Posts tagged ‘Tim Holtz distress ink’

November 27, 2013

Paper craft project no. 91: Holiday hexagon card

2013-11-26 Holiday hexagon card
When I saw The Paper Players Challenge #173: Shaped Card last Sunday, I knew I wanted to create a hexagon shaped card — I just needed to find time to squeeze it in between the Christmas card-making project I’ve been doing for my mom-in-law all week. My cards are typically A2 size, and I can’t remember the last time I made a shaped card, so it’s wonderful that TPP has this challenge this week.

To create this card, I started with an A2 card base (the usual — 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper) that I clear embossed with the distressed floral swirl stamp from STAMPlorations (I used Versamark watermark ink and Zing! clear embossing powder). Next, I got out the largest hexagon die I have (Spellbinders Nestabilities), but instead of using my Cuttlebug to cut my card, I traced the die on my card base and cut out the shape. Taking my sponge, I applied mustard seed distress ink over the card base. Next, I took another one of the distressed floral swirl stamps and stamped it in charcoal shadow ink (Hero Arts). On a scrap piece of watercolor paper, I stamped 3 images from the Holiday Hexagons set in Versamark watermark ink, sprinkled Stampendous blue tinsel embossing powder, heat embossed, cut out the shapes and used foam dots to mount them on my card base. I also stamped 3 different sentiments (from the Holiday Hexagons and Oh, Christmas Tree! sets) in Memento tuxedo black ink on scrap watercolor paper, cut them out, and adhered them to my card using foam dots. Finally, I affixed blue sequins to finish off the card. Card size: 4″ tall, 4.25″ wide.

I’m entering this card to a couple of challenges as well:  Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #73: Holidays and Addicted to Stamps Challenge #70: Embossing.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you have an awesome Wednesday. Oh, and think of 3 things (or people) you’re thankful for. I guarantee thinking about them will brighten up your day!


Stamps used:

floralswirls  007 holidayhexagons-preview copy 006 ohchristmastree-preview copy

November 26, 2013

Paper craft project no. 90: One layer religious card

2013-11-25 OLC Jesus - Every knee bows at His name
Quickie blog post for today, as I’ve got to make at least 25 more cards with this design for my MIL by tonight. Tomorrow I’ll be away from the computer for the most part and spending time in the kitchen cooking. (I’m making a couple of vegan pumpkin pies and my husband’s favorite, tortilla-wrapped vegetable spring rolls, for Thanksgiving.) That, and I gotta clear the tables in the living room and find temporary storage for my craft supplies.

To create this card, I masked an area where I’ll stamp my sentiment before sponging fired brick distress ink on my card base (140-lb cold-press watercolor paper). Next, I stamped my distressed floral swirl stamp in the same ink color all over before removing the mask and stamping the sentiment (from the Jesus is the Reason clear stamp set) in Memento tuxedo black. I affixed 3 green paper brads (Candi) and rounded the bottom corners to finish the card. (Oh yeah, I stamped another sentiment — “Jesus is the reason for the season” — inside.) And voila — a simple one layer Christmas card with a religious theme that the MIL loves. Going to make these in green and gold colors as well.

Anyway, I noticed belatedly that I stamped the swirls 8 times, so it fits the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 121: Create with 8!

I’m also entering this card to the following: Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #105: Clean and Simple; Crafting from the Heart Challenge #1: Anything Goes; Lexi’s Creations Challenge #104: Christmas; and Paper Minutes #297: Christmas Clean and Simple.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving to all my paper crafting friends in the US :-)


Stamps used:

floralswirls 003 Jesus is the reason-preview copy

November 15, 2013

Paper craft project no. 80: Joy

2013-11-13 Joy
Here’s an A2 card I made for the challenge that Nonni is hosting over at her blog. It’s called My Christmas Card Challenge #2: Christmas Cards Out of Scraps/Old Stash. This is the perfect challenge for you if you’ve been wanting to get rid of all those scraps you’ve been accumulating. While you’re there on Nonni’s blog, please check out the amazing cards by the other DT members :-)

006 ohchristmastree-preview copyTo create this card, I randomly stamped the funky Christmas tree and sentiment on my card base in crushed olive distress ink and sienna archival ink, respectively. (The stamps are from the Oh, Christmas Tree! set.)

For my inchie squares, I found scraps of Christmas cardstock from last year in my stash. I used a Sizzix Sizzlit square die to cut out the squares. That is, I had to bust out my Tag-Along because I was close to having a meltdown couldn’t find my square punch after 3 full days of searching for it everywhere.

(After I got done with the card, I was so frustrated with myself that I had launched into a full tirade of how frustrating it is to not be able to find things I need when I need them. My husband, bless his heart, simply listened and waited patiently until I was done acting like a shrew ran out of steam. Then he asked me what my square punch looks like and went out to look for it. And what do you know, he found it in one of my containers after only 5 minutes of looking! The same container I’ve looked into a bajillion times!)

Anyway, I stuck the die cut squares on a piece of kraft cardstock (again, from my scrap stash). The dimensional cardstock sticker (K&Company) is a couple of years old and is in a ziplock bag where I keep Christmas-related supplies. I finished the card by drawing the border with my Sakura Micron pen.

I’m linking this card to the following:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderfully creative day!


October 30, 2013

Paper craft project no. 73: Missing you

2013-10-30 CAS Missing you

Here’s a card (4.5″ by 6″) that was inspired by this gorgeous card by Nonni. As soon as I saw her card, I knew I had to CASE it. I masked the card and stamped the distressed floral swirls in the middle. First, I inked my stamp with Versamark watermark, inked it with tuxedo black ink, then stamped randomly. I did the same thing with the border. I then sprinkled clear embossing powder all over and heat embossed. I sponged distress ink (mustard seed) and adhered two strips of textured black cardstock. I finished the card by stamping the simple sentiment.

