Hello friends!  Well, it has officially turned into winter here, we’ve had quite the blizzard here with lots of snow and colder temperatures.  That means it definitely feels Christmasy now, so it feels right to start sharing my Tim Holtz Sizzix and Idea-ology makes. Hope you will bear with me, these posts will be brief, as I’ve hurt my back, somehow(feels like a pinched nerve which I have done before or maybe I’m just getting old!), unfortunately it has been quite painful to sit at the computer, my craft table, or sewing machine. Wouldn’t you know, my favourite activities! Any hard chair actually, so I’ve piled up pillows to help but that only works for so long! I’ve created this winter card for the Sizzix Tim Holtz YouTube live using the new Colorize set, Eugene.

How cute is this penguin set, Eugene?  I really like the combination of bright red and minty green in Christmas displays so I thought Eugene would suit this colour scheme. 

I’ve also used this Festive Words set. Love this font!

I’ve used a combination of different mediums on this card.  Sizzix Sculpting Foam seemed like a perfect choice to give a soft texture for the hat and scarf on Eugene and also the backdrop for my “let it snow”. This foam comes in many different colours and also can be sculpted to give a bit of shape, fantastic for flower dies. I’ve also used textured, smooth, and watercolour cardstock, plus mixed media Heavystock coloured with Distress and Oxide inks, sprays. Sizzix has videos to explain how all the pieces go together on all their Colorize sets. I highly recommend!

This Snowflake Impresslits embossing die is so beautiful!  Just added a tint of colour on one and Distress Rock Candy Glitter on all of them. 

The “ice mat” behind Eugene is made with a piece of acrylic and embossed with the Cobblestone 3-D Texture Fade Embossing folder. I lightly sanded it and rubbed a light touch of Distress paint, mostly on the edges. 

I’ve used several mats with cardstock and patterned paper from last year’s Idea-ology Christmas line. 

Just adhere your acrylic piece with the snowflakes tucked behind and then Eugene, words, let it snow, on top with dimensional foam adhesive dots. You’re done!  

Thanks so much for visiting,
See you soon!



scrappergirl56/Sherry said...

Eugene is the cutest thing ever. I must try some of the sculpting foam...looks interesting....love the color combination, too!

Dara Lynn said...

Simply adorable!!!! Very colorful and whimsical!!

Steph B said...

I love your use of different textures on this card. I learn so much by reading your posts. I love this card.

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