And another one for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. This moose is such a fun one and I finally got it out and used it.
I die cut out all the pieces using two die cut sets by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. I inked up some of the pieces around the edges and some over the whole die cut. For the mountains I added a bit over the top to tone down the off white. As you can see these are paper piecing dies.
The background I am pretty please with. It came last. I ink blended using Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks. Then I put a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint on my mat and added a bit of water. I used a good old sponge and lightly tapped it on the background. I also splattered a bit of the white.
The sentiment is stamped.
- Distress Oxide Inks
- Distress Picket Fence Ink
- Distress Splatter tool
- Tim Holtz Alpine die
- Tim Holtz Merry Moose die
- Hero Arts Christmas Folks stamp set
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.
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
I have a mini slimline card for you today. I haven’t made that many slimline cards so far. I made this for the Hero Arts Scramble group in Facebook. The theme this time is mini slimline 3 1/2 X 6.
To begin my card I ink blended over a stencil.
I then stamped the flower image right on top of that. My intention was to just color everything in since the background green is kind of light. I tried that and decided the flowers weren’t looking right. You know the right and left turns of making a card. I colored all the leaves in with Copics right over the background. For the flowers I also colored with Copics but I stamped them on a separate paper and hand cut them out. Then I glued them over the stamped image on the card.
The sentiment is stamped.
Entered in the Love Handmade Cards challenge in Flickr for March.
Entered over at A Blog Named Hero for the March challenge.
- Hero Arts Nasturtium
- Hero Arts It’s Your Day
- Copic Markers
- Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters
- Tim Holtz Latticework stencil
- Versafine Black Onyx ink
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink
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
Howdy! I am happy to say I think this wraps up my January cards. I have another Tim Holtz bird card for you. I love how this one came out. It may just a bit brighter here in the photo than it is in person.
For the background I used the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. Below you can see the panel before I added all the die cuts on top. That is probably closer to the real color of it. I ink blended Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs on that woodgrain paper. I went over the knots with a Distress Crayon to highlight them. I inked around the edges of the panel also.
I die cut some things from the Wildflowers die set and colored them with Lucky Clover and inked a tad around the edges with a brown. I glued those to the background and over the pot.
I die cut the pot from some woodgrain patterned paper and ended up going over it with ink. I added a few highlights with a dark brown Distress crayon. The band was also die cut and I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on it.
The birds were die cut from watercolor paper. I like using for it’s watercolor properties of course and it also gives some texture. I watercolored the birds using Rusty Hinge & Wild Honey inks for the bigger bird and Milled Lavender & Seedless Preserves for the smaller bird.
I just love how the woodgrain paper looks with whatever color on it and the knots highlighted. So here is a view before it got covered up.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers die set
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Potted BigZ die
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends die set
- Tim Holtz Woodgrain paper
- Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
- Distress Inks
- Distress Crayons
Ha just having a little fun. Of course it is a cardinal but I created my first card with it and made it a blue jay. I am not sure why but that is the way it went. I actually love cardinals and wish I could see one in person. We do not have them where I live.
I had some fun doing some different things with this card! The background… I will just say I love the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper! I ink blended over the woodgrain and then went over the knots in the wood with a Distress crayon.
The die cut wreaths have grit paste on them that is mixed with two different Distress brown reinker colors.
The green sprigs are die cut and colored with Distress ink.
The blue jay was die cut from watercolor paper using the Feathered Cardinal die. I used Black Soot, Speckled Egg, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans Distress ink on it. There is a little drop of Nuvo Drops for the birds eye.
For something a little different than I usually do I die cut the sentiment for the inside of the card. It was die cut from the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper and I tapped it all over with two different Distress inks.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Cardinal die
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Words Script die set
- Tim Holtz woodgrain paper
- Distress ink
- Distress Crayon
- Hero Arts September 2016 My Monthly Hero kit
- Distress Grit Paste
- Nuvo Drops
Now for a butterfly birthday card.
Well here we go with the how to and I actually found some notes about creating the main panel on this one. They were helpful notes but needed a bit more detail. I made the panel probably about 6 months ago. I sprayed some Distress Spray Stain (maybe Oxide versions of the color) on mixed media paper. I stamped over that using a flower stamp and maybe white Distress paint. I used another stamp, I See Paris, to stamp in white also. The butterflies were stamped with Distress Oxide Ground Expresso and it was a second generation stamping.
The sentiment turned out a bit awkward. I am not sure that I like where it is located and the brown ink that looks black would have been better in a brown that was not so dark.
The background paper is from a Tim Holtz Christmas paper pad.
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz I See Paris stamp set
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Bouquet stamp set
- Distress Spray Stain (Oxide or Distress not sure)
- Distress Paint Picket Fence
- Distress Oxide Ink
- Clearly Besotted Say What? stamp set
- idea-ology Christmas/Noel paper pad
Moving on to New Years. Yes there are snowflakes on the card which we do not have here in California where I live. Also we have had several days of warm weather for this time of year. I feel kind of funny sending this out now but I like how it turned out.
The background on my card was created using an embossing folder.
For the snowflakes I first created a Distress ink panel. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz dies to cut them out. At some point maybe before cutting them out I heat embossed over the panel with sparkly embossing powder.
For the sentiment I stamped on a die cut rectangle.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Dotted Bullseye embossing folder
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes die set
- Distress ink
- Hero Arts White Sparkle embossing powder
- Spellbinders Label Seventeen die set
- Clearly Besotted Say What?