Thursday, August 19, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2021 - Embossed Leaf Fragments and 3D Oak Leaves

I'm back with another Tim Holtz Sizzix project, and this time not the usual kind of project. These are just loose leaves to throw around the house for a little Autumn color in my decor. They are so simple and fast to make, so be advised, if you start making these, it is very hard to stop...the more the better in my opinion though. They are also made with Tim's new Distress Mica Stain from Ranger...a must for the arsenal I think. Enjoy!
Shake Pearls and Alloy, and apply Pearl colors to the felt of an Alcohol Ink Applicator, a few dots each. Apply Gilded Alloy in a squiggly line over the Pearls. Pounce this over an 8 x 10 inch sheet of Translucent Yupo until the whole sheet is covered. 
Trim off a 4 inch long piece of the Yupo, and die cut (running through the machine 3 or 4 times) three sets of the 3D Oak Leafs so you have three little and three large. Use the rest of the Yupo to die cut 12 (two of each size) of the Leaf Fragments.

Place Leaf Fragments into any of the three Textured Leaves parts on the Fade and emboss. Run the pad of a Vintage Photo and/or Ground Espresso Archival Ink over the raised portions of all the leaves. Let dry.
 Turn the leaves over and paint the backs with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint as well as all the edges. Let dry. Ink the edges heavily with either one or both of the Archival Inks. 
 Lightly mist the leaves with Flickering Candle Distress Mica Stain after shaking it well. Remember to clean the nozzle when finished. Since this is Yupo and the paper is not absorbent, the Stain rests on top, so use a paper towel to blot it off and then you are left with gorgeous sparkly dots of gold. Fold the leaves in half for a little more realistic look, and add throughout your home for Autumn decor. 
(Alcohol Ink Applicator with Felt, Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Paintbrush, Ink Blending Tool) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Yupo: 8 x 10 Inch Translucent 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearl: Deception, Splendor, Alchemy, Mineral 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Alloy: Gilded
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Halloween 2021): Leaf Fragments 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslits (Halloween 2021): Oak Leaf 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fade: Textured Leaves 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Tarnished Brass 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Flickering Candle
As always, thank you so much for stopping by here. I'll be back after the Live this Saturday with a Stamper's Anonymous make. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. These are so fabulously marvelous....can you tell I really like them....LOL. Yes, must make me some least these will keep their color and not dry up, no raking required....

  2. Just beautiful! Thank you for great directions. I just got the leaf die set and can't wait to play with it.

  3. They look so phenomenal... can't wait for my dies (and my sprays!) to arrive.
    Alison x

  4. These dies arrived in my craft room today and seeing your fabulous leaves makes me want to start.... right now! They are going to look amazing scattered around your home, I love them!! xxx

  5. They are so beautiful! I love me some leaves, though not the Halloween releases. Can't wait to see them in your future projects. Hugs, Autumn

  6. Loving your beautiful leaves, Anita❤️

  7. Love these leaves. Great idea. Thank You. I purchased the items from the new release to be able to give these a try. Thank You for another wonderful idea.

  8. They're beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Dazzlingly, enchantingly gorgeous. What a brilliant idea. I could easily see whipping up sets of these to give as gifts all crunchy leaf season long.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  10. I think these leaves are beautiful! I purchased all of the supplies and started them yesterday. I could use your help though. I am having trouble getting the leaves to emboss and cut clean. I am using the leaf fragments die and the Oak Leaf 3-D Impresslets. Any suggestions? I would love a reply. Thank you, Whitney

    1. Hi Whitney. I use a magnetic plate on a base and one standard cutting pad to make the cuts, and then the regular base and two cutting pads to emboss. Sometimes if I am having trouble getting a good embossed image I use a thicker piece of CARDSTOCK as a shim and then I get a nice embossed image. You can also use the card stock shim to help cut. I'm not sure what machine you have but I use a vagabond. Hope this helps.


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