A Lemony Tri-Fold Pocket Pouch with Sizzix


Happy Fri-yay, crafty friends! Hope you are all doing well, and are gearing up for some holiday fun this weekend. Many of you may have seen the amazing Sizzix Chapter 3 reveals over these past few days, filled with all our favorite holiday, Halloween, Christmas, and winter new releases. But today I’m going to step back a moment to the Chapter 2 release, with this bright and happy lemony sunshine project that I have the great fun of sharing this week on the Sizzix blog.


My bestie celebrated her birthday at the end of May, and since she loves the color yellow, we decided to throw her a little lemon/lime theme party. We had such fun gathering bright citrus table decor. And I put together this zesty tri-fold pocket pouch for her gift. Perfect for smaller gift items or gift cards, and a fun and unique twist on traditional gift wrapping.


I used several dies from Chapter 2… Doodle Art #2 and Crochet #2. And I absolutely adore all that intricate lacy detail. And because I love fabric as much as I do paper, I made a fancy stacked flower centerpiece from silk and wool, a fabric brad, and ribbons and trim using one of Sizzix’s Bigz flower dies. I’ve got all the details and step-by-steps up on the Sizzix blog and the Sizzix UK Making Journal blog, if you’d like to learn more.

I hope my friends and family in the States have a fantastic 4th of July weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 50 PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Doodle Art No. 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Crochet 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz L Die - Large StemsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Squeezed LemonadeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Mustard SeedRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Twisted CitronScor-Pal - Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring and Scoring Board - 12 x 12Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce

Sizzix Stitched Ovals Thinlits Die Set
Stampin’Up Trim
Wool Felt, Silk Flower, Fabric Brad
Parchment Paper

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Happy Bird Day with the Sizzix Making Journal


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve been on a bird kick lately, right? Well, today I have yet another tweet bird project to share.. this time a card that was posted this week on the Sizzix UK blog The Making Journal, featuring my favorite die sets from the Tim Holtz Chapter 2 release.


The adorable birds from the Feathered Friends Thinlits die set has by far been my favorite set from the spring release. I love that they can be colored in so many variations to create many different species of birds, and they all turn out so beautifully. The Funky Wreath die set is the perfect companion set for these birds, and once again I’ve added in a wreath on my project today. I love dressing up the wreaths with small extras, like flowers or ribbons or bows. On this card, I made a messy nest for the bird with some wonky “greens” and natural twine. And added in a hand-stamped sentiment banner to finish the design.


It was recently my mother’s birthday.  She loves bird images and nature scenes, so this card was made specially for her. She’s getting quite the bird collection going, I must say!

I’ve got all the details and the complete step-by-step tutorial for this project up on The Making Journal blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 4.25 x 5.5 - 20 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Stash - EtceteraTim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash WALLFLOWER Cardstock Pack TH93110Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Feathered FriendsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Funky WreathSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Media MarksSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Crochet 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz XL Die with Framelits - Curio BoxRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - CrackleRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Rusty HingeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Walnut StainRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink Pads - Mini Kit - ThreeMay Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap

Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower alpha stamps

Tweet Tweet with Tim Holtz Patchwork Bird


Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been on a bird kick lately with my crafty projects. So perfect time to share this tweet bird-inspired fabric project with you… A pillow that I made some time back featuring the Tim Holtz Handmade Alpha XL and Patchwork Bird Bigz dies.


I love making fabric projects with my dies, and I was really excited when Tim Holtz asked me to make some secret fabric creations for his Facebook Live Chapter 4 2019 reveal.  I really had fun with this pillow. There are so many layers and fabulous details on these patchwork birds, and since it is a Bigz die, it’s super easy to cut thicker materials with it, like the wool felt and fabrics I used here.


I tried something new with this pillow, which is using Distress Paints to create a hand-painted watercolor background. I sketched in very loose tree branches and leaves, painted in with muted earthy tones of Distress greens and browns. I really like the framework that gave to the birds, and how it worked perfectly to ground the images into a scene. The bird pieces, themselves, were die cut from a variety of felt and fabric and pieced together. I added lots of hand-stitched details to enhance their patchwork feel.


I added some favorite pompom trim around the edge of the pillow, and topped it with a messy bow made from thick twine, vintage millinery flowers and velvet leaves, and a vintage button. So very tweet!

