Hello All and Welcome!
I’m back today with a tutorial sharing the fabulous Tim Holtz Sizzix Merry Moose thinlet die that was released for this Holiday Season. To be a Merry Moose one must have attitude and this guy has it by the bucketfuls!
I LOVE him and he was a blast to create with…
This could easily be changed over to a decor piece that could be used through the Holidays and after into winter.. To my surprise I didn’t use a single stamp!!!!!!!! What?? As crazy as that is… he had so much attitude that no stamps were needed!
Now, that’s AT-TI-TUDE I tell ya!
I used a few pieces of Distress Watercolor Paper that I blended, dabbed, spritzed and dried with a variety of Distress Inks and water… plus a couple pieces of paper from the Etcetera Paper Stash.
So, Let’s Begin!
I started by creating the background scene…
I punched a circle from a piece of post-it note paper and stuck it down onto a piece of watercolor paper. Then I began blending a variety of Distress Inks to create a twilight scene. (Weathered Wood, Chipped Saphire, Black Soot)
Then, I removed the circle and covered the area with the hole-punched piece of post-it note and blended in the moon with a combo of Old Paper, Antique Linen Distress Inks and a tiny bit of Black Soot. I spritzed the paper with my Distress Sprayer, dabbed up the water with a towel and dried it with my heat tool.
I created the papers that the moose and trees would be cut from…
The birch looking paper was created by blending the paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink and Oxide. Then a little blend and dip into Hickory Smoke Distress and Oxide. I also spritzed it with water, dabbed and dried it with my heat tool. The birch paper was also used to cut the moose antlers. The moose paper was done the same way, but this time with a variety of brown Distress Inks and Oxides.
I then started cutting out my moose and adhering him together with Distress Collage Matte Medium.
His embellishments were all cut from scraps of paper from my scrap box… a red distress scrap and a silver metallic paper scrap.
The pine trees were cut from a piece of Woodgrain paper that had been sprayed with a variety of brown Distress Spray Stains. The greens for them were cut with paper that was blended with a variety of green distress inks.
The birch trees were cut from the new Branch Birch Sizzix Thinlet and cut down to be placed at the left side of my scene.
I layered a couple parts of the birch cuttings to add depth to the scene.
I cut a piece of watercolor paper to become my snow and base of the card.
Then, I stitched around the card base and snow with my sewing machine and white thread.
I blended some of the parts, including the snow, with Black Soot Distress Ink. Then adhered my scene together with pop-dots and adhesive. After that, I matted the scene to my background papers from the Etcetera Paper Stash.
With that, my card was complete!
Yessiree… nothing like a moose with attitude! 😉
Thank you so much for stopping by today…Happy Holidays!
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES –
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Merry Moose, Branch Birch
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Woodgrain paper, Kraft-core Metallic Silver Paper
Distress Ink and Oxide- Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Chipped Saphire, Old Paper, Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen and a variety of others…
Distress Spray- Variety of Colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz/Ideaology- Etcetera Paper Stash
Other- Sewing Machine and Thread, Post-it note paper, Circle Punch