Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2022 Release - Myron Colorize Card
Hello Lovelies! I am waaayyyy too HOPPY about the 9 new Die Sets and 2 Embossing Folders in Tim Holtz's Sizzix Halloween 2022 Release! And if you fell in love with it ALL, you can count on Simon Says Stamp for a bundle with all the goodies!
Today's card is a celebration of one of the latest additions to the Colorize dies collection featuring our new froggy friend Myron! He is an absolute sweetheart and a joy to assemble. You can trust me on this, as I am super clumsy and if it gets too fussy to assemble, there is a meltdown in my craft room.
This card is all about Myron, but I used some new and older Tim Holtz Sizzix friends to bring him to life:
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Ok, the little froggy below is friendly, but Myron is WAAAYY cuter!
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HOPPY CARD - Inking, Die-cutting and Scene-Building
Card Base: 4 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink - Prize Ribbon, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon, Weathered Wood, Salvaged Patina, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Spray Stain - Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade
I wanted a rather exotic frog, so I searched for "pretty frog" on Google and was inspired by some beautiful blue frogs...and that's how Myron got the blues!
Ink 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces of white cardstock in all the selected colors, by applying the ink-pad directly to the cardstock until all the white is covered. Tip: I used Simon Says Stamp 120lb White Cardstock as it has a smooth surface that is easy on the ink pad and accepts the color evenly.
Set aside to dry after inking; any unevenness in the ink tone will usually even out once dry.
Organize the Myron dies into groups to make it easier to match them to the inked cardstock for each layer.
Note: To guide you for the die-cut layers, I will generally start with sharing a large picture s the:
ink pad used to color the cardstock for that layer
the inked cardstock that will be cut by the die for that layer
Frog Body 1 (Prize Ribbon, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean)
Secure each die to the cardstock using Low Tack Tape.
Note: My dies always get the wiggles going through the die-cutter and I don't want to waste my pretty inked cardstock.
Remove any negative pieces from the die-cuts and set aside.
Frog Body 2 (Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky)
Secure dies to cardstock
Remove any negative pieces from the die-cuts
Arrange the layers neatly and in order on your work-space so layering is easy when it's time to assemble.
Mushroom Top (IVORY Cardstock, Barn Door, Fired Brick)
Secure dies to cardstock, diecut, clean and set aside carefully so you don't lose these littles! (speaking from experience!)
Mushroom Base (Antique Linen, IVORY Cardstock)
Rinse and repeat with securing the dies to the cardstock, die-cutting and and cleaning out the unwanted pieces.
Frog Eyes (Salty Ocean, IVORY Cardstock, BLACK Cardstock)
Large pic so you can see the pieces clearly!
For Myron I wanted the layers to blend together a little and add some shadows and depth in certain areas, so I inked the diecut cardstock again in deeper tones using the color of the inked layer below.
Ink the Blueprint Sketch layer with Prize Ribbon in the areas shown using a Ranger Detail Blending Tool.
Ink the Salty Ocean Myron layer with Mermaid Lagoon in the areas shown using the Tool.
Ink the Tumbled Glass Myron layer with Salvaged Patina in the areas shown using the Tool.
Ink the Speckled Egg Myron layer with Salvaged Patina in the areas shown using the Tool.
Adhere the layers with a wet glue like Bearly Craft Glue, that needle tip will come in handy on Myron's skinny bits.
SPRITZING FOR TEXTURE
Before adhering the eyes to Myron's body, spritz the body with large water using the Distress Sprayer to add texture to Myron's blueness. Adhere the eyes once dry.
CREATING MUSHROOMS (Make 3 mushrooms)
Set aside Myron and his mushrooms so you can work on the background layers next! I put him in little plastic envelope to protect him from any unintended crafting mishaps!
CREATING BACKGROUND BASE
Place 4 1/4" x 6" Distress Watercolor Cardstock into a Splat Box and mist with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Spray Stain.
Smoosh the color a bit by placing face-down on the craft mat and twisting.
Put the yellow background back into the Box while wet and spray little puddles of Twisted Citron Distress Spray Stain in bottom left, top middle and bottom right as shown and dry with a Heat Tool.
All dry and ready for layering!