Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CC3C #22: Dimensional Cutting Pad, Pg. 62

Welcome to another installment of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3.  This is the Twenty-Second challenge in where we work through the techniques of Tim Holtz from, you guessed it…his 3rd Volume of the Compendium of Curiosities!!  As in the past challenges, we can’t give details on the challenge, so don’t ask, but do go get your own copy of Tim’s fabulous book.  Also, TheFunky Junkie Boutique has offered an extremely generous $25 Gift Certificate for all the even numbered weeks! So grab a copy, and join in to play!!  All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!
I’ll admit: I've had the Dimensional Cutting Pad pretty much since Tim’s first video demo from Winter CHA 2013.  I thought it was fascinating!! A whole new set of possibilities! And then for reasons I can’t even begin to explain; never used it…until now. (And this is why these challenges are so important!)

So yes, I do have the tiny butterflies, and the tiny hearts, but I wanted to try it on something else; like the big layered Butterfly.  I probably should have gone back to look at the videos!  This takes planning…and this is a very large butterfly…takes up almost the whole card front…and I’m planning on using it for my Sister in Law’s Birthday…

First I cut and embossed the die on manila paper, then used a marbled stain background of Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey and Antique Bronze. While I should have done that first, I was hoping to have the stains run into the lower areas; obviously that didn't happen. Duh.  Then I used Walnut Stain DI to hit the raised areas. And while not what I expected, I still like it…but now to get in the card.  I feel it still needs something; but there isn't much room, and it has to get mailed, so I’m gonna let it sit for a few more days while I decide.  Maybe the Glitter technique from last week in flourishes around the sides?  If it changes I’ll show its new view, but in the meantime I’m posting now, as it’s now or never for the rest of the week for me! 

So please go visit the Curiosity Crew’s sites…where they show you all those possibilities I imagined!


  1. Gorgeous and lucky sister in law whom I am sure will treasure this beauty... Thanks for joining in with the CC3C x

  2. Lucky SIL...this is beautiful! LOVE the colors! Thanks so much for joining us on this dimensional challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. You just can't go wrong with that big beautiful butterfly die in this challenge. Love how yours turned out, and love the colors you chose. I personally like the hit of Walnut Stain to make everything pop. Your SIL will love this card.

  4. Glad you chose this butterfly-it really is quite beautiful on this card. Your SIL will love it! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

  5. Kim...your thoughts on the dimensional cutting pad are so right! I would have never known how to use it and honestly that it even existed until I saw it in Tim's book. It really is a simple and useful tool in creating wonderful dimension. Your layered butterfly is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy


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