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.
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.
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:
Sizzix Stitched Ovals Framelits Die Set