Tutorial with Sizzix Tattered Florals Die, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and Distress Inks

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Jumbo Tag with Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Inks, & Embossig Powder (Marjie Kemper)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.Tag tutorial with Dylusions Ink Sprays + Sizzix Tattered Floral dies - Marjie Kemper


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.Tag tutorial with Dylusions Ink Sprays + Sizzix Tattered Floral dies - Marjie Kemper


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.Embossing with Sizzix dies and folders


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.Tutorial using Tim Holz Tattered Florals Sizzix die with Dylusions Ink Sprays - Marjie Kemper

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  1. Kathy Jacobson on May 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Just love the colors! Such a pretty tag!

  2. kathleen d on May 23, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    thanks Marjie. The subtle glitter looks just right on this tag. the color combo is awesome

  3. Kimberly C on May 23, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    What a beautiful tag…so bright and love the subtle use of glitter

  4. Dolly aka scrapthat/scrapscrapthat on May 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Love your tag!! TFS

  5. Kim~TangledBlueRose on May 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I love your tag! The colors are simply so amazing! The Dylusions inks are so fun, I just tried them out after seeing your project here. Beautiful art you share here in your blog. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Denise Shepherd on May 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I love love love it, I have just got some Dylusions, I will be playing with them xx

  7. Rachel on May 22, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I love how the gear in the center of your flower mirrors the stamping or vice versa :)

  8. Deb Lorence on May 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Awesome tag Marjie! Love the bold colors!

  9. Hels Sheridan on May 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Ya know what I loves about your art? The way you use layers and layers and make it look soooo dimensional, gorgeous creation hun x

  10. Anne Kristine on May 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Your tag makes me happy.
    Wonderful colors…LOVE it ♥

  11. Sarah B on May 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

    wish the weather here was a bright and cheerful as your tag – the colour is fab x

  12. Sue The Iron on May 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

    This is fabulous Marjie, I love your bold colours xx

  13. SannaS on May 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

    stunning bold tag!! =)

  14. barb cady on May 22, 2014 at 7:38 am

    A wonderful modern take on using glitter, such lovely deep colours, inspiring! x

  15. Ruth on May 22, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Stunning and so different but the glitter works beautifully on the orange and black, fabulous!

  16. Sue Lelli on May 22, 2014 at 12:44 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the black and orange combo! Your stenciling is FAB and the glittery flower with the gear center is my FAV! THX for the inspiration!

  17. Velvet on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I love your use of rock candy glitter to maintain the beautiful colors on this piece. And the gear in the flower center is a great touch!

  18. Nikki Acton on May 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    So creative ! A stunning piece xx

  19. Renates Kreativeck on May 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Yes, thats ist, its my color! I love how you give texture with stencels.

  20. Vic at Vic's creations on May 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

    So bold and beautiful! Love the black ink on the flowers! Love the glitter! Love the gears!

  21. penny4thoughts on May 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Beautiful tag, Marjie!

  22. Barbara on May 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I love the use of stencils in this.

  23. Kim Young on May 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    WoW! Love you bold tag!! And I love the way you textured the stem…nice way to add additional texture; I never thought of that folder!

  24. Julie S on May 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Oooohhh…love the vibrant color of this tag. The subtlety of the glitter is perfect too.

  25. Sharon Young on May 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Oh this just pops! Love your color choices. Perfect blend of grungy and sparkle. Thanks.

  26. Tammy C on May 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Going to have to try this product. Very nice

  27. Laurie Y on May 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Marjie, the color saturation on your tag is gorgeous. I am always drawn to bright warm color. Thanks for inspiring me.

  28. Toni on May 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Wonderful tag Marjie, lovely rich colours and fabulous shimmering flower x

  29. Jann on May 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I love the background you created, and the glitter on the flower is just perfect-can’t wait to try Distress Glitter now!

  30. Liesl Golding on May 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Full of life…

  31. snazzy jj on May 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Love the bright colors, the stenciling and stamping.

  32. Theresa Fry on May 19, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I love the brightness and density of the colors you used! Absolutely beautiful!

  33. mandy welch on May 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for letting me participate in the cc3c again! Never let anything dull your sparkle!

  34. Rosann aka Rea' on May 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I so love tags… and I love the textures ; glitter flower and your background; sentiment is great too!
    Can’t wait to play … so much inspiration ( I keep saying that… you girls got me on a creativity high) !

