My name is Kath and I'm delighted to be back on the Sizzix blog to share a Happy Hour Celebration card with you using Happy Hour and Stacked Circles Thinlits from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 2 release.

You will need:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine (660200)

Sizzix Thinlits® Die Set 24PK - Happy Hour (664435)

Sizzix Thinlits Die 25PK - Stacked Tiles, Circles (664437)

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower (664407)

Sizzix Tim Holtz Adhesive Sheets

Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Foam Adhesive

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Classic KraftStock

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor card

Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Brushstrokes CMS293

Tim Holtz Splat Box

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Oxide Re-inkers - Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Life Quotes Remnant Rubs

Ranger Distress Sprayer

Ranger Glossy Accents

Ranger Distress Detailer Brush

To Make:

Step 1. Ink the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Brushstrokes stamp with the first color of Distress Oxide ink, lightly spritz the stamp with water and stamp on to a panel of Distress Watercolor card. Clean the stamp and re-ink, repeating until all have colors have been stamped across the panel.

Step 2. Arrange the Stacked Circle Thinlits dies on the panel to create frames of varying sizes and die-cut.

Step 3. Trim white card to be the same size as the die-cut panel and colour using the same ink colours as before using a mini round blending tool.

Step 4. Fix the panel to the white card and fit the left over die-cut circles back into the negative spaces. Add clock faces to two of the circles using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Life Quotes Remnant Rubs.

Step 5. Fix Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to Distress Watercolor card and die-cut all the pieces to create the cocktail glasses using Happy Hour Thinlits.

Step 6. Fix the cocktail glass bases to the panel using Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension Colour the rest of the pieces using the same colours used on the background, but using Distress Oxide re-inkers with a Distress Detailer Water Brush to create a watercolor effect.

Step 7. Fix Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to Tim Holtz Idea-ology BlackOut card and die-cut the sentiment using Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits.

Step 8. Add Ranger Glossy Accents to the ice cubes, cherry and olive and to create the effect of bubbles on the cocktail glasses and finish by adding the number "2" from Life Quotes Remnant Rubs.


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I'll be back soon to share more projects with you using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 2 release. In the meantime, Happy Crafting.