Tim Holtz Sizzix Everyday 2023 Release - PAPERCUT CAFE Card
Hello Lovelies! Who's ready for a Par-TEA? Tim Holtz's Papercut Cafe Thinlit Dies are adorable and a perfect opportunity for a tea-lover like myself to have a little punny fun!
Recently, you may have seen me share a full set of Distress color cardstock; we will put that to use for today's card as well as having some fun polka-dotting!
Papercut Cafe was part of the recent Tim Holtz Sizzix 2023 Everyday Release which has something for everyone. The full release is shown below and each die set is available to purchase individually from Simon Says Stamp.
Let's take a closer look at PaperCut Cafe and some of the other key supplies for today's make:
In addition to the dies, we'll be using Tim Holtz's shaping tools to make our Polka Dot Background:
Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.
These ladies are clearly ready for a fabulous tea party!
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LET'S PAR-TEA... CARD - Polka-Dotting, Inking Cardstock, Die-cutting Layering and Collage
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Tim Holtz Sizzix FLORAL FRAME 3D Impresslits Cut and Emboss Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - See list below in Card Palette
Distress Ink Colors: used to ink cardstock for die-cuts
I have a little reel video linked below showing you how to create your Distress color cardstock that will be used for the die-cuts.
Click the picture below to see the video:
I actually keep a full set in all the Distress Ink Color cardstock on hand, ready for use in my crafting projects. Especially when you are creatively stuck, its great to just set aside some time and zone out into this relaxing and rewarding activity.
POLKA DOT BACKGROUND
Start with the largest ball-headed shaping tool, dipped in Squeezed Lemonade Distress Paint and dot randomly over the white cardstock base. Repeat dotting with the medium and then the small ball-headed shaping tool until you are happy with the pattern.
(I initially intended to do the background in Lost Shadow and ended up using that for another project).
LETTERS: Once you have prepared your inked cardstock, die-cut your letters in the colors shown below:
Die-cut two additional sets of the "PARTEA" letters and layer these under the inked ones to create a dimensional effect.
TEACUPS ETC.: Die-cut the tea-cup layers as shown (NOTE: I ended up NOT using the white "accent" layer)
Additional die-cutting: - die-cut the Layered Plaid out of white cardstock and 3D Impresslit Frame out of Lost Shadow-inked cardstock
LAYERING AND POLKA-DOTTING TEA-CUPS
Use the shaping tool with he smallest ball head dipped in Distress paint to create the polka dots on the tea-cups. Allow to dry before layering and adhering.
Use the tweezers to help place these small die-cuts.
Arrange all your die-cut elements on the card front until satisfied, do not adhere!
Cover your desired layout with a piece of Glad Cling and Seal and press into each of the die-cuts so that they temporarily adhere. Once they "attach" to the cling and seal, lift up and set place on your craft surface.
Lift the plaid die-cut away from the remaining die-cuts and apply glue to the plaid and the remaining die-cuts separately.
Adhere the plaid die-cut to the polka-dot base
Adhere foam dots to the back of the "steam die-cuts" to pop-up (in addition to a touch of glue at bottom) and then flip your sheet with the die-cuts over onto the card-front, position and press to adhere.
Finish with the "FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY" sentiment. I made this in Microsoft Word and printed it out.
Polka dots for the WIN!!!