Hello crafties it's Aida for today's Sizzix Tutorial. Sizzix dies are wonderful for creating endless varieties of projects. Today I am going to show you how to combine the Alterations Movers and Shapers with the new Sizzix Winter with designs by Rachael Bright for an elegant Christmas décor panel. It's never too early to start on your Christmas crafting and this might inspire you to make on a similar project!
I've chosen to go with a muted palette of cream, taupe, gray and pale gold which is very elegant and will stand the test of time.
Next insert the largest Sized Oval into the center of the Cameo die. This is such a useful combination of dies for a good variety of projects like frames. box covers and more!
I wanted the frame to be chipboard and all you need to do is put your die with the chipboard facing the cutting side of the die and put it between a pair of cutting pads. Roll that sandwich through your Big Shot machine.
We all love texture and to get this, I heat embossed the chipboard frame with a Stone Effect embossing powder.
The tree design in the Thinlits can be used to create interesting color patterns when you use different combinations of papers. For this project I wanted a muted palette and chose a cream paper to die cut the tree outlines. The Magnetic Platform is essential for Thinlits as it stops the die from sliding all over the place and the one product I cannot do without! Sandwich your paper and Thinlits in between the cutting pads, place them on the Magnetic Platform and simply run it though the Big Shot.
Here you can see the tree outlines.
Next repeat the step with Gold Foil and for this project I will be using 3 Gold tree shapes.
Arrange the tree outline under the stone effect frame and with a pencil, mark off the parts at the inside of the frame.
Trim off the parts you will not need and adhere to the Frosted Film using Glossy Accent.
Fill in the Gold Foil trees and add foam dots under the 2 outer trees for height.
Die cut a snowflake and color it with a Distress Ink, then add gold stickels for sparkle.
Trim off this Gold Foil Star (which had been die cut earlier) and adhere to the top of the snowflake.
And this is how it looks.
Assemble the pieces using sufficient foam dots to create height between the frame and the background. I love how the Frosted Film has made the frame look like a window that's blurry with cold!
This is such a fun project to do and a piece you can use for Christmases over the years. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and thank you for coming by.
Others Supplies Used:
- Authentique Paper | Pebbles Gold Foil | Bazill Cardstock
- Ideology : Countdown Coins, Holiday Flashcards, Frosted Film
- Distress Paint Antique Linen | Distress Ink Mustard Seed | Stone Effect Embossing Powder | Gold Stickles
- Ribbon : May Arts