Hi everyone, it's Jan here today, sharing a layout Sizzix tutorial. I love the new Sizzix Thinlits Handwritten dies by Tim Holtz. Not only can you use these for titles, but I'm going to show you how to turn this Thinlits Handwritten Journey set into a dimensional embellishment for your layouts or cards.
I used for the first time, the new Sizzix Precision Base Plate that is for wafer thin dies. I'm in love with this plate! When using this plate, your cutting sandwich is the Magnetic Platform (or your Multipurpose Platform opened to tab 2), followed by the Precision Base Plate (this replaces one Cutting Pad), metal side up, paper or cardstock, Thinlits die (cutting side down), and another Standard Cutting Pad on top. This Precision Base Plate is the same thickness as a standard cutting pad, but when you are cutting into the metal, there is no give as in cutting into plastic. Therefore, you get a nice sharp cut from your Thinlits die, especially these thin words. I wasn't sure how many words I was going to use, so I cut out quite a few.
I used the Sizzix Thinlits Postage Dots by Tim Holtz and cut out two of each size. My sandwich was the same as I used for the Thinlits Handwritten Journey words.
Once I had these die-cut I adhered my words to the postage dots pieces with a glue pen. I adhered some of the words so they were past the edge of the paper and trimmed off the excess.
When I had my words all on the pieces, I gave everything a thin coat of white gesso.
Once the gesso had dried, I mixed a small amount of paint and acrylic glazing liquid (about 50/50) and painted over my entire surface on each piece. Let it sit for a minute and then lightly wipe off with a baby wipe, on the raised areas. The stain stays in all the nooks and crannies, lightly highlighting the words. Set these aside to dry. If you would like it a little darker all over or just in a few areas, just repeat until you are happy with the results.
While those were drying, I die cut my Sizzix Movers and Shapers L Envelope Die by Tim Holtz. All Movers and Shapers Base dies are designed to work with the Movers and Shapers Magnetic Dies to cut a shape within a shape. I used the Sizzix Mini Magnetic Movers and Shapers Plane & Cloud set with my envelope. My sandwich for this was the Sizzix Standard Cutting Pad, Sizzix Envelope die with the mini magnetic plane inside, my cardstock, then a Sizzix Standard Crease Pad. When using a die with crease lines, it is recommended to use the Standard Crease pad for better results. The magnetic dies, when placed inside the base die(cutting side up) do not move, which is great, as you will need to die cut this again in the next step.
This is what your envelope looks like with the airplane cut out. Sand the edges and the edge of the plane cutout, I decided to make this into a "shaker" envelope.
I adhered a thin piece of acrylic on the inside of my envelope, creating a clear window.
Next I die-cut a piece of adhesive backed fun foam (slightly larger than the envelope square) using my Sizzix Movers and Shapers L Envelope die with the mini Magnetic Movers and Shapers Plane inside. The adhesive part will be facing the front of the envelope. After die-cutting this, I cut down the square, so it was a little smaller than my envelope front. I also coloured the foam edges of the cutout plane in the same colour as my cardstock so the white didn't show.
Peel of the foam backing and adhere to the inside of the card, matching it to the plane die-cut. I then filled this space with micro beads and a few metal stars(these were tiny Tim Holtz star brads that I cut off the ends).
Once, I had my plane shaker window filled, I glued a piece of patterned paper to the back with liquid glue.
This is how the front of my envelope looked like. Adhere the envelope flaps together and use the envelope for a journaling card.
I had a piece of adhesive backed burlap for my layout, which I wanted to die-cut the Sizzix Magnetic Movers and Shapers Mini Cloud die using the negative space cut-out. You can also use these Magnetic dies without a base die, but because they aren't as thick, you will need the Sizzix Movers and Shapers Base Tray for the added depth. My sandwich for this using the Magnetic die was Standard Cutting Pad, Base Tray, Magnetic die inside the tray (blade up), paper, Standard Cutting Pad.
After die-cutting my cloud from my burlap piece, I sprayed with Distress Spray Stain (Pumice Stone and Picket Fence). Before applying this to my paper, I placed a small piece of paper with the word traveler to the back of the cloud cutout. I used the cloud that was die-cut out and cut another one out of corrugated paper. I adhered this to my layout base. Tissue tape strips and sticker strips were added to the left of this.
Next my postage stamp squares were adhered to my layout and then my photo. I tied some string around my envelope and attached some charms, and small stamp cutouts before adhering this to my layout. My journaling card fits inside the envelope and can be removed.
I had an extra word, "journey" left, so I adhered this below my photo. Here's my finished layout again and hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Thanks for stopping by,
Other Supplies Used:
- Tim Holtz Correspondence paper
- Pocket Cards
- Burlap (Textured Surfaces)
- Tissue Tape
- Distress Spray Stain
- Typed Token
- Souvenir Charm
- Star Fasteners
- Industrious Stickers
- Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock,
- Core-dinations distress Cardstock
- Prima Micro Beads
- Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
- Adhesive Backed Fun Foam