Friday, April 02, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 - Flower Field in an Ovals Vase with Easter Eggs and Bowl Vignette Card

Hello All and Happy April, Happy Good Friday, and Happy Easter Weekend. Tomorrow is the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 LIVE on Youtube, so tune in to see all the wonderful samples using the new dies. I have three samples that will be in the LIVE, but since Easter is in a few days I went ahead and posted this Easter card before the LIVE, so it will not be in it tomorrow. This card is made with the new Flower Field Thinlits and Ovals Stacked Tiles Framelits, and Chapter 1 Mr. Rabbit Bigz Die as well as the older Crochet Thinlit. Get used to seeing the Ovals from me in my makes, because I used them in all but one of the five samples I created. I love the versatility of these Framelits, and there are so many to use in the package. You are only limited by your creativity with the shaped Stacked Tiles. I used them for the vase, bowl, and eggs (of course) on this card. Grab a snack and enjoy! 

For the background of the card, cut a piece of  Worn Wallpaper to 4 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches. Ink around the flowery scrolls with Speckled Egg Distress Ink with an Ink Blending Tool. Ink the edges as well. Go ahead and cut the Ivory Heavystock for a mat to 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, and a kraft card base to 5 x 6 1/2 inches and have those ready but set aside for now. 
 Die cut the Crochet piece from Ivory Heavystock, and pick out all the pieces you don't need. Ink over it with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and lightly mist this with water. Let it sit a few seconds and then blot off any puddles with a paper towel and dry. Ink the edges as well. Cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock about 1/4 wide and as long as the die cut. Adhere it to the back of the die cut along the top border for a solid table look as the Crochet piece will be like a table cloth, using Collage Medium. Adhere this to the bottom of the Wallpaper piece centered. Cut off the edges so it's flush with the Wallpaper. Stitch around this and through the top of the Crochet piece using white or ivory thread. Ink the edges of this with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Mount onto the Ivory Heavystock previously cut, with two sided tape, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Mount this onto the card base and ink those edges. Set this aside for now. (Note: I made two of these cards, so that is why you might see double pieces in the photos.)
For the rabbit, take a sheet of Woodgrain Cardstock, and using a brayer and the silicon mat as a palette, add a light layer of Speckled Egg Distress Paint over the Woodgrain Cardstock just here and there randomly. Clean the brayer and do the same with Antique Linen Distress Paint except this time paint over the places where the Speckled Egg is not and be a little heavier with the paint. Dry this with a heat tool or let it air dry. 
Mist over this with Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, and Frayed Burlap Distress Spray Stain, and dry while blotting off some of the spray with a paper towel. Die cut Mr. Rabbit from this (I was able to cut two rabbits from one sheet having a rabbit face opposite direction fyi.). Ink the edges of the Mr. Rabbit with Gathered Twigs heavily and add some over some of the raised areas on the paper as well. Set him aside. 
For the vase, die cut one of the smallest ovals from the Ovals Stacked Tiles Framelits, and one of the medium (the third biggest) ovals from Ivory Heavystock. Working quickly so have all your materials ready, use an Embossing Pen and draw a horizontal arched line in the top portion of the largest oval (this will be the top lip of the vase), and then draw curved lines above that and below (for a striped look), and then pour Antique Linen Distress Embossing Glaze powder over this over a sheet of paper for easy clean up. The ink in the pen stays wet for a bit so you have plenty of time to draw all the lines at once. On the smallest oval, draw curved lines from top to bottom (no lip this time) and then pour the powder over. Clean up the powder, and then heat emboss the ovals using tweezers to hold them so you won't get burned. 
Mist the two ovals with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain and let it sit a moment (Remember that I did two of everything, so don't let the picture confuse you.). Blot the excess ink and let dry. Cut the top off of the largest oval along the lip line you embossed and save that piece as it will be the back lip of the vase. Cut the smallest oval in half for the base of the vase. You can save the one of the halves for another project. Ink the edges of all three pieces with Gathered Twigs. Using Collage Medium, adhere the half oval to the bottom of the larger one for the base of the vase. You can cut the corners of the base piece slightly so it will look a little more authentic on the table for later on as well, just remember to ink the edges you cut.  Turn the top piece upside down that you cut off the large oval and adhere only the sides to the back of the top of the vase so it looks like the back lip part of the vase. There should be a slit in between the lips so you can slip the flower stems into in the next part. Set this aside. 
 For the flowers in the vase, use Distress Watercolor Cardstock and die cut the Flower Field Thinlit, plus a few more of the flowers you want to use (I die cut an extra delphinium and an extra tulip.). Snip off all the flowers you want to use. I used all the tulips, delphiniums, lilies, and the spiky looking ones. I'll save the daisy looking ones for another project. Arrange the flowers around the vase so it will look full and evenly spaced out. You might want to snap a pic for reference later or just remember the arrangement. Since I made two it was easy for me to remember how I wanted the arrangement to look.
Using the Embossing Pen again, color over the delphinium flowers with the pen and then pour Broken China Embossing Glaze powder over it. Heat emboss the flowers. The look will be soft on the embossing because there is no ink behind to color the flowers...such a soft subtle look. Do the same with the tulip and lily looking flowers except use Antique Linen Embossing Glaze. Use Vintage Photo Embossing Glaze for the spiky looking flowers.  Once all the embossing is finished (Yes, it's addicting to make these flowers!) color the stems and leaves with a Detail Waterbrush and Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain (A tiny amount poured out onto the craft sheet is perfect to pick up with the brush as a little goes a long way.) letting it dry a bit before adding another layer to make it darker. 
Add the flowers into the vase like you laid out before using a little Collage Medium to make sure they are all secured. Set the arrangement aside.  
For the eggs, take a piece of White Heavystock this time about 1 x 6 inches (I used a scrap piece about 5 x 5.), and lightly and randomly paint over it with Speckled Egg Distress Paint like you are dry brushing so some white parts are left behind (I used my finger.). Let this dry a bit. Add a tiny amount of Picket Fence Distress Paint to the craft sheet and mist a squirt of water into it and mix that up. Use a paintbrush to pick up the paint and then flick it over the blue paper to create the speckles. Clean the paintbrush, and then stick it inside the Frayed Burlap Distress Spray Stain, and flick this over the paper. Do the same using the Speckled Egg Distress Spray Stain. Dry the paper, and then die cut five of the smallest ovals from the Ovals Stacked Tiles from the paper. Ink the edges of these with Gathered Twigs. Set these just off to the side as you will need them in the next part. 
 For the basket, die cut one of the largest ovals from the Ovals Stacked Tiles from Ivory Heavystock. Mist this lightly with water and place inside of the Intertwine 3D Texture Fade, and run through the machine three times. Remove from the folder. If you have a few places that broke through the paper it's just fine as it won't be noticeable after it's finished. Using your finger, lightly rub Picket Fence Distress Paint over the raised areas of the oval. Dry with a heat tool. Mist over the oval heavily with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain and let it sit for several seconds to really let the ink set into the debossed areas. Dry with a heat tool. 
 To turn this oval into a bowl, cut an arch shaped line through the middle of the oval, and save the other piece as it will be the back part of the bowl. Snip off just a tiny bit of the center bottom edge of the front part of the bowl so it will look like it has a flat bottom on the table, and you can throw the snippet away. Ink the edges of both pieces heavily with Gathered Twigs. Turn the cut off piece upside down and adhere the side portions only behind the front of the bowl so it will now look like you have a complete bowl, and the center area has a slit to place the eggs into. Gather up the eggs and arrange them, one in the center and the other four around that, and then adhere them into the bowl with Collage Medium like they are stacked up in the bowl. Lightly mist the bowl of eggs with Distress Resist Spray for a nice sheen and to also set the inks. Twist off the cap of the Resist and rinse with water and pump water through to clean it out and have it ready for your next use. To finish the card, gather all your items and starting with flower arrangement, adhere it onto the card front using Collage Medium and a little foam tape on some of the front flowers and Collage Medium on the bottom of the vase (I used clear foam tape behind the flowers.), but leave a little opening on some of the flowers that will go around Mr. Rabbit's head as you want him to look like he is smelling the flowers. Add Mr. Rabbit next, placing him beside the flowers like he is nestled into them, using foam tape on his ears and body, and Collage Medium on his feet. Cut between his hands if you need to look like he is grabbing the vase. Foam tape the bowl of eggs between the two. Choose a sentiment from the Small Talk Occasions, ink the edges in Antique Linen, mount it onto Kraft Cardstock, cut it out, and add to the card front.
(Paper Trimmer, Ink Blending Tool, Die Cut Machine, Die Brush, Die Pick, Distress Sprayer with Water, Heat Tool, Scissors, Sewing Machine with White Thread, Two Sided Tape, Brayer, Tweezers, Detail Water Brush, Small Paintbrush, Foam Tape (Clear and Regular)) 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Halloween Worn Wallpaper, Small Talk Occasions 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Speckled Egg, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock: Ivory 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Crochet 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Speckled Egg, Antique Linen, Picket Fence 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Mr. Rabbit
-Sizzix Tim Holts Framelits (Chapter 2 2011): Ovals Stacked Tiles 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Pen: Bullet 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Antique Linen, Broken China, Vintage Photo
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Chapter 2 2021): Flower Field 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock: White 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade: Intertwine 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray 
Thank you so much for stopping by, and hope you have a blessed Easter holiday filled with love and wonderful reflection. I'll be back soon, and as always I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Happy Easter, Anita! Easter Sunday happens to be my birthday :-)
    I love your card in soft colors and so many wonderful details to look at.
    Thank you for your inspiration.

