Jun 7, 2017

Tim Holtz Paper-Cut Bird Die Card


It's time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land!  You can make anything to your heart's delight as long as it contains a die cut brand Scrapy Land sells.  I decided it was high time to put to use the Sizzix Paper-Cut Bird die Tim sent me for my Creativation projects.  This die is AMAZING and I haven't used it nearly often enough.


I went about dipping and redipping and finger painting the cutout with Distress Ink until I was happy with my coloration.  I used Cracked Pistachio, Shabby Shutters, Chipped Sapphire and Pumice Stone.


I inked made a frame and inked it with the greens, then added tissue tape all around it.


I chose this darling Paper Doll/Found Relative.  I was thinking of childhood wander and playing in the woods.  I decided to give him some "fairy wings" with the new Mini Detailed Butterflies by Sizzix.  I embossed the wings in Cobalt Tapestry EP by PSX, then cut the backing die with vellum to help it stand out from the busy background die.


I dyed a bow to match and topped it with a leftover handmade paper flower from my tutorial HERE.  The flower was made with the medium sized Tattered Florals die cut also by Sizzix.  The stamen are by Wilton and are sold in the cake making section of hobby shops.


I bumped the background die up onto a sheet of Tim's Memoranda patterned paper.  There is a bit of dimension, but mostly with the flower.  All in all, I had a blast making this very busy mixed media card!  I hope you like it and are inspired to break out your dies for our challenge.  Scrapy Land is now giving away TWO $10 gift codes to encourage more participation.  WOW! How very generous.  With even more chances to win, I hope you'll play along. 


44 comments:

brenda said...

Stunning Autumn, lovely colours, dimension and design.

B x

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! Gorgeous colors and such an pretty design!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Love the die cut dyed with distress inks and that beautiful bow and flower! I love seeing your cards on Instagram and all the lovely details you include!

Anne Temple said...

This looks amazing. Love the colors and you you've blended the various Distress Inks.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! Xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Sorry I haven't been around much, Autumn! You must have been creating wonderful things just like this one while I was AWOL! Pure perfection again and again!

Lori Kobular said...

I love the colors you have on that beautiful die! Your flower and ribbon is gorgeous too!

Helen Wallace said...

Gorgeous mix of colours and layering to achieve this card. The little found relative looks quite at home in your world. Beautiful work and thanks again for the inspiration.

Hazel Agnew said...

This is totally adorable Autumn. Love your coouration of the die and tape looks so good too. Wonderful products and amazing arrangements by you! Xx

UrooCreations said...

What a lovely creation, with wonderful colors....die and tape work looks so inspiring...you are a pure artist...Hugs UrooCreations.

Carol L said...

This is just over-the-top stunning! I love the colors and beautiful details!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing, Autumn (though I should say Sara Emily since I just typed your name on her post ;) I love the die you used in the background!! The colors are gorgeous!! I love how you added the wings to the sweet image!! Love, love this, my friend!! Stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sherrie K. said...

Autumn, this is amazing! The bird die is gorgeous and I adore all the inking~The paper doll you added is so sweet and I love the butterfly placement. Almost looks like he is angel wings~Such a wonderful design and fabulous details my friend!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

Catherine said...

Autumn, this is amazing! I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of the Paper Cut bird die but you have totally changed my mind on this one. The design and all the elements you added are fabulous. Love it!

Cathie ♥

Sara Barker said...

OK, can I have two new favorites in one day???! Pretty please? This is so durn beautiful, I just want to sit and stare! Of course, those colors are my FAVORITE and if I had that die, I'm sure everyone would be getting tired of seeing it. You have used it to perfection--love the deign popped up over the geometric paper, and your butterfly wings are genius (great idea to back with vellum--another steal worthy tip!) Another fabulous design, Autumn! So inspiring! Hugs!

Margik said...

Wonderful design Autumn! Love the beautiful colors and all the details on it. Mar :)

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Wow ,great design ! Love the colors , stunning card
Hugs
Maryvonne

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a stunnning card Autumn, - your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Absolutely love how you put this together, the colours are just stunning too! Wonderful make!

Olenkaja said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! The image is so sweet!! I love how you've framed it with the leaves and flowers!! What a gorgeous card!! Hugs Ola

Maxine D said...

Autumn this is beautiful - love the colours and the way that wee fellow stands out against it.
Blessings
Maxine

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Beautiful card Autumn, there are so many lovely and unique details on it, from the colors to the sweet little boy fairy, he is just so darling, love it.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Marty Fishman said...

Gorgeous design, Autumn! That's an awesome die and I love how you've colored it. The little boy paper doll is the sweetest and so cute with the butterfly wings! Your flower and bow are amazing! Thank you for sharing this beauty in our monthly challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Absolutely stunning card Autumn!! Beautiful design and great idea, love the colours too!! --- Thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate your warm words. I am getting better and enjoy crafts again. xxx

Peggysue Turner said...

This is stunning! Such a beautiful project! And thank you kindly for your comment on my blog.

Marina said...

I'd love to touch this gorgeous, quirky card.

Redanne said...

Autumn, you have used the die so beautifully, I love the gorgeous colour tones, the little boy is adorable with those wonderful butterfly wings. I love this die, it is amazing!! Hugs, Anne xx

Josephine said...

Beautiful cards and texture!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous die,love the cute little boy and his sparkly wings,gorgeous bow and flower too--Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap
Carol DT x

Mimi said...

Hey, you! Love to see you in my 'hood! Thank you for gracing us at SOS this week. And you know that anytime you gonna use that die I'm just gonna... die! You just keep dipping in DOx... I keep smiling! This would be so sweet in a baby boy's room. The sentiment is just right. Hey, it's almost summer! Whoop-whoop!

Andree said...

A wonderful card. The colours and design are fabulous and that little boy is super adorable, especially with his fairy wings x

DeBe said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the fact you have used fresh colours but created a vintage feel! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes June Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of wonderful details and a fabulous design Autumn. Have a great weekend xxx

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Stunning details. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

nwilliams6 said...

I love that die and how you colored it up. Looks fab on this wonderful card. Wow. Love it!!!!!! Hugz

Greta said...

Beautiful colors, Autumn! Love the frame & all your wonderful elements!

Darlene said...

WOW! You are SO GOOD at this style! Fabulous design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Masculine’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Macarena said...

This is totally beautiful. The frame you made is amazing and the inside die cut with all this pretty colors just rocks. LOve the baby-butterfly which is such a cute finish! Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Autumn, this is lovely. I have looked at this die so many times and just couldn't make my mind up about it but think you've won me over! Happy crafting Angela xXx

Barbara Schiassi said...

AMAZING!!!!! This die is on my wishlist after to see this project! It's one of my favorite of yours! Fabulous colors, oustanding design! Barbara

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation, love the colors! Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap! Hope to see you again!
~DT Sherry x

Sherry Hickey said...

A stunning treasure, Autumn! I'm so glad that I was introduced to your work through your guest spot at W2CB!!

butterfly said...

Lovely, lovely... hope to be back to do some more catching up soon. And congrats on joining the F&F team - brilliant news that I've just seen in passing...
Alison x

Maike von maikreations said...

Wow, love all those details and your choice of colours! Thank you so much for joining our "For a Special Man / Boy" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Hope to see you again soon! Have a great day and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Glenna Parish said...

Wow. Simply wow. I am wanting to get into mixed media.

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