Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tim Holtz Die Cuts and Metal


I was playing around with my Fanciful Flight die from Sizzix yesterday and some left over metal from the coffee cup project.


The color reminded me of the dragonflies we used to see on the river.


Tried a couple of different ideas with the metal. The best was cut for UNDER the open-cut die. When you turn it over to use the reverse cut of the lacy piece, the metal gets kind of crumpled.


The Peacock metal from Ten Seconds Studio is layered onto chipboard. After the paper is glued onto the metal, I used a roller tool to emboss it. As usual, the picture does NOT give the true sparkle and color of this gorgeous metal!


If anyone figures out how to do this better, let me know......but this seemed to make a cool piece. I used Tim's new Lost and Found papers for the top, and it's laying on his Vintage Shabby for contrast.


Fun, and easy...once you figure out what you can do...it takes no time to make!


Have a great day and Create ART!

7 comments:

  1. Lovin' your dragonfly and your coffee mug...don't ya just love that peacock metal.

    I too had the same problem with the crumpled metal edges. Try laying the metal between two stiff pieces of paper
    (cardstock was a bit thick for three layers)that should fix the problem for you.

    Take care, Lin x

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  2. This looks positively awesome with that Peacock blue, I think that's my newest fave color of the TSS colors. The new gold is pretty, too, though. This looks really great with the Tim paper, fab!

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  3. yummo Linda. I love this and the coffee cup is javalicious!!!

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  4. I just love what you have done. That die is on my wish list. Was thinking about incorporating metal w/some of
    T!m's new dies but now I KNOW I want to ;)

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  5. wonderfully beautiful Linda..gorgeous creation

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