  35. Sandra on May 18, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Hahaha, Marjie you’re so right about it looked like we designed at the same table. Such a pretty tag! Love how you’ve used the glitter! Really gorgeous ! Hugs, Sandra

  36. Sue Manion on May 18, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I love the vivid colors and bold black ink that sets it off.

  37. Debby H on May 18, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I love the way you can see the text through the glitter. Beautiful!

  38. Carol in NW Ohio on May 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Ah, Dylusions! THAT’s how you get such bright colors, and in my favorite shades of orange too!

    Love the dimensionality of this tag…

  39. Shelann on May 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    The bright color is so eye catching and then you see all of the details…. This is really great.

  40. Jackie Blackman on May 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    This is stunning. I love the vibrancy and the dramatic effect of the black on the orange. It is really inspiring

  41. Lisa S on May 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I love how you use color Marjie and the glittery goodness on this tag is inspiring. The text on the flowers is the perfect touch. xx

  42. Kerstin F. on May 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

    beautiful project with great colours.Kerstin

  43. Lisa M on May 16, 2014 at 5:48 am

    BAM! The colors reach out and grab you! Love the gear detail; very classy piece altogether!

  44. Donna on May 16, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Love your colour choices, the glittery flower, and such a great sentiment! I guess I love it all :)

  45. Lisa H on May 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I love how graphic this tag is Marjie. wonderful!

  46. rachel fisher on May 15, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    a beautiful piece – I love the hot colours – just gorgeous xx

  47. Nicole on May 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    So pretty and subtle!

  48. Shari T on May 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the warm, sunny colors you’ve used on this tag, Marjie! The stenciling, die cuts, the soft glitter on the blossom…AWESOME!! I’m with you–I’m not much of a glitter girl, BUT–the line of DG’s are really cool and I’m loving how the Curiosity Crew is inspiring us to use them!! Thanks so much for sharing your process! XOXO-Shari

  49. Mona Pendleton on May 15, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Beautiful Marjie! Your tattered glittered floral looks wonderful! Love the burst of color!

  50. Debbie Passamonte on May 14, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Love the bold use of color on your tag, and the light hint of glitter on the flower.

  51. Helen Tilbury on May 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Such a great sentiment! Beautiful project Marjie!!

  52. Ldybg93 on May 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Is that the clear rock candy glitter? I love it. Just got some today and haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. Can’t wait! Really love the look of your tag…the layering is gorgeous.

    • Marjie Kemper on May 21, 2014 at 8:12 am

      It’s Spun Sugar Distress Glitter. Thanks!

  53. Lynne Moncrieff on May 14, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    There is such a beautiful warmth to your tag and I like the sparkle on the flower.

  54. Katy D on May 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

    This is so fun! I love the background and how you used a brad in the gear. I love gears! Thank you for the inspiration! :)

  55. Lyn Coogan on May 14, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Deceptively simple but fabulously effective, wonderfully vibrant, absolutely adore the colour scheme

  56. Chary on May 13, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    love the colors of your tag and the way the glitter brings out the flower!!

  57. Linda H on May 13, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Your tag is so bright and cheerful! Thank you for brightening my day and providing inspiration!

  58. Theresa Fry on May 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I love the colors you chose for your tag! I also love how you used the flower!

  59. Cheri S on May 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    The color of your tag really POPS! LOve the subtle use of glitter on your tattered flower. TFS

  60. Katy L on May 13, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Love the strong colour contrast here with the black on orange – the glitter is lovely and subtle too.

  61. Becky Bailey on May 13, 2014 at 3:28 am

    A beautiful tag the colours are my favs at the mo x

  62. Lone on May 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Whau vibrant colors – love it!

  63. Linda W on May 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Gorgeous tag …. I love the bright colour and the touch of sparkle. Linda xx

  64. petra on May 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Ohhh wouw. Beautiful color!

  65. Peg Robinson on May 12, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Hi Marjie, Love your bright color choices on this piece.

  66. Cim Allen on May 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

    The colors POP on this .. so awesome ! I love the tag .. thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration !

  67. Annette Green on May 12, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Great tag, Marjie with all the bold color and highlight of Distress Glitter. That stamped sentiment is one of my favorites.