Be well, friends! Thanks for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz Die - Patchwork BirdSizzix - Bigz XL - Alphabet Die - HandmadeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Bundled SageRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Mowed LawnRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Antique LinenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Gathered TwigsRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

You’re a Cutie Pie with the Sizzix Making Journal


Happy Monday, crafty friends, and happy first of June! This weekend, I had the great pleasure of posting an altered tag tutorial over on the Sizzix UK blog, The Making Journal. And today I wanted to share this cutie pie project, featuring the adorable Gertrude the giraffe die set, here with you, too.


Tags are one of my absolute favorite projects to make, as I always find them useful for so many occasions. This sweet tag with the new Gertrude the giraffe Colorize die makes me think of the adorable zoo animals that are often used for baby gifts and décor, so I went with that theme in mind while creating this tag. This project uses several Tim Holtz die sets from both Chapters 1 and 2, and I love how well the whimsical styles work together. The Doodle Art background plays beautifully with a Media Marks hillside, and creates a perfectly little outdoorsy scene for all your favorite critters. I think any of the playful Colorize animals from Chapter 1 and 2 would look great on here. And think how fun a whole row of these tags together would be.


My Mom made a wall hanging out of felt that had a giraffe very much like this that hung in my brother’s room when he was a babe, so this project is filled with nostalgia for me. Isn’t it funny how simple bits of paper can bring back so many memories?

You can check out all the details and step-by-step tutorial for this tag on the Sizzix Making Journal, if you’d like to learn more.

 Hug your people, friends! And sending out lots of hugs from me to you!
Thanks for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Gertrude - ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Doodle ArtSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Media MarksSizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz XL Die with Framelits - Curio BoxSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type LowerRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Salty OceanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Faded JeansRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Chipped SapphireTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Collage Medium - Matte

Happy Mother’s Day with Ranger Ink


Happy Saturday, crafty friends! This past week I had the great pleasure of creating a Mother’s Day project tutorial for the Ranger Ink Project Page. And since this is Mother’s Day weekend for those of us in the States, I wanted to share my project here with you, too.


This larger 5×7 card was created with my mother in mind. She loves bird images and nature scenes, so of course I thought these fabulous Tim Holtz birds from the Feathered Friends die set would be perfect for her. And in this larger size format, this card could be displayed as is, or placed into a standard 5×7 frame to be used as a home decor piece all year round.


I’ve become quite addicted to these birds. I think they are my top favorite set from Tim’s Chapter 2 2020 release. I often pair them with another favorite die set, Funky Wreath, and I’ve done that again here. Although these dies cut tradition round wreath shapes, I’ve found they can be easily manipulated into other forms when snipped apart and softened with a bit of water coloring. I added in some small die cut flowers from an older set, and personalized the card with a Tiny Type alphabet sentiment.


My mom has already received this card, so no spoilers here. Love you, Mom!

As always, I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for this project up on the Ranger Ink Project Page, if you’d like to learn more.

And for more Feathered Friends inspiration, check out this post
Springtime Home Decor Frame

And this post
To My Tweetheart Card

Hope all my mother friends out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day! Be safe, stay well! And thanks so much for stopping by.


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

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 4.25 x 5.5 - 20 PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Feathered FriendsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Funky WreathSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Small Tattered FloralsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type LowerDyan Reaveley Stencil 5 x 8 MARTHA'S MAT Dylusions Ranger dys71457May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Broken ChinaRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - CrackleTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Mustard SeedRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Bundled SageTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Walnut StainRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Black Soot

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Materialize Paper Stash

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Springtime with the Sizzix Making Journal


Hello, crafty friends, happy Friday! Hope you are all doing well, and I hope you managed to have a lovely Easter weekend, even with the quarantine orders to stay at home. It was very quiet here at my house, and has been throughout the week, but I must say… the days sure go by fast. And Finley and I are making the most of the beautiful springtime weather we’ve been having in between our days of wind and rain.


Speaking of springtime, today I am sharing this sweet spring-inspired home decor frame on the Sizzix UK blog, The Making Journal. This framed project uses three of the new Tim Holtz die sets from the Chapter 2 release, including my absolute favorite, Feathered Friends. I live on the East Coast, and love to see the bluebirds that return to my yard at this time of year. To me, they are a perfect harbinger of the spring season.


I love cost-effective decor projects, like this thrift-store frame re-do. I paid less than a dollar for this sweet green-striped frame, and by using my dies and supplies I already had on hand, I created this altered frame for next to no cost. How awesome is that?


