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!









Friday, February 23, 2018

Blessed Are The Curious...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'm back today, sharing another fun card I made for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Booth at Creativation 2018.  For this card I used the bicycling trio from Tim Holtz "Theories" stamp set as my focal point.
To start I applied a thin layer of gesso to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheet of distress mixed media cardstock.  After dried I used several of the mini layering stencils from set 33 & 34, in combination with some bright colors of distress paints to create a fun mixed media background.
I adhered some vintage book paper to a strip of distress mixed media cardstock, then applied a wash of gesso.  I tied it off with a little Tim Holtz black craft thread.
I just love the scribble style to this stamp set, I will definitely be incorporating it into my art journal!  I stamped the bicycle image and phrase onto the smooth side of distress watercolor cardstock, using black soot archival ink.  I trimmed all paper pieces down to fit kraft A2 cardfront.  I layered with black classic kraft cardstock.
To finish it off I attached idea-ology star brads and an arrow wrapped with a little more black craft thread...after I had distressed them with a little mushroom alcohol ink.
 
I hope you give it a try.  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  If you have any questions please let me know I love your kind comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  I'll be back soon to show you another project from Creativation 2018.