Sunday, February 06, 2022

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 - You Are Flamazing Colorize Gladys and Stacked Hearts Valentine Card

Hello everyone and welcome to my first card post showing the new Sizzix Chapter 1 Dies from Tim Holtz.  I hope you were able to watch the Live as there were so many wonderful projects made with all the new dies. If not, he has a replay you can see. This Valentine Card is made with the new Colorize Gladys as well as the Hearts Stacked Tiles Thinlits. I had such fun putting these flamingos together and came up with so many sentiments for them like, 'I'm tickled pink to love you!', 'I'm so glad you are part of the flock!', 'I'm putting my foot down. You're the best!', 'You're a flockstar!', 'Birds of a feather flock together.' get my drift. Ultimately though, I decided to go with 'You are Flamazing!'. I like a good play on words. Enjoy!

Die cut Gladys (right side) using three colors of pink felt, brown and black cardstock, and Ivory and White Heavystock, adding two sided tape to the back of each before die cutting. Assemble the right side Gladys. To die cut the left side Gladys, place the dies on the side of the papers and felts with the two sided tape backing on it so all the pieces will face the opposite way as the first Gladys (right side). Assemble left side Gladys and set these aside. 
 Using the Deckle Trimmer, cut Watercolor Cardstock to 4.5 x 6 inches. Take a pieces of sticky note and the smallest solid Moon Mask and trace half of it on the sticky note and cut out. Place a scrap piece of paper about 1.5 inches from the bottom of the Watercolor Cardstock (vertically) to protect that area. Place the smallest Moon Mask with the cut outs in it half way over the scrap paper in the center of the Watercolor. Ink inside the areas with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool, heavily. Remove the mask only, and add the half moon cut out sticky note over scrap paper, centering it to create the half sun. Using a Broad Water Brush, brush over the half circle area pulling the ink out to color in the space for a watercolored look. Remove stencil and scrap paper. Pull some of the yellow down below the sun into the water area. Taking Villainous Potion and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Inks, apply them to the silicon mat directly from the pad. Use the Broad Waterbrush to add streaks of color from both of the inks in the water area below the sun, blending the colors slightly. Dry with a heat tool. It will probably be a little muddy and that is okay, as this is the first layer of color. 
Using more scrap paper, die cut two medium sized Stacked Tiles Hearts. Place them randomly in the sky area with one on each side. Lightly ink over these with Kitsch Flamingo and over the rest of the sky area leaving some white here and there. Use the Broad Waterbrush to more the ink around leaving the heart areas white. 
Moving back to the water area, add Fossilized Amber to the mat and pick up with a Detail Waterbrush. Paint in some sun lines below the sun in the water to look like a reflection. Add more Kitsch Flamingo and Villainous Potion to the mat, and pick up the inks one at a time with a Detail Waterbrush and add horizontal stripes of the colors in the water area around the yellow areas. Dry. Cover the sun with the solid Moon Mask. Lightly mist the paper with water and let it set while you pick up Kitsch Flamingo first then Villainous Potion with the Detail Waterbrush while flicking the brush over the paper to create small drops of ink over it. Since it's wet the ink drops will bleed a little more adding a nice watery look. Remove mask and dry.
Ink the edges of the watercolor heavily with Kitsch Flamingo and an Ink Blending Tool. Lightly mist the paper with Flickering Candle Mica Stain, and then lightly with Pearl Mica Spray for a sparkly yet humid look. Let dry. Fold a kraft paper card base to 5 x 6.5 inches. Mount Black Cardstock on that (cut 4 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches) with two sided tape, and then White Heavystock to that (cut 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches). Mount the watercolor to the white. 
Add two sided tape to light purple felt. Die cut two bowties from Crazy Things Framelits from the purple as well as the Valentine Word from Thin Sentiments. Poke out the letters and save for another project. Cut off the apostrophe S from the word and then trim around the word block style. Add two sided tape to more pink felt, and die cut three tiny hearts and one medium heart. Add 'Valentine' to the bottom center of the card. Add both flamingos to the card so that the feet stand on the block word at the bottom. Add the bowties to the birds, one on the neck and one on the head. 
Ink around Chit Chats Stickers 'you' and 'are' with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and add to black cardstock and cut out. Add Label Letters 'Flamazing' to pink felt, and cut around it block style. Add these around the sun area centering everything. Ink around hearts with Kitsch Flamingo and add medium heart between birds, and the other hearts in the sky area randomly. Ink around card with Gathered Twigs to finish card.
(Die Cut Machine, Two Sided Tape, Craft Pick, Scissors, Deckle Trimmer, Sticky Note for Stenciling, Scrap Paper, Ink Blending Tool, Detail and Broad Water Brush, Glass Mat, Heat Tool, Water Mister, Paper Trimmer)
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Chapter 1 2022): Colorize Gladys, Stacked Tiles Hearts 
-Sizzix Felt Sheets: Pastels 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Neutral Kraft Stock, Label Letters, Chit Chat Stickers 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White, Ivory 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Layering Mask: Moon Mask 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Kitsch Flamingo, Villainous Potion, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Flickering Candle 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray: Pearl 
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Thin Sentiment Words 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Framelits: Mini Bird Crazy and Things
I'll be back again real soon. Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Thoroughly fantastic + delightful card! My mom's favourite colour is purple, so I'm always on the look out for fun, inspiring ways to weave it into cards for her throughout the year - Valentine's Day included.

    Thank you for sharing this fabulous flamingo themed greeting with us. It is such a charmer!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  2. Flamazing indeed!!! Love Gladys in all her glory....pretty in pink for certain...

  3. Totally adorable for any time of the year!


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