Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Birthday Card with Sizzix

Here's a birthday card I created with a Sizzix die, some spray paints from DecoArt, and Tim Holtz fabric and stamps. Guess who is getting this one? My daughter :) Her birthday is tomorrow!
 
 
These are the products I used:
Strathmore cold press watercolor paper
Stampers Anonymous stamp set CMS183 Hashtags by Tim Holtz
Eclectic Elements fabric by Tim Holtz
Ranger Archival ink pad Jet Black
DecoArt Media Misters: Primary Magenta, Primary Cyan, Shimmer Yellow
Others: paintbrush, thread, found jewel, adhesive
 
And here are the steps:

 
Cut watercolor paper to size. Lay Spool of Thread die face up on a standard cutting pad. Lay the paper on top of the die and top off with the standard crease pad. Pass the entire sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine. Using the crease pad ensures that the subtle fold lines in the die get impressed on the paper for easy folding of cards, boxes, etc.

 
See how the thread lines and fold lines got impressed on the paper?

 
Wet the card front with water using paint brush. Spray on colors using the misters. The colors will move around on the wet surface and drip down if you hold the card up. While you are at it, splatter some of the wet paint around on the card by tapping the brush.

 
Cut a strip from fabric. Snip at the top of the fabric with scissors. Rip the fabric by pulling toward you. This helps create frayed edges for a shabby chic look.

 
Tie the fabric around the front of the card and tie it a knot.


 
Wrap some thread around the card and use it to tie on a piece of found jewel or charm.

 
Stamp a sentiment using Archival ink pad on some watercolor paper. Cut it into a strip.

 
Attach the sentiment to the card.

 
Here's a close up of the detail.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and try out this cute die, Big Shot machine and other Sizzix accessories. They are a lot of fun :)

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