Graphic45 and Sizzix!

Hello everyone!  Today I have a card featuring two of Sizzix's Graphic45 Framelit die and stamp sets.

I used Sizzix's Graphic45 Parfumerie Framelit & Stamps set and Tea Time Framelit & Stamps set for this card.
To start my card, I stamped (with Archival black ink) this perfume bottle twice on plain white card stock.

Next, I cut out the images with the matching framelit die.  To colour the inside of the bottle on the left, I used Victorian Velvet Distress stain and for the bow, a Shabby Shutters Distress pen.  The die-cut with the coloured bow is my top layer.  For this die-cut I cut out the center of the bottle, and discarded it.

With pop dots, adhere the die-cut bottle that has the center cut out, on top of the other bottle.  I should mention here, that the stamp set includes two stamps/framelits that can be used in the center of the bottle to fill the blank portion.  I decided to leave this part plain for now, I think I might use rub-ons to spell out happy birthday or someone's name.

My card base is 5 x 7, the inside printed rectangle is 4 1/2 by 6 1/2, which I matted with black card-stock (about 1/8" mat). Using Sizzix's Ornate Labels Framelits, I cut one out of pink cardstock, the other from patterned paper.  On the pink one, I applied small black dots along the edge with a Viva Pearl Pen.  The green patterned die-cut was embossed with Sizzix's Floral & Vine Textured Impression Folder and lightly inked on the raised areas and edges. I stamped flowers and die-cut them out from the Sizzix Graphic45 Tea Time framelit set. These were coloured with Distressed Victorian Velvet stain and a Shabby Shutters Distress Pen also.  The petals of the flowers were shaped with a stylus, then the centers were highlighted with Ranger's black & green liquid pearls. The word"love" was stamped and die-cut from the Parfumerie Framelit set.  Once these parts were finished, I assembled my card.

Here's a side view, so you can see the dimension of the bottle and flowers.

I love these stamp and framelit sets, they are perfect for making those dimensional embellishments.  I know the flowers will be used many times!  Can't wait to use that teapot too!

Until next time,




Enjoy the Journey - Burlap Panels

Happy Mother's Day everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful day with your families!

I have a tutorial today on the Sizzix blog, hope you join me there!  Here's a sneak peek:

After die cutting the Sizzix Tapered Fringe strip on this project, I was inspired by the shape to use it on these two tags:

Tutorial - Sizzix Tapered Fringe Tags

I die cut two tags using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag die and the Tapered Fringe.  

Next, I glued the fringe to the tags, cutting the fringe apart.

I completely covered the tag with black crackle paint.

Now comes the fun part!  Using Viva Colour's Inka Gold Metallic Rub first and then to highlight the colour, Silks Acrylic Glaze, I applied the colour.  Love this metallic rub!

I just rubbed a very small amount on my tag using my finger.  You can't tell in the photo, but it has a beautiful shimmer to it.  

I added a small amount of the Silks glaze for extra colour.  On this tag, I added a Tim Holtz rub-on in the corner.

After the tags were dry, I added in my embellishments.  With this one, I die-cut flowers from Sizzix's Tattered Flower Garland Decorative Strip with very thin chipboard.  I painted these also with Black Crackle paint and then glued to my tag.  Once they were on my tag, I applied the metallic rub to these also.  I added a Tim Holtz metal embellishment and ribbon to finish it off.

With this tag, I die-cut a patterned piece of paper with the Sizzix On the Edge Torn Notebook die and cut out the number one using Sizzix's Movers and Shapers Number Set.  I die cut the number one out of chipboard, painted, then applied a rub-on to that.  I glued it to the tag, matching the negative space in my paper.  I also cut out Sizzix's Mini Pocket Watch out of chipboard, applied the Metallic Rub and then attached a Tim Holtz compass coin embellishment to the middle (it fits perfect inside the watch).  Add in a few more embellishments, ribbon, and you are done!
I love the effect the fringe die has when you use it this way.  I need to look at my other dies and see what they would look like using this technique!

Don't forget to visit me at the Sizzix blog!
Hope you have a great day,



May's Monthly Layout

It's time for Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Layout!  This month's kit is filled with beautiful papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp, Prima, and a few others. The Urban Design Team came up with some amazing layouts, as usual.  You can see them here. Here's my layout:

I thought this photo of my daughter, Cassandra was perfect for these Pink Paislee papers.  My layout was chosen for the kit that is for sale, so a photo and directions on how I made it are included. These monthly kits are popular and sell out fast in case you are interested!
I can't believe it's almost over for "Fashion Star". There are only two episodes left and tomorrow we find out if Cassandra has made it as one of the final three for the finale.  There's been a few times that we thought she wasn't going to go on, but she hung in there!
I tell her all the time, how many of you that visit the Urban Scrapbook are cheering her on, and she is so grateful and surprised!  Thanks everyone and I know she appreciates your support!  Don't forget to watch tomorrow night!

Have a great weekend!


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