Monday, April 29, 2013

Video Tutorial: Accentuating Edges

Hello Sizzix fans! Vivian here with my first post as a designer on the team - I'm still pinching myself I can't believe it! Today I have a mixed media card for you and an accompanying video tutorial.


Hope you enjoy the video. In it I share some fun and easy mixed media techniques...

die cutting

... as well as steps you can take to accentuate the edges in papers beautifully die-cut with Sizzix.


This mixed media card project uses Flower, Daisy #658502 Sizzix Sizzlit, drawing attention to all the lovely varied lines in this bloom's shape. I blinged it up a bit, but really wanted these shapes to take the starring role in this project.







Thanks for looking!

-Vivian
die cutting supplies

paper: Recollections - White Cardstock; Aquabee - Bristol Vellum
stamps: Hampton Art - PS0680 Distressed Words Woodblock Stamp, PS0707 Tree Top Woodblock Stamp, SC0038 Blooming Memories Clear Stamp Set, Clear Embossing Powder
mist: Clearsnap - SMOOCH Spritzes
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Salty Ocean; Tsukineko - Black Stazon Ink, Versamark Watermark Ink
mediums: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Gelatos; Liquitex - Gesso
markers: Tim Holtz Distress Marker- Black Soot
embellishments: Me & My Big Ideas - Gems; Really Reasonable Ribbon - String Metallic Iridescent
tools: Tiny Attacher; sanding block
other: bubble wrap

For more ideas and inspiration for die cutting projects featuring the Scrappy Cat collection collection for Sizzix, visit the project gallery at Sizzix.com. While you are there, be sure to check out Scrappy Cat's entire collection of dies and embossing folders!
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34 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! Outstanding card! The colors just pop. Congrats on your first post as a design team member.

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  2. thanks Vivian - very pretty card - I picked up a lot of neat tips today!
    Sandra ltb

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  3. vivian, great showcasing of the die , great work on the media application

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    1. Hi Ava! I really appreciate you stopping by today!

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  4. Gorgeous Vivian,love your work,thanks for always teaching us new thing your the best..Have a wonderful day..

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    1. Dianne! Thank you for your support - I hope you have a great day, too!

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  5. I really enjoyed your first post as a design team member. Very pretty card :)

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    1. yay, cheryl! i so appreciate your support at the various locales in the ether! hugs! - vivian

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  6. great job..love the project...thank you for sharing your art.

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    1. thank you, renee! thank you for commenting on my post! - vivian

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  7. Beautiful as always!!! Love watching your videos, and being introduced to new techniques!!! :)

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    1. thank you, sydney. and thank you for showing me support here on the sizzix blog! much appreciated. - vivian

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  8. What a beautiful card! You have shown and explained some excellent techniques that I just can't wait to try. Love your style and look forward to your next tutorial.
    Karin
    South Australia

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    1. thank you so much, karin! my brain is already percolating ideas for my next video here! - vivian

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  9. Vivien this is a great use of mixed media. So glad to see you using those wonderful gelatos!

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    1. thank you, constance! the gelatos work beautifully with the sizzix die-cuts! so easy.

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  10. OOO Vivian: Love love LOVE your tut! You sure gave us many great techniques! Your video was clear and precise. You spared nothing! Thank you for using the gelatos. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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    1. Thank you, Ro! You guys are such a wonderful, supportive bunch on the Sizzix blog! - vivian

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  11. Congratulations on your first tutorial here on the Sizzix blog. There are some fantastic ideas you have shared. Welcome, looking forward to more of your project ideas!

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    1. thanks so much, whyte! i appreciate you watching and leaving such kind words. - vivian

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  12. Vivian.....another great tutorial and some techniques I have not seen anywhere else. Sizzix is lucky to have you

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    1. thank you, melissa! i am so glad you are getting something out of my tutorials. i am so excited to be on this team! a highlight of my crafty year for sure! - Vivian

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  13. When my papers are wavy from being too wet I hit htem on the back with a hot iron- works much better than trying to bend them against the wave.

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    1. oh i will def have to try that, danee! tfs. - vivian

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  14. This is a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing mixed media techniques. I learned a lot, especially using the gelatos. Your video tutorial is excellent. You explained everything beautifully, I really like your teaching pace. Welcome to the sizzix blog, I am looking forward to future tutorials with you.
    Jacquelene L
    Canada

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    1. thank you, jacquelene! i will be making a lot of videos here at sizzix! hope you will watch and thank you for watching! the gelatos are a super tool to add to your crafting toolbox. i love them!

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  15. Fabulous tutorial and a gorgeous card Vivian! Great techniques!

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    1. Anna-Karin! Working alongside folks like you is a huge honor! - Vivian

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  16. wow! great video and BEAUTIFUL card. thanks for showing us the wonderful techniques, very helpful. can't wait to see more from you!

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    1. thanks for such sweet words, lisa! i'm so excited to be here!

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  17. It's AMAZING!!! I can say that this is one of the most beautiful proyects that I've seen in the blog of sizzix, really, great video and the card is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Reyna! Big smile on my face! - Vivian

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