I love it when a manufacturer thinks ahead for us crafters, supplying not only the tools we need to create a darling project but then posting the instructions online as well.
Sizzix has done just that with their BigZ Die Tree w/Flower, Heart & Leaves along with their Framelits and stamp set, A Little Birdy told me. You can find the Instruction PDF online to guide you step by step through the process. I’ve stepped up my card a little by adding the additional grass along the bottom with the Martha Stewart multi blade scissors, a few additional flowers and leaves. I decided to use a 5″x7″ card base which allowed lots of room for all my die cut elements. The card base is cut from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Solids and the mat atop it is from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Special Occasions Prints. I love this Spellbinders paper it folds and scores wonderfully! The white mat was cut with the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangle dies, I so like the look of the pierced edge.
Aren’t these birds just the cutest? Once you have the Framelits set in hand you’ll soon discover you have an extra bonus die to cut out another bird, just add and eye and beak and you’ll be all set. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean to color the birds. Adding the beaks which I stamped and fussy cut from a solid orange cardstock adding a dab of Glossy Accents on the eyes, feet and beaks. Don’t you love the these darling little guys?
On the Sizix BigZ die you get not only the tree but this heart, flowers and leaves. I used my flower tools to shape the leaves a tad and colored their edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. A little clear Wink of Stella on the heart topped by Glossy Accents just makes it pop. I also touched the Glossy Accents to the bird’s feet, eyes and beaks.
I hope you’ll join me on today’s video where I run through all the supplies used and do a start to finish on the card.
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Supplies from the Store:
660404: Sizzix BigZ Die with tree, heart, leaves and flowers
660397: Sizzix – Framelits Dies Sets with a 4 piece stamp set A Little Birdy told me
SCP-017: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Assorted Colors Paper Pack
SCP-016: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Special Occasions Paper Pack
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black Ink
SCD-012: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangle Dies
4501112: Graphic 45 Artisan Style 6×6″ Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
4501151: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 6×6″ Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
ACT1412: Angel Craft 1/2″ Tape ACT1414: Angel Craft 1/4″ Tape
TIM43256: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon
TXX34902: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean
TIM95910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers
TIM43232: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke
TIM19527: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
658300: Big Shot Starter Package
Supplies from my Stash: Glossy Accents, Art Glitter Glue, Bling, Wink of Stella in Clear, Black Marker