I hope you are well and enjoying the last couple weeks of Fall before the Holiday rush begins! I am sharing a card I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Release Videos that were shared on Youtube a week or so ago.. If you haven’t seen the videos yet be sure to check them out with these links to Holiday Part 1 and Holiday Part 2. So many wonderfully created cards, gifts and decor…just in time for the Holidays!
The new die that I used for my card is the Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Letterboard Die. It can cut through many different types of media including paper, watercolor paper, chipboard, fabric, felt and so much more. Don’t you just love all the letterboards that you see everywhere these days? This die is perfect if you are looking to create that look for home decor projects, gifts and cards, now during the holidays or anytime!
The corduroy felt I used to create the letterboard background was found at Michaels in the kids art section. It made the perfect base and cut well with the Baroque Thin Die.
When I originally created this card, I thought it would make a fun little gift if you attached a string and made it removable from the card base. I had visions of a cute little tree with little letterboard ornaments 🙂 …for the example, I didn’t do that, but just wanted to give you that idea if you were looking for a small gift to mail to someone. There are so many possibilities with the Letterboard Die.
I first started by cutting all my pieces out. I cut the word “NOEL” out of Watercolor Paper and heat embossed the letters with Clear Embossing Ink and Powder.
I then cut out the layers for the board. A patterned background paper for the base (I did this because I was going to make it an ornament), a black piece of cardstock to adhere the felt to, 2 frames in black cardstock (to give the frame stability), and 1 frame of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock.
To create the same size frames… I taped 2 of the Baroque dies together with removable tape and cut out the layers needed to create the frame. I cut each layer individually then carefully removed the cutting without removing the tape from the dies.
This made it so that when they were sandwiched together, they’d be the same exact size.
After all the layers were cut…
I set aside the Woodgrain Paper Frame and adhered all the other layers together.
Distress Collage Medium and a Brayer were used to make sure that all the bubbles were out from under each layer.
I then blended the Woodgrain Paper frame with Ground Expresso and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Then rubbed some Black Soot Distress Crayon onto the frame to add a bit of age.
Then I adhered the frame to the base with collage medium. I clamped the board with bulldog clips until the adhesive was dry.
While I was waiting for the board to dry…
I cut some greens from the Sizzix Holiday Greens Mini Die Set. Then blended them with a variety of green and brown inks and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I blended the berries with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and embossed them as well.
Next…I adhered the word “NOEL” onto my board with Distress Collage Medium and embossed a piece of Watercolor paper with a Book Cover Texture Fade. Then I blended the embossed area with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I cut the background paper for my card from the Tim Holtz Holiday Paper Stash and adhered it all together onto a black card base.
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Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Letterboard Alphabet Bigz XL Die, Holiday Greens Mini, Stacked Baroque, Book Cover Texture Fade
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Woodgrain Cardstock, Clear Embossing Powder, Distress Embossing Ink, Distress Collage Medium, Detail Blending Tools, Brayer
Distress Crayons- Black Soot
Distress Ink and Oxide- Ground Expresso, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Aged Mahogany
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Watercolor Paper, Water Brush
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Holiday Paper Stash
Other- Corduroy Felt, Black Cardstock, Bulldog Clips, Removable Tape, Embossing Heat Gun