I am so super excited to be kicking off another year with the Sizzix Design Team! What a blessing it has been to get to work with such amazing products from so many amazing designers, and to share it all with you. I am really looking forward to another year of fun and inspiration, and lots of new goodies, too. Today I am kicking off the new year on the Sizzix blog with some brand new Tim Holtz from his winter CHA Alterations release.
I am in love with that quote! Such a great message, and one I am trying embrace this year. Seemed such a perfect fit with one of Tim’s new butterflies from his Butterfly Duo Bigz Die. I really love the two together. This card is really a bit of a gentle reminder to myself, and hopefully to all of you, too, that’s it’s okay to be yourself… to just be YOU!
Isn’t that butterfly amazing? So much depth and detail to the image, thanks to the matching Texture Fade embossing folders that comes with the die. Here I die cut two of the swallowtail butterfly images, and stacked them together with pop dots for lots of dimension. The wings have been lightly bent up, too, for some extra lift. Decked the butterflies out in Distress ink and paint, and a bit of metallic spray stain, too. Then topped it off with one of Tim’s new Idea-ology Heirloom Roses.
The fun background was made with another amazing new Alterations 4-piece die set called Mixed Media. So great for adding a unique, architectural element to your papercrafting projects.
I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for creating this card up on the Sizzix blog today, if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Tomorrow I’m heading off to the beach to my annual scrapbooking retreat with the girls. Four days of laughing, eating, and gabbing with a great group of friends……and hopefully cropping, too, if I can get myself packed!