Tutorial with Sizzix Tattered Florals Die, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and Distress Inks
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Thanks for all who joined us in our first CC3 Challenge! The Curiosity Crew was blown away by the amazing entries… over 125 people submitted projects! This second challenge is based on Distress Glitter (pg 56 of Tim's book).
If you know me, you know I'm not much for sparkly things. That being said, if ever there were a glitter for me to use, it would be Distress Glitter. I like the shabby shine rather than the full-on-sunglasses-needed-sparkle of regular glitter. You'll find all the information for Challenge #2 ~ Distress Glitter ~ on Linda's CC3C blog.
Sizzix Tattered Florals Die
I started by die-cutting the four flowers that come on Tim Holtz's Sizzix Tattered Florals die. I can't count the number of times I've used this particular die, as it is so versatile. The four sizes/shapes stack nicely and can also be used alone, as I did on this tag.
I inked and stamped each one with Distress Inks and Archival Inks thinking I'd use all four flowers on this XL tag, but I decided use just the jumbo one with the text. I'll save the other flowers for another project.
After coloring my XL tag with Dylusions Ink Sprays and water, I then stamped Tim's sentiment in jet black archival ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.
The stem is from another Sizzix die (that one's called Flower, Leaves & Stem #4). I painted it black and embossed it in the Dot Matrix Texture Fade. I used a lot of stencils and a few Distress Ink pads on the tag, and then stamped a few extra images with jet black archival. My large flower is glittered with Spun Sugar distress glitter and I used a black wooden gear and brad to hold it in place.
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