Sunday, February 20, 2022

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 - Good Luck Colorize Bird and Egg with 3D Damask St. Patrick's Card

Hi everyone! Today I have another make from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 release that was in the Live. This one is for St. Patrick's Day, but could be any occasion that someone needs a little extra luck, and is made with the Colorize Bird and Egg Thinlits with the 3D Damask Texture Fade. Both of these were my favorite from the release, especially the yummy Damask. The detail on the embossing is crazy good.  I love this little birdie too, and the way I've got it perched here makes it look like she is protecting her egg in the vast jungle. Good luck Mama on keeping that egg safe. Enjoy!
Cut Watercolor Cardstock to fit into the 3D Damask Texture Fade. Ink over the raised parts of the fade with Peeled Paint Distress Archival Ink. Lightly mist the Watercolor Cardstock with water, and then close the fade and run through the die cut machine three times for good embossing. Clean the fade with 91% rubbing alcohol to remove all the ink. Let paper dry.
Lightly rub over the raised parts of the paper with Prickly Pear Archival from Wendy Vecchi straight from the pad, trying to get into all the debossing as well. Flip paper vertically so that the two large leaves are at the bottom of the paper. This will be the orientation of the scene. Pour out a tiny bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain onto the silicon mat, and pick up with a Detailed Water Brush. Paint in open areas at the top and middle of the paper that look like sky is peaking through. Pour out a tiny bit of Rustic Wilderness Distress Spray Stain and pick up with the brush and color in the recessed areas of the leaves and anywhere else you feel needs a darker green. Lightly mist the paper with water to blend the colors some. Dry.
Apply Bubbling Cauldron Distress Pearl Crayon over some of the leaves and use your finger to push and blend it in. Do the same with Holly Branch Crayon. Add Snow Flurries Crayon to the silicon mat and pick up with the Water Brush and color over the sky areas. Not shown as I forgot...put paper back into the Texture Fade matching it up perfectly, and ink over the raised areas with English Ivy Archival and run through the machine twice to pick up the color and get the design back nice and crisp. Clean the fade as before. Pour out a little bit of Distress Resist Spray onto the silicon mat and using a small paint brush paint over all the leaves on the paper and let dry. Clean the brush with soapy water. Set the paper aside. 
Taking the Bird and Egg Colorize Thinlits, remove only the four egg dies. Die cut the first two labeled eggs (1 and 2) with the dusty blue Kraft Stock from the Classic stash. Lightly mist those with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray and let those dry. Take a piece of Watercolor Paper big enough to die cut the other two egg dies and ink over it with Speckled Egg Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool. Lightly mist the watercolor with more Speckled Egg Oxide Spray, and dry. Die cut the last two eggs labeled 3 and 4. 
Ink the edges of all the eggs with Speckled Egg Distress Ink, and assemble the pieces with Collage Medium. Lightly mist the egg with Tumbled Glass Spray and Speckled Egg Oxide Spray. Dry. Apply Gathered Twigs Crayon to the silicon mat and pick up with the Waterbrush and color in the holes of the egg and then tap the brush over the egg to get some brown spots. Dry. Lightly mist Distress Resist Spray over the egg to give it a nice shine. Remove the sprayer from the Resist Spray and clean out with warm water so that it sprays well the next time you use it. Let the egg dry. 
Taking the leaf scene paper, use a craft knife and carefully cut around portions of the large leaf on the left side of the watercolor paper so that the egg will slip in a bit behind the leaf. Apply Collage Medium to the back of the egg and back of the cut leaf and slip the egg behind the leaf and apply pressure to adhere it well. Set this aside. 
Using more Watercolor paper, die cut two small and five tiny hearts from the Stacked Tiles Hearts Thinlits. Place some Watercolor paper into the Lucky Love 3D Impresslit and cut and emboss one shamrock running it through the machine three times for good detail. Place the hearts into the shamrock Impresslit  in the middle of the leaf portions, and run those through the machine as well. It will take two times to get all the hearts. You should hopefully get a line running through the center of each heart so you get a leaf looking design. Using the Bubbling Cauldron and Holly Branch Pearl Crayons again, rub over the shamrock and leaves pushing and blending the color into all the crevices best as you can. 
Apply a little water to your finger and blend in the crayons further on all the pieces. Let dry. Ink the edges of the pieces with Peeled Paint Archival and even rub the pad over the pieces to further bring out the raised parts. Paint over the pieces with Distress Resist Spray for a nice shine and durableness. Clean your brush. 
Fold Kraft Cardstock to a 5 x 7 inch base card. Cut black cardstock to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches and mount onto the kraft card base with two sided tape. Cut gold Kraft Stock from the Metallic stash to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and mount onto the black cardstock. Cut watercolor (or white cardstock) to 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches and mount onto the gold. Ink around the edge of the card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Using the white Quotations Stickers, cut the words 'good' and 'luck' and ink the edges of those with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and mount onto gold Kraft Stock. Cut around them, and adhere them to the middle right of the shamrock. Cut around the border of the leaf paper with a Deckle Trimmer just slightly so that you have a nice distressed edge. Ink the edge of the leaf paper with Peeled Paint Archival Ink. Adhere the leaf paper to the front of the card with two sided tape. Use Collage Medium to adhere the shamrock to the right bottom area of the leaf paper. Arrange the two small hearts on the leaf bottom so that they look like a shamrock is hanging off, and adhere them. Arrange three tiny hearts into a shamrock and adhere them lightly off the egg and hiding the large shamrock stem and adhere those. Take one tiny heart and adhere it to the right bottom of the card. Leave one tiny heart for the bird's mouth in the next part.  
Note: I wanted my bird to look like a robin (robins have orange bellies) since the egg looks like a robin's egg, so upon studying the die pieces for the bird from the Colorize Bird and Egg Thinlits, I laid out the colors of cardstock I thought I would need from the Classic Kraft Stock stash and Neutral Kraft Stock for each die piece. However, I did some changes later as I figured out the bird is facing left turning its head to the back right so I made some changes that I'll explain in the next photos.
Die cut the complete bird base piece with black cardstock. Add two sided tape to the back of yellow cardstock (I add two sided tape to the back of all the cardstock when die cutting layered pieces so ease of assembly later.), and die cut only the beak portion on the same die with yellow cardstock. Trim the yellow cardstock a bit so that the eye won't be yellow and adhere it to the beak area on the black base bird piece (shown on the far right). The die piece is now done. Taking the Brown 1 die, die cut one in dark orange cardstock and one in dark brown cardstock. Lay the two pieces together and cut through the bottom area as shown. Save the large brown and small orange cuts for another time, and adhere the large orange and small brown to the base bird. The orange part will show through the layers so it looks like a tiny portion of the bird's belly is showing as he is turning his neck. This will make sense as you build the bird. You are finished with Brown 1. Die cut Brown 2 with a grayish brown piece (see step 10 for the colors for the rest of the pieces) from the Neutrals set and adhere. You are finished with Brown 2. For Brown 3, die cut with a golden brown from the Neutrals, and adhere those. You are finished with Brown 3.
For Brown 4, die cut the eye piece with the same golden brown from Brown 3, and adhere the eye piece. Die cut the rest of it with black cardstock and adhere that on. Using the same die, die cut only the small part that looks like a leg and foot with a bright orange. Cut off the top of the leg looking piece in a crescent shape and adhere that on top of the black so that it looks like barely a piece of the belly is showing as he turns. Confusing I know, and probably not necessary, but I wanted it to look more realistic. See the photo here of that tiny bright orange piece so that you know how I cut it. You are finished with Brown 4.
Die cut Brown 5 and the small eye reflection piece with Ivory Heavystock, and adhere those. You are finished die cutting. Ink the edges of the bird with Gathered Twigs Distress, and then adhere the tiny heart to its beak with Collage Medium. Add foam tape to the back of the bird's body. Add Pumice Stone Distress Crayon to the silicon mat and pick up with the waterbrush and  trace around the pieces for some shadow work, and especially on the pieces around the tail. Add Collage Medium to his feet and stick the bird on the card so he is standing on the egg.

