Tim Holtz-inspired card using a Colorized die-set Enjoy The Journey!



Step One

Start with a sheet of watercolor paper and add Distress Paint, Distress Oxide Sprays, and Distress Inks. You will be creating a background paper from which you will cut your dies.



Step Two

On a second sheet of watercolor paper, scrape on some Ranger Opaque Matte Texture pastes using a Tim Holtz stencil. Dry the texture paste, then add some color with spray inks and Distress Oxides paints. Layer on some more texture paste and then brayer on a final layer of bright pink to hit some highlights.




Step Three

Using a Tim Holtz Colorize die and a small Sidekick die-cutting machine, take your first paper and cut a piece to match the size of the die. NOTE: Use different colors for each layer of the flower die. Then run each layer of the die through your die-cutting machine



Step Four

Glue the pieces of the flower together. This die conveniently includes score lines to show you where to put the layers.


Step Five

Cut your watercolor background paper you created into to the size you want for your card and audition your Tim Holtz ephemera.


Step Six

Glue down your elements and ephemera and show off your beautiful card!


Angharad used these stunning Tim Holtz colors:

Distress Oxide Spray: Salvaged Patina, Dried Marigold, Kitch Flamingo

Distress Paint: Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke Gray, Dusty Concorde

Distress ink: Rustic Wilderness


TIP: If your paint is getting thick, just add some water and shake. You can get a longer life out of the paints this way!



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