Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3- Treat Bags

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I’m back to share the second project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 reveal on YouTube Live this past weekend. Once again, I’m turning to my favorite new set of the Chapter 3 release… the Switchlits Interchangeable Seal… to create a pair of prize ribbon sweet treat bags.

I have always been a sucker for packaging made from brown kraft paper, so these fun candy bags are right up my alley. And I do love the color red mixed with kraft, so that was the jumping off point of this project. The first step was stamping the bags with one of my favorite Tim Holtz background stamps called Flurry & Pine in my most favorite Distress color of all, Brushed Corduroy. The bags were then flicked with ink and Antique Linen Distress paint before being filled with crinkle paper and candy sticks. I used a combo of inked lace and pink twine to tie the bags closed.

From there it was simply a matter of making a prize ribbon topper using the Switchlits Seal set and some numbers and letters from the new Varsity Alphanumeric set, also from Chapter 3. I love mixing textures, so I added several layers to the center of the medallions combining hard and soft surfaces like paper, fabric, and an old antique pearl button. You’ll notice I used two different dies from the Seal set to cut out the rounds, one being the scalloped edge and the other the pinked. Candied Apple, Barn Door, and Abandoned Coral Distress inks on watercolor cardstock were used to die cut the seals from, and then the embossed raised areas were emphasized with Brushed Corduroy ink. I dry brushed Antique Linen paint onto the embossing, too. The Varsity letters and numbers were die cut from two different Kraft Stock cardstocks and then nestled back together. Then simple fishtail banners finish the design.

I really love how these turned out, and think they would be adorable in any color combo for any different occasion or holiday. And how ironic that I made prize ribbons when the name of the brand new color of Distress revealed on Saturday is Prize Ribbon! Honestly, I didn’t know! But how fabulous would these ribbons look in that blue? ❤


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

 

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Switchlits Embossing Folder and Dies - Seal Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Alphanumeric Varsity Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLURRY AND PINE CMS312 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed Corduroy Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Candied Apple Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn Door Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink - 4 Pack Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned Coral Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDF52906

Hero Arts: Printers Type Lower Alpha
Lace, Twine, Fabric, Buttons

 

A Sweet as Honey Mother’s Day with PhotoPlay Paper

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching this weekend, I thought now was the perfect time to share this mom card that I made for PhotoPlay Paper featuring their adorable Sweet as Honey collection.

As you may guess from the cute garden gnome, Sweet as Honey is a continuation of the popular Tulla & Norbert product line that PhotoPlay began releasing last year. This kit is perfect for spring and summer with it’s bright sunny colors and garden theme filled with flowers and bees. I created an outdoorsy scene for my card using stickers from the collection and a couple of die sets. I really love all the flowers, and I think most moms would, too.

To turn this card from an everyday card into a Mother’s Day card, I used a sentiment die set from PhotoPlay’s Say it With Stamps collection to die cut the word Mom into the front of the card. Once die cut, I nestled the wording back in place, adhering it to the inside of the card to create a fun, peek-a-boo window for a little element of surprise.

I hope all of you celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday have an amazing weekend! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Core'dinations - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - Value Pack - Black Cat - 50 sheets Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Cardstock Sheets - 80 Sheets Photo Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert's Sweet As Honey Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Circle Play Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders
PhotoPlay Paper Say it With Stamps Mom & Dad Etched Dies
Stampin’Up Twine

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2- Folk Flowers Revisited

Hello, crafty friends! Happy Tuesday to you! Today I’m here to share my last project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 reveal. This time, I have another art tag to show that features the beautiful new cover plate background die, Folk Flowers.

If you popped in a couple of weeks ago, you may have seen the companion tag that I made in a very similar style. Whereas that tag used the Folk Flowers die as a stencil, adding Distress Grit Paste and Distress Embossing Glaze to create a raised surface… this time I layered the die cut panel onto a tag base to create recessed areas with all those negative cut outs. It’s another way to use a large background die to give a totally different look to the finished project.

