use of Tim Holtz Snowglobe die.
Earlier in my blog I have already made I quite similar Easter card but here I would like to give you a full tutorial about how I made that and of course these:-)

And now here is my instructions:

1. Cut out the card base from kraft paper.

2. Choose a coloured cardstock and cut out a one size smaller rectangle.

3. Emboss it with Tim Holtz Flourish embossing folder.

4. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo.

5. With white ink colour the embossed papers. Now here I have to tell you that for this I used a special "thing" which was added to one of my Sizzix embossing folders packages - you can see this white thing in my picture. Do you know what it is? I have no idea but very useful :-))

6. When you finished you can glue your embossed paper to the base card.

7. Cut out the bottom of the snow globe 2 times from heavy weight cardstock. Glue them together.

8. Stamp the Happy Easter text in the middle.

9. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo.

10. Cut out the upper part from blue cardstock. 

11. Smear the surface with white acrylic paint and a sponge.

12. When it's dry spritz it with Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Stormy Sky).

13. When it's totally dry tap white acrylic paint on the surface with a sponge. Just tap, don't smear!

14. Cut out the wildflowers from green cardstock. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo.

15. Tap the flowers with white acrylic paint.

16. Cut out the rabbits from brown cardstock twice. Glue them together and with the sponge you used for whiting the flowers, contour the edges of the rabbits.

17. Cut out the bows from same paper you used for the flourished rectangle.

18. Glue all the elements on the blue snow globe. In the end you can just cut off the overhanging parts of the flowers.

19. Put the card together :-) For the big parts I used double sided adhesive tape.

20. If you wish cut out some tiny butterflies from the same cardstock you used for the flourished part and bow.

21. Add the butterflies and some half pearls to the card.

What I used:

Sizzix Movers&Shapers, Bunny&Bow by Tim Holtz (657486)

Sizzix Sizzlits Die, Butterfly Frenzy by Tim Holtz (659575)

Ranger Distress ink, Vintage Photo

Ranger Distress Paint, Picket Fence

Ranger Archival ink, Potting Soil


I hope you like it! Happy crafting!

Big hugs

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Tim Holtz inspired background card #2

Welcome and I hope you have been having fun playing with Tim's new Distress Oxides. This is the second card I made after the playtime I had with them a few weeks ago which you can see here and here and if you missed the first, more feminine card, you will find it here.

This is what the background looked like and I love the rusty patina colours in it.

I gathered the collage elements together with a similar colour palette using Tim Holtz ephemera packs and papers.

And I made my own little cabinet card type frame using a round die and using tarnished brass distress paint on the edge of an old credit type card and stamped the stars with the broken china oxide ink.

The guy is from Tim's photo booth set.

I layered up the collage elements ......

.... keeping it all flat so that the card can go in the post easily.

I think that little bird adds extra interest and would hopefully be great for a dad who has interest in birds in the wild.

 The greeting is one I made myself - I tend to print out an A4 sheet of various ones so I can pick and use one fairly quickly. I just don't own many words stamps and sometimes they're just not the right size.

Thanks for stopping bby this month, I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I used the Distress Oxides.

hugs Brenda xxx

Bumblebees and Butterflies

Sunday 26 March 2017

Eileen Hull Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Journal Die

Welcome everyone to our Blog where today we are showcasing an upcoming Sizzix die from Eileen Hull.

It is not being released until late April and there is a lot of buzz about this die. We have them available to pre-order now on our website

Eileen and her Design Team have made some fabulous samples of this die and we were lucky enough to receive one in the post from the lovely Anne Redfern

WOW!!! Thank you Anne

If you would like to see more of their creations and step by step instructions, you can see these on their blogs
Eileen Hull
Jenny Marples
Tracy Evans

Thank you for looking :0)

Friday 24 March 2017

Tim Holtz inspired background card #1

You may have seen my posts for the present Country View Challenge - Inspired by Tim Holtz - both on the challenge blog and at Bumblebees and Butterflies. So for my shop projects this month I thought I would use a couple of those inky backgrounds just as they are and make a couple of cards. here's the first with that drippy, speckled background and some feminine shabby flowers.

I used Tim's sizzix Bigz tattered florals and his new Thinlits small tattered florals to get the flower pieces which I cut in crinoline. I spritzed them with water and dabbed on both picket fence and victorian velvet distress paints, scrunched them up and dried them .....

.... before putting them together with pretty brads.

Next I collected the pieces I wanted for my layout .....

 .... and eh voila the card came together (but without the string bow - it just didn't look right with it on).

The oval plaque was a chipboard covered with some paper from my bits box.

The Tim Holtz strip die borders helped pull it altogether.

Although I wasn't sure about the mix of the more industrial looking background with pretty embellishments, I'm really happy with the outcome.

The greeting is one I made on the pc and printed out.

If you are having fun with the oxide please let us know and enter the challenge with them.

hugs Brenda xxx