Hello Sizzix Crafters ! Have you ever fallen in love on first sight with a die, bought it and then wondered what to do with it ? This Detailed Feather Thinlits die by Sophie Guilar is gorgeous but I can see less experienced crafters stumped with what to create. To help you with ideas, I’ve made a card, not too difficult to re-create and you can change it up using other colours you like.
I’ve added the sentiment Spreading a Little Love and this card could be sent to a anyone needing cheering up.
The one product I feel that’s essential for die-cutting is Glitter Cardstock. A WHOLE sheet of Glitter Cardstock is abit over-the-top bling-bling wouldn’t you agree ? However, in small doses like die-cuts, it lifts the project with an attractive texture. Glitter Cardstock can be dulled down with Distress Crayons or a touch of acrylic paint rubbed into the surface.
To begin, die-cut three pieces of the Detailed Feather in Silver Glitter Cardstock. Some of you might worry that Thinlits will be damaged die-cutting the thicker paper but let me assure you, as long as you are using Glitter Cardstock made for scrapbook or paper-crafting, you are good to go. Usually I roll the cardstock twice through the Big Shot to get good clean cuts. For intricate dies, it’s recommended you use the Precision Base Plate to ensure the details are cut out without ripping the paper.
Next, take a small piece of watercolour paper and swipe it with watered down Distress Oxide or Distress Crayons. You can use watercolours or any paint you have handy.
Tim Holtz has a video on how to use Distress Oxides here : Oxides.
Using Matte Medium (or any wet adhesive you have), adhere the feather die-cuts.
Trim off the edges.
Stamp a sentiment and heat emboss to give it a better finish.
Assemble the card in the finished size of 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches.
I love how the pinks and the silver cardstock play off one another : the matte texture of the painted background and the glittery feathers. Perhaps this card will be the the start of may more ideas, have fun !