Posts Tagged ‘tim holtz’

Tuesday with Tara {take 206}

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

(This is a Throwback Tuesday post, originally shared August 15, 2017)

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!)

Thank Ewe!

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Hi Everyone. It’s Susan with some Thank Ewe cards to share with you.

Some days you have cards you have to make but you’re not feeling well so what do you do? When that happens to me which it did this past week, I make simple cards. And while you’ve got your supplies out why not make a few? I made 5 and it probably took me all of 30 minutes to make them. I think they’re really cute and when you’ve got a great stamp set like the one I used – Tim Holtz Funny Farm set – you can’t help but make cute cards.

The trick to clean and simple cards is to do the following:
1) use minimal supplies
2) have a lot of ‘white’ space – or one color
3) have a main focus
and of course…
4) keep it simple
I added a bit of texture to the card above on the left with some embossing paste – it looks like sheep wool – or at least it’s supposed to haha
The card on the right has the simplest of simple coloring with my prismacolor pencils.
The card in the middle has zero coloring but uses the inside piece of the chunky blue frame from the card in the first pic popped up with some craft foam and the sentiment is also popped up with some craft foam.

To make the big chunky frames I used the largest and the second largest dies from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn. The pic below shows how I positioned them. I ran them through my die-cutting machine and…

…you get two pieces you can use. The big chunky frame and the smaller piece that I used as well.

To add some color I used Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks. I used a blending tool to add the ink. It looks like a mess in the pic above but when you add the chunky frame it cleans it all up. Check out the pic below.

And now I have 5 thank ewe cards I can send out.

Happy Stamping

and thanks so much for visiting!

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Tuesday with Tara {take 202}

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Last week I shared a quick post with a simple card featuring this stunning ‘glorious garden’ stamp by Tim Holtz. I created a couple other cards with it, as part of a set and I thought I’d share them with you today! All 3 cards are very simple, stamped with black ink on white or kraft cardstock and finished off with some die cut and/or stamped words. There’s no coloring, but I did splatter some metallic paint for shimmer & contrast.

For this card, I stamped on a white panel (and found I got a much crisper image than I did on the kraft card stock) and added my sentiment with a combo of a die cut word by Tim & a sentiment that came with the glorious garden set. I offset the die cut slightly on a second cut out of kraft for a bit of dimension.

Here’s the two cards together! Each card shows a bit less than half of the actual stamp design. This thing is BIG, but so beautiful!

Here’s the last card together with my first… it uses the negative space from the die cut word ‘grateful’ by Concord & 9th.

I’m a bit ‘iffy’ on this card, but my ink choice to stamp on the kraft made my image a bit fuzzy, so it seemed to work okay to cover almost half of it up with a sentiment. Not my fave, but what do you think? Not everything we make has to be awesome 🙂

This was a fun little card set to make, and it would be easy to replicate. I love pushing the limits of a stamp/basic layout and seeing how many varieties you can get!

Inky hugs,

Tara