(Paper Trimmer, Water Mister, Die Cut Machine, 91% Rubbing Alcohol, Glass Mat, Detail Water Brush, Heat Tool,  Small Paper Brush, Ink Blending Tool, Craft Knife, Scissors, Craft Pick, Two Sided Tape, Deckle Trimmer, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade (Chapter 1 2022): Damask 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distess Archival Ink: Peeled Paint 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Prickly Pear, English Ivy 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Tumbled Glass, Rustic Wilderness 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Bubbling Cauldron, Holly Branch, Snow Flurries, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Chapter 1 2022): Colorize Bird and Egg, Stacked Tiles Hearts 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Classic Kraft Stock, Neutral Kraft Stock, Metallic Kraft Stock, Quotations Metallic Stickers 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Speckled Egg, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray: Speckled Egg 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Impresslits: Lucky Love 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: Ivory 
Seriously, that Damask 3D Texture Fade is amazing! Once again, thank you truly for stopping by and taking the time to show me some love. I'll be back soon. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Amazing!!! So colorful and that texture!!!

  2. Tremendously beautiful creation! I adore the depth and texture, the upbeat springtime vibes, and that super sweet bird. Aww! What a gem of a St. Patrick's Day card!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    PS: That Sizzix embossing folder is already on my paper crafting wishlist and just got bumped up even closer to the top after seeing it in action on this gorgeous card.

  3. Oh, my goodness, Anita! I love, love, LOVE that background and using the pearly crayons takes it over the top! Stunning backdrop for that sweet bird and her eggs!


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