Monday, August 22, 2016

Vintage and Modern

I'm playing today with a set of thinlet dies in the Sizzix/Tim Holtz set called Mixed Media 2.  All 3 of them, I think, originated first as stencils in his line.  This one is an extremely feminine set, so I pounced when I saw it!   Here's my first play:

Blue Flourish

supplies: cream,  pastel and dark blue cardstock, an unknown script text design paper, Mixed Media 2 flourish thinlet, Simon's Christmas Blessings die, 3 blue paper flowers from our local craft store

Since this flourish is so ornate, I wanted to do something with a vintage feel, and so I chose this scripty text paper as my background, and then my favorite color to complete the design.

This next card features the doily die, and I think it has a much more modern feel:

Beautiful Doily

supplies: black and white cardstock, dps from My Favorite Things Dots & Stripes Sorbet paper pad, Mixed Media 2 doily die, mixed sentiment from Simon's Handwritten Sentiments and Winnie & Walter Big, Bold and Happy, black pearls, adhesive foam squares

I simply die-cut the doily and trimmed it into a rectangular panel, then lined and framed it before popping it above my card base.

There's a wildflower die included in this set, but I decided to make it into a leafy branch for a fall card:

Harvest Wishes

supplies: white cardstock, Mixed Media die and Holiday Words Script sentiment die, ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin, fossilized amber, and candied apple distress inks, Perfect Pearls mixed with water, Winnie & Walter Audrey's cutaways scalloped die, adhesive foam squares

I covered a panel with autumnal distress inks, then spritzed it with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water to give it a little shimmer.  Then I die-cut a scalloped panel, and from that, the Tim Holtz die.  I used the same distress inks, watered down, to splatter that panel. The sentiment is made up of a long-discontinued autumn stamp set from JoAnn, along with another Tim Holtz sentiment die, this one from a Holiday set. 

Hope your week is off to a great start!

10 comments:

  1. I keep telling myself I don't need these dies, but your work really makes me want them. Great and different uses than I have seen before.

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  2. Wow, Lin - you rocked these three dies! Just love all three cards but the blue rolled flowers over the swirl cut in text really looks amazing!!

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  3. totally awesome cards. My favourite is the middle doily one. The colour on that are so pretty.

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  4. Wonderful cards. Thanks for the inspiration for those lovely dies I recently bought.

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  5. Really beautiful, Lin! I especially love the first one with the text background, flourish & beautiful bouquet of flowers! Your new header is gorgeous!

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  6. Oh my goodness, what fabulous eye candy Lin - these are marvelous!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Thanks **so much** for sharing your beautiful cards that incorporate these dies. I own them (because I thought they were gorgeous), but have struggled a little with how to use them.

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  8. Oh, Lin, these are each so gorgeous, and I especially love the first (having a real love for blue!). Beautifully done each one! Wow, I am so glad I have this set. Now I'm inspired. I need some rather quick (no coloring) cards to send, and these are wonderful! You are brilliant, sweet friend!! Hugs!

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  9. Hi Lin, just found your blog courtesy of a search in Google on Tim Holtz media dies #2, was looking at stencils then thought hey the dies are better value as you can make your own dies and the three in one..
    love all the cards you've made with this set, going to have to pin them ... found them good value on eBay... mm πŸ˜‰
    I've joinedyour blog and hope you might pop over my way too.... time permitting 😊
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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