Sizzix Inspiration | Season's Greetings Card by Jan Hobbins

Hi everyone, Jan here today with some Sizzix Christmas Card Sizzix Inspiration.

Sizzix Inspiration | Season's Greetings Card by Jan Hobbins

I used adhesive sheets to cut out my dies, which allowed me to apply different mediums. Two presents from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Retro Package Bigz die and a sleigh from the Tim Holtz Sleigh Ride Bigz die were cut out with the Ranger Adhesive sheets.  With the Bigz dies, I just needed my two Cutting Pads for my sandwich. I used my sleigh die cut to determine where I wanted it on my card and lightly marked with pencil on my patterned paper mat.  Since my presents were going on first, this helped with the placement and they needed to be shortened to fit behind the sleigh.  I peeled off the backing of the adhesive sheet on the larger rectangle present and adhered it to my card.  I then removed the top of the adhesive sheet, placed a sheet of shiny transfer foil to my die cut, and rubbed.  After rubbing it where it adhered to the adhesive die cut, I lifted the sheet and my present die-cut was covered with distressed looking foil.  I repeated this with the smaller present die cut and overlapped it in front of the larger present.

Sizzix Inspiration | Season's Greetings Card by Jan Hobbins

The Sizzix Tim Holtz Sleigh Ride Bigz Die was used with a Ranger adhesive sheet.  I applied this to my card front the same way as the presents, but instead of foil, I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Glitter.

Sizzix Inspiration | Season's Greetings Card by Jan Hobbins

I wanted my deer to stand out in front of the sleigh, so I applied an adhesive sheet to thin chipboard  and die cut the Sizzix Bigz die Prancing Deer.  After this was cut out, I took off the top backing and applied Tim Holtz  Vintage Photo Distress Glitter. Before adhering it to my card, I used an assortment of thin ribbons and twine, and tied the ends with thin string.  To hide the string, I die cut a section of the Sizzix Snowflakes Cardfront Thinlits die with another adhesive sheet applied to card stock, using my Sizzix Magnetic Platform.  I cut out a few of the snowflakes from this card front die cut and applied glitter the same way I had previously.  I adhered my ribbons with glue dots and the snowflakes on top and two underneath the left side.  I then adhered my deer with pop dots for added dimension.  At this point, I wasn't sure what kind of greeting I was going to use; I was thinking of a die cut word, but I decided to use a stamp from the Tim Holtz Handwritten Holidays #1 stamp collection and embossing powder. In case you decide to also use a stamp, I would recommend stamping it on first if you are embossing, as the heat from my heat gun slightly melted my foiled adhesive. To finish off the card, I pop dotted my card front on glitter card stock, then adhered to my card base.

Sizzix Inspiration | Season's Greetings Card by Jan Hobbins

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I have inspired you to start those Christmas Cards!


Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • Glue Dots, Ranger double-sided adhesive sheets, Ranger transfer foil sheets, Adhesive Foam Rolls
  • Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Handwritten Holidays #1 (CMS208)
  • Stampendous Taupe Frantage embossing enamel
  • Webster's Pages - Golden Glow - Gingerbread Village paper collection, Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock, glitter card stock
  • ribbon, twine, Vintage Photo Distress ink

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