Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tim Holtz Dies

I have a confession.  I am a collector of the new Tim Holtz dies by Sizzix but I don't use them!  I love how they look but then they just don't quite make it to the project.  I set out to use the dies and came up with a few cards.  The cards are a new style for me.  I'm not sure what to call it, sort of industrial, sort of steam punk and a little vintage.

The Old Jalopie

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It's hard to see in the picture but the Jalopie has windows too that are distressed. I used a piece of acetate and some smudges of stazon to finish the windows. 

I had a lot of fun playing with the shading on this old car.  It used a bronze cat's eye to give the impression of rust.  It was fairly easy to put all the pieces together and I appreciate that it came with the detail pieces separate so I didn't have to try and cut them off.  I'm glad I got the die, even if I only use it this once!

The Winged Heart

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The winged heart is so easy to cut and put together.  All the pieces are separate so you can have no wings or no crown.  I will definitely be adding this die to more projects.  I didn't have any shiny paper for the crown so I used some tinfoil on a piece of chipboard.

I have a few more cards like this to share with you over the next few days.

Paper: Bazzil (Raven) Kaiser Kraft (map)
Tools: Sizzix (Old Jalopie, Winged Heart) Paper distresser
Other: Acetate, Stazon, Tulle

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