  68. Jan Smith on May 12, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Wow, Your tag is striking Marjie…Love the colours :) Looking forward to getting all distressed and glittery with this challenge now! ;) Jan x

  69. Barbarayaya on May 12, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Wow! I love bright color! Your tag is full of life, I love so much your flower!! BArbarayaya

  70. Vicky tovar on May 12, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I love it…

  71. Cindy Marlow on May 11, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Great bold color! It seems like all I do is muted. Maybe I’ll kick it up a notch!

  72. Zoe Hillman on May 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Your tag is wonderful, I love the vibrant orange. The stencil and stamped background detail is so nice and the flower really twinkles with the glitter. Thanks for sharing such an awesome tag. :)

  73. Sandi Parrott on May 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Love the bright vibrant colors. The flowers have just the right amount of glitter.

  74. Maura on May 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Brilliant colors! This really caught my eye!

  75. Kirsten Alicia on May 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    A gorgeous tag. I love the colours & the embossed flower stem is very effective.

  76. Janet Goshorn on May 11, 2014 at 11:30 am

    What a beautiful card. Orange is my favorite color and the sentiment is perfect!

  77. Claudine Criner on May 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

    What a beautiful tag Marjie, I love everything about it!!

  78. butterfly on May 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Love this, Marjie – the bold fiery colours are fabulous, and what subtle use of the glitter to create the vintage shimmer – it’s lovely! Sadly, I won’t be able to play this time around… I didn’t include my Distress Glitters in my travelling stash. I didn’t think I’d use them, as I’m really not much of a sparkly type either – bah!
    Alison xx

  79. kathy/NorthCarolina on May 11, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Love these warm sunny colors and the wonderful depth that the black accents add to this beautiful tag. One of my faves from you….Happy Mother’s Day, my friend!

  80. Karin on May 11, 2014 at 6:55 am

    It’s great to see the warmth of your tag on a day that’s so cold and windy here, it’s really brightened my day. The black is a perfect accompaniment and the touch of glitter is perfect!

  81. Jackie P Neal on May 11, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Your color palette Always brightens my day!! I love the simplicity of your tag and how beautiful it is! And your phrase is, well…Perfect! “)

  82. Joanne Parkin on May 11, 2014 at 5:54 am

    This is stunning, the flower looks like it just got caught in a rain shower.

  83. Carol Watson on May 11, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Love the bold colors of your tag and the stenciled background, makes your flower pop, what fun! Sorry the Funkie Junkie is closed, hope they are filling it with all kinds of goodness.

  84. akmoose on May 11, 2014 at 2:02 am

    I think this my favorite sample! Love the bright colors! and the gear piece on the flower..

  85. Kathy Eddy on May 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Another bight and beautiful piece Marjie! I love it! You are using a lot of bold colors lately.

  86. Stephanie Rodgers on May 10, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    As always, you knocked it out of the park! The colors are gorgeous, and there’s just enough sparkle to not overwhelm. Happy Mother’s Day Marjie!

  87. Deborrah on May 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I love those flower die cuts! Great job!

    • Deborrah on May 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      You know, I just took a closer look at your tag … wow! I love the stenciling and how you painted and embossed the stem. Really, amazing work!

  88. Dorothy on May 10, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I like the colors in your tag and the subtle look of the flower glittering.

  89. Wanda Hentges on May 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    A beautiful tag, Marjie!!!

  90. Jan Bianchi on May 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Love your wildly delicious tag!

  91. Jane S on May 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Your tag is WOW. I love the brightness of orange against the bold black. I lost count with all the different types of dimension you added. You have given some great inspiration to get started!

  92. Alison/craftytrog on May 10, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I love your tag Marjie, it’s gorgeous! x

  93. Bobbi Smith on May 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful tag Marjie, gorgeous bright color and I love all of the layers with the stencils and wonderful touch of Distress Glitter!

  94. Julia Aston on May 10, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Love the bright colors on your tag Marjie! Your glittery flower adds lovely sparkly to the black and orange!

  95. gio on May 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    A little bit of sparkling but a large amount of beauty!! It’s stunning, Marjie!

  96. Mary Elizabeth on May 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Ooooooooooo! Love the stencil layers and colors on that background. Gorgeous. So fun to see you get out of your comfort zone with the glitter :) Beautiful job. Love the gear in the center of that flower and the texture on the leaves and stems. Such a great tag! Off to pin! — Mary Elizabeth

  97. Terry on May 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Round two and looking BEAUTIFUL! Love that tag, GF!

