Posts tagged ‘Tim Holtz distress inks’

November 18, 2013

Paper craft project no. 82: Hello

2013-11-18 CAS Hello

Here’s a CAS card (4.5″ by 6″) I created while my vegan macaroni and cheese was baking in the oven. I thought I’d give our rice cooker a break today and besides, firing up the oven would make the kitchen nice and toasty warm. I had 15 minutes so I stamped away.

vignette-oldtypepreviewFor the card base, I used 240-lb acrylic paper by Strathmore and stamps in the VIGNETTE: Old Type set from STAMPlorations. I masked off the card base so I have about 1.5″ of space to stamp the “hello” stamp. I stamped it once in tuxedo black ink then stamped it repeatedly in antique linen distress ink. I lightly sponged the area with old paper distress ink. Next, I cut 2 thin strips of kraft cardstock and used those as borders. On scrap cardstock, I stamped the old typewriter image, fussy cut it, and then adhered it onto my card with foam dots. I finished off the card by rounding the bottom corners.

For the card’s layout, I used the sketch on Seize the Sketch #8. I’m also linking this card to the following:

Thanks for stopping by! Give someone a big hug today :-)

~Shery

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November 17, 2013

Paper craft project no. 81: Live, love, laugh

2013-11-16 Live love laugh
This card (4.5″ by 6″) is one of my more artsy cards. I haven’t played with my distress markers in a while so I decided to devote the weekend to using them in my projects.

vignette-livelovelaughpreview

For the card base, I used 140-lb cold-pressed watercolor paper by Canson and two STAMPlorations stamp sets — Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds and the new Live Love Laugh in the Vignette series. I created the background by layer stamping several stamps in jet black (Ranger Archival ink). Then I colored over the area with distress markers (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, broken china, faded jeans). I loaded my brush with water and swiped it onto the paper to spread and blend the colors to create a watercolor effect.

Next, I cut out a rectangle from watercolor paper, ran it through my Cuttlebug using the torn notebook die (Sizzix/TH On The Edge), rounded off the two bottom corners, and stamped the sentiment. I ran the distressing tool around the edges of the paper before sponging some distress inks (antique linen, vintage photo, old paper) on it. Finished the card off by adhering the die-cut to the center at an angle.

I used the sketch on CAS(E) this Sketch #54 as my inspiration for the card and I’m linking it up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Got Ink?, Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #71: Anything Goes, and Addicted to CAS – Code Word: Anniversary.

      

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

~Shery

October 19, 2013

Paper craft project no. 69: Thankful

2013-10-19 OLC Thankful
Here’s an A2 one layer card I created that was inspired by Heather Telford’s card here. In her One Layer Wednesday challenge #162, she wanted leaves featured in our cards. I’m still on an embossing kick so I went ahead and created a one layer card using the technique.

Edited to add: This card fits Moxie Fab World’s Tuesday Trigger: Enthralled with Fall. Fall is my favorite season. How can you not be in love, not be enthralled, with the fall leaves in their amazing orange and red hues? Here’s the trigger photo:

To create this card, I first masked off the upper part of my card. I stamped the leaf (JustRite) several times in tuxedo black (Memento) on the lower part then heat set it. Next, I stamped the same leaf in Versamark watermark ink, sprinkled Zing! clear embossing powder, and heat embossed. Using a sponge,  I blended 3 different Distress inks — scattered straw, spiced marmalade, and barn door. The embossed areas resisted the inks and created a transparent look since they overlapped some parts of the leaves that were stamped in black ink. I think I’m in love with this technique! ;-) I took off the mask and stamped my sentiment (from my Thankful, Grateful stamp set) a few times.

I was going through the different blog challenges and found that “transparent” is this week’s code word over at Addicted to CAS Challenge #24. Don’t you love serendipity? I think I’ll enter it there! I’m also entering this card to Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #146: Autumn Leaves and Keep it Simple Challenge #25: Be Inspired.

Welps, I gotta get back to my craft table. I’m trying to make up for lost time after having been sick for close to 3 weeks. I’m doing more embossing because I finally managed to get my Distress embossing powders to stick to my cardstock! I sort of gave up a couple of months ago because they weren’t working at all for me no matter what I did. Then earlier tonight, I decided to try again using my Versamark watermark ink pad and it worked! Now those jars of embossing powder won’t get relegated to my never-to-be-used-supplies bin.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m always happy and tickled silly whenever a fellow crafter leaves a comment — it’s much appreciated and do include a link to your blog so I can ogle at your creations!

