I finally used the Mr. Snowman die set and put together this cute snowman. I like the Colorize dies. It’s like working on a puzzle to me.
For Mr. Snowman I selected a bunch of different papers. Some of them are the older textured Tim Holtz paper that I wish they would bring back. I die cut all the pieces and put him together. For the hat I sanded the paper a little to have the kraft color show through.
The background is Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide and Distress ink. Smooshed of course! The snowflakes are cut from glitter paper using a Hero Arts snowflake die.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman Colorize die
- Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die
- Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide inks
- Tim Holtz textured paper
- Tim Holtz Metallic Paper
Howdy! I got another card done for a challenge. This was for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge with a theme of Fall Colors. I know where I wanted to start this one. I smooshed some panels using the very cool Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays for Halloween.
To start my card I sprayed the Mica Stain colors Flickering Candle, Jack-O-Lantern and Crooked Broomstick on my craft mat. Then I did smooshing on a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. I think I let out a gasp when I saw it. They are just so cool together and cool in general.
For the flower I used a die from Simon Says Stamp and decided to leave the pieces in when I glued it down.
The sentiment is stamped in a dark brown ink.
This was one of those hard to photograph cards. Getting some of the glimmer from the mica and having the dark sentiment show up was a bit challenging.
- Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays
- Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages 3×4 stamp set
- Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame die
- Versafine Clair Ink
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Cool
Here I go rolling with the catch up posts. Many cards were made in July but I didn’t get to the posting. Hang on tight. Ha
These cards are very similar but there are minor difference such as combination of colors for the sentiment and mat, some are heat embossed, white background verses kraft background and a few other things. Can you spot them all?
So the really fun part of these cards was using the Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp and Stencil Combo set. You stamp the stars and dots first, then line up two different stencils to give you the red bursts and the blue bursts. You could use the set with other colors for a festive birthday card.
I die cut the sentiment mat along with the sentiment using several different dies sets.
I like how they came out and have always really liked the red, white and blue combo. And I like the combo with the white and kraft.
- Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo set
- Red, Blue, White and Silver inks
- Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
- Embossing Powder
- Spellbinders die
- Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
- My Favorite Things Happy Trio die set
Here is a wedding card that I made for my son to give to his good friends. I know them also so it was fun to make this for them. My son married them at their ceremony. Very cool in my book.
I love how the card came out!
The background is ink smooshed using Distress Oxide inks. I stamped over it in places and also inked over a stencil some places.
The branch was die cut using a die that came from the Arthur die set and was inked with Distress ink.
For the two birds I flipped a bird so that they could face each other. They are die cut from panels that were ink smooshed.
The sentiment is stamped.
- Feathered Friends die
- Arthur die
- Burlap stencil
- Music & Advert stamp
- Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set
- Distress Oxide ink – Background – Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen. Birds – Vintage Photo, Salvaged Patina, Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy.
- Distress ink – Branch – Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain. Background – Tea Dye
I had some fun heat embossing using an older stamp I have. I also used my Color Burst which has not been out in quite awhile.
Let’s see if I can remember what I did on this card. For the background I used a Cover Plate die to cut out the shapes from a ink smooshed panel. I die cut and then used Press N Seal to keep all the pieces aligned. While the pieces are still on the Press N Seal I put glue on the pieces and glued them to the white panel. A few fell off but it is easy enough to get them back in the pattern.
The butterfly is heat embossed on a piece of paper colored using Color Burst. There is also some shimmer on the butterfly. I cut the butterfly out by hand.
The Hello is die cut.
- Michael Strong Cloisonne Butterfly cling stamp
- Color Burst
- Distress Ink
- Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
- Papertrey Ink Quatre Foil Cover Plate die
I have a butterfly thank you card for you today. I like butterflies and need to use them more often.
So happy with how my card turned out considering I wasn’t sure about the background colors when I first made it. I started off smooshing Distress inks for the background which I did some time back. I used Distress Inks Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey. I cut the butterflies out and they were just sitting around. You know how finally some pieces just fall together.
When I started putting this together I stamped over that smooshed background with a flower stamp using Distress Paint and and text stamp using Distress Ink.
I die cut the butterflies and sentiment from black paper and then put some Antique Bronze Distress Paint on them.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies die set
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp set
- Stampers Anonymous Dried Flower woodblock stamp
- Distress Paint – Antiqued Bronze
- Distress Ink
- Spellbinders D-Lites Thank You die
Here we go with a Christmas card I made awhile ago. I was kind of playing around and trying some things.
For the background I used some Distress Oxides (Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen). I used the Gothic stencil with grit paste and went over the paste with Tarnished Brass Crayon. I also stamped using the swirl and text from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.
The pine cones and branches are colored with Distress Oxide ink and die cut using the Tim Holtz Pine Branch set.
The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die set
- Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
- Ranger Grit Paste
- Distress Crayon – Tarnished Brass
- Distress Oxide inks
- Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia stamp set
This one got by me… So here I am to get it posted. Some Tim Holtz flowers for my sister.
For the background I used some Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. It was already ink blended. Then I added to it using crayons Bundled Sage and Tea Dye to give it some highlights. I splattered some Antique Linen Distress paint on it also.
The flowers are die cut and water colored using reinkers.
The sentiment is made by die cutting a banner and ink blending Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz set Saying Stuff stamp set.
- Tim Holtz woodgrain paper
- Distress Crayons
- Distress Paint
- Distress Reinkers
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 die set
- Spellbinders Ribbon Banners die set
- Tim Holtz Saying Stuff stamp set
- Versafine Clair ink
Here I go finally posting my Tim Holtz Snowglobe card. I made it some time ago but I am just getting around to posting it.
I used the fab Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2 set to create this card. This is the first time I put this together and I am very happy how it turned out.
There are many pieces to this but I kind of see it like a puzzle. I just cut out the pieces from different colored pieces of paper. I inked around the edges of some. The one tip I would give is cut out the glow in the windows using bigger pieces. I cut out all those little pieces and glued them in.
The sky background is done with blue and purple Distress Oxide inks. I did some ink smooshing. Shocking I know.
The sentiment is heat embossed.
The background paper behind the globe is from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash pad Christmas/Noel. I inked around the edges.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2
- Distress Oxide ink
- Tim Holtz Paper Stash Christmas/Noel paper pad
- White Embossing Powder