Posts Tagged ‘tim holtz’

STAMPtember Blog Hop!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Welcome to our STAMPTEMBER blog hop!  We’re glad you have joined us and I hope you’ll enjoy the fresh inspiration from the ladies who are participating today!

We were each give a fun postage strip die set by Memory Box to create with- it includes a border die and a strip that cuts out 5 identical postage stamps.  This die is on sale right now for 25% and as you’ll see in the hop, it’s very versatile and a lot of fun!

I decided to make a tri-fold card and use the border die along the right cut edge.  I used my Scor-Buddy tool to measure the first fold (based around the layers I wanted to create behind my tag, it was 3.5″) then marked the second scoring line based on a standard 4.25″ card width. Once the border was cut, I was left with a center panel that is 4.25″ and two side panels that are 3.25″ each.  It’s a tricky fold to photograph… but here’s a look at my ‘closed’ card:

I stamped a small sentiment onto a postage stamp die and adhered it to my right panel, which I inked up with Distress Ink and misted with water for some subtle texture.

My tag features a Distress Oxide background on a kraft tag.  I die cut some words from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and paired them with a paper doll die cut.

The finishing touches on my tag are some yummy brown crinkle ribbon (dyed with the two colors of Distress Ink I used to ink the side panel on my card), a vintage key charm and a mini safety pin which I added a few seed beads to as a fun throwback to my childhood (tell me I’m not the only one who loved making ‘friendship pins’ and trading them)!  The layer of olive corrugated paper adds more fantastic texture, which is always an important element on my projects!

I hope you like my project… and I’m so excited for you to see what everyone else has done!  I love product based challenges like this because it’s so fun to see the variety that comes from working with a single item!  Happy hopping, and happy shopping!  There’s a lot of great product on sale in the store right now and tons that is fun & new!

 

Now.. check out the other great projects in today’s Blog Hop!  If you find any bad links or get lost along the way, please stop back here, all the links are listed below!

  1. Tara Nixon Cox  (that’s me and you are HERE)               
  2. Karla Yungwirth                  
  3. Amber Trubiak                                  
  4. Nancy Frustaci                                      
  5. Julia Chupik                        
  6. Karen Warner  
Inky hugs,
Tara
Materials Used:

Tuesday with Tara {take 111}

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m celebrating the beauty in simplicity… with a simple floral card and a fun technique with Distress Oxide Inks!

Today I used a floral stamp by Tim Holtz.  Both the image and the sentiment are from the Distress Crayons Watercolor Kit, which was a great way for me to get some of beautiful images I didn’t have yet and try the Distress Crayons.  The technique I used would work with any open design image & Distress Oxide Inks.

I started with very simple stamping on Watercolor Cardstock.  These stamps have floral tops & stems separate, so it was easy to use two colors.

I then took my mister bottle of water and spritzed the images… got some beautiful wicking from these Oxide Inks!

I did a bit of extra blending with a wet paint brush, adding some color around the edges of the card stock as well since it looked so pretty puddled there… I then heated it with my heat tool and re-stamped the images over the blurred background.   I decided to crop my image down to 4×4 so I could layer it onto a square card.  My inky edges were finished by rubbing some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink on my Craft Sheet, spritzing it with water and dragging the paper through the puddles.  I love how the oxide inks sit on top of themselves with new layers, rather than combining together (since pink & green would make mud if they blended)!

I took inspiration from the sentiment and kept things simple… a bit of twine, Stickles & bling finish it all off!

I really like the softness of the watercolor look with this flower- hope you do too!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Watercolor Cardstock

Tim Holtz stamps (mine are from the Distress Crayons Watercolor kit, but the same images are in the mini bouquet set)

Distress Oxide Ink in Peeled Paint & Worn Lipstick

Mister bottle

Non Stick Craft Sheet

Cardstock- kraft, olive green & pink

Bling & Twine

Rock Candy Distress Stickles (pretty sure these are discontinued… but I have a stash!)

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 102}

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Father’s Day is coming up so I thought I’d share a fun masculine card idea with you featuring the popular paper dolls by Tim Holtz, Distress Oxide and a bunch of kraft colored goodness 🙂

I started by working with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks on a #8 manila tag.  I used what I like to call the ‘dip & drip’ technique- rubbing a few colors onto my Ranger Craft Sheet, spritzing with water and dipping the tag into it.  I let it drip a bit, then dried with a heat tool and repeated the process.  The Oxide inks layer beautifully, giving a really funky effect.  I finished off the tag with some brown ink around the edges.  I also stamped a vintage button border in the same brown along the left side and added a few rings of white paint (using a lid as my tool).  The card background is also Distress Oxide, a simply stamped a small dot background onto the kraft card base and a few of those paint rings as well.

I’ve been looking for things to seat the sitting dolls on, and this coffee cup seemed like a fun ‘larger than life’ option- especially for my coffee loving Dad!

I always like to add texture, and this mustache ribbon from my stash, the burlap coffee sleeve and the decorative brads helped to complete this card.  It can be a challenge for a lot of us making masculine cards that aren’t boring, but details like this make it easy!

I hope you got a bit of inspiration for some masculine creations this week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

Assorted Colors of Distress Oxide

Sizzix Coffee Die

5×7 Kraft Card

#8 Manila Tag (#5 fits nicely on an A2 card)

Small Dots Background Stamp

Sentiment Stamp by Hero Arts (from years ago!)

Assorted decorative brads from my stash