Monday, February 01, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 - Leave A Little Sparkle In The Park Valentine Card

Hey there everyone! I have some Valentine's Day cards coming up in the next several posts, and this one using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix In The Park Thinlits, which to me have a very Mary Poppins vibe. I had such fun making this colorful and crazy card using lots of sparkle. Enjoy!

  Using a piece of Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink Cardstock, die cut the Falling Hearts Thinlits. Poke out the hearts and save for another project. Add Cloudy Blue and Sail Boat Blue Alcohol Ink to an Alcohol Ink Blending Tool, with a dot of Celestial Pearl. Bounce this on over the hearts piece, covering it completely. Cut this down to 3 3/4 inches wide making sure the hearts are centered, and leaving the length. Cut a piece of Kraft Heavystock to 8 x 8 7/8 inches. Fold it in half length wise to make a card base, and set aside. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 3 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches. Cut a piece of red glitter Deco Sheet to 3 3/4 inches and leaving the length. Adhere the red glitter to the black cardstock at the top and leaving a slight border at the top and sides. The bottom will be open for now. Adhere the hearts blue cardstock over the red glitter using two sided tape, centering it perfectly. 
 Die cut two of the buildings from the Suburbia Cityscape Dies using the Silver Sparkle Cardstock, plus the roofs for each. Pounce Espresso, Slate, and Pitch Black Alcohol Ink over the buildings and the roofs. Adhere the roofs on with two sided tape, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Die cut the two tree first with Kraft cardstock, then the two trees with Green Deco Sheet, and the trunk with Gold Deco Sheet. Adhere the green parts over the kraft, and then the gold trunk to the tree. Cut a tiny piece of gold Deco Sheet for the trunk of the smaller tree and add it. Ink the edges of the trees in Gathered Twigs. Adhere the buildings to the left side of the card at the bottom of the blue hearts cardstock so that the blue can be seen through the windows. Cut a piece of green glitter Deco Sheet to 3 3/4 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches. Trim a slight rolling hills look to the green glitter and then adhere it over the houses and to the black cardstock leaving a slight border on the bottom and sides. Using a sewing machine with white thread, sew around the border of the card and over the rolling hills. Adhere the large tree between the houses, and the smaller to the right side of the card. Adhere this to the kraft cardstock base using two sided tape. Ink the card base edges in Gathered Twigs. 
Die cut the couple from The Park Thinlits with Silver Sparkle Cardstock and black cardstock. Die cut the open umbrella pieces using Silver Sparkle. Die cut the smallest heart from the Falling Hearts Thinlits with red glitter Deco Sheet. Mount the heart on black cardstock, cut around it leaving a slight border and set aside. Pounce Pitch Black Alcohol Ink over the umbrella handle and the open umbrella part. Mount the open umbrella part over the whole umbrella and set aside. Add Deception, Splendor, Alchemy, Sublime, Tranquil, Villainous, and Intrigue Pearl to the Alcohol Ink Applicator and pounce over the couple one time per section so the colors don't mix and completely cover them. If you have any bare spots carefully pounce on a corner of the tool to the bare spot. Don't throw away the felt quite yet. Mount the inked couple over the black cardstock matching pieces off setting the black cardstock to the right for a shadow look using Collage Medium. Adhere the umbrella to the lady's hand and the heart to the man's hand. Adhere the man to the lower right corner, and the lady up in the air in the middle top of card. Pounce of the same Pearl to a strip of Silver Sparkle about 1/2 inch wide. Add the sentiment from the Small Talk Stickers (cut in half) and then trim if need be for an 1/8 inch border, and ink the edges of the sentiment pieces in Gathered Twigs. Adhere the sentiment pieces in the lower left corner with two sided tape. Add the Valentine word underneath from the Chit Chat Stickers.

(Die Cut Machine, Craft Pick, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Alcohol Ink Blending Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Two Sided Tape,  Sewing Machine with White Thread, Black Permanent Marker) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock: Silver Sparkle 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Falling Hearts, Suburbia Cityscape 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Cloudy Blue, Sail Boat Blue, Espresso, Slate, Pitch Black 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearl: Celestial, Deception, Splendor, Alchemy, Sublime, Tranquil, Villainous, Intrigue 
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Deco Sheets Holiday, Deco Sheets, Small Talk, Seasonal Chit Chat 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: Kraft 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Chapter 1 2021): The Park 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte
Thank you truly for stopping by...I'm so blown away by all the fabulous comments on these Sizzix makes. I'll be back soon, and until then I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. This card just made me smile. It’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Lol.

  2. I have loved Mary Poppins since I was a little girl! This is adorable!!

  3. This is totally adorable, Anita and beutifully made.

  4. LOOOOVED this, Anita!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  5. Anita, you have definitely brought some sparkle into my day with this gorgeous bright and beautiful card. I love the Mary Poppins theme and it was lovely to see this on the live too! Hugs, Anne xxx

  6. This is so whimsical, sweet, and bursting with charm. Awesome ode to one of the most delightful fictional tales (and Disney movies as well) of all time.

    Autumn Zenith ๐Ÿงก Witchcrafted Life


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