Happy Thursday, crafty friends! Today I’m so excited to share the first of my projects that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 release.
Did you all get a chance to see Tim’s Facebook live reveal last week of all of Chapter 1? There are so many fabulous new die sets to play with, and best news is, you don’t even have to wait until Creativation for the new products. This shabby chic burlap panel project is one of my favorites from Chapter 1 and features the new Cut Out Leaves die set. Think the leaves will be versatile for year-round crafting, and I love all the different ways that they can be used.
The Cut Out Leaves dies are all about the negative space. The cutting blades actually only die cut the center spaces and the designs between the “veins” of the leaves, and leave the outside edge intact. For this panel, I die cut rows of leaves to create an overall background, and popped the panel up with foam dots over a background water-colored with Distress Inks. I went with springtime colors here, but I can really see this done with beautiful fall colors, too.
To add some extra detail to the canvas, I made a few “postive-shaped” leaves for accents. Some of the leaves were die cut from water-colored cardstock and hand-trimmed around the outside edges. Those I added directly on top of the background panel, just adding a thin line of adhesive behind the middle vein and allowing the edges of the leaves to remain free. I did some simple stitching with embroidery floss around that center line to add a homespun touch. And lastly, I die cut a trio of leaves, which were then adhered to Idea-ology patterned paper and trimmed out, to use as free floating embellishments on the left side of the frame. So lots of different ways to use these fun new leaves.
If you missed Facebook live, you can catch a replay of Chapter 1 on the video above.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Trim: May Arts, Stampin’Up, DMC