Saturday, January 5, 2019

Easy Mixed Media Techniques With Tim Holtz Ice Flake Bigz Die and Embossing Powders

Hello and welcome to a new year at Sarascloset! I'm starting the New Year off with a step by step post at Frilly and Funkie, where I'm sharing some easy mixed media techniques featuring Tim Holtz Bigz Ice Flake die and embossing powders. Here's some photos, but I hope you have some time to visit Frilly and Funkie for the tutorial.

Sara Emily Barker Easy Mixed Media Techniques #timholtz #sizzixalterations #iceflake #kaleidoscope3D 1

Sara Emily Barker Easy Mixed Media Techniques #timholtz #sizzixalterations #iceflake #kaleidoscope3D 2

Sara Emily Barker Easy Mixed Media Techniques #timholtz #sizzixalterations #iceflake #kaleidoscope3D 3

Sara Emily Barker Easy Mixed Media Techniques #timholtz #sizzixalterations #iceflake #kaleidoscope3D 4

Thank you for your visit!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Party Time! Celebrating the New Year when I crafted these!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Something New New embossing powders, new foil tape, new embossing folder.
Scrapy Land Challenge #105 Anything Goes I used two Sizzix dies.
Craft Rocket Challenge #55 - January 2019 - Winter
Bleeding Art December Challenge - Shiny and Sparkly
Card Mania CMC#112 Baby It's Cold Outside
Dies R Us Challenge #112 - Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the DRU Store I used Sizzix Alterations Ice Flake and Holiday Words, Thin.
Sandee and Amelie SASPC New Year's (January) Challenge Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial It's been so LONG since I've made anything industrial--so happy to play! My NEW  crafty stash includes the Kaleidoscope embossing folder, new embossing powders, and new foil tape. I'm a happy camper!
Mixed Media Place December Challenge I was inspired by the colors, the subject of snow and middle photo for first make, upper left photo for second make, bottom right photo for third make.

Crafts Dreamy December Challenge 2018 I was inspired by the snowflakes and icy blues.


  1. Couldn't wait to see what you had created with this versatile die Sara and I am not disappointed (as if I ever am..!!) Stunning way to use product and showcase just how versatile that snowflake is and it was that very reason why I just had to have it in my collection. I know it will be well loved for years to come.
    Thank you for sharing the sweetest of Trio's.. I've been over for a closer peep.
    Weekend Hugs TRacey xx

  2. Big and beautiful and shiny! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art!

  3. I just read your tutorial over at Frilly and Funkie. Like I commented there, all I can say is "wow"! I also bought this die and never got around to using it for Christmas due to unforeseen circumstances; however, there is the rest of winter yet to use it. I love snowflakes and am really taken by how you created each card. Happy New Year, my friend. Thank you for your encouraging words as well.

  4. WOW these are just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes using Dies from Companies carried at the DRU Store’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. Very pretty cards with the stunning snowflakes!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

  6. Fantastic cards all together, Sara! The metal industrial look goes so well with the snowflake theme! Wow! And you have made perfect use of your new goodies, too! Yay! ;)

    Thanks so much for playing along with us ( at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    All the best for 2019!
    Claudia xxx

  7. I love this die and your samples are so amazing! Love the embossed flakes. Hugs, Autumn

  8. Superb creations Sara! Love the variations and wonderful depth your techniques have created! Nikki xxx

  9. Just coming by on my weekly visit..
    Sara these cards are just amazing, what creative use of that super die, each one is a real stunner!

  10. Sara, I love how you used your new goodies to create these amazing cards - who knew snowflakes could have this wonderful industrial/vintage look!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at SASPC! Here's to a creative new year! Maura

  11. They are so spectacular, Sara Emily!! The texture is amazing!! Wow!! I love the amazing details!! You've used the gorgeous snowflake die to perfection!! Happy New Year, my friend!! I hope 2019 is a fabulous one for you!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    1. Me again!! I forgot to thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Big hugs :)

  12. I love the snowflake die and I just adore how you used it, your cards are absolutely stunning Sara! The base colours and textures are amazing. Love them all!!! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. This is fabulous, loving the sparkle which is ideal for our challenge over at Bleeding Art.
    Linda xxx
    Bleeding Art DT

  14. Absolutely fabulous Sara Emily. I love how you've used the snowflake die. Thanks for joining us at Crafts Dreamy. Hugs Zowie xx

  15. Many congrats on your well-deserved spotlight at SSS - these cards are just fabulous! So glad I saw your name there and was nudged to come and visit.
    Alison x

  16. OMG! You had me at Tim Holtz!!! I LOVE this piece! Thanks for submitting it to Bleeding Art Challenge!!!!

  17. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  18. Really gorgeous cards! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place.

  19. So stunning artworks, I love colors and the mixedmedia patterns :)
    Thanks for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)


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