Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I’m back with another card that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 die release. If you haven’t heard the news, Sizzix has divided their new product releases into four different chapters that will be spaced throughout the year. Chapter 1 dies are available right now. And Chapter 2 was revealed this past weekend in Phoenix at the Creativation show, and will be available this spring. So LOTS of fabulous new products are coming our way!
Last week I shared a card project that features the new Chapter 1 Retro Repeat background dies on a futuristic robotic design, and today I’m using that same set again. But this time, on a botanical card made with the Funky Floral dies, in both the new Large Funky Foral and the original Funky Floral #1 set from a previous release. On this design, I repeated the retro pattern on a journaling-card panel of watercolor cardstock that was colored with a mixture of green and blue Distress inks. And then the panel was layered onto some textured surfaces cork paper for a bit of a garden trellis look.
A heavily inked, sanded, and painted woodgrain background was layered with Distress cardstock and corrugated paper to carry on the rugged natural styling. And then I layered on the flowers and greens made with a combination of the two Funky Floral sets. For a variety of textures, I used both inked watercolor cardstock and sanded Distress cardstock in my arrangement. A bit of Perfect Pearls was mixed in with the watercolors to add a subtle shimmer to the petals, and I finished with Picket Fence paint and cork centers for even more depth. A typed token was tied on with hemp string for a sentiment. And some small remnant rubs numerology and an index clip finish the design.
My goodness, my wish list is a mile long! How about you?
The supplies I’ve used are linked below: