Tim Holtz Leaf Print Die Cutting

Hello! Since I ran out of time making Thanksgiving cards I made a few Fall cards. For this card I was inspired by Kath Stewart’s card here. She is one of Tim Holtz designers and her projects often catch my eye.

Tim Holtz Leaf Print

For the background I created a smooshed Distress Ink panel. I stamped on it using the Floral Outlines stamp and the Ledger Script stamp by Tim Holtz. I also stuck a couple pieces of washi tape on it which I very rarely do. Then I cut out just the whole leaf without the detail from the background panel.

For the leaves I cut them out of panels I made with Distress Inks and Mica Stains by Tim Holtz. I also used some good old brown cardstock. Some of the leaves have pieces inlaid and on some I cut out the detailed outline/veining and glued it on top of a whole leaf I cut out. Hope that made sense. After putting the leaves together I inlaid them in the background panel.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Leaf Print die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Floral Outlines stamp
  • Tim Holtz washi tape
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Distress Mica Stains
  • Hero Arts Autumn stamp set


Tim Holtz Leaf Print Die Cutting

Here is a thank you card I created for my hubby to use. There is a bit of a story behind this card and you can see that below.

I created this card because my husband saw a sample I made and wanted it for a card. Since it was a sample I made this for him.

The first and second leaves are cut from panels of Distress ink smooshed paper. The third I cut out once from a off white piece of paper and then ink blended that. I cut the leaf out again from Kraft-Stock Metallic paper and inlaid the pieces into the first cut out.

The sentiment is die cut from a Distress inked smooshed panel also.

Here is the sample.

I made the sample for myself to show the different ways that the leaves could be die cut. The leaf on the left is cut from a Distress ink smooshing panel. The middle leaf is I think cut from similar and then I added a little Distress ink direct to paper and added ink around the edges. The leaf on the right is die cut once from a piece of paper that I later inked and then cut out again from Kraft-Stock Metallic paper and inlaid the pieces into the first leaf that I die cut.


  • Tim Holtz Leaf Print die set
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper
  • Distress Ink
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Karen Burniston Word Set 1 – Greetings die set


Inlaid Die Cutting with Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch

Howdy! I’m over at a2z Scrapbooking with some shimmery butterflies. Oh wait that was last month. I created a birthday card that happens to have shimmery butterflies for this month’s challenge theme of Birthday . When I thought about making this card the inlay technique and using some of the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink came to mind. So here we are.

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly


For the butterflies I put some drops of the purple and the blue Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink on a kraft sheet along with a tiny bit of gold. I spritzed the inks with water. I brushed the ink on paper and let it dry. Then I stamped the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch on the metallic inks using just the detailed layer. I cut those out with the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch matching die. Two butterflies were cut out of the white background paper so that I could inlay the purple and blue butterflies in those spaces. I just love the shimmery look of the metallic ink and it is my favorite look in the glitter/shiny/shimmer category. The purple and blue come together in the pack.

For the flowers I mixed a little gold Glimmer Metallic ink with some Hero Arts Dandelion and Orange Liquid Watercolors. I love this combination. I painted that on paper and when it dried I stamped the flowers from the Color Layering Monarch stamp set. Then they were die cut.

The sentiment was die cut.

Entered in the Love! Handmade Cards August Challenge in Flickr.

You can get most of the supplies used on my card at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store and they are having a sale this month. Use my discount code karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.


Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge.


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