Friday, April 27, 2012

Four Ways Friday #86 - Timeless Type Sizzlits

This week's Four Ways Friday is all about using the Timeless Type sizzlits!  I was sad to see that they will be retiring soon.  I have really grown to love them - they are really versatile!
The simplest way to use your sizzlits is to simply die cut card stock or designer series paper with them.  Here I die cut the heart (gotta love that this alphabet sizzlit set comes with hearts, flowers and numbers!) from Attic Boutique designer paper.  I used my sewing machine to stitch around the perimeter of the Very Vanilla card base.  The hearts are popped up on dimensionals and the greeting is from Short & Sweet (very sad to see that this stamp set will be retiring too - it has been a great "go to" set for quick cards).
Once you die cut your letters using the Timeless Type sizzlits, you can have a lot of fun coloring the letters!  Here I sprayed the letters with ink and water and even a bit of Frost White shimmer paint!  I love how they have a bit of a tie-dye look to them.  The little flower is also a part of the set!  all of the letters were adhered down with glue.
Once I started spraying with ink, I couldn't stop!  For this card I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and then just scattered some die cut letters and numbers across the top.  I then sprayed the card stock and let it dry a bit before removing the scattered letters (which I will save for another project).  The greeting is from On Your Birthday and as soon as I know who I am sending this birthday card to, I will use a black marker to fill in the appropriate numbers :)  I decided to do a bit of stitching on this card as well.
Don't forget that the pieces of card stock that are left over after you remove to die cut letters can also be used as stencils!  I used these "stencils" with some silver fabric paint to create this baby sign for my new nephew :)
 I stenciled onto canvas and then added some sequins and beads with needle and thread.  The sign itself began as a piece of masonite and I added some batting on top of the masonite before stretching the canvas over it.  I hot-glued the twill tape hanger and then hot glued a piece of fabric across the back to hide all of the edges.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!  I had a lot of fun playing with the Timeless Type sizzlits.  Don't forget, they are only available while supplies last and then will no longer be available in the new catalog.  I hope you have a beautiful, peaceful and incredibly creative weekend!!!!


Lorraine said...

Super ideas and what a special gift that is for little Maxwell. The little star sequins and beads are truly magical.

Lucy said...

Great ideas. I need to get out my old alphabet dies!!