Posts Tagged ‘Throwback Thursday’

TBT – 2 Ways to use Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

It Throwback Thursday and I thought I’d share TWO great ways to use your Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies.  Have you heard that Sizzix is 30% OFF ? Ends Midnight

Welcome back, crafty peeps!!  Laurie here to share two cards using dies from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Set #5.  If you’ve never seen or used these, I highly recommend you check them out!  Each set has 3 large, amazing dies and the price point is awesome!!

My first card features some lazy watercolouring which will be hidden behind a panel cut with one of the floral dies in this set.

I cut the image out of white cardstock and inked the edges with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  For the watercolouring, I used Bristol Smooth paper and a cheap set of watercolour paints.  I’m sure there was an easier way to do this but I just kept putting the die cut panel over the Bristol and roughly lined up where the ink should go!!

I think that this panel looks pretty cool on its own!!  But layered up together, it looks like this:

Before adhering the two panels together, I added some splatters with the Vintage Photo as well as Ground Espresso Distress Inks.

I added some twine to the left side and stamped the sentiment in Vintage Photo. I used my Misti for this as Distress Ink doesn’t stamp well and I need multiple impressions.  The sentiment comes from the Penny Black Choose Happy Stamp Set.

For the second card, I used another one of the dies from this set and used it to emboss!  You can do this with all your dies as long as you have a tan embossing mat and the correct sandwich for your die cutting machine!

This gives a very pretty result. To bring out the embossing a bit more, I lightly blended some Tattered Rose Distress Ink over top. I should mention, that I had that stitched rectangle in my “spares” bin so that was cut already.  You would want to make sure you cut down your panel BEFORE embossing it!

I adhered the embossed panel onto a piece of black cardstock that was slightly larger.  The “thank you” sentiment and heart come from the From the Heart Stamp Set from MFT…this is a great set to have in your stash!!

As an added touch, I used a couple dies from the Spring Floral Cluster Dies from Flora and Fauna and some shimmer pen on some of the raised portions!

And those are my projects for today!! Hope you found a little inspiration here today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you soon…

Laurie

TBT – It’s Begun!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!  It’s time for Throwback Thursday at the Scrap’N Stamp  today, we’re jumping into the holiday season with this Christmastime creation from November 20, 2014–WOW!! Almost two years ago now…

Yes!!  I have done it!!  I’ve finally got myself crafting for Christmas-early (for me)!!  THANK YOU to all of my bloggy friends who have been inspiring me with their own Christmas creations and tales of not being ready to be in the holiday spirit, either!!😉

I usually hold out until December 1st to start any kind of Christmas anything, but there are several challenges out there that expire on November 30th-if not sooner! and one of those challenges is holiday related.  That helps get the old motivation kick-started, too!!

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This, my first of the season Christmas card, is headed into 3 challenges!  HO HO HO-Let’s Go!!

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I’ve got the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #15-Cabinet Card…check!  I’ve got the Artistic Outpost-Show us your AO art….check!  And over at Inspiration Journal it’s Happy Holidays…check!  There is the chance to win some fabulous goodies and gift certificates at each challenge, so get your holiday crafting mojo in gear (if I can do it, you can do it) and join me!! 🙂

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I started with a TH/Idea-ology Cabinet Card that I covered with a layer of gesso on the front…..

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….and on the back.  I don’t mind that the pre-printed graphics can be seen through the gesso.  It’s a great first layer that I hope will show through here and there when I’m finished altering this card.

(Excuse the mottled sunlight–I’m still trying to use as much natural light as I can for my picture taking and the sun doesn’t crest the tree line that borders our property to the south.  This is the sunlight I get when the sun is at its highest point in the day, filtered through a greenbelt of evergreens.  It’s pretty, but not the best for picture taking, so I’ll be working on my whole lighting thing as the days grow shorter.)

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I used Jet Black Archival ink and randomly stamped images from my AO Ephemera Background set on the front of the cab card….

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…and on the back.  I know that the postal mark in the image isn’t Christmas time related, but it’s the thought that counts!!

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I’m going to finger paint Barn Door & Mowed Lawn DPs over the front and back of the cab card.  Before I began, I slipped a piece of wax paper into the middle of the cab card so that the pocket did not get painted shut.

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I went heavier with red on the front, with a smudge of green here and there….

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…and I used the rest of the paint and smudged it all over the backside with my fingers.

I sanded the front and back surfaces with my sanding block, then I applied Vintage Photo DI with my ink blending tool over the front & back surfaces and I finished with inking the edges with Walnut Stain DI.  I constructed the rest of this cabinet card at night and the lighting was horrible, so I only have pictures of the completed card, that I snapped in the daylight.

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Here is the finished back–I used my TH Harlequin & Christmastime stencils with WV Silver Embossing Paste and randomly laid down some texture on the back and front sides.

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You can see the stenciling peeking through some of the layers of embellies that I laid down–There’s some TH/Idea-ology Tissue Tape, Alpha Tiles that spell out St. Nick, OH–I used a piece of Industrious Border sticker, that I painted with Picket Fence & Mowed Lawn DPs, to frame the image of old St. Nick.