Here in the close-up shot you can catch a better view of the recessed pattern. I used a Distress Embossing Pen to add embossing medium to the inside of each cut-out opening, and then filled the recessions with Distress Embossing Glaze. Once heated, the tag looks like it was enameled, like stained glass. It’s such a pretty technique, and so easy, too.

The top of the tag was smeared with a bit of Distress Grit Paste to give it an aged appearance and Distress Crayon was added to bring out the texture. I love how old and grungy it looks, like this tag has been around for a long, long time. I added leaf sprigs that are from the Funky Nature die set from Chapter 1. More lace and scallops and ribbon. The metal is an Idea-ology Quote Band.

Art tags are always great all on their own, but I added mine to a simple kraft gift bag for gift giving. Remove the clip at the top, and the tag comes right off and becomes part of the gift. I love two-fer projects like that.

That’s a wrap for my Chapter 2 projects from the YouTube Live reveal. In case you missed my other Folk Flowers art tag, you can see that HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - Number 8 Tags - 20 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Folk Flowers Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Funky Nature Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Quote Bands Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Vintage Photo Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze and Embossing Pen Set - Peeled Paint Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Rustic Wilderness
Sizzix Stitched Ovals Thinlits Die Set
Stampin’Up Seam Binding Ribbon
Lace

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2- Rupert

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! Today I am back with another project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix 2021 Chapter 2 Reveal. This time, it’s a whimsical, over-sized card featuring the new Colorize character, Rupert.

Isn’t he adorable? I just love these playful Colorize critters, and am so happy to have this quirky dragon to add to my collection. Rupert has been die cut from a combination of Tim’s kraft stock Distress cardstock and Distress watercolor cardstock that was colored with Distress Oxide and Ink. I really like mixing the two mediums when I’m building images, as I feel like that adds a variety of visual textures to the finished project. You can see that Rupert is a nice large size, too, which makes him quite the statement piece for larger cards or altered art or even home decor. Couldn’t you just picture him in a kids room?

Do you see how Rupert’s hands are perfectly poised to grab onto something? So I thought why not give him a potted cactus to hold? Perfect excuse to add in a background scene using the Quirky Cactus die set, another new addition to the Chapter 2 release. Once again, the cacti were die cut from a combination of kraft stock and inked watercolor paper. The cactus in the pot was too tall to fit my scene in it’s original form, but the beauty of die cuts is you can alter them to fit your needs. So a quick whack off the bottom cut the potted cactus down to size.

Rupert was also too large for my scene, so he got a bit of a trim, as well. I added a big ribbon bow and an Idea-ology sentiment sticker. The background is Distress watercolor paper that has been inked and stenciled and coated with Distress Crackle Paste. I am a little bit obsessed with the texture of that paste, I must say.

This was such a fun project to make, and it really brings a smile to my face. Such a whack-a-do design, with a dragon frolicking in his cactus garden…. but that’s what makes it so fun. Every once in awhile it’s wonderful to just let your imagination go.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a fabulous day!


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 Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Rupert Colorize Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Funky Cactus Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Dot Fade Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Woven Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Scattered Straw Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby Shutters Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Salty Ocean Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Chipped Sapphire Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Stormy Sky Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled Paint Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - Crackle
Stampin’Up Ribbon
Idea-ology Metallic Quotations Stickers

 

 

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2- Funky Cactus

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Today I’m back with another project that I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 release. This time, it’s one of my fabric projects featuring Tim’s fabulous Eclectic Elements fabric line and the new Funky Cactus die set.

Most of you know by now how much I enjoy incorporating fabric into my die cutting projects. And this past year, I picked up another old love of mine, cross stitching. One thing you need to keep close at hand with sewing of any kind is a good supply of pins and needles. So when I saw this new Funky Cactus die set, with all those cacti spines and needles, I immediately thought to use it on a little fabric needle book. I mean, let’s get straight to the point, how perfect are those two together?

