new 2014 products – idea-ology…


we had a great time at the rubber stamp show in carson, california this past weekend.  thanks to everyone who stopped by to watch the demos, and say hello.  it was lots of fun as always, and i’m looking forward to coming back in november…

so with the start of a new week, it’s time to see another new product release for 2014 – new idea-ology vellum!  capture the beauty of nature with the antique designs in the wallflower vellum stash.  the botanical prints partnered with the translucency of the vellum make for a unique effect for layering or adding embellishments to a project.  also new, are the thrift shop and expedition ephemera packs back in a brand new way.  transpose the vellum shapes on any surface to evoke curiosity of old time tales.  let your creativity run wild with the endless possibilities found in this new imagery – all products are shipping now…

today i wanted to share one of my favorite features of vellum, it’s translucency, so here’s a tutorial using my 3D luminary die from sizzix.


supplies: wallflower vellum stash, wallflower paper stash, 3D luminary die, metal foil tape, distress paint/pitch black, 1/8″ wonder tape, glossy accents, scissors, craft pick, vagabond, battery tea light

DSC00475step 1: cover two 6″x12″ pieces of wallflower paper stash with metal foil tape.

DSC00476step 2: die cut both pieces using the 3D luminary die.

DSC00477step 3: antique the foil tape by applying a thin layer of distress paint.

DSC00478step 4: while the paint is wet, lightly wipe away excess paint to distress.  repeat for all die cut pieces.

DSC00479step 5: apply a 1/8″ strip of wonder tape to all tabs of the die cut shapes as shown.

DSC00480step 6: begin folding all pieces of  die cut shapes following the score lines.

DSC00482select a sheet of vellum from the wallflower vellum stash.

DSC00483step 7: cut four pieces of vellum to fit inside the backs of the windows in the die as shown.

DSC00484step 8: apply a small amount of glossy accents inside the back of the window frame, and adhere cut piece of vellum inside the luminary.

DSC00485step 9: repeat for all four panels of the luminary.

DSC00486step 10: remove the red line of the wonder tape and begin adhering panels together.

DSC00487step 11: remove liners of all pieces of tape along each edge to secure the top and bottom areas together.

DSC00488step 12: continue forming and adhering panels together.

DSC00489step 13: once all panels are adhered together, fold over the top panel pieces as shown.

DSC00490step 14: remove the red line of the tape and adhere triangle pieces together to form rooftop.

DSC00491step 15: repeat for both parts of the roof top as shown.

DSC00492step 16: insert the points of the rooftop in to the corners of the luminary and apply dots of glossy accents to secure.  let dry.

DSC00493step 17: create the base by folding in flaps and secure with red line tape.

DSC00494step 18: place battery tea light on to base.

DSC00495step 19: place finished luminary on top of tea light to illuminate.

to continue to spark your curiosity of the new vellum surfaces, i’ve teamed up with more creative friends to share in the versatility of creating with this great new surface.  be sure to check out their blogs throughout the week to see tutorials on the various possibilities and inspiration of the new idea-ology vellum – enjoy…t!m

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101