Friday, July 10, 2015

Bird Crazy, now with Sizzix Thinlits dies by Tim Holtz

Hi everyone, here's a fun, not-so-little tag with the brand spanking new Bird Crazy Thinlits dies from Sizzix brought to you by THE one and only Tim Holtz :)
These new dies will cut out the crazy little birds from the Bird Crazy stamp set with all the neat and intricate details as well as let your birds pop in layers because you get eyes, beaks, and wings as separate dies... imagine the possibilities!!!
Here's a giant tag (size 12 measuring 5.125 inches X 10.5 inches) using the Bird Crazy stamp set and Bird Crazy Thinlits dies.
To create this tag, I worked in layers.
First, I created the base by attaching pieces of Idea-ology Postale Tissue Wrap and the Sizzix Frameworks Trellis diecuts and Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Next, I colored the tag base with Ranger Distress Paints. To add some texture, I used the Woodgrain and Lace stencils with Ranger Texture Paste in opaque finish.
I stamped each bird twice with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink pad. To diecut the birds, I created the following Sizzix sandwich: lay a Standard Cutting Pad on the Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies. Lay the stamped cardstock, lay the bird die blade side down matching the stamped images and cover with the other Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the entire sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine. Repeat with each bird, to diecut the birds, eyes, beaks and wings.
Using pop , I layered the die-cut pieces to assemble the die-cut birds and attached them to the tag as shown. Then I colored the birds using Ranger Distress Paints and added my sentiment/ journaling with Elementary Alpha Chips. Finally, I colored some Crinkle Ribbon with Distress Paints and tied it to my tag. 
Here are some close-ups of the birds.
Notice how neatly the Thinlits die cut the crest out? Imagine how long it would take to do that or cutting out those skinny little bird legs with scissors and/or craft knife!

The wings, beaks and eyes are all layered and match up with the base to make the layers really pop.

You will have FUN with this die set, I tell ya!
659431 Sizzix Frameworks Die - Trellis
657900 Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (Powder Blue andTeal)
660522 Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Mint)
656499 Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies
Sizzix Thinlits die: Bird Crazy (JUST RELEASED)
Others: cardstock, Ranger (Distress Paints,  Multi Medium Matte, Texture Paste Opaque, Archival Jet Black Ink), palette knife, paint brush, Idea-ology (Crinkle Ribbon, Elementary Alpha Chip, Postale Tissue Wrap), Stampers Anonymous (Stencils- Lace & Woodgrain, Stamp- Bird Crazy) adhesive


Paula Cheney said...

great job Mou! Love the BIG tag!! really fun project for the birds!

Bobbi Smith said...

Awesome "Bird Crazy" tag Mou! I love your mixed media spin on it!!!

Carol w said...

Amazing background on your giant tag and love your crazy birds!

Sharon Y said...

Fabulous! The dies are going to make it so much easier to stack the birds. What fun your giant tag is. Thanks.

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Stunning tag-beautiful work :)
Best wishes,Nessa xxx

Ruby Craft said...

Such vibrant colors! So many wonderful layers of texture! Such talented little birds to make balancing look so easy! So Clever! You are so creative, always a joy to see your art.

Hetty said...

This sure is ETE CANDY!!! Wow such a great tag and wonderful new additions to the bird stamps. i want them all!!

Marci said...

Love your tag. I really like the colors you used on the birds and the tag. I might have to get these!

Marci said...

Love your tag. I really like the colors you used on the birds and the tag. I might have to get these!

barbarayaya62 said...

Totally in love with your tag! I adore the way that you layered your work! Crazy birds are amazing! BArbarayaya

Cathy Hanes said...

Love your tag!! Your Crazy Birds are JUST adorable!!