Hello friends! I'm so happy you've stopped by today! I have a couple of fun projects made with the New Tim Holtz Sizzix Bird Crazy Thinlits dies and I'm really excited to share them with you today! First up is my Bird Crazy Tree house. What better place to put a bunch of birds, than a tree house…right!
This Bird Crazy stamp set always puts a smile on my face, anytime I see something made with them! So, when I found out Tim had come out with a coordinating Bird Crazy Sizzix Thinlits die set, I was just elated! The detailed cutting of the stamped images with the dies from the head, all the way down to the tiny legs and feet just amaze me! Tim Holtz has an awesome video here, all about the New Bird Crazy Thinlits Dies!
Each Bird Crazy stamp (stamps are sold separately) has three Thinlit dies that will coordinate with it. One for the entire image, another for eyes/nose and a third for the wing or wings. So you stamp your image 3 separate times, so you get one full image to die cut and then one set for the eyes and one set for the wings to die cut.
The Thinlits are so easy to use and match up exactly to the stamped image. Also, if you don't already have the Sizzix Precision Baseplate you will definitely want it. One pass through my Vagabond and that is all it took, the images cut out cleanly and perfectly!
I'll give you a quick highlight on how I put this tree house together. I painted my wooden base collage with Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint. After paint had completely dried, I used a sanding grip to distress the layers of paint.
All of the birds are stamped on Distress Watercolor Cardstock with black Archival Ink. Then diecut and colorized with a variety of Distress Inks and a blending tool. The hardware is a couple of Idea-ology pieces, the Clock Keys and Faucet Knobs.
I have listed links for all the products that I used in making my Bird Crazy Treehouse and card below.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! xx