  98. Jassy Veale on May 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Wonderful layers on the tag and subtle glitter where it counts, love it!

  99. kate on May 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I am loving that sparkly flower!! An amazing tag.

  100. SusanK on May 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Love all the layers; your glitter is subtle…just the way I like it!

  101. Pam B on May 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    So, so pretty, love the color and just the right amount of glitter.

  102. Silvia on May 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    That’s an amazing tag, fantastic colors and the flower looks wonderful.

  103. Anne R on May 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I am not much of a flash glitter girl either but I do love Distress Glitter and I really love what you have done. As ever, your background colour is fabulous and your subtle glittering is beautiful. Love this! Anne xx :)

  104. Cheryl Grigsby on May 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    A girl after my very own heart. Love every element of this, Marjie. The colors, the stenciling, the sentiment (one of my FAVs), the single flower and the touch of glitter. Power in small amounts. Nice.

  105. julia sanders on May 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    This tag is amazing. Those reds and oranges offset by the black is beyond beautiful and the distress glitter adds just enough interest and bling. Love it!

  106. Kourtney Osborn-Vallee on May 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Love your monochromatic color scheme. The hint of glitter on the flower is perfect.

  107. Astrid on May 10, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    For a non glittery girl, this is one brilliant way of using it Marjoe, love your bright tag and that gorgeous flower!

  108. Belinda Basson on May 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Now I am a full on sunglasses kind of girl! Though I do like your subtle bling on your petals. Thanks for the step out photo for the rest of your tag.

  109. TheresaMP on May 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Just have to love those tattered florals. Never get tired of them. Love the colors on your tag too. thanks as always for sharing.

  110. Barbara Washington on May 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Marjie, I love your tag. The colors are really awesome with the dark images. Love the touch of glitter on the flower.

  111. Anita Houston on May 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    So cheery and sparkly Marjie…I know you love that glitter! ;0) That flower is extra special!!!

  112. S@ndy Diller on May 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

    So bright and beautiful – my favorite color family here. The glitter makes it perfect!

  113. Jac'y Kennedy on May 10, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Love the glowing depth of your background. I was surprised that you accomplished that with Dylusions – must go experiment!!

  114. Jess on May 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Such a subtle effect. I love how distress glitter doesn’t have to be in your face.

  115. catherine on May 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I just love the colours in this Marjie. Your stamping is beautiful and love your use of the glitter and the flower
    x catherine

  116. Jodie Heuser on May 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Marjie, your project is amazing. Love the bold, vibrant colors!

  117. Candy Colwell on May 10, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Marjie…your tag looks awesome. I love the bright orange stenciled background and the black stamping! That really pops and looks so amazing. <3 Candy

  118. Ruth L on May 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Amazing tag Marjie, it gives such a great warm feeling!

  119. Julie Tucker-Wolek on May 10, 2014 at 8:17 am

    So gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the colors and that flower!!!!

  120. Karen Garrard on May 10, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Great tag Marjie! Karen.x

  121. Sue W. on May 10, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Love the bright pop of Dylusions Squeezed Orange! Lovely flowers as well.

  122. Minxy on May 10, 2014 at 4:39 am

    WOW that’s loud, it literally jumps off the page and shouts IM HERE and im beautiful x

  123. Caroline on May 10, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Stunning colours, Dylusions are my new addiction (4 & counting, lol).
    Like you, I am not one for glitter but knowing Ranger/TH & distress element, I am sure they’re different.
    I am trying to think how best to help with brilliant cause as my creations are not good enough to auction… Tfs :)

  124. Buttons (Jenny Marples) on May 10, 2014 at 2:38 am

    As ever Marjie you’ve done it your way and I love it! Subtle and yet vibrant. what a creative lady you are. Jenny x

  125. Bonnie McLain on May 10, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Marjie, I Love the bright color of your tag… and the stunning BLACK in contrast… so very wild and fun… your tag is very exciting. Love, Light and Peace…Bonnie

  126. Victoria Sturdevant on May 10, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Your tag pops off the screen! I love it.

    • Chary on May 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      The color palette is gorgeous!!! Your use of the glitter is perfect!