Showing posts with label Tim Holtz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Holtz. Show all posts

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sharing Some Christmas Cards

With Christmas just around the corner - I thought I'd share some Christmas cards that I made for various Splitcoaststampers challenges over the past month but never posted here on the blog.

I made this card for an Inspiration Challenge where I was inspired by a pillow in Joss & Main on-line Shop
I made these gnome cards for another Inspiration Challenge - where I was inspired by this blue gnome from Christmas Central on line shop.  These 2 are 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" sqaures.
I made this reindeer card for a Featured Stamper challenge - CASEing this card by n2scrappin.
I made these fun Pot Belly Penguin shaker card for another Featured Stamper Challenge - CASEing this Halloween shaker by fl_beachbum.
PTI also sells this  Pot Belly Reindeer Die and I made this gift card holder card with it.  The sentiment stamps and dies are Penned Elegance Christmas.   The Gift Card sentiment is from a retired set Gift Card It by Waltzingmouse.
I made these cute shaker gift tags to use on some special gifts, using Papertrey Ink's Fairy Tale Christmas Make It Market Kit


Wishing everyone a Blessed Christmas!

All is Calm
Stamps:  Great Outdoors, Festive Overlay, Treeline - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White, True Black - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Stormy Sky, Hero Hues Black, Versamark
Accessories: Wow clear and Primary Ebony Embossing Powders, Sentiment Strip Die - MFT, water, foam dots

From Our Gnome
Stamps:  Holiday Gnomes - Reverse Confetti, Jolly Old Elf - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper: 
Bristol Smooth Surface, White - PTI, DP Argyle Socks - PTI
Ink: Hero Hues Black
Accessories: Holiday Gnomes Dies - Reverse Confetti, Shape Shifters Square 3 - PTI, Tombow markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, foam dots

Winter Wishes
Stamps:  Great Outdoors - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Rustic Cream - PTI, Tidings Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Kraft Core-dinations.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Dashing Deer Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Cover Plate Stripes: Horizontal - PTI, mini sander, foam dots.  

Penguin Shaker
Stamps: Around Christmas Time - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White, True Black, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Potbellies: Penguin Die - PTI, Marigold Flower Sequins and Spring Sequins - Honey Bee Stamps, clear bubbles/large - PTI, Scortape, Tombow Glue
 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Vintage Journey December Challenge - Star Light, Star Bright

I'm the hostess for this month's A Vintage Journey Challenge - and my challenge is called Star Light, Star Bright.

This month we are asking you to to create with stars. Fill up the dark winter sky with them or use one really big one as your central focus. Stencil them, stamp them, emboss them or die cut them. Make a card, make a star box, make a canvas, create a journal page - remembering to create in the vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial or steam punk styles.

I made a Christmas Card of a starry winters night.  I have a few photos of my card here and will be posting a tutorial over at A Vintage Journey in two weeks. 
I'm pretty sure you will be inspired by what the Creative Guides have to share today and that you, in turn, will be inspired to create your own Star Light Star Bright project to share with us!
You have until January 3, 2019 at 6 pm Greenwich time to add your link!  
You'll find the challenge, the inspiration and the link here!


Paper:  White - PTI,  Silver and Gold Kraft Stock Metallic Paper - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Blue Kraft Core-dinations.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Winter Wonderland Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Stitched Landscape dies - Poppy Stamps, 3D Star - Savvy Dies, heat tool, Dirty Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, Shabby white Frantage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, thick foam dots. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Vintage Journey Tag Friday

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month - several of the Creative Guides for A Vintage Journey post a tag -  and this month I'm one of those Creative Guides!

Since it is now the season, I made a Christmas Tag!
I have a few process photos to show you just how I created my tag.  
I started with a manila tag 6 1/4" x 3 1/4".  I rubbed Twisted Cintron DOX onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed my tag into it.  I dried it with my heat tool.
Then I sponged Fired Brick DOX through a Tim Holtz Christmas Stencil onto the tag.
And for a third layer - I sponged Versamark ink through Tim's Festive Stencil and embossed it with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  This made a wonderfully shiny almost-clear design over the other layers.
To vintage it up a bit - I sponged around the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo DOX.
Then I took out my Dashing Deer die and cut it out of Kraft Core-dinations brown and then just the antlers out of a lighter tan.   Before removing the cuts from the paper, I sanded over them to reveal some of the Kraft Core.
I trimmed the bottom edge of the antlers and adhered them over the brown die cut and then sponged the edges a bit with the Vintage Photo DOX.
I adhered the deer to the tag, added some dew drops to his antlers, a Metallic Holiday Sticker and looped a piece of Cream/Red Trimmings through the hole of the tag.
I layered my tag to a slightly larger piece of brown card stock just to give it a more finished look.
 So please take a look at all the wonderful tags created by the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey - you can also link up your tag there to share with us!
Welcome to this wonderful holiday season!


