Hi lovely crafty friends, the Holidays are behind us and then there is that pile of Christmas dies lying around with no purpose, so what do we do? Well use them of course:-) When you think outside the box a lot of Seasonal dies can be used all year round.
I have used a mix of real Christmas dies combined with more general dies from the Tim Holtz Christmas release that can be used for lots of different designs.
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I am sharing a bunch of ideas with different dies, some very Christmas, others are more general, and I show you ways to use them with different techniques. So be sure to watch today’s video to see all techniques in action.
If you haven’t seen the Shimmer Powder Background Techniques video yet, make sure to check it out. I share more ways on how to use the Tim Holtz Nordic Winter Die there.
The First Set Of Cards
I kept the Pink card simple with only two colours and white added for the note card and sentiment. I added the sentiment on a piece of vellum to make it stand out more.
For the sentiment I used the Tim Holtz – Thinlits Die – Alphanumeric Classic Lower ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ ) this is a really big set with lots of double letters so you can cut multiple words at once.
The other card is more colourful with all cut outs of the other glitter cards and the added mirror card animals. The card is finished with a printed sentiment.
I used the Tim Holtz – Bigz XL – Alphabet Die – Handmade ( SBC | CST | CRF ) for the sentiment on the left card. With the Bigz XL die you can cut 1 millimeter chipboard which makes a nice base for letters and they are easy to heat emboss. The letters are 1″ – 1 1/2″ Tall which is a great size to make your own big sentiments.
Festive Repeat Mixed With Holiday Greens
I kept the left card very basic with the Tim Holtz – Alphanumeric Classic Lower ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ ) with a printed strip for the sentiment. I cut the sentiment out of a piece of Tim Holtz – Kraft Stock – Metallic ( SBC | CST | CRF ) with a black mat to the back. And the other way around for the second sentiment.
On the right card I used the cut outs from the first card and the Tim Holtz – Thinlits Die – Mini Holiday Greens ( SBC | CST ). My base was Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) with
I cut the background with the Festive Repeat die out of Neenah Solar White Cardstock ( SBC | CRF | CST ) with Stick It – Adhesive Sheets Double Sided ( SBC | CRF | CST ) to the back. This way I could use the little dots as stickers on the other card.
On the second card I added the dots and I used the letters I cut out of the sentiment card of the first card. Because this card is not as filled as the previous one I added a bit of the Holiday Greens behind the sentiment.
I also coloured the edges of the white card with the blue Make Art Blendable dye ink to match the dots.
Easy Foil And Distressed Look
I sanded all the foiled card parts to get the fun worn look. On the 3D Impresslits – Star Trim ( SBC | CST ) that cut and emboss at the same time, which is super cool, it’s even easier to get the worn look by sanding because of the raise parts.
I used Neenah Solar White ( SBC | CRF | CST ) coloured with distress oxide ink Worn Lipstick ( SBC | CST | CST ) which makes it easy to get a coloured card in a jiffy. The Neenah Card was very easy to colour it did warp a bit but dried nice and flat. It was the first time I tried it but I really like it so far.
I hope you liked this post and I wish you a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!