It Throwback Thursday and I thought I’d share TWO great ways to use your Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies. Have you heard that Sizzix is 30% OFF ? Ends Midnight
Welcome back, crafty peeps!! Laurie here to share two cards using dies from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Set #5. If you’ve never seen or used these, I highly recommend you check them out! Each set has 3 large, amazing dies and the price point is awesome!!
My first card features some lazy watercolouring which will be hidden behind a panel cut with one of the floral dies in this set.
I cut the image out of white cardstock and inked the edges with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. For the watercolouring, I used Bristol Smooth paper and a cheap set of watercolour paints. I’m sure there was an easier way to do this but I just kept putting the die cut panel over the Bristol and roughly lined up where the ink should go!!
I think that this panel looks pretty cool on its own!! But layered up together, it looks like this:
Before adhering the two panels together, I added some splatters with the Vintage Photo as well as Ground Espresso Distress Inks.
I added some twine to the left side and stamped the sentiment in Vintage Photo. I used my Misti for this as Distress Ink doesn’t stamp well and I need multiple impressions. The sentiment comes from the Penny Black Choose Happy Stamp Set.
For the second card, I used another one of the dies from this set and used it to emboss! You can do this with all your dies as long as you have a tan embossing mat and the correct sandwich for your die cutting machine!
This gives a very pretty result. To bring out the embossing a bit more, I lightly blended some Tattered Rose Distress Ink over top. I should mention, that I had that stitched rectangle in my “spares” bin so that was cut already. You would want to make sure you cut down your panel BEFORE embossing it!
I adhered the embossed panel onto a piece of black cardstock that was slightly larger. The “thank you” sentiment and heart come from the From the Heart Stamp Set from MFT…this is a great set to have in your stash!!
And those are my projects for today!! Hope you found a little inspiration here today!
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See you soon…