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 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
My Dad is the popular one this month. Fathers Day and his birthday with in two weeks. So here is the card I made for him for his birthday.
This was a fairly straight forward card to make. On the background I did ink smooshing first with Distress Oxide ink and then Distress ink. When it was dry I went over it with my powder tool, stamped the jelly fish and heat embossed using silver embossing powder. The sentiment is die cut 3 times. The top layer is colored using Distress ink.
Entered in the Die Cut Divas June Challenge.
Also entered over at Hero Arts for their Stay Crafty Challenge For the Guys.
- Distress Oxide ink – Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean
- Distress ink – Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch
- Silver Embossing Powder
- Hero Arts Jellyfish Party Bold Print stamp
- Karen Burniston Happy Birthday die
Here is a card I created for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. Plus.. another one done for the end of the year.
For the background I used Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock and Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. And surprisingly, if you have seen some of my other posts, I used the smooshing technique (I do this often).
I inked all of the die cuts using Distress Oxide ink.
The sentiment is die cut and from the Christmas Ribbon die set. The rest of the die cuts are from the Festive Trims die set.
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 is another one of my Christmas cards. Slowly building up the stash.
For the background I did some Distress ink smooshing on Distress Cracked Leather paper with a couple of Distress inks including Crackling Campfire. I also added in a little gold metallic ink.
I used the Sizzix Pine Branch die set to cut out the pine cones and branches. I colored the pine cones and branches with Distress Oxide ink and Distress inks. I then glued the pine cones on to some brown paper and hand cut around them. Each pine branch is cut in two.
I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon die and some Distress Kraft-Stock metallic paper to die cut the sentiment.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon die
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die
- Distress ink
- Distress Oxide ink
- Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock
- Hero Arts Gold Metallic ink
- Distress Cracked Leather paper
Today I have a couple snowflake cards I created.
Since I created these about a month ago and did not take good notes I may not remember all the details.
For the backgrounds I used Distress and Distress Oxide Inks. I did smooshing and a bit of splattering.
For one set of snowflakes and sentiment I used the Tim Holtz foil sheets and it looks like Alcohol ink. The other set of snowflakes and sentiment I am not sure what I did. Possibly I used the metallic paper.
The snowflakes are die cut using the Sizzix die set Mini Paper Snowflakes.
The sentiments are die cut using the Sizzix die set Script Holiday Words.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Script Holiday Words die set
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes die set
- Distress Ink
- Distress Oxide Ink
- Alcohol Ink
Recently I made a card for a friend that has two cats. Of course I had to use some Tim Holtz cats. I used Crazy Cats. I am really happy how this turned out.
The background for my card is a piece I created some time ago. I think I smooshed some Distress Oxide ink onto watercolor paper. I stamped the yarn balls and fish bones, from the Crazy Cats set, using a brown Distress Oxide ink. It is hard to see but I also stamped the numbers from the Faded Type stamp set in a light green Distress Oxide ink. They are kind of hard to spot.
The sentiment is stamped.
For the cats I ink blended Black Soot and Hickory Smoke. I then stamped the cats over the ink and heat embossed using black embossing powder. I stamped the eyes again and cut them out and glued them to the cats and added Glossy Accents. I cut the cats out by hand.
The present and the balloon is from the Crazy Things set. I smooshed some Distress Oxide on a mat and watercolored the present. For the balloon I used a glaze pen to make it shiny. The milk bottle is from Crazy Cats set and it has Glossy Accents on it and the label is colored in with a Copic pen. I cut all of these out by hand. The balloon string was drawn on.
Entered over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the theme We’re On A Roll. I have a couple balls of yarn stamped on my background.
- Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats stamp set
- Stampers Anonymous Sayin Stuff stamp set
- Stampers Anonymous Crazy Things stamp set
- Stampers Anonymous Faded Type stamp set
- Sakura Glaze pen
- Distress Oxide inks
- Glossy Accents