Create a Card With Tim Holtz Dies and Stamps - Bird Crazy

Posted by Laurel Beard

Check out how to make a super quick and easy card using the Tim Holtz dies and stamps - Bird Crazy set.

We are all crazy for the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set! Imagine how bonkers I went when I saw he made coordinating dies too? Oh yea. I immediately grabbed those babies up because the birds are so intricate, they are difficult to cut out! I like that the set also has separate dies for the eyes, mouth and wings too so you can get really get some great dimension on your bird by using the coordinating dies as well! Today, I have made a very simple card that showcases these Tim Holtz dies and just how much fun they are!

​Here Is What You Will Need:

Let's Make A Card With Tim Holts Dies and Stamps:

I stamped the bird images with Onyx Black pigment ink onto some watercolored cardstock, sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. Because I used a pigment ink, it stays wet longer so I was able to heat emboss the image without adding the Versamark.

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Next, I watercolored in my birds using the Distress ink minis. You can color in the birds however you want (watercolors, Copics, even paper piecing with some patterned paper)...

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On to the Tim Holtz dies!! I lined them up over my dried watercolored images and secured them in place with some surgical tape. You could also use painters tape or washi tape. I would recommend removing some of the stick first by applying them to your arms or clothes because you don't want to tape to rip your paper when you peel it up. Once all secured, I ran it through my die cutting machine.

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See how the eyes and mouth and wings are separate? LOVE that! Of course the negative pieces look a wee bit creepy on their own, lol!

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Next, I cut down some foam square to fit behind the little die cut pieces and stuck them onto the bird.

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Then I adhered the die cut pieces right on top. See how it's popped up? Love that extra touch of dimension!

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As a finishing touch, I went around the edges of the card with a black marker, stamped a sentiment and watercolored in a bit of ground for the bird to stand on. Then I adhered the panel to a white top folding card. Done and done.

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So much fun! Have a great day!


Shop brand: Stampers Anonymous
Shop designer: Tim Holtz Dies