Hello Lovelies! I know that I am not supposed to have a favorite child when it comes to my cards, but this one gives me all the best feels! Tim Holtz's Brushstroke dies are just magical, and Holiday Brushstroke 2 Die Thinlits Die Set from the Sizzix Chapter 3 release is no exception!
As much I like to try new things, familiar techniques are like comfort food to my crafting. In today's card I mixed a little of those familiar taste with something I have not not done before. Join me, as we take a closer look at a card that is special to me.
In addition Tim's Brushstroke 2 Die Set, I used an embossing folder from the Chapter 3 release and paired it with 2 of Tim's Holiday stamp sets from Stampers Anonymous. See pix and links below:
Full supply list at the end of this post!
Today's card showcases using Distress watercolor backgrounds to make diecuts and wet and dry embossing techniques.
BE OF GOOD CHEER CARD - Die-cutting Distress Watercolor Backgrounds, Wet Metallic Embossing and Dry Embossing a Stamped Sentiment
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Card Front: 4" x 5 1/4"
Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Distress Oxide - Speckled Egg
Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Distress Ink - Pine Needles, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Speckled Egg, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twig, Pumice Stone
Make the Watercolor Die-cuts
Prepare your watercolor backgrounds in each of the colors listed in the Distress Reinker Section
I have a video tutorial linked here that will walk you through this process. I tend to take an afternoon to create a batch of these that I reserve for die-cutting or other projects.
Die-cut each floral element out of the watercolor backgrounds
Assemble your die-cuts by layering and adhering them with Bearly Craft Glue
Arrange your die-cuts into a "bouquet" using the picture on your die-set as a guide
Tip: I use Glad Press and Seal to temporarily "hold" the layout once I have got each piece in the right place until I am ready to adhere it permanently to my project
Stamp "Be of Good Cheer" from the Bold Tidings Set 1onto White Heavystock in Speckled Egg Distress Oxide
Once dry, emboss the stamped card front using the Arched Embossing Folder
Apply foam tape to the back of the stamped/embossed card front and layer on top of the gold-embossed Smoke grey card base
Transfer and adhere the Brushstroke holiday floral arrangement to the card front and finish by applying the embossed "Merry Christmas" tape
Splatter Tarnished Brass Spray Stain onto the card front (thank you Paula Cheney, it makes this card so much more interesting!!!)