Hello All and Welcome!
I’m back again with a short tutorial featuring the new Tangled Twigs die that Tim Holtz and Sizzix introduced on the Sizzix Tim Holtz for Halloween Video.
Here is a look at the Tanged Twigs Die…it’s so intricate and the detail is AMAZING!
If you haven’t watched it, you should check it out…so much inspiration from so many talented designers. You’re sure to be inspired!
First I started by creating the background paper for the base of my card.
I blended several colors ( Seedless Preserves & Fossilized Amber Oxide and Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive, and Black Soot Distress Ink) around on a piece of Watercolor Paper and then smooshed some Black Soot Distress onto a grid block and sprayed it with a little water, then I mixed it with my fingers a bit.
Then added it to my background, and dried it with my heat tool.
Then I created a background with Watercolor Paper for the Tangled Twigs to be cut from..using the same technique and a variety of brown Distress Inks, both inks and oxides.
Then I cut the Tangled Twigs out of the paper.
I cut out a frame with two of the Stacked Baroque dies and then blended it with some brown and black Distress Inks and a few drips of the inks that were in my background. Then I embossed the edges with Tarnished Brass Embossing Powder.
I created a background to go inside the frame with one of the Reflections (CMS111) background stamps and the number 13 from the Merchant (CMS331) stamp set.
Then I cut a raven out of Watercolor Paper, smooshed and rubbed it with Black Soot Distress Ink, spritzed it with a bit of water and dried it with my heat tool. Then I spritzed him again with a bit of Resist Spray.
I layered all my pieces together in the center of the card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and be sure to stop back…
What is an affiliate program, and why should I click on the link and buy through you?..
When you shop via the affiliate link on this blog, I receive a small commission, from the affiliate provider (Simon Says Stamp), at no extra cost to you whatsoever. These commissions help me to cover hosting fees and other costs to run my blog and be able to provide you with FREE inspiration. If you shop the links, THANK YOU! I truly appreciate being able to share my love of creating with you.
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES –
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Reflections (CMS111), Merchant (CMS331)
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Black Soot Archival Ink
Distress Ink- Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive, and Black Soot
Distress Oxide- Seedless Preserves & Fossilized Amber
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Watercolor Paper, Resist Spray
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Tangled Twigs, Feathers and Ravens, Stacked Baroque, Vagabond 2
Other- Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder
Seeing as how Ravens are my favorite bird, odd I know, this piece is so cool.
All my favs perfectly presented by you!!!!! Fabulous !
LOVE THIS PIECE!!!! Love it to bits. The colour choices were excellent. I do love Ravens.
Deb S. says
Fabulous! The background is so very eye catching…perfect to frame out that raven!
Olga Dendrinou says
Amazing as always
very cool, love how you did the background and love the twigs die!
Rosann Barnes says
Another wonderful piece … so much fun detail and texture… I found myself looking with my mouth open!! Just so amazing; love the background colors too !!
I have searched EVERYWHERE for the Raven die. Can you please tell me where I can get it?
Thanks so much!!!
PS I LOVE your work…..ALL of it 🙂