Tim Holtz - Sizzix Christmas 2021 Release, Penguins Pastels & Paint



Hello Lovelies! Thank you for visiting Eugene the Penguin and I for some festive winter fun! I hope that you had a chance to enjoy Tim Holtz's YouTube Live and perhaps have figured out which goodies you want to take home. :-)


I have two cards for you today which feature Distress Paint Marble Backgrounds and several of the dies from the Tim Holtz Sizzix 2021 release.


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You'll need 3 of the new die sets to complete these cards and a the previously released Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder. A full list of supplies is shared at the end of this post.


To give you a quick visual on the supplies that I primarily used for this project, check out the grid below:


Feautured Supplies


An expanded supply list is available at the bottom of this post.


Today's cards showcase making custom-colored layered diecuts against a marbled pastel paint background. I took a few photos along the way to share the process in case you want to give this a try.



MERRY EVERYTHING PENGUIN CARD - Direct-inking Cardstock with Distress Mini Ink Pads, Simple Die-cutting and Paint Marbled Background

Card Base: 4 1/2" x 6 1/4"

Marbled Background: 4" x 5 3/4"

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I mentioned in my Sizzix Halloween Post that I've only started using my ink pads to make custom colored cardstock recently, and as you can see it's true, I really can't stop! I saved all my remnants to use on other projects this Holiday season!



For me, the benefits include:

  • Its easy

  • It expands the range of colored cardstock that I have

  • It allows me to use small scraps of white cardstock to create the color palette that I need instead of chopping off little sections of the solid colored cardstock.

Tip: I prefer to use my mini inks for directly inking my white cardstock scraps as I find it easier to apply ink in this small footprint, using the little ink pads as I would a blending tool.


PREPWORK

Card Base

  • Cut 2 pieces of white Distress Heavystock to 4 1/2" x 6 1/4"

  • Squirt pea-sized blobs of the 3 paint colors onto the craft mat, keeping the colors separated

  • Spritz the paint with water using the Distress Sprayer and mix with your finger or a brush as you prefer

  • Dab the white Heavystock into the paint puddles repeatedly and swirl before you lift up to mix the colors

  • Continue dabbing until you have a good mix of colors all over paper

  • Mist with the Distress Sprayer to further mix the colors and set aside to dry




Eugene the Penguin

Eugene is bursting with color. I used mostly Distress Ink but sourced some other purples and grey from my stash to get the mix of colors I preferred





(Mostly) Distress Mini Ink Colors (for coloring cardstock)

  • Scarf - My Favorite Things Grapesicle, Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac, Altenew - Deep Iris

  • Hat - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon

  • Gift - Fired Brick, Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Crushed Olive, Lucky Clover, Pine Needles

  • "Feet" - Rusty Hinge, Spice Marmalade, Crackling Campfire

  • "Hands" - Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Altenew - Industrial Diamond

  • Nose - Spice Marmalade

  • Face Above Nose - Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Altenew - Industrial Diamond

  • Merry Sentiment - Altenew - Deep Iris

  • Snowflakes - Tumbled Glass

  • Additional supplies linked in the Supplies Gallery at the end of this post


Scarf



Hat



Gift



"Feet"



"Hands"



Eugene Fully Assembled



Finishing Card

  • Emboss a piece of white cardstock with the Kaleidoscope folder

  • Popup and layer the marbled background cut down to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" on top of the card base

  • Diecut sentiment twice, once out of the inked purple cardstock and then out of white cardstock, layer and adhere to marbled background

  • Print, cut, popup with foam tape and adhere to card front

  • Adhere Eugene to finish




And because you can't have enough pictures of Eugene... check these out! LOL







HELLO WINTER CARD - Simple Die-cutting and Paint Marbled Background

Card Base: 4 1/2" x 6 1/4"

Marbled Background: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

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