Friday, November 18, 2011

New Holiday Dies are In

New! Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Festive Greenery
Come see what's new at Blockheads!
We just got all the new Tim Holtz holiday dies by Sizzix.  You'll find all those items by clicking above.  This is one of my favorites, the Festive Greenery.  I like it though because it's versatile.  In this tag I used it as it is traditionally inteded but see below where it just made some nice embellishments but didn't look like "greenery".  The swirls are great for all seasons as are the leaves and greenery.  I started by just finding all my old scraps 2" wide or more and running through in several different places on the die.  It wasn't long before I ended up with this great big pile of goodies.  I started using paint dabbers on the ones with colors I didn't like and adding distress stickles to the ones that didn't need a color change and suddenly I had a little pile to choose from for my tag.  I didn't use all of these so I have more projects planned!  I think they would look wonderful colored silver for a winter scene.
Stamps: Illustrated Christmas
This card was made with the new Tim Holtz Signature line of Kraft Core'dinations.  Sanding it reveals a kraft colored cardstock.