Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Birthday card with Bloom Colorize

Hello everyone, I'm here again with a birthday card. For this card, I used one of the Sizzix Chapter 1 (2021) Tim Holtz dies, the beautiful Colorize Bloom.

For the background, I had two inspirations. One is from Kath Stewart who created a grey striped background with the Shifter Stripes layering stencil for her card. The other is my Harrison card where I made a blue striped background but with washi tape. 

Here I used the Shifter Stripes stencil and Faded Jeans Oxide ink to make the background for my flower.

The next step was to spatter with diluted Vintage Photo ink, then to tone back the colours with diluted white paint.

I cut off the excess and with Vintage Photo Archival ink, I stamped on the surface here and there. I also inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

I placed my background to a brown cardstock and I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Colorize Bloom by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Tiny Type Lower by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Tiny Type Upper by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Shabby French by Tim Holtz (CMS087)

Stampers Anonymous, Lady Rose by Tim Holtz (CMS255)

Stampers Anonymous, Shifter Stripes layering stencil

Ranger Distress Oxide ink pads (Rustic Wilderness, Bundled Sage, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans)

Ranger Distress ink (Gathered Twigs)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Vintage Photo)

For assembling my flower and leaves, I followed the instructions of this YouTube video.

I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


  1. Monika, this card is just so lovely. You know I love the stripes and the color choice for the Bloom flower is wonderful.

  2. Monika this is absolutely gorgeous! I think I have this stencil still in it's packet, but it will be coming out now! xx

  3. How did you apply the diluted whit paint? Love love this card!

    1. Hello Lorri, I put a little amount of paint to a plastic sheet then I spritz it with water. I mix them with the brush I will use for the spattering. That's it!

  4. This is beautiful! I am just about to make my first card with my TH colorize bloom dies. You are my inspiration today!


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