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This nice image of St. Nick is from the AO Snowy Woods set and I stamped him onto glossy stock with StazOn ink in Jet Black.  I colored him with Tea Dye, Barn Door & Broken China DI’s and my mini ink blending tool.  He was attached to a couple of pieces of Seasonal Paper Stash and slipped into the pocket of the Cabinet Card.

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I stamped the pine cones from the AO Midwinter set onto manila stock and colored with Vintage Photo DI.  I fussy cut them out and applied Clear Rock Candy DG to the edges with sticky embossing powder.  The pine boughs are from the TH/Sizzix Tattered Pinecone die, treated with a layer of Shabby Shutters DG.

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Here’s the tag I made to insert inside the pocket.  It’s a #8 manila tag that I soaked with a Walnut Stain re-inker spray that I made (Thanks for the idea, Lynne!)   I used the Christmastime stencil with Evergreen Bough DI and my ink blending tool.  That little trio of pine cones is from the Midwinter plate and they have a nice little sparkle of Clear Rock Candy DG, too.

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I attached the Merry Christmas label, from the TH/SA Simple Sayings set, to a piece of black stock and wrapped around the cab card with jute twine.  I have to say it feels good to have this first card made for Christmas.  It should just get easier from here on out, Right?! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I’m so glad that you did and until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Surfaces: Cabinet Card Frame (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Glossy, Manila & Black Card Stock; Seasonal Paper Stash (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger)
  • Stamps: Snowy Woods, Midwinter, Ephemera Backgrounds (Artistic Outpost); Simple Sayings (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Distress Inks & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); StazOn Ink (Tsukineko); Gesso (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Sticky Embossing Powder (Ranger); Distress Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Alpha Tiles, Tissue Tape, Mirror Stars, Christmastime Remnant Rubs (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Jute Twine
  • Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Tattered Pinecone Bigz Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
  • Matte Gel (Liquitex); Foam Squares; Double-Back Tape (3M); Embossing Heat Gun; Heat Tool; Ink Blending Tool; Mini Ink Blending Tool; Detail Scissors (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger)

TBT – Grow Beauty

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Hello & Happy Friday!! I’m here today with my make for the latest CC3 #25 Challenge–Frameworks.  We’re on page 64 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities 3 and I’m getting in just under the wire–it closes tonight at 11:55pm MST.  WHEW!!

Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring this challenge with a generous $50 gift certificate to their online store.  And don’t forget, there’s the chance to be awarded the Compendium Crew’s Choice and win a prize packaged donated by Tim & Mario!!

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I made a couple of ATCs using my Honeycomb Frameworks die and two left over Flower Garden cone flowers from a previous project.

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I brought out all of my previously cut Honeycomb Frameworks, thinking I was going to be making a tag with a combination of both the negatives & positives…

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…But I haven’t made any ATCs for about a month now, so I brought out a couple of homemade ATCs (made with manila stock & chipboard) for the challenge.

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I started with spritzing the ATCs with Broken China & Peeled Paint DSSs and heat set.

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I spread a layer of white embossing paste over the ATCs and set the acetate positives & negatives into the wet EP.  I may have used a little too much EP on the ATC on the left, but I sure do love the texture!

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Because the EP is a bit thicker on this ATC, I lightly spritzed the wet EP with Broken China & Peeled Paint DSSs and let air dry.  As it air dries, the EP will soak up the stain.

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Since the layer of EP was thinner on this ATC, the stain will wick better into the EP as it dries and I won’t have to do an extra spritzing.  You can even see the deeper colors under the acetate framework that occurred when I pressed the die cut into the wet EP.

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When the EP was dry,  I applied a couple of rem-rubs and crackled a couple of the acetate honeycomb negatives.   I did a little bit of stenciling using my Honeycomb LS with Vintage Photo DI and spritzed and flicked water over the surface and heat dried.  I layered on my cone flower, stem & leaves and the Big Chat sticker.  BTS, I altered a little strip of Industrious Borders with Walnut Stain & Broken China DPs for both ATCs.  This one got a strip of it on top🙂

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I treated this ATC the same with rem-rubs, a Big Chat sticker and an altered piece of industrious border.  I also treated the honeycomb framework with Clear Rock Candy DCP–you can see some of the crackle there that I enhanced with a rubbing of Walnut Stain DI with my finger.  The dried EP did end up a bit darker on this ATC because of the rubbing of Walnut Stain, so I outlined the bloom with my Picket Fence DM to try to get the bloom to pop a little more.

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I finished off each ATC with an edging of Walnut Stain DP that I applied with my finger–I wanted to make sure the rougher edges got a good covering of paint to accentuate the texture of the embossing paste! FUN!

Well, I’m off to get this entered over at Studio L3–The home of the CC3 challenges!  Thanks for spending a little bit of your Friday with me!  I’ll be back this weekend with my weekly project for Artistic Outpost, so until next time–

Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Manila/Chipboard ATCs (home made); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Stamps: Flower Garden (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Honeycomb LS (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Honeycomb Framework Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Distress Spray Stains, Paints, Crackle Paint, Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Remnant Rubs, Big Chat Stickers & Industrious Border Sticker (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Scissors& Finger Knife (Fiskars); Heat Tool; Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Gloss Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger)