Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us today for the Creativations 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away! I am so excited to be joining in on the fun, sharing one of my projects that I made for the Sizzix Alterations booth featuring fabulous new dies from the Tim Holtz collection!

Are you all as excited about the new release as I am? It just never ceases to amaze me what innovative and amazing products Tim continues to wow us with, time after time. For my card today, I am sharing a bright and happy floral card made with the new Funky Floral #1 die set, part of the February Sizzix Alterations release. This project is inspired by all my favorite colors of spring, with a bold floral pattern set against crisp black cardstock, reminiscent of the style design of Rifle Paper Company’s amazing stationary line.

If you love design options, then you are going to adore the Funky Floral #1 die set. This Thinlits die set includes 17 pieces for die cutting an entire garden full of flowers, branches, and leaf designs. And one of my favorite features of this new set is that all of the individual pieces that you need to create the finished flower or leaf are included together on one die. So no need to try to figure out what shape goes with what. How brilliant is that?

I die cut all my individual shapes from Distress Watercolor Cardstock, and then individually inked them all with my ink blending tool. This way I could die cut all the pieces I needed in just one or two passes through the die cut machine, rather than spending the time die cutting the pieces from lots of different colors of paper. Really is a great time saving tip!

To keep my color palette harmonious, I stuck with two basic color families (pink and green), but used a wide range within those color families to add in some depth and interest. The cardstock layer beneath was inked in the same soft pink as the flowers to tie everything together, and layered against the bold black, the design really pops. The sentiment is a combination of die cut letters and a stamped banner. I’ll link you to all the products below.


Of course a blog hop needs a few prizes! Just leave a comment on ALL the different blog hop posts for a chance to win! Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele’s blog.

Next stop along the hop is the amazing Mou Saha! Have fun everyone!


Paula Cheney
Vicki Evans
Emma Williams
Cathie Parreco
Kaz Hall
Jan Hobbins
Jenny Marples

Tami Bastians
Audrey Pettit —-(You Are Here)
Mou Saha
Richele Christensen

Kath Stewart
Cheiron Brandon
Stacy Hutchinson
Chelle Fowler
Zoe Hillman
Joy Kennedy
Bobbie Smith

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY FLORAL 1 Thinlits Die 662700Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Block Friendship WordsStamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce



192 thoughts on “Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop & Give Away!

  1. Audrey! What a beautiful card! Of course I love the black background! And these dies, I am so wanting them! I really like the 3D effect of the dies and hope that there will be more to come! Gorgeous job on this card girlie!!XXX

  2. Love the color palette and you created a design that is sophisticated and professional -it looks like patterned paper and I love that

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the dimension with the flowers. Great tip on inking to the color you like, I’m becoming a huge fan of this technique.

  4. Audrey, your card is so fresh and crisp looking! It reminds me of a wonderful summer vacation. The bright funky flowers look fantastic on the black background. Super card! Thanks for sharing. xo

  5. Audrey, so bright and pretty. Such fun for a spring journal…love those bright, happy flowers, a must have die set. Thanks for sharing 😍

  6. absolutely love the funky florals series! they were my absolute favourites of all of the (completely wonderful) things Tim showed at Creativation this year and that is saying a lot. your journal is lovely!

  7. Your Card is so pretty so cheerful … yes I’m excited about the new releases … Tim is so amazing! Love those funky florals ! I’m excited about those thermal web pages you used too … thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. This card has so much visual impact! I love the high contrast with the black background – it really sets off the sweetness of the florals. Can’t wait to go shopping. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. What a tropical card to share with us on Groundhog’s Day! Especially since Punx Phil saw his shadow and has declared 6 more weeks of winter is on it’s way. I would not have thought to make a card with the black base…but the colors just pop off the page because you did!

  10. this is a beautiful card! I love the pops of colour on the black … beautiful done and showcased! as we are in the middle of a snowstorm here it sure brightened my day and made me think of sunnier spots!! thanks for the chance to win a prize!

  11. this is such a pretty card Audrey! I love the almost tropical feel of the bright green and pink! The use of the Funky Floral is so inspiring! I could do this!!

  12. Very pretty composition of colorful and vibrant flowers and leaves on that deep dark background. Your card is so elegant due to the dark base. Thank you for sharing this amazing card and for the chance to win prizes, too. Hugs, Marzena

  13. How tropical and beautiful. Makes me wish I was sitting on the sand looking at the ocean. Great job.

    Happy art-ing!

  14. Oh, my! What a gorgeous card, Audrey! Very beautiful color combo! The pink and green really pops against the navy background! Such lovely flowers, too! Fab card!! Have a great weekend!

  15. Looks likes another set of dies that are perfectly matched with sidekick, lounge & tv series catch up time 😜

  16. I love your card, Audrey! The colors are so bright and cheery and every one of those itty bitty flowers are perfectly placed. Love your attention to detail! Great job!

  17. Love this card. The beautiful bright colors against the black background are stunning! There is so much detail to catch the eye, as well! 🙂

  18. Those delicate frawns (is that how to spell it? 🙂 They are so eye catching and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your card!

  19. Love the dark background against the bold colors. Great idea with the inking vs cutting out lots of diff colors. Nice contrast to the more muted, vintage proje ts ive seen so far on the hop!

  20. This card is absolutely fabulous, bright colors are fantastic and I love them so much! the contrast with black background is stunning! Thanks for the chance to win!Barbara

  21. Can’t wait for spring. Great colour palette, I am enjoying this blog hop!!! So much inspiration. Thanks for sharing your creation. Enjoy your weekend.

  22. Your card is so beautiful, so bright and pretty, one of my favorite color combos is pink and green. This set from Mr. Holtz is just so beautiful, you can do so many things with it, at first glance I thought you put that on a notebook before I read your post, you know how beautiful would that be on the front of like a daily planner, it would be stunning I think. Thank you, hugs.

  23. The pink and green is so pretty against the black background! Love the new TH dies; he always comes up with beautiful designs.

  24. Hi Audrey, you are so right when you say what a inventive man Tim is but let us not forget the team he has around him and the great designers like you who make gorgeous things form al the products! Thanks to you all.
    I love the card you made, its so elegant and the colour scheme is beautiful!

  25. Just the perfect card to send to a friend – love the colours and the design. Love that you used inks to colour the die cuts.

  26. Such a strikingly beautiful card . The stark black backdrop makes those funky florals really ‘pop’ . Fabulous design . Thanks so much for sharing x

  27. Hi Audrey. How fun is that funky floral die? You really created a charming card with those colors you chose. Absolutely brilliant! TU!

  28. I love the idea of cutting everything from the same stock and then coloring each individually. A great way to customize the look and create as wide a range of colors as desired. 🙂

  29. I know exactly what you mean by the similarity to the Rifle paper co. stationery. It is beautiful. So clean. It’s kind of amazing all the various looks that can be achieved with these dies. This is an exceptional use of the Funky Floral die.

  30. Ms. Audrey, not only is this an absolutely LOVELY, project…getting to learn how you put it together is an extra treat! Sometimes I hesitate to make something with so many pieces, but your tips have made me change my mind and I even got out some of the Thinlits I already have, to start using them, even before I can get the new ones in my craft room! Thank you, so much, for “letting us in”, on your techniques!

  31. This is really beautiful! Thanks for your tip on coloring the watercolor paper after cutting the shapes – makes so much sense! – great tip!

  32. Love the tropical look of this! Would not have thought of the dark background either. Lovely!

    Laurie 🙂
    Faerie Bower

  33. Your card is beautiful and so colorful! Thanks for the tip to cut all pieces from Distress Watercolor Paper…what a great time saver and the colors will always coordinate. Thanks for sharing.

  34. LOVE it!! The new funky flowers dies are so amazing with all these details…. Love the colorful bouquet on black, just gorgeous!

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