Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Not All Who Wander Are Lost...

Hi everyone, I'm so glad you stopped by today!  I'm sharing a fun card I made using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Stamp Collector" and "Ticket Booth" stamp sets.
To start with, I lightly color washed two 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheets of Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain and a little water.  Then dried with a heat tool.   I stamped the largest Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Label Frame stamp using Black Soot Archival Ink on one of the color washed Distress Watercolor cardstocks.  I taped off the edges of the stamped label frame with post it tape to keep the edges clean.  Then I started stamping the various postage stamps from the Stamp Collector stamp set inside the label frame using several different colors of Archival (Distress, Letter it and original) Inks.  My stamping platform made the job much easier.
 It was pretty tough picking a paper doll, there were so many great choices...I love them all!
For the background sheet, I stamped the second colorized distress watercolor cardstock using stamps from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Ticket Booth stamp set and ink from the Distress Archival Palette.
 I added a few additional splatters of Distress Spray Stain to stamped images and trimmed out the large label.
 The idea-ology ruler pieces are always great to work with, they're so easy to snap apart for smaller piece.  I painted the ruler using watered down Gathered Twig and Black Soot Distress Ink.  Then dried with my heat tool.
 I also distressed some metal idea-ology pieces with Mushroom Alcohol Ink and filled in the recessed wording/numbers of the philosophy tag with a little Picket Fence Distress Crayon.  Then tied off a bit of craft thread onto the index clip.
 I layered and attached all pieces onto A2 (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half) kraft card base and black kraft cardstock using foam squares and adhesive.
I hope you give it a try!
I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time and have a wonderful day! xx

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Note To Say Thank You...

Hi everyone, I'm so glad you've stopped by today!  I'm sharing a quick card I made for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Booth at Creativation 2018.
I absolutely love this Glorious Bouquet stamp set and suspect I'll be using it frequently.  The large floral is SO big, it comes with it's own acrylic block.  You can use the entire floral image for a large project or isolate a particular portion for something smaller.

Let me walk you thru how I put this card together.  To start, stamp a portion of the floral image onto black cardstock panel using distress embossing ink.  Then sprinkle generously with super fine white embossing powder and shake off excess.  Melt the embossing powder with a heat tool.  I didn't use a smooth cardstock, so you can see the texture that the stamped image picked up.  I think it adds a little interest to the card, but stamping on smooth cardstock will eliminate that crosshatch pattern.
 Stamp the greeting on a scrap of vellum using black soot archival ink.  Working quickly while the ink is still wet, sprinkle clear embossing powder on stamped greeting.  Shake off excess powder and heat till embossing powder melt.  I sew vellum to the panel and trimmed down excess.  I really like the translucent quality to the vellum, so you still see the muted floral in the background.
Distress the butterfly adornment with picket fence distress paint, then attach to panel with distress collage matte medium.  Layer the stamped panel to a white card panel, then silver kraft panel to the black cardbase.
I hope you give it a try.  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  I'll be back soon to show you another project from Creativation 2018.  Have a wonderful day!