Sizzix Tutorial- Just Because with Tim Holtz

Hello Friends and welcome!

Today I have another CHA project to share with you that I made for Tim Holtz and the Sizzix Alterations booth, featuring lots of fabulous Tim Holtz dies and products, both new and old.

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This shabby floral card features Tim’s new Stitched Ovals Thinlits die set, which has quickly become a top favorite of mine. The center oval and the scalloped border both come from this new set. And I filled in the frame with an older Tim Holtz classic die set, Tiny Tattered Forals, for a sweet and girly card design.

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This card also features lots of metallic accents, including Distress Glitter Dust, Distress Metallic Cardstock, and the new Gilded Accents Remnant Rubs. And there’s even some of the new Substrate Sheets paper on the border and background. Love the contrast of the grungy Distress inking mixed with the elegant touches of sparkle and shine. And the dimension on those spiral flowers just makes this ol’ gal happy, too.

I’ve got a quick Sizzix tutorial to go along with today’s card. So let’s take a closer look.

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Here’s a peek at the Stitched Ovals Thinlits die set and some of the paper that I used. The card is a 5″ square finished, and the metallic cardstock is the third layer. So to begin, I cut a 4.5″ square from gold metallic cardstock and centered the mid-sized stitched oval on the paper.

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For die cutting with wafer thin dies, we recommend using the Magnetic Platform and this standard die cutting sandwich for Framelits and Thinlits dies: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.

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Remove the center oval and set it aside for another project. Then cut the oval die one more time from Ranger Watercolor Paper.

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I like to sand my paper to create a softer, shabbier finish on the metallic cardstock. Using a sanding block, sand in one direction, moving up and down only. Then turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat the process. You’ll end up with a distressed, almost linen-like texture on the metallic cardstock.

Then randomly apply numbers from the new Gilded Accents Remnant Rubs to the entire frame.

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Working on a non-stick craft sheet, dab Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink onto the sheet. Spritz the ink liberally with a Distress Sprayer, and then press the smooth side of the watercolor die cut down into the ink mixture. Allow the paper to dry, or speed up the process with a heat tool. You can repeat this step if you want to add any additional color.

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To create some interest on the background, I added some script text stamped in Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

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Since the Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits set doesn’t include any stems, I stamped one onto the bottom of the oval die cut using Brushed Corduroy ink. I wanted to add two flowers to my finished design, so here you see me wiping away the ink from one of the leaves before I stamped. Now the branch of that leaf looks like a stem for my second flower.

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Then I watercolored the stem and leaf using more ink smooshed onto my craft mat mixed with water.

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For one last bit of detail on my background before beginning to assemble the card, I added Distress Glitter Dust to the edges of my die cut. And of course I like things shabby and distressed, so I apply my glitter by dipping an old paintbrush into Multi Medium Matte, and painting random areas around the edge of the oval with the adhesive before pouring on the glitter.

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Here you can see a close up detail of that touch of Distress Glitter Dust, and the amazing shine from the Gilded Remnant Rubs applied to the sanded cardstock.  The flowers were created in the same way as I made the background oval, by swiping watercolor cardstock through a mixture of Distress Ink, and then die cutting two of the spiral flowers from the Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits die set. I mopped up the remaining ink with some Idea-ology crinkle ribbon to create a matching trim for the bottom of the card.

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The base of the card is made from the new Substrate Sheets paper, and the scalloped border below the ribbon is, too. I added a layer of sanded Distress Cardstock, and finished off with a sentiment made from Chit Chat stickers.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Friends! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE METALLIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX196001Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology SUBSTRATE SHEETS Paperie TH93291RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED OVALS Thinlits Die 661188Tim Holtz Sizzix TINY TATTERED FLORALS Thinlits Die 660227Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN cms215Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps REFLECTIONS CMS111Tim Holtz Idea-ology GILDED ACCENTS REMNANT RUBS Findings TH93287Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS TH92998Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL TIM43188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Dust VINTAGE PLATINUM TDR49753Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

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14 thoughts on “Sizzix Tutorial- Just Because with Tim Holtz

  1. Oh, my! Beyond stunning, Audrey! It looks timeless and ever so dreamy! Love all the touches of gold and beautiful flower! And, thank you for the tutorial!

  2. I have always been a huge fan of handmade flowers, especially the really dimensional ones like these. This is just gorgeous Audrey. Not only the flowers though but the way you created that amazing frame. Your talent is really shining on this one. ❤

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