Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2- Folk Flowers

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Did you all catch the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 reveal on Tim’s YouTube channel this weekend? What fun, right? As usual, there are so many fabulous new additions to the Tim Holtz Sizzix lineup in this new release, from more quirky critters to beautiful botanicals and funky florals to steampunk images and retro gadgets. In other words, there’s something for everyone! I was so lucky and honored to be able to create some samples for the reveal, and over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing those projects here on my blog. Today I’ll start with one of my favorites from this release, an art tag made with the new Folk Flowers cover plate die.

The Folk Flowers die is a large background die that cuts a beautiful negative floral motif pattern that can be utilized in many ways. It is the perfect size to fit a standard A2 card front, but also works great for ATCs, art journals, home decor, and tags, like I’ve done here.


I love to have a stash of tags around to add to gift boxes and bags. This one is great for birthdays or any special occasion, and I really like the folk art style to this with all those great shabby touches. To create this pretty floral background, I die cut the Folk Flowers die from a scrap piece of cardstock and used it as a stencil to apply Distress Grit Paste. Then before the paste can dry, sprinkle it with Distress Embossing Glaze in a variety of colors. For this tag, I used Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, and Rustic Wilderness Embossing Glaze. And then once the Grit Paste is completely dry, heat the glaze to emboss and set it.

You can really see the shiny, raised detail to this floral pattern in the close-up shots. And in person you just want to run your finger over that fun texture and design. To finish off the background, I added Vintage Photo Distress Crayon around all the embossing, and blended it in with a wet paintbrush and finger. The crayon helps highlight all the dimension and makes the details stand out. And I totally adore the vintage look it brings to the table.


With a great background, you don’t need much else. I added a bit of trim and a flower and leaf that are from the Funky Nature die set from Chapter 1. The sentiment lettering is also from Chapter 1, the Bold Alphanumeric set die cut from watercolor cardstock inked in Crackling Campfire Oxide.

This is such a fun technique, and a great way to turn a background pattern into the star of the design. Tim recently shared an amazing tutorial for using Distress Embossing Glazes on his YouTube channel, if you’d like to see a closer look at the step by step process. And in case you missed it, here’s a replay of the full Chapter 2 reveal.

So amazing, right? Do you have a new favorite to add to your collection?


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

Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Ranger Ink - Dina Wakley Media - White Tag - Sizes Number 8 and 10 Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Folk Flowers Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Funky Nature Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Alphanumeric Bold Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Stickers - Chitchat Word Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily White Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Vintage Photo Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fossilized Amber Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Crackling Campfire Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled Paint Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Rustic Wilderness Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Antique Linen Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Fossilized Amber Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Fired Brick Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Peeled Paint Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Rustic Wilderness Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Grit Paste - 3 Ounces - Opaque

Sizzix Stitched Ovals Framelits Die Set
Stampin’Up Ribbon
Vintage Lace

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