Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Petite Petals Die by Emily Tootle for Sizzix

It is Cec here and I am presenting the Saturday Showcase today.  I received a couple of new die sets from Linda and I decided to use the Petite Petals set by Emily Tootle to create some Artist Trading Cards (ATCs).

For my substrates, I used three old playing cards.  Playing cards are the perfect size for an ATC - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and they are a decent weight.  I started by gluing old book paper to both sides of each card.  I always glue one side first and trim the excess book paper away and then cover the second side.

I will show photos of the background for this first one and then describe how I created the others so this post isn't too long.

I started by covering both sides with a light coat of White Gesso (Dina Wakley) and then added some Thundercloud and Atlantis IZink Pigment Ink (Seth Apter).

Some stenciling was added using Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) and a Reverse Chicken Wire stencil

More stenciling was added with a Checkmate stencil (Wendy Vecchi) and Cornflower Blue Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi).

Next I used a stencil from my stash and Distress Texture Paste Crackle (Tim Holtz) to add more interest. Originally I planned to make the emebellishments a different colour so when I chose the black and cream paper, I had to go back in and use a teeny paint brush with some Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) to change the colour of the texture paste.

Here is how all the floral embellishments were created - more recycling. This time I grabbed the box where I keep all the leftover bits and pieces of patterned paper and used some of the dies from the set.

The black and cream paper for the Petite Petals on this first ATC is from a collection called Mon Amour (Graphic 45). I also added a Chitchat sticker that I inked with some Cornflower Blue Acrylic Ink.

For this ATC, I did not add any Gesso to the old book paper, I put a little Lemon, Tangerine and Sedona Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) on my kraft sheet, watered it down and then dragged the card through the paint puddles. One side was dried with my heat gun before I repeated the process for the second side.

Next I added some Olive Drab IZink Pigment Ink (Seth Apter to each side. When everything was dry, I loosely dry brushed some Aloe Acrylic Paint on each side. Finally I used Coffee Archival Ink (Ranger) to add some random stenciling through the Burlap stencil (Tim Holtz) and to ink the edges of the card.

Finally I added the Petite Petals from the photo above and another Chitchat sticker. The sticker and the flowers were inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink.

For my final ATC I covered both sides with some White Gesso and then painted it with Carnation Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley). Thistle Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) was used with an old cross hatch stamp wo add some markings. This was followed with some of the Distress Texture Paste Crackle through the Checkmate stencil. Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) and a Harlequin stencil (Tim Holtz) were used to add more markings.

The stem was cut from a scrap of grey card stock using the Garden Greens die (Tim Holtz). The Petite Petals flowers were cut from a Maja Designs collection called Vintage Autumn Basics and were inked with Thistle Archival Ink, which was also used to ink the edges of the Chitchat sticker and the card itself. The leaves were inked with Peeled Pain Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

Note to self:  Try aiming for the centre when you add the centres to the flowers. 😂😂

ATCs are super fun to make and with these Petite Petals, you can easily create some very special floral ones.  I encourage you to pop over to the shop and purchase this super versatile die set.

Supplies List:

Emily Tootle Petite Petals Die Set for Sizzix
Dina Wakley White Gesso
Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste Crackle
Seth Apter IZink Pigment Inks (Thundercloud, Atlantis, Olive Drab)
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints (Lemon, Tangerine, Sedona, Carnation, Sand, Aloe)
Tim Holtz Stencils (Bubble, Harlequin)
Wendy Vecchi Stencils (Checkmate)
Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks (Watering Can, Cornflower Blue, Thistle)
Ranger Archival Inks (Jet Black, Coffee)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Wild Honey)
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Chitchat Idea-ology Stickers
Playing Cards
Old Book Paper
Scraps of Patterned Paper


  1. Bravo on this inspiring post, Cec! Your ATC's are fabulous mixed media minis and this die set looks like a must have for AT coins and cards alike and to add special flora to cards and Art Journals, too! Thank you for all your hard work (actually, looks like a lot of fun crafty play)!

  2. Cec they are all SO fabulous. I love each and every one of them. The stencilled backgrounds work perfectly with those delicate little flowers. Thank you for sharing so much inspiration xx

  3. Beautiful! Inspiring atc's with so many lovely details!