I'm also linking my tag to:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

Make My Monday - Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Card Makers - Anything but a card

ModSquad Challenge -  Use a Critter on your holiday card/project

Paper:  6 1/4' x 3 1/4" manila tag - Ranger, Kraft Core-dinations tan and brown, Dark Chocolate - PTI.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides Twisted Cintron, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Versamark.
Accessories:  Christmas Stencil, Festive Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Dashing Deer Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, heat tool, Dew Drops, Tombow Glue, Trimmings/Naturals Red/Cream - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, mini sander, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Two for Christmas!

I've got two Christmas cards to share today using a lovely new stamp set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous called Festive Overlay. (it's on sale today, Black Friday, over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!) All the images look great stamped behind all the sentiments!  You just have to figure out a lighter shade of color for the image so the sentiment shows up over it!
I used Pierced Feature Frames Ovals from PTI cutting them out of white paper and Birch Wrapping Paper.  I stamped the Santa in Broken China DOX - stamping off on paper first so the ink wasn't too dark and then stamping on the card stock oval, and stamped the sentiment over it using Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can Ink.
and on the inside I used the inside oval cut from the birch wrapping paper behind the sentiment! (sorry for the blurry photo!)
I'm linking my Santa card to:
 I made my second card using a wreath from the same stamp set - but instead of stamping it in ink, I colored the stamp with my Mowed Lawn Ranger Distress Marker, spritzed the stamp with my water mister and stamped it on the die cut oval.    
I stamped the sentiment in Wendy Vecchi Archival Red Geranium Ink first - but it wasn't quite dark enough to show up over the green -  so I stamped over it with Hero Hues Black - a tough thing to do since its a red rubber stamp but somehow I got it just right - a little off set - so you can see the red around the edge of the black!?!  (how often would that work out??!! )
And here's the inside.  I stamped the sentiment the same way with both red and black inks and it worked out again! (I did have a couple of non alignment stampings that went in the bin!)

I'm linking my watercolored wreath to:

Two more for the Christmas box!  I actually have enough cards made for this year already for my own cards but I sell some at my church as well so always good to have extra!

Stamps:  Festive Overlay - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  White - PTI, Birch Bark Wrapping Paper - Pier 1 Imports.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China, Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can and Red Geranium, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames Ovals - PTI, foam dots, water mister.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Wishing You Peace and Joy

I have two Christmas cards to share today.

I created my positive and negative backgrounds using Tim Holtz Cracked Embossing Folder.  I sponged Antarctic Fresco Finish Chalk Paint over one side of the inside of my embossing folder, spritzed heavily with water and pressed a panel of watercolor paper into it and rubbed over it for a minute or two to be sure the watery ink absorbed into the paper.  I removed the panel and washed the EF.  I used the same technique on the other side of the EF.  

I thought the light blue paint made a rather artistic snowy background for my stamping of Tim Holtz Scribble Woodland stamps.

I'm linking my cards to:
Embossing Folder, Acrylic Paint, stamping, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella




Stamps:  Scribble Woodland - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, White and Blueberry Sky - PTI
Accessories:  Cracked Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Antarctic Fresco Finish Chalk Paint - Paper Artsy, water Mister, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Winter Wonderland - Eileen Hull's Dies for the Holidays

This month members of Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team are creating holiday decorations using a variety of Eileen's Sizzix dies.
Today, I have a project using her fun Cupcake Stand and Pennant die, using the pennant piece to make trees!
First I cut out all the pieces from Little Sizzles Matboard.  Then I cut out pieces from patterned papers to adhere to the matboard.
I was thinking I'd use little bottle brush trees for my scene, but then, when I was looking at the pennants they suddenly looked like trees to me!
I colored the "trees" by smooshing them onto my craft mat where I had rubbed some Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters and Evergreen Bough) and spritzed them with water.
I kept pouncing the "trees" into the inks until I was happy with the coverage.
and I inked them on both sides.
Here are the three trees - all inked and folded in half and glued
I wanted the top of the stand to look snowy and so I got out my Frantage Shabby White embossing powder.  I rubbed Versamark just over a portion of the top using a small round sponge to keep it 'snow like' and not in straight lines, sprinkled on the powder and hit it with my heat tool.
I love the lumps and pieces of gold in the Frantage  powders.
Then, I just had to glue the legs under the top of the Cupcake Stand, and glue the trees and little 
Idea-ology deer to the top.  I sponged Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the edges of the trees, the edges of the table and legs as well as rubbing some on the deer.
I added a Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk to each side of the table.
It's fun to see if you can use a die for a different purpose than it was intended for!  
Please check out Eileen's blog all this month for creative ideas for the holidays using her dies!

Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Paper Stash/Tidings - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters, Evergreen Bough, Walnut Stain,  Versamark.
Accessories:  Cupcake Stand and Pennant - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Decorative Deer, Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk - Idea-ology, heat tool, craft mat, water mister, sponge and sponge applicator - Ranger, Frantage Shabby White Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Tombow Glue.