  2. What a beautiful card! Love the clever way you created the flowers for the vase! And those speckled eggs are perfection! Happy Easter, Beautiful Soul!

  3. Oh, Anita! This is so gorgeous! I love the clever way you created the florals for the vase. And your speckled eggs are absolutely perfect! Happy Easter Beautiful Soul!

  4. very cool how you used the die for so many parts of the card. love it. thanks as always for sharing.

  5. So, so clever with the eggs, vase and bowl - and those flowers look fabulous (yes, I already have them on order!). Gorgeous card, and a happy Easter to you and yours.
    Alison x

  6. A beautiful card, Anita!!! Way cool how you used the ovals!!!

  7. Wonderful card! you find the best ways to expand the dies.

  8. This is such a clever use for the oval ides - to make the vase and the basket using the same set of dies it pretty darn great!

  9. Enchantingly gorgeous! The speckled eggs in particular made my heart skip a beat!

    Happiest Easter long weekend wishes, dear Anita!

    Autumn Zenith ๐Ÿงก Witchcrafted Life

  10. Great use of the Ovals!! I am so inspired by this! Your description of the process was so easy to understand as well. I’m thinking about making something similar using an etcetera tag, to use as a seasonal decorative piece. Thank you so much for the tutorial!! ๐Ÿ’–

  11. So pretty and such a creative use of the ovals! I especially love the woodgrain bunny and speckled eggs. I’ll definitely try embossing glaze on some flowers soon too, it looks fab!

  12. Well, here's another card that I think is just fantastic and has enabled me to get the Flower Field die. I love how you used the ovals set, and wished I had taken in this entire post in before I placed my order (they would have made it into my cart, too!). Very pretty and amazingly clever card, Anita!


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