Posts Tagged ‘Tim Holtz Distress Markers’

Tuesday with Tara {take 231} Peace & Joy

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today I’ve got another card featuring the Festive Overlay stamp set by Tim Holtz. I colored directly on the rubber with Distress Markers, misted with water lightly and stamped on an oval panel which I had pre-cut from Ivory card stock. To keep things simple, I added the sentiment in black over it.

I pulled out an old plaid embossing folder (also by Tim Holtz) to add some texture to my background. The green oval has some pearly shimmer to it and the twine & charm I used finish it all off.

Here’s a closer look…

Here’s another look at my card along with the second card I made, using a second generation stamping of the bird on a white panel. This is done by simply misting the inked stamp with water to reactivate the remaining color on it. It gives a softer version of the original image. It’s always nice to get two for one 🙂 I finished it off with some die cut holly leaves and some bling as my holly berries.

I especially like the sentiment I chose for these cards, it’s perfect for people like me who tend to get their cards in the mail a bit late for Christmas arrival! ha!

Inky hugs,


Crazy Bird Card for TBT

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Check out this Card using Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamp for TBT (Throw Back Thursday). Tara has been blogging for us for 4 years now and her style is classic so I thought I’d REshare one of here early posts! She was so right about the Crazy Birds!

Hey!  Happy Tuesday!  Since I hear things are a little BIRD CRAZY in the store, I thought I’d share a card I made with those awesome stamps. This one I made for my husband (we just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary yesterday!) for Valentine’s day! It’s just a fun take on the stamps that I hope you’ll enjoy!

My crazy bird is stamped twice in black on watercolor paper and colored up with Distress Markers & a water brush.  If you purchase the new dies as well as the stamps, you’ll easily cut out some pieces (like the wings) to layer 3D over the base image.  I used some fine tip scissors and foam squares to add some dimension 🙂  All of this is layered over a bird stamped on a small tag, so I didn’t worry about cutting out the feet or smaller details like that!  A bit of clear texture paste is applied to my tag through a small detail stencil to act as a resist under some Distress Ink which I did around the edges and corners.

I used some vintage (aka really old ones that I’m not sure are still available!) alphabet stamps from Hero Arts to stamp my sentiment and the big 4 is from a Tim Holtz BIGZ alphabet die.  The hearts & patterned paper were also from my stash, but you can totally mix things up with whatever is in YOUR stash to create something similar yourself 🙂

I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some shimmer and some Glossy Accents on the eyes to make them pop a bit as well.  These crazy birds have been CRAZY popular! I think even Tim Holtz is surprised by it! It’s so fun to see the new additions to the Crazy Bird collection, that way you can really get some mileage out of them!  They’re a ton of fun to play with, and if they make you smile, pick up a set and get creating with them 🙂   Have a very happy Tuesday and a creative week!   Inky hugs, Tara

Sending you love

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Happy Sunday everyone.

Kia here with you today to share this card I did using a Penny Black Stamp called Effulgent. The word Effulgent means “brilliant, shining brightly, radiant”, so I thought I would use colors that are brilliant and radiant to me.

This stamp is a Penny Black Brushstroke stamp, meaning the image is carved so the flower is a full image and can be coloured with markers before stamping. A stamp positioner is a must, in my humble opinion, for this type of stamping. I used my Misti to do this card.

On the backside of Ranger Distress watercolour paper I first stamped the image coming from the left top corner downwards. I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers to do my colouring, and started with Mustard Seed. I coloured all the areas with the flowers and spritzed lightly, just once, before stamping. I then went in with my paint brush to smooth the stamped impression. I then coloured with Ripe Persimmon, doing the same thing as I did with the Mustard Seed. And finally I finished the flower portions with Festive Berries, which I added to the tips and around some of the edges. Then on to the branches I used Gathered Twigs and Forest Moss.

I then positioned my stamp to have flowers coming from the top of the card, and also added a few coming in from the left of the card, doing these the same way I did the others. Once I finished this panel, I did a smaller panel for the inside of my card.

Again, colouring the stamp and spritzing lightly before stamping. I did not add the festive berries to this image, preferring to have the yellow and orange only. Once stamped, I again went over the image with my damp paint brush to smooth the paint out.

To complete my card I stamped my sentiment on the front panel using Ranger Archival Sepia ink and framed the panel in a dark brown cardstock and using a medium orange colour for my base. I die cut the smile sentiment from copper glitter paper to finish the inside of my card.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and would like to thank you for visiting the Scap N Stamp blog today.