If you’d like to learn more about this project, or check out the step-by-step tutorial, be sure to stop by The Making Journal blog. And as always, thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - MemorandaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Feathered FriendsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Funky WreathSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type LowerSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Funky Floral 1Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - CrackleTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Walnut StainRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Rusty HingeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Blueprint SketchTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 4 OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Mixed Media - Adhesive - 2.1 Fluid Ounces

Happy Hour with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Hello crafty friends, and happy April Fool’s Day! Hope everyone is keeping well!
Today is the official release of the 2020 Sizzix Chapter 2 collection, and I’m excited to share with you another project that I made for the Facebook Live reveal and Creativation show this past January. This is a little gift packing idea made with the new Happy Hour thinlits dies and the amazing 3D Brickwork texture fade.


Any Blue Moon beer drinkers out there? That’s exactly the look I was going for on this altered gift tin. I am definitely a beer girl, myself, and I would be so happy to receive a gift in this fun box. Love that this would work just as well for those challenging guy gifts as it does for the girls. Or change up the beer glass to an iced coffee or milk shake or lemonade or any other lovely fruity drink you can think of. Lots of possibilities here.


The Happy Hour die set comes with many different pieces, and you can see how much detail you can create with the layers. This beer glass contains four stacked shapes… one for the liquid, one for the glass, and two for the layered foam. And each orange slice is two stacked pieces, too. And check out the detail on that 3D embossing folder. So much great texture on this one.


I had this old white tin in my stash, and thought it would be perfect for holding some gift cash or gift cards, or any small gift item. I added black cardstock down the center of the tin, followed by layers of text print patterned paper and old book paper. The kraft tag was die cut with the new Squares Stacked Tiles die set to create the two window openings, and then embossed with the Brickwork folder. I rubbed Picket Fence Distress crayon and paint into the grooves, and I really like the plaster mortar effect it adds to the bricks. The windows were backed with Distress watercolor, and I did some water-coloring on the beer liquid pieces, too. The glass was die cut from a sheet of thick plastic packaging which I attached to the liquid lining with a thin line of Glossy Accents along the very bottom of the glass. The orange slices got a watercolor treatment, as well. And the beer foam was coated in Distress Grit Paste. Like I said, lots of fabulous texture on here.


The sentiment was die cut from watercolor cardstock using the Tiny Type Upper die set, part of the Chapter 1 release. And finally, the tag was added to the tin with ribbon and twine.

Check out the full Tim Holtz 2020 Sizzix Chapter 2 collection in the video below, if you’d like to see more. And thanks so much for stopping by! Be well!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackGina K Designs - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackTim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA TH93550Ranger KRAFT TAG #8 Inkssentials Surfaces 6.25 X 3.125 ISC31864Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Happy HourRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED SQUARES Thinlits Die 664438Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type UpperRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix BRICKWORK 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 664259Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Wild HoneyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Spiced MarmaladeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Signo - White Uni-ball Impact PenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Grit Paste - 3 Ounces - Opaque

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To My Tweetheart with Tim Holtz & Sizzix Chapter 2 Release

Hello, crafty friends! I hope everyone is keeping well! In just a couple of days from now, (on April 1st, to be precise) the Tim Holtz 2020 Sizzix Chapter 2 collection will be officially released. Chapter 2 has some of my favorite die sets from this year, including the adorable new characters in the Colorize line. And I am super excited to have been able to create a few samples using these new dies for Tim’s Facebook Live sneak peek and the Creativation show this past January. Today I wanted to share one of those projects with you… a sweet, or should I say “tweet”, card featuring the new Feathered Friends Thinlits die set.


Feathered Friends is a fabulous layered die set that creates two different bird images, and I absolutely love how these birds look watercolored, like I’ve done here. My little birdie friend was colored to look like one of my most favorite birds, the robin, using  a combo of brown, black, and orange Distress inks. He is perched in a nest that I made with twine and the new Funky Wreath die set. The wreath has also been watercolored in Distress, and then inlaid into the center of my embossed frame.


The framework panel was inked in a light shade of Distress and embossed with an older Texture Fade of Tim’s called Lace. I inked the raised areas again in a slightly darker color to call extra attention to all that beautiful texture. The wreath was then die cut from the center, watercolored in a variety of green Distress, and placed back into the opening. There are additional pieces of the wreaths that can be die cut separately, and several of those were used to bulk up the corner of the nest. The frame was layered onto  text print paper and backed with more patterned paper and sanded Distress kraft stock cardstock.