I’m linking this card to the following:

Stamps: floral swirls, border, sentiment (STAMPlorations)
Inks: tuxedo black (Memento); mustard seed (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: watercolor paper (Canson); black cardstock (DCWV); watermark stamp pad (Versaark); clear embossing powder (Zing!); heat tool (Ranger Inkssentials); glue dots

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make a wonderful day!


September 30, 2013

Paper craft project no. 62: Thankful for everything

2013-09-27 CAS Thankful for everything
Here’s an autumn-themed A2 card I made a couple of days ago. Happy to report that I’m feeling a lot better now. Sore throat went away Saturday. I still have joint pain and a slight temp, but overall I’d say I’m on the way to getting better. Which makes me glad because I can try to get started this week on a few projects I was supposed to start on last week.

Anyway, for this card, I still had plenty of those leaves that I die-cut from paint chips, so I thought as long as I’m making cards with an autumn theme, I might as well use them. For the stamps, I used the ones in the Thankful, Grateful set from STAMPlorations™.

I’m entering this card to the following challenges:

Stamps: sentiment, cornucopia (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: vintage photo, antique linen, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, picket fence (Tim Holtz Distress markers); dandelion, cantaloupe, tangelo, lady bug (Memento markers); blender pen (Dove); textured cardstock (The Paper Company); designer paper (Prima Marketing Inc.); leaf die (Sizzix Sizzlit); die cut machine (Sizzix); paint chips; glue dots; water color paper (Canson)

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you’re having a lovely week!


September 17, 2013

Paper craft project no. 57: Queen for a day

2013-09-17 CAS Queen for a day

All day today I’ve been itching to get to my craft table and make a birthday card. However, I needed to finish cleaning up our room and put away the things I wasn’t able to put away last Sunday when I started that cleaning and re-organizing chore. I’ve been wanting to create a card that I can enter to the Fusion Card Challenge #17. I combined the inspiration photo and the sketch, although I didn’t completely follow the sketch. I had the card already made in my head, as I wanted to use a particular Alice in Wonderland clear stamp I have and for some odd reason, the phrase “Queen for a day” was stuck in my head that I knew I had to use that in the card. So after I had put away the last of the clutter in our room, I got a chance to sit down at my craft table. Halfway through, I knew exactly why this card was just begging for me to create — today’s the birthday of one of the nicest, kindest, and craft-savvy ladies I’ve met online: Gina. So Gina, this is for you, and it may be late in the day, but it’s still your birthday — and you are Queen for today! :-)

To create this card, I embossed the card base with the quatrefoil embossing folder then lightly sponged the surface with distress ink. Next, I die-cut white cardstock using the ATC die, stamped the Alice image on it, and masked the image before stamping the newspaper background. I colored Alice with my distress markers then blended butter bar, soft apricot, and vintage photo inks all around. Since I didn’t have a stamp that spells out “Queen for a day”, I turned to Adobe Photoshop CS. I found a blank vintage banner and typed the text on that, making sure the text followed the path of the banner. I printed it on cardstock, fussy cut it, and then colored it with vintage photo distress ink and marker. I adhered the ATC and banner onto the card base using glue dots. I punched out the curly label, stamped the sentiment, distressed it in the same ink colors I used for the ATC, and then mounted it onto the card using foam dots to give the card dimension.

I’m linking this card to these challenges as well: Through the Craft Room Door Challenge: Anything Goes; Created with Love Challenges: Anything Goes; Make It Monday #158; Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Challenge #80; Challenges 4 Everybody #29: Anything Goes; Scribble & Scrap Challenge #1: Always Anything Goes; A Creative Romance Challenge: Dies or Punches; and The Corrosive Challenge #183: Maiden, Mother, Crone.

Stamps: sentiment (Fiskars); Alice in Wonderland (STAMPlorations); newspaper background (Hero Arts)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress ink); butter bar mid-tone, soft apricot (Hero Arts Shadow Ink)
Other: picket fence, tattered rose, fired brick, faded jeans, mustard seed, worn lipstick, broken china, barn door (Tim Holtz Distress markers); artist trading card die (Sizzix); quatrefoil embossing folder (The Paper Studio); curly label punch (EK Success)

Thanks for stopping by! I’m going to make me some more cards! Enjoy the rest of your day/evening wherever you are in the world :-)


PS: Please join me in a holiday papercrafting challenge. Details are here! :-)

September 14, 2013

Paper craft project no. 55: Oh, Christmas tree!

2013-09-13 CAS Oh Christmas tree
Here’s an A2 card I made for the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge #74. The challenge calls for using white and green + woodgrain. The Christmas trees also look like silhouettes, so I’m linking this up also to the CASology Week 61: Silhouette challenge.


To create this card, I first stamped the woodgrain background in vintage photo (a neutral color). Then I repeatedly stamped two different Christmas tree images in emerald green. I stamped another Christmas tree on cardstock, cut around it, and then used foam dots to adhere it onto the base so it pops up. Next, I stamped the sentiment in emerald green ink. Finally, I used my black soot distress marker to hand-draw the running stitch and create a border around. This is one of the quickest cards I made — took under 10 minutes to create.

Stamps: Christmas trees, sentiment (STAMPlorations); woodgrain background (Stampabilities)
Inks: emerald green (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: black soot (Tim Holtz Distress marker)

Welps, unlike yesterday’s blog post, this one’s a shorty ;-) Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I’m off to create more cards!


PS: Interested in a holiday papercrafting challenge? Click here! :-)

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