Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dies and Embossing Folders

As I mentioned in the last post, I finally bought my first diecutting machine.  A couple of days ago, I was fortunate to hit a sale at Joann's and bought a few more Tim Holtz dies and embossing folders at half price.  I have been having so much fun using the machine.  I've made a few quick projects just to test things out.

The card I'm sharing today is the very first one I made.  Just about everything I used is from Tim Holtz.  I used a Paris embossing folder on Tim Holtz cardstock.  The distressed flower was cut from Tim Holtz paper and the edges inked with Inka Gold Metallic Rub.  A bit of this was also applied to the edges of the card.  A TH charm was tied to the card with twine and also inked with the Gold Metallic Rub.  The leaves are Prima and the sentiment PTI.  I thought the card needed something more.  One of the dies I bought this week was a TH distressed doily die, so I added it to the side of the card after inking it a bit in antique linen.

As you can see on the card, the embossing created a sanded look on the cardstock.  I added a vintage button to the center of the flower to finish it off.

I'll have more to share later.  It is amazing to me how easy it is to use the Sizzix machine.  I don't know why I was so intimidated by it.

Well, that's it for me today.  We have been in and out of thunderstorms all day here.  I hope things are better where you are.  Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh you are going to LOVE the big shot, they are excellent for making cards! and this looks really lovely, that texture from the embossing looks amazing!! I Look forward to seeing more of your creations!!

  2. Hi Patty! Love what you did with this! The embossing is beautiful....... I see you're having fun with the big shot!!
    Have a great week!

  3. Ermergersh....I LOVE this, Patty! Love, love, love this! Gorgeous color and design. That flower is fabulous! Love the touches of metallic gold edging and love the embossed/distressed feel! And that distressed doily on the side? Brilliant!

  4. Oh! This is so stunning! That purple is divine..

  5. Oh, what a gorgeous card! Love the embossing, which gave it a great final distressed look, so interesting! And,gorgeous flower treatment for this lovely card!