Hello Crafters ! As a family we don’t celebrate Christmas though I love creating projects for display and this project is a switch on the usual colour of red, green and gold. Sizzix and Tim Holtz always comes up with such wonderful seasonal dies and this is my take on new sets as well as previously released evergreen dies.
In Singapore, a full range of Sizzix products as well as Tim Holtz Distress Mediums are available at Made With Love.
The Globe is such a versatile Thinlits for travel themes and now you can see how I used it for Christmas.
This Tattered Poinsettia is so gorgeous once inked and Distress Glitter added.
I ***REALLY LOVE*** the Christmas Block words !!
The Tiny Tattered Florals add subtle, pretty accents on this project.
Don’t worry about memorising the products I’ve used as a detailed supplies list will be posted at the end of this tutorial. Just in case you want to follow along, these are the Tim Holtz punch and dies I used. You will also need a small canvas measuring approximately 6 x 6.5 inches.
Let’s get started :
Here you can see the Silver Metallic Kraft-core sheet die cut with the Globe Thinlits. My machine of choice is the Big Shot Plus as I LOVE the wider base and don’t have to worry about fitting my dies *just so*, there’s more room and even when the Bigz dies are rolled through at an angle, it’s perfectly ok.
The Extended Magnetic Platform is a valuable accessory for intricate thin dies as magnets stop the dies from moving as you roll through the Big Shot. This is especially important when you need to die-cut a stamped image or a precise design on patterned paper.
On the Big Shot Plus, the sandwich from the bottom is : The Extended Magnetic Platform – One Extended Cutting Pad – the Metallic paper facing up – the Globe Thinlits the cutting side facing down – One Extended Cutting Pad. **No Adapters are needed**. Send through the Big Shot Plus.
Sizzix has useful You Tube Videos on using the Big Shot Plus : HERE
Roll the Brush over the die-cut on the Foam Pad to remove the Globe from the die.
Next roll the brush over the Globe to remove all the unwanted bits of paper.
The nested Circle Framelits are a must have !!
Add foam squares or dots and adhere to the Globe to the patterned paper.
The next step is to die-cut the title Peace on Earth using the Christmas words
Again I’ve used a Silver Metallic Kraft-core sheet and I started by lining the words on top of the Magnetic Platform and One Cutting Pad. Place one Cutting Pad on top of this and roll through.
The die-cut is clean and sharp.
I adhered a strip of blue paper underneath and filled in the centers of the letters A, O, and R.
To give the title texture, I slapped on Distress Clear Crackle Paint and let that dry completely. After that, I rubbed Distress Ink Hickory Smoke into the cracks to give the appearance of old, aged metal.
Die cut approximately ten Fall Foliage leaves in varied shapes and sizes you prefer.
Die-cut flowers with the Tiny Tattered Florals
Instructions on how to assemble the flowers are on the inside of the packaging, or you can see the PDF version : HERE
Finally prepare the canvas base with the approximate size of 6 inches (top/bottom) by 6.5 inches (sides). I painted using watered down Distress Paint Broken China and after, stamped randomly with a background stamp using Antiqued Bronze.
Gather all the elements and assemble the pieces, layering it with foam squares.
To add a slight sparkle, Glossy Accents was trailed across parts of the piece, then Distress Glitter in Tumbled Glass was poured over.
I rubbed in some Distress paint Black Soot on the Globe to give it a worn look.
Thank you so much for joining me today ! I enjoyed creating this Christmas piece and I hope you will too !
Here is the supplies list :
Bigz Tattered Poinsettia
Fall Foliage Thinlits
Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits
Christmas Words Block
Large Branch Punch
Extended Magnetic Platform
Brush and Foam Pad
Pre-Gessoed Canvas 6 x 6.5 inches
Kraft-core Metallic sheets
Distress Paints : Broken China, Antiqued Bronze, Black Soot.
Distress Glitter : Tumbled Glass.
Distress Clear Crackle Paint.
Prima Background Stamp and Fabled Garden paper.