I added machine stitching around the edge of the card, and a jumble of natural twine in the nest. A simple stamped sentiment strip finished the design.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, you can see the entire Tim Holtz Chapter 2 release in the video above. Do you have any favorites? Anything on your must-have list?

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back on Wednesday the 1st with another Chapter 2 project to celebrate the release. Hope to see you then!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash CLASSIC KRAFT STOCK TH93585Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA TH93550RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix FEATHERED FRIENDS Thinlits Die 664433RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY WREATH Thinlits Die 664434Tim Holtz Sizzix LACE Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661824May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Rusty HingeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Crushed OliveTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering Can

Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower Stamp Set

So Lucky with Ranger Ink


Hello, crafty friends! I hope this blog post finds you all safe and well. I know this situation we are all facing right now with the Coronavirus is very unsettling. But I hope that you are holding up as best as possible. All we can do is stay positive, right? Stay at home and wash our hands. And be thankful for creative outlets at times like these. I do find that doing a little something creative each day really does help. So today I wanted to share one of my latest crafty projects, a sweet Theodore bear altered frame home decor piece that I made recently for the Ranger Ink Projects Page.


Theodore bear is just so stinkin’ cute! He is from the ‘new’-ish Colorize die line from Tim Holtz and Sizzix, part of the Chapter 1 2020 release. Really love these latest characters, and am so happy that the Colorize line has been simplified a bit this year.

For this frame, I made a outdoorsy natural background scene using Distress Oxide ink and a few garden green dies from the Tim Holtz collection. The lucky clover in Theodore’s mouth was made using a small heart die from the Falling Hearts die set. The sentiment is a combo of the new Tiny Type Alphanumeric dies and an older script word set.


I have become a bit addicted to creating an old-world Venetian plaster-like finish using Distress Crackle Texture paste. It’s one of my current favorite techniques, and I love the soft shabby crackled texture it adds to the sky background here. Great way to add extra detail without taking anything away from the main attraction, Mr. Theodore Bear.

If you’d like to learn more about my process, I have the complete tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog. Just click here.

Keep well, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash CLASSIC KRAFT STOCK TH93585Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash ETCETERA TH93551Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Theodore, ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Falling HeartsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Wildflower Stems 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type LowerRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Salty OceanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Mermaid LagoonRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - Crackle

Creativation 2020- Distress Embossing Glaze with Ranger Ink


Happy Friday, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card project that I made for the 2020 Ranger Ink Creativation booth featuring the new Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze.


If you’re not familiar yet with the Distress Embossing Glaze, they are translucent embossing powders in the Distress line of colors. Because they are translucent, instead of opaque like many powders on the market, these new Glaze powders are perfect for layering and building up texture on your projects. I used two of the twelve colors released for Creativation for this card, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint. And those are the adorable new Bunny Hop rabbits from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 release.


I mentioned that the Glaze works wonderfully for building up layers, and you can see some of that here on this card. To begin the background, I started with Distress watercolor cardstock, and stamped a floral image from the Vines & Roses Stamper’s Anonymous set in clear embossing ink, which was then heat set with clear embossing powder. The panel was lightly inked with Distress and then swiped with an embossing ink pad all around the edges, leaving a roughly oval opening in the center. Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Glaze was added and melted. I then went around the the edge again with the embossing ink pad and added a second coat of Peeled Paint Glaze to add that extra darkness you see around the edges. I added water droplets to the center of the panel next using a Distress Sprayer, and then added Fossilized Amber Glaze to that.


I love that even with all those layers, you can still see the patterns and detailing underneath. And I can’t wait to play more with those rabbits!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Any fun weekend plans?


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

Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK Ranger TDA53927Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - Christmas - My Favorite Winter Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Bunny HopSizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz XL Die with Framelits - Curio BoxStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Vines and RosesRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Make Art - Washi Tape - 1RESERVE Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger tde70986RESERVE Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze PEELED PAINT Ranger tde71006Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - Clear - 2 PackRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jumbo - CobaltTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Embossing Ink ClearTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Antique LinenTim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint FRAYED BURLAP Ranger TDF53071Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TDF52951

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Stampin’Up twine