Saturday, February 17, 2018

My Kind of Planking

Tim Holtz is introducing an exciting, brand new form of planking in 2018, and the best part is you never even have to break a sweat! Now that’s my kinda work out!

I love so many of this year’s Sizzix Alterations dies from Tim Holtz that I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I think the Wooden Planks might be it....and not just because he gave me a shout out when he introduced them either, although that was really cool! Thanks Tim!

The Planks #662705 are so versatile and you can do a lot with them, but I knew I had to use the Distress Woodgrain Cardstock with them. Definitely one of my favorite papers to use with die cuts. Such fantastic texture.
For this first card I found some inspiration on Pinterest with a warm, happy, Caribbean feel. I colored pieces of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock with brightly colored Distress Oxides and just used them as a background. So simple!
Then the sentiment is made using one of the new Shadow Script #3 Item #662686 dies and cutting the shadow die out of Idea-ology TEXTURED SURFACES TH93204 burlap, lightly brushed with Picket Fence Distress Paint. The word is cut out of Woodgrain Cardstock.
This second card is also very simple but uses one of the new alphabets, Cut Out Upper #662707. I can never have enough alphas. Especially these large steel rule due alphas! I know they cost a bit more but it is so worth it to be able to cut so many things like chipboard and thick fabric for card or layout titles. The alphas are always on the top of my wish list.
For this card, I cut one of the planks for use as a sign. The plaid frame is cut from Dapper paper using two of the largest Stacked Deckle dies. Then I cut the word Explore from the Cut Out Upper Alphabet from both Woodgrain Cardstock and chipboard for dimension. The back ground is layered over the Treeline #661604 die cut from two different colors of green paper.

Although both of these are in card form for Creativation sample display purposes, these could easily be used for pocket pages, or layout title blocks for scrapbooking.


Paula Cheney said...

Just super Tami!! I love your use of the woodgrain cardstock! Thank you for sharing the inspiration today!!

Judy B said...

I watched Tim’s video of his new releases and saw this die but promptly forgot about it. Too many great things he showed. These are so cool. ��