Tim Holtz Papercrafts

Tim Holtz Papercrafts

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Sizzix
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Additional Information



  • Sizzix®:
    • Sand & Sea Bigz Die
    • Vagabond
  • Idea-ology®:
    • Found Relatives
    • Jump Rings
    • Linen Ribbon
    • Mini Fasteners
    • Philosophy Tag
    • Sanding Grip
    • Wire Pins
  • Ranger®:
    • Crackle Paint (Basics set-Clear Rock Candy)
    • Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
    • Distress Markers (Market Place-Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feather)
    • Distress Paint (Kit 5-Broken China)
    • Distress Watercolor Cardstock
    • Ink Blending Tool w/foam
  • Stampers Anonymous - Layering Stencil (Dot Fade)
  • Kraft’core Cardstock


1. Die cut star fish, sand dollar and sea horse from Distress Watercolor Cardstock using the Sand and Sea Bigz Die and the Vagabond.
2. Color die cuts with Distress Markers and the Detail Waterbrush. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool and let dry.
3. Paint a generous coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint over the sea elements and let dry.
4. Cut rust card to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score and fold in half.
5. Cut turquoise mat to 4" x 5-1/4".
6. Sand the edges of the cardstock with a Sanding Grip. Ink edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink on an Ink Blending tool.
7. Position the Dot Fade Layering Stencil on the mat. Paint through the stencil with a pouncing motion using Broken China Distress Paint on an Ink Blending Tool, carefully lift stencil off and let dry.
8. Stitch around the mat if desired. Attach Mini Fasteners to corners.
9. Adhere Found Relative Card and elements with foam tape.
10. Tie Linen Ribbon around mat with a knot and adhere mat to card.
11. Paint Philosophy Tag with Broken China Distress Paint, allow to partially dry and wipe off excess paint to reveal raised area.
12. Attach Philosophy Tag with a Jump Ring to the Wire Pin and pin to Linen Ribbon.