A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to the new Sizzix Tim Holtz Birdcage Die. This was I'm afraid to say a whimsical purchase, no thought or consideration went into how much use I'd get from it. Anyway, to cut things short, I decided that today was the day to bring it out to play!! What do you think??
Personally I'm in love with this die and can see it being used heaps of time.
The cage was cut out of a metallic effect paper which I've then covered with gold embossing powder. Prior to heating the powder, I've rubbed some of the powder off using my finger. This has given the metal cage an aged distressed look. I've then lightly rubbed it over with distress ink. The bird has been given dimension by running an embossing tool around the edge. I've used micro pearls, beaded charms and flowers edged with distress inks to decorate the cage. The nail heads have been punched from the same paper as the cage. The edges of the papers have been distressed and inked.
Sizzix Tim Holtz Birdcage Die
Spellbinder Nestabilities - Labels 8
Tim Holtz Blender
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Metallic Paper - The Papermill
DP's - K&Co
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Tea Dye
Flowers - The Works
Charms - Old Necklace
Lace from stash
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Angels - Shabby Chic
Wild Orchid - Say it with Flowers
Alphabet Challenge - Lace
The Pink Elephant - Brown