To make the actual needle book itself, I began with two long skinny rectangles of Eclectic Elements Abandoned fabric, and sewed them together with a layer of Therm O Web fleece batting in between. I used a bias tape tool to make two long ties from a contrasting fabric, and those were tucked between the layers of fabric before sewing. Once the fabric was turned with right sides out, I added machine quilting along a diagonal line across the entire book. Then just fold the book in half, and tie closed to keep it secure. Then to the top I added a fabric-wrapped panel and that adorable Funky Cactus.

Did you all know that Sizzix makes multi-colored packages of thin felt that are perfect for creating projects like this? I used both the Festive and the Neutral Felt Sheets for this project. To the inside of the needle book was stitched a die cut rectangle of tan colored felt where you can place all the pins and needles. I used an old (and unfortunately retired) Tim Holtz die set called Stacked Postage to die cut the felt. Then a cactus in it’s cute brown pot embellish the right side. Of course I had to add some hand-stitched embroidery details for some extra charm.

The cactus on the outside got some hand-stitching, too. And for this one, I made puffy dimensional flowers by layering lots of stacks of die cuts together and pulling them tight with a strong stitch. Then to add my sentiment, I pulled out one of my oldest alphabet stamp sets and stamped on fabric strips using Distress Archival Ink. I use a small dab of Therm O Web Fabric Fuse adhesive to glue down all of the pieces.

So fun! I do love to use my papercrafting products in different ways. Know that most die sets can cut thinner fabrics and materials, like the craft felt that I used here. Opens up a whole new world of possibilities, right? Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


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

 

Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Funky Cactus Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Accessory - Felt Sheets - Festive Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Accessory - Felt Sheets - Neutrals Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting Soil Therm O Web - SpraynBond Fabric Stiffener Tim Holtz Sizzix SHAPING KIT Making Tool Black 665304
Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric for FreeSpirit Fabrics: Abandoned Collection
Tim Holtz Stacked Postage Framelits Die Set
Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower Alphabet Stamp Set
DMC Floss
Vintage Buttons

 

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

So Lucky with Theodore and Ranger Ink


Happy Monday, crafty friends! It’s St. Patty’s week! And although I don’t do anything special to celebrate the holiday, I do always love a good excuse to do a little crafting and decorating. So today I thought I’d re-share my favorite St. Patrick’s Day project from last year, an altered home decor frame that I made for the Ranger Ink Project Page featuring the adorable Tim Holtz Theodore Colorize die set.


I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive home decor items, and this 5×7 thrift store desk frame was an awesome score at less than $2. It was a plain wooden frame to begin with, which didn’t match my project or decor, so step one was to give it a whitewash of Picket Fence Distress paint and a coating of Distress Crackle Texture Paste, followed by a sanding for that perfect shabby finish. I used Oxide-inked patterned paper for the background, and it, too, was doused with Crackle Paste and sanded. The finished product is so smooth and cracked and aged, and totally reminds me of Venetian plaster. I was obsessed with this technique last year.


Theodore is so darn cute! Definitely a favorite from the Colorize line. His lucky clover was made by piecing four small heart die cuts together, and I tucked the clover into his mouth for a bit of fun. I added some Wildflower die cut greens around him, and the sentiment is a mix of alphanumeric dies with an older script word set (which unfortunately is retired now).

The full tutorial for this project is still available on the Ranger Ink Project Page, if you’d like to learn more. Happy St. Patty’s Day, and thanks for stopping by!


Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Stash - EtceteraSizzix - 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 Ink Pads - Mowed LawnRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger 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 - Salty OceanTim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDF53170Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - Crackle
Sizzix Handwritten Celebrate die set- retired

 

Tim Holtz 2021 Sizzix Chapter 1- Carrot Bunny


Happy Monday, crafty friends! Hope you all had a lovely weekend, and enjoyed your Valentine’s Day and perhaps an extra day off today for President’s Day. Today I am excited to share my last project made for the Tim Holtz 2021 Sizzix Chapter 1 release. A fun and happy springtime card made with the new Carrot Bunny and Bubbling die sets.