~Shery

October 18, 2013

Paper craft project no. 68: Three cards, one sketch

In today’s post, I’ve got 3 cards to share – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas cards. They are all one layer cards. To create the cards, I used masking, blending, and tone-on-tone stamping techniques.

Here’s card #1: Trick or Treat One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Trick or Treat

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Boo! clear stamp set (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); spiced marmalade, dusty concord (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); tangelo, cantaloupe (Memento markers); blender pen (Dove)

Here’s card #2: Thankful One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Thankful and blessed

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Thankful, Grateful clear stamp set (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); scattered straw, barn door, spiced marmalade, vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); paper brads (Candi); glue dots

Here’s card #3: Celebrate the Season One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Celebrate the season

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Distressed Floral Swirls clear stamp set; Oh, Christmas Tree! clear stamp set, and Merry clear stamp set  (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black, emerald green,sienna (Ranger Archival inks); scattered straw, broken china (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); sequins (Crafters Square); glue dots

The stamps I used on all cards are ones I designed for my line of stamps. (They’re available in my shop here.) Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and link to your blog — I would love to come visit and see your creations!

~Shery

October 15, 2013

Paper craft project no. 67: May your days be merry

2013-10-14 May your days be merry

Here is another A2 card for the first bi-weekly challenge I’m hosting at my other blog. The card is based on a sketch (sketch below). I also made this card for Nonni’s Card Challenges. Do come and join us — all you need to do is create a card using stamps! I used stamps from the Merry and Holiday Hexagons sets. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo, but the hexagon images are embossed. First, I stamped my hexagons on Versamark watermark ink then on my sienna inkpad before stamping them on cardstock. I sprinkled clear embossing powder and then heat embossed. I love the effect!

I’m also linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: hexagons, sentiment (STAMPlorations)
Inks: emerald green, sienna (Ranger Archival inks); barn door, peeled paint, vintage photo ((Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); watermark/embossing ink (Versamark); clear embossing powder (Zing!); heat tool (Ranger Inkssentials); washi tape (K&Company); background paper (Pink Paislee); foam dots; glue dots

Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and link to your blog — I would love to come visit and see your creations!

~Shery

October 4, 2013

Paper craft project no. 65: Jesus – every knee bows at His name

2013-10-03 Jesus - every knee bows at His name

Here is another A2 card I made for the first bi-weekly challenge I’m hosting at my other blog. The card is based on a sketch. For this card, I thought I’d do the emboss resist technique again that I did for Tuesday’s card here. I very much enjoyed the technique. I stamped the distressed floral swirl stamp in embossing ink all over the card base. I used clear embossing powder and then heat embossed. Next, I sponged peeled paint distress ink all over and then vintage photo distress ink on the edges and on the floral swirls. This gave the card that shabby vintage look. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Jesus is the Reason stamp set on white cardstock, rounded two corners, and lightly sponged the edges with vintage photo distress ink. I used washi tape to create a “break” in the card before adhering the sentiment with foam dots. Lastly, I affixed 3 cream-colored paper brads. Here’s the sketch:

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:

Stamps: distressed floral swirl, sentiment (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); peeled paint, vintage photo ((Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); clear embossing powder (Zing!); heat tool (Ranger Inkssentials); washi tape (K&Company); paper brads (Candi); foam dots; glue dots

Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and link to your blog — I would love to come visit and see your creations!

~Shery

October 4, 2013

Paper craft project no. 64: Fright night

2013-10-03 CAS Fright Night

Here is an A2 card I made for the first bi-weekly challenge I’m hosting at my other blog. It’s based on a sketch. For this card, I used a couple of Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge dies from Sizzix and thin dies from QuicKutz, and stamps from the Boo! set from STAMPlorations™. I colored the images with markers. The argyle/diamond background stamp is from Stampin’ Up. Here’s the sketch:

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:

Stamps: jack-o-lantern, crow, sentiment (STAMPlorations); argyle/diamond background (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); dusty concord, spiced marmalade ((Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: dandelion, tangelo (Memento markers); vintage photo, brushed corduroy (Tim Holtz Distress markers; textured cardstock (DCWV); dies (Sizzix, QuicKutz); cuttlebug (ProvoCraft); corner rounder punch (EK Success); foam dots; glue dots

Thanks for checking out my blog! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)

~Shery

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