Posts Tagged ‘Tim Holtz inspired’

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

Remember the Now!

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A clean and simple tag using Tim Holtz Theories Stamp Set.

I’m a huge Tim Holtz fan and I just love this new set of his. It can be so versatile- for so many occasions. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with masculine cards/tags and this set makes it easier for me! ;o)

I love brown and blue for a color combo  and added a little gold for some “pizazz”.

I added some background stamping in Memento Toffee Crunch using Tim Holtz Reflections- Numerical stamp.  and then placed the image on my tag using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and stamped the image with Memento Nautical Blue ink.  I find the platform makes for a crisp image every time. A definite must need in your crafty aresenal!

I then added my sentiment by embossing a Sentiment from Tim Holtz- Handwritten Thoughts with Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder. I added some Gold Paint Splatters, button and some Washi Tape to finish off the tag.

Voila! A quick and easy,CAS Masculine Tag! You can check out my blog post here for more pictures.

Don’t forget there is still time to join in the “Christmas in July” Blog hop– so hop on over! ;o)

Happy Craftin’!

~Amy~

TBT with Shari T – Love Me Two Times

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

HI THERE & HAPPY THURSDAY!!  We’re in full blown Valentine’s inspiration mode at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog for today’s Throwback Thursday.  Here’s a today’s Throwback project from February 2, 2015–

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I completely ran out of time to get this entered into the Compendium of Curiosities 3 #20 challenge, but I’m making it in the nick o’ time at Tag Along-Think Pink, Artist Trading Post Exchange-Flower Power & A Vintage Journey-Love is in the Air.

Although the challenge at AVJ is not music related, the challenge title “Love is in the Air” took me straight to a disco song from the 70’s, which got me running through my internal library of music, when the needle landed on “Love Me Two Times” by The Doors.  One of my favorite ways to create is by letting a song title or lyrics direct me and this song was perfect for my tag!!

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I started with a jumbo #10 manila tag and stamped the heart from the Valentine Blueprint set onto the tag twice with Jet Black Archival ink.  See-there it is already…Love (me) two times!!  Get it?! LOL Oh, I crack myself up sometimes!! 🙂

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I used Tim’s water coloring technique to color and shade the two hearts.  I used my detail water brush with Distress Markers in Barn Door on the top heart, and Worn Lipstick on the bottom heart.  I then shaded the hearts with Pumice Stone & Black Soot DMs using my wide tipped water brush and heat dried.

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I added a bit more color to my tag using the wrinkle free Distress Stain technique with Worn Lipstick & Aged Mahagony DSs.  The color on the front of the tag is the left-over stain from running the backside of the tag through the stains first.

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Here’s the back of the finished tag, which received those first few swipes through the stains-So much darker than the color on the front!

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To finish my background, I rubbed Tea Dye & Vintage Photo DIs over the entire surface and edges.  Then I used my mini-Pumice Stone DI, my mini-ink blending tool and my Hearts LS to add a few random hearts here and there and used my air art tool to spritz Aged Mahogany DM over the tag.

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I die cut  a bunch of Tattered Florals from pink, red & burgundy colored stock (and I had the tulle tattered florals in my stash).  I then stamped them with my ‘love’ definition &  harlequin background stamps, in Vermilion and Coffee Archival inks.  I spritzed them with water, wadded them up and let air dry.

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I embellished my tag with the assembled Tattered Florals blooms, red rhinestones, a file tab and a couple of arrows from my Industrious Borders stickers.

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I added colored gumdrops to the center of each flower and wrapped the blooms with pieces of some funky yarn from my stash–Oh, I also tucked some die cut Garden Greens in there that I had cut out of tissue wrap!

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I added my word bands to my tag with matte gel and topped it all with a seam binding bow stained with Worn Lipstick & Barn Door DSs.

Love Me Two Times–I’m going away…..But only over to the challenges!!  I’m headed over to Tag Along, Artist Trading Post & A Vintage Journey before I lose any more time!!  Before we know it, February will be just a memory and Spring will be in the air!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Surfaces: Jumbo Manila Tag (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Pink, Burgundy, Red Card Stock (Papertrey Ink); Tulle; Tissue Wrap (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Stamps: Valentine Blueprints (Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous); Love Defined Stamp (SU); Harlequin Stamp (Penny Black)
  • Distress Markers, Inks & Stains (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger); Black Enamel Accents (Ranger)
  • Tattered Florals & Garden Greens Bigz Dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix);
  • Gumdrops, File Tab & Industrious Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Seam Binding (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Funky Yard;
  • Matte Gel (Liquitex); Hot Glue Gun; Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Paint Brush; Water Brushes; Air Art Tool (Artworx)