This Carrot Bunny set is simply adorable! I love how the arms are notched so that you can tuck the carrots underneath… or in this case, one of my rabbits is holding the ribbon and one is popping out of his little hidey-hole. I added a trio of carrots to my arrangement, slipping them into the framework of the card. The Bubbling background is layered onto Tim Holtz Dapper patterned paper, and I used a craft knife to cut through one bubble as a window for the rabbit.


I used a Big Chat sticker and the new Alphanumeric Bold die set to create a spring sentiment banner for the inside of the card.


I had such fun making projects for the Chapter 1 release! There are just so many fabulous new sets to play with. Already looking forward to Chapter 2!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - DapperSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Carrot BunnySizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - BubblingSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Alphanumeric BoldRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Scattered StrawRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed Corduroy
Stampin’Up Ribbon

 

 

2021 Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 Release- Funky Nature

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Today I am back with another project that I created for the 2021 Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 release. This is a domed gift-topper ornament that I made with the fabulous new Funky Nature set.


As you can see from the photos, it is difficult to capture this project without the glare. And that’s because of the awesome Sizzix Shaker Dome that I used to create this sweet nature assemblage. I knew Sizzix made tiny domes, but did you know that they also make several other sizes of domes as well, including this larger 3.5″ circle dome I used here?


I love this larger dome size for making package toppers, and how perfect are these for ornaments for your tree? I used the new Funky Nature die set to create an assortment of natural elements to tuck inside the dome. There are feathers and leaves and branches, and a trio of the most adorable speckled eggs. I absolutely love the detail on those eggs. The second layer has all those amazing and intricate cut outs that give it such life-like detail. Blows my mind what can be done these days with dies.


To create this topper, I used two circle die sets to create the scalloped outline and inner window, and layered the background with beautiful older Tim Holtz paper from the Wallflower paper pad. The nature elements were die cut from a mixture of kraft stock cardstock and watercolor paper that was inked in beautiful neutral colors of Distress ink. I also tucked in some real feathers, twigs, and moss, gathered along my woodland walks.


So pretty for spring! I’m SO ready!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you an awesome week ahead!


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

Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - WallflowerIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 4.25 x 5.5 - 20 PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Funky NatureSizzix - Framelits Die - Scallop CirclesSizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK - Circles, 1 1/4", 2", 2 1/2" & 3 1/2"Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Shaker Domes - 3.5 Inch CircleTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Walnut StainRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Ground EspressoRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black Soot

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Valentine Love with Ranger Ink


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! February is all about the love, and some of you may have noticed by now that I’ve been on quite the Valentine heart kick here on the blog lately. Today I have another heart to share with you..this time, a lovey-dovey Valentine card project that I made for the Ranger Ink Project Page featuring a fun mix of Distress products and Tim Holtz dies.


I wish you could see the texture on this die cut heart in real life, because the finish you get with the Distress glaze is just amazing. Love how you can see the layers of oxide ink colors underneath the Tattered Rose Distress Glaze I used on this sweet Heartbeat die cut. I layered the heart with lots of die cut leaves from the new Chapter 1 Brushstroke Flowers set, and added one contrasting pop of color with a flower from Bloom Colorize. I think this card has a definitely cottage rose, English garden type of vibe, and I quite like that.


I used Distress oxides and glaze and kraft stock cardstock to get a mix of textures here. The leaves were arranged at different levels with pop dots to create depth, and of course a big, crinkly bow on top adds even more. The background was made with a new stencil from Simon Hurley Creates, and I think that is my favorite part. Looks like garden lattice in a pretty country scene.

I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for this card over on the Ranger Ink Project Page. And if you’re interested in adding to your Tim Holtz stash, there is a huge sale going on right now over at Sizzix.com! (Click on the highlighted link or on the photo below for a direct link).

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed 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 - Thinlits Die - HeartbeatSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Bloom ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Brushstroke Flowers 1Ranger Ink - Simon Hurley - 6 x 6 Stencils - Stained GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Vintage PhotoRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Tattered Rose

Stampin’Up Ribbon