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
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
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