Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Free to Imagine Card! New Tim Holtz Stamps

Hello friends! I'm back with a new card from the Stampers Anonymous fall release from Tim Holtz. I loved this stamp set the first time I laid eyes on it. The images are so beautifully detailed. If your didn't see the Tim Holtz Facebook Live video be sure to check it out, the cards and projects were stunning and so inspirational. 

I really like all the textures this card has....the crackled texture paste, the script text in the background and of corse the beautiful butterfly. 

First I positioned my stencil on to Media Heavystock and taped it down with removable tape.   Next I forgot to take a picture but I added the Crackle Paste with a palette knife. TIP: When I put the Crackle Paste on I only swipe in one direction to help prevent seeping underneath the stencil. Next carefully remove the stencil and then set aside to air dry. 

Stamp butterfly with Black Soot Archival Ink on to Watercolor cardstock, (ink must be waterproof) Color with Distress Ink and a Waterbrush. 

Add color as desired layering as needed being sure to dry between layers. 

Once the Crackle Paste is dry spray with Distress Spray Stains and a little water to help the ink flow and blend, repeat as needed drying between layers. 

Adhere vintage lace as desired to 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" base card. 

Stamp background with a script stamp using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Layer with black cardstock and add stitching as desired. Sew a few buttons to the corner. Adhere background piece to card. Wrap twine around card and tie with a bow. 

Love the detail of the buttons sewn on the card and look at the yummy cracked texture. 

Cut out the butterfly with scissors. Adhere butterfly with foam tape on the outer portions of the wings and adhere body directly to card with Distress Collage Medium. 

Add the word "imagination" to the center of the butterfly and adhere with foam tape. 

Color the metal flower with Alcohol Pearl Inks and adhere to card at twine bow. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Check your local scrapbook store for all the supplies I used on this card 
or click on the links below and head over to Simon Says Stamp. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

A Haunting We Will Go! Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous release!

Hello friends! I'm back today with a card using Stampers Anonymous set CMS408 Sketch Manor from Tim Holtz. Love this set comes with all the components to create the perfect Haunted Manor! 

Distress Oxide Sprays and Inks are perfect to create this night sky and full moon glow. 

Lets start with the Haunted Manor. Cut a piece of Woodgrain Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Spray a piece of Woodgrain Cardstock with Distress Oxide Sprays (Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce) then spritz with water to blend out the colors. Dry with a heat tool. 

Add more Distress Oxide Sprays (Iced Spruce and Walnut Stain) and spritz with water again and dry with heat tool.  

As the color is dried you will get a totally different color then you think. After the piece is completely dry run the piece through the Vagabond or die cut machine a few time to flatten out the Woodgrain Cardstock a little. 

Using a Stamp Platform Stamp the Haunted House with Black Soot Archival Ink (must be a waterproof ink). You will need to stamp a few times to layer the ink. Just look at how cool the woodgrain shows through! 

Add color with regular Distress Ink (Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet) this way the ink is translucent. Apply the ink to your craft sheet and pick top with a water brush and color the windows and doors. 

Create the background for a slim line card by cutting Distress Media Heavystock to 3 3/4" x 8". Spray card with Distress Oxide Inks (Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet). Be sure to add water to help blend the colors, dry with heat tool. Repeat as necessary drying between layers. Splater some Black Soot Oxide Ink over the background as desired, dry with heat tool. 

Adhere Halloween Label Tape to card where desired. Add black stitching around the card leaving the ends of the thread. I like to use a combo of straight stitching and zigzag stitching and I try to stitch crooked. 

Add a little BOO! at the top using the Label Tape. Ink the edges of the card with Black Soot Oxide Ink and then adherer to base card. Base card size is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" so it fits in a #10 envelope.  

Adhere the Haunted House with foam tape.  Stamp Happy Halloween on a scrap of Woodgrain Cardstock with Archival Ink., ink the edges with Distress Oxide in Black Soot. Adhere to card with foam tape adding a little dyed Mummy Cloth (Halloween Trimmings) under the message. 

Add a Tiny Clip to hold the BOO! on the card. 

Adhere Hardware Heads to the ends of the Halloween Label Tape using a little Distress Collage Medium. 

Love the added texture of the stitching. 

You can see how the woodgrain shows through and give the house kind of an eerie feeling.  

Cut a piece of cardstock for the inside and ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and then  stamp the flying bats and  a message. 

Thanks so much for stopping in!

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

A Girl and Her Drill! - Tim Holtz Halloween Skulls

 Hi friends! I love to alter things and what better way then to use power tools.Todays tutorial is all about lighting up the Tim Holtz Skulls with the new Halloween Tiny Lights.  

Just by adding a few holes in the Skull you can make Mr. Cranium light up. 
I will be using a drill but a Dremel would work as well! Please follow all manufacturers instructions and always be carefully when using power tools. 

First I chose a bit size that would fit in to the eye socket. Then I drilled out the eyes angling towards the center of the skull! 

Now drill up from the bottom, I sized up this bit to get a larger hole so there's a little more room for the lights. 

Use a small brush to color inside the eye sockets, I used Mushroom Alcohol Ink but any brownish grayish will work fine. 

If your going to stack the skull on top of something (a pumpkin) or place it in something that has a base (a dome) you will have to drill that as well. Carefully fold the light and thread through your stack being VERY careful not to over work the wires of the lights. They can break! I know this from experience, so just be gentle. Thread the lights independently and then adhere the stack staring from the top (the skull) and work down. TIP: I always work with the light on so I know they are working properly and it's fun to see it all come together. 

I have always loved using lights, it brings your creativity to the next level. 
Try lighting up your next project.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Hocus Pocus Wicked Vignette Tray - New Tim Holtz Idea-ology

 Hello friends! I absolutely LOVE halloween. I don't really remember much from when I was a little girl like what I dressed up as or my favorite cand, but now it's my favorite holiday and creating projects is always magical to me. The new release has some very spooktacular and fun things I know you're going to love. This is my favorite project that I created with the new Tim Holtz Idea-ology release. 

"Wicked Hocus Pocus "

Here is a peek.....so much spooky goodness, bones, bugs, pumpkins, skulls and more. 

The new Entomology Adornments are so creepy. I colored them with the Alcohol Pearls and I love the iridescent look.  

I altered the skulls by drilling out the eyes and inserted the lights so they would glow with the new purple Tiny Lights. 
The new mushrooms and the Paper Dolls have been colored with the Distress Glazes.

The new Departed Paper Stash has some amazing designs love this cracked wood finish on the outside of the box.  
I'll be teaching this project in an all day class soon, details to follow. I'll be back soon with another Halloween project. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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