Hi Jan here today! I’m happy to be back on the Sizzix blog sharing a project using dies from
the Tim Holtz 2020 Chapter 1 release. This project has been created on a Tim Holtz Etcetera
tag, but could easily be done on a card, canvas, or frame.
Tim Holtz Materials
Small Etcetera Tag THETC-003 (5 1/2 x 10”)
Baseboard frame (TH94017)
Distress Mixed Media Heavystock or cardstock that can take inking, painting, or spraying
Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste
Distress Crayons - Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs
Patterned Paper - Wallflower Paper Stash
Distress Paint - Forest Moss, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Distress Oxide Sprays - Old Paper, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, Ground Expresso,
Distress Ink - brown colour of your choice
Seam binding or ribbon
Small spatula knife for applying texture paste
non-stick craft mat
l. Cover the Etcetera tag with patterned paper, also paint or cover the tag back. Sand the
edges and highlight with Brown Distress ink.
2. Cut out a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock slightly smaller than your baseboard frame.
Lightly trace the frame opening with a pencil.Choose four dies from the Sizzix Cut Out Leaves Thinlits set and die-cut these within the
3. Apply the Opaque Crackle Texture paste around the leaf cutouts. I try not to use it too
heavy around the cut-out parts so it doesn’t clog up the open parts. I just lay the cardstock on
my non-stick or glass craft mat, apply paste, then lift up the paper. Remove the excess left on
the mat. Set this aside to dry.
4. Apply a small amount of distress crayon to the dry crackled area. With a small amount of
water on your finger, rub into the cracks. This will accent the crackled areas.
5. Colour a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock with your chosen Distress Oxide Sprays to fit
behind the die-cut leaves paper. I usually have a stash of these, so they are ready to die-cut!
6. I didn’t wanted my framed Cut Out Leaves sheet to lay flat against the coloured paper, so I
cut out a chipboard frame(slightly smaller) to go between the two. You could also use
dimensional foam adhesive.
7. Adhere the Cut Out Leaves piece behind your baseboard frame, then the chipboard frame,
and finally, your coloured piece at the back.
8. Die-cut extra leaves from the Mixed Media Heavystock.
9. Also, die-cut flowers from the Large Funky Floral Thinlits set in the Heavystock paper.
10. Apply the Crackle Texture Paste to these leaf and floral pieces and after they have dried,
apply the Distress Crayons, same method.
11. To give your flowers some colour, lightly spray them with Distress Oxide Spray. I used
Spiced Marmalade and dabbed a bit off in the center. Ink the flower centers and adhere the
12. Arrange your pieces on your tag.
13. I had four flowers made, but I cut one of the flowers in half and tucked those half pieces in
two places. You can always use some smaller die-cut flowers instead.
14. For my floral banner, I used the 3-D Trellis Impresslit and mixed media cardstock. These
Impresslits emboss and die-cut your shape at the same time!
15. I used light coats of Distress Paint to colour this piece. I started with Walnut Stain, let it
dry, then dry brushed Forest Moss on the raised areas.I use very small amounts of paint, so I
don’t lose the embossed depth of the piece. I also used a tiny bit of Distress Antique Linen on
my finger and added a few touches to highlight.
16. For my lettering I used the new Tiny Type Lower Case Alphanumeric Thinlits set and the
Mixed Media Heavystock. Love this new set! (there’s also an uppercase set), the letters are
quite small so I would highly recommend using Adhesive Sheets on the underside of your
cardstock. Adhere your letters to the floral banner and then at the bottom of your tag. I added
some dyed seam binding ribbon (Distress Spice Marmalade) to my tag and my project was
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and enjoy these new releases!