Creativation 2017 : Sizzix 2

7th February, 2017

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing the second sample that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Booth at Creativation.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017For this card I tried to go a little less grungy than usual and tap into my pretty side. I used the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations floral texture fade folder and sentiment words thinlits die set to make this Mother’s Day card.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
To begin, I stamped one side of the new floral texture fade folder using a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous background stamp, inked with vintage photo distress ink and ran through my big shot machine. The stamped image will transfer onto the non raised portions of the cardstock.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
I die cut an oval frame from mixed media cardstock and blended in vintage photo distress ink. I brushed with a sanding grip to snag some of the edges to give a worn look and adhered over the background. I die cut wildflowers with the thinlits die set from gold deco sheets. I LOVE this stuff!

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
Next I sprayed a crinkle ribbon with stormy sky distress stain spray and tied it around the embossed background. I mounted it onto paper from the new etcetera paper stash and idea-ology classic kraft stock which I sanded. I cut a strip of idea-ology classic kraft stock and die cut “Mother’s Day” from the new sentiment words thinlits dies and carefully sanded with a sanding grip. I mounted it over a strip of deco sheet and adhered to the card.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
The floral texture fade folder creates such a pretty background that needs very little added to complete a card. Mixed with the sentiment words die set you could make cards for lots of different occasions.

A big thanks to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi and Paula Cheney for inviting me to be part of this amazing team. Do take some time to pop over to Tim Holtz Blog and see the list of designers who created for Creativation, I am in awe of them all!

You can pre-order all of the new Tim Holtz products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the my design team card for the challenge I’m hosting over at Frilly & Funkie.

Thanks for coming over to take a look.



  1. Tracy Evans says:

    Beautiful, I love the embossing and your lovely design . Tracy x

  2. Deb L says:

    This is beautiful Zoe!

  3. Anne R says:

    Oh wow Zoe, this is stunning in it’s simplicity! I love the embossing, the neutral tones and your beautiful design. Anne xx

  4. Autumn says:

    Zoe, I adore that stamped transfer! Such a cool effect. What a gorgeous EF and yes how beautiful is the deco sheet! Great inspiration, thank you!

  5. Cathie P says:

    Love this card very creative. What is crinkle ribbon

    • iGirlZoe says:

      It’s ribbon from Tim Holtz’s idea-ology range called Crinkle Ribbon. So named because it crinkles when scrunched up in your hand. Perfect for dying with Tim Holtz’s distress inks, sprays and markers.

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