May 21, 2022

Saturday Showcase - Sizzix Bold Text #2 Die Set

 Hello friends! It's Teri with TerisMailbox. Today I am sharing seven unique cards created using the Sizzix Bold Text #2 Dies with a variety of backgrounds from my stash for The Funkie Junkie Boutique's Saturday Showcase. I tend to sit down and get creative using one technique at a time such as alcohol inks, embossing and ink smooshing. The result is a fun box full of colorful backgrounds.

Check out this great variety!

Before we jump in, I will share I have a video over on my YouTube Channel:

Here is the link:

Let's start with the ink blended background. This is the only one I created just for this video. I started with the two layer Moon Mask. I sprayed it with Pixie Spray and attached to the upper right section of an A2 size piece of white Cougar Cardstock. Using bright Distress Inks (Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina, Squeezed Lemonade, Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire), I ink blended the bright colors first in small areas on the base, followed by the blues around these areas. A spritz of water allowed the colors to soften and move. After drying the piece, I removed the moon base and blended Pumice Stone Distress Ink on the clear spot and then used the second stencil to add the craters with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

After drying, I splattered White Gesso on top, followed by placing a few larger spots with a paint brush tip. The base was attached to an A2 white card base. I then decided it needed additional texture. Black Soot Distress Ink stamped on the front in small sections using the Ledger Script Stamp provided that interest.

Products Used for Card One:

The second card is a bright and sparkly shaker card using an alcohol ink and glitter cardstock background.

This was an easy shaker to make. Start by cutting the sentiment from the alcohol inked cardstock, and trim it down to a smaller rectangle. Attach a piece of clear acrylic paper to the pack. (I used the plastic envelope that stamps come in.) Add thin foam tape around the edges, add sequins and attach to a piece of white cardstock. I did run a small line of white glue on the foam after removing the paper to help it seal well.

Create the base by ink blending Wilted Violet Distress Ink over THS155. Trim the shaker piece and attach to the front of the stenciled base. Create a focal point using the Brushstroke Butterfly Die and cutting the base with heavy vellum and the details from leftover alcohol inked cardstock. Cut the body with black cardstock, assemble and glue the body section to the perimeter of the shaker.

Products Used for Card Two:
Purple Alcohol Ink from my stash

Next up is a fun Two-fer set. Don't you love it when you have pieces left over to do that? Because these sentiment dies create both a positive and negative piece, it is so easy to make 2 cards!

This is the first card I did. Select a colorful alcohol inked piece. Cut the frame using two rectangle dies from one set. Tape them together to form a frame. After die cutting the frame, cut the sentiment from the inner gold piece as well.

Center the sentiment die and cut from the alcohol inked base. Use double sided tape on the back, covering the letter openings. This will make it easy to pop the gold letters inside.

Trim the alcohol piece and attach to a white A2 base. Center the gold frame around the letters, attach and pop the gold letters in the openings.

Products Used for Card Three:

Here is the second card of our Two-fer set! It started with an ink smooshed background with Distress Resist Spray on it. It is textured with great shine. I wish you could see it! Trim and mount the background on an A2 White card base. Center the negative sentiment piece.

Chose a coordinating piece of metallic cardstock from the Metallic Confections set and die cut using one of the Artsy Stems Dies. Thread the stem into the sentiment piece prior to attaching.

Products Used for Card Four:

Next up is another fairly simple card using an ink smooshed background. After selecting the background, ink blend another piece of cardstock to cut the embellishment from and to use as the backdrop for the sentiment. I used Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.

Use the Lucky Love 3-D Impresslit Embossing Folder to cut one shamrock from the green paper plus three more from white cardstock to strengthen the shamrock. Use the "Lucky is a State of Mind" Die to cut it from the smooshed background. Attach the ink blended piece behind, trim to 5" by 3.75" and attach to the A2 card base. 

Using a Vintage Photo Distress Crayon colored on your mat, add some water and use a stiff brush to grunge the shamrock. Attach the shamrock to the card in the upper right corner. I am always a huge fan of shamrocks. Our oldest son is able to find them easily. Now I have spent many hours in my childhood searching without success!

Products Used for Card Five:
Sizzix Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslit Embossing Folder - Lucky Love 665227

Next up is a feminine card using Saltwater Taffy (my new favorite color) and the Doily Embossing folder.

Check out the dimension and texture created with embossing folders! The background is from my stash, but I do demo how to create it in the YouTube video.

In addition to the background, I also used the Floral Frame from my stash that was already colored and ready to go. Attach the Doily background to an A2 cream cardstock base. Cut the "Choose to Shine" from another piece of cream cardstock. Use the Damask 3-D Embossing Folder to add texture and swipe with the Shabby Shutters Distress Ink pad to add a hint of color. Mount this on green cardstock, trim and add to the card front.

Select a Photo Shop image and attach to the back of the frame and then onto the card front. This card has so much dimension and texture, nothing else is needed! See how easy it is to make a wonderfully textured card?

Products used for Card Six:
Ideology Photobooth TH93799

Last card has a Snarky Cat in front of a brick wall. I Girl Zoe has an excellent blog post describing how to create your own brick wall using the Brickwork Embossing Folder. The link to her tutorial is HERE. I used Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks for mine. Cut the sentiment in the top section of the brick wall. Run the piece back through your die cut machine after cutting using the folder to deepen the lines.

I love the dimension on this background! A Snarky Cat is the perfect addition to this card! Stamp the cat plus a bowtie and hat on Cougar Cardstock. After coloring with Copic Markers, fussy cut the images and add to the front! Isn't he cute?

Products used for Card Seven:
Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Brickwork 664259
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Snarky Cats CMS392 (Note: this one is out of stock, but you could use one from the Snarky Cat Halloween CMS407)

I hope you have enjoyed my collection of cards using the Sizzix Bold Text #2 Dies! The Funkie Junkie Boutique has challenges every two weeks. We'd love to have you join in the fun and you may win a prize.

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