Friday, February 02, 2024

Tim Holtz Sizzix Vault Series 1 2024 - Industrial Lovebirds Valentines in Pillow Boxes

Hello Everyone and Happy February! Time is flying by! Today, I have  two Valentine makes, made with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Vault Series of Dies, the Pillow Box & Bag, Rosettes, Hippity Hop, and Lovebirds, all in a steamy industrial style. Enjoy!
Using Red Metallic Kraftstock I die cut two of the Faceted Hearts first and folded and attached them using two sided tape, then set them aside. I also die cut two medium flat hearts and four of the small flat hearts, then set them aside. I die cut the perching bird from Gold Kraftstock, and the other perching bird from Silver Kraftstock, and set those aside. Using more Red Kraftstock, I die cut four of the Pillow Box pieces but turned the red to the inside so that the Kraft would be showing on the outside of the boxes. Using the card die from the Pillow Box set, I centered it on the front of a Pillow Box and die cut it to make a window, and did the same with the another box. I saved the the two red/kraft pieces for another project. Then taking a piece of Gold and Silver Kraftstock about 3 x 4 inches, I die cut the centers of each with the same card die, and this time saved the outer frame parts for the next part.

I cut a piece of Red Kraftstock and die cut just one Pillow Box from it, and trimmed off the folded parts to create just the center shape, times two.  I lightly misted with water, and placed this into the larger Mechanics 3D Texture Fade and embossed, and repeated with the other.  I used the smaller Mechanics Fade to emboss both birds and both frames. I used the small Foundry 3D Texture Fade to emboss both card pieces. Then I took all the flat hearts, faceted hearts, birds, frames, card pieces, and center Pillow Box pieces, and coated all these with Black Soot Distress Paint, waited about a minute, and then rubbed the paint off with a paper towel, leaving the paint in the recessed areas and borders to really reveal the embossed images. I let all these pieces dry.

Once all the pieces were dry, I inked the edges of everything with Vintage Photo Archival Ink. Using Collage Medium I adhered the small hearts to the corners of each card to look like a playing card, then punch tiny holes in the center of each, and placed a Tiny Fastener in each and secured them in place. I mounted the cards on slightly bigger Metallic Kraftstock (gold for the silver and silver for the gold), rounded the corners, and mounted these on Black Kraftstock, rounding those corners. I adhered the faceted hearts on with Collage Medium, and then the birds with foam tape. I selected Metallic Stickers for the sayings and added those. Then I set the cards aside.

I adhered the red gear pillow box backs to the back of the back side of the pillow box pieces. I inked the edges of all four of the pillow boxes with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and lightly misted them with water for a more distressed look. I cut two pieces of clear packaging (from a stamp set) just a little bigger than the window openings. I flipped the pieces with the openings over and added very then skor tape around the border of the opening, removed the backing and adhered the packaging piece to create the window. I flipped the front piece over, and secured the frame in place around the opening with more skor tape. I die cut the letters from more Metallic Kraftstock with skor tape already behind and secure those in place (one going horizontal and one vertical). I punched a tiny hole in the middle of the medium heart and added the gear to it with a Tiny Fastener and then secured it in place with the Collage Medium. Then using wider skor tape, I affixed the two pillow box pieces together, and propped them open to make the gentle folds on the opening pieces, and placed the cards inside. 

(Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tool, Scissors, Two Sided Tape, Corner Rounder, Water Mister, Mini Hole Punch, Foam Tape)
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Colors Kraftstock, Metallic Classics Kraftstock, Black Kraftstock, Tiny Fasteners, Mini Gears, Metallic Sticker Book
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Vault Series 2024): Vault Pillow Box & Bag, Vault Rosettes, Vault Lovebirds, Vault Hippity Hop
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade: Mechanics, Mini Mechanics, Mini Foundry
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Black Soot
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Gathered Twigs
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Vintage Photo
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Clear Plastic Packaging
I'll be back again soonish, as I'm in full Valentine mode. Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

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