Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Tim Holtz!

First, sorry I've been AWOL. I needed a little break and some fun time with my kids, and when I was ready to get back to it of course I've had internet problems. Happy New Year though, I hope it's your best yet and most creative!

Happy Birthday to the man who is the reason why I blog. He opened my eyes to his grungeful (New word?) and industrial ways which now play a huge part in how I craft. He is the reason why so many of us craft like we do. He is an inspiration to us all. He brought the vintage scene to the forefront of paper crafting. Happy Birthday Tim Holtz
I made Tim this card last week, and then the next day Linda posted her last Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge of "A Birthday Card For Tim", so I was ahead of the game for once in my life...shocker I know. Thanks Linda! And, I've used a bunch of techniques from both books...are there any better than those?
Using Tim's Fireworks paper from his Seasonal Stack, I stenciled these fab Numbers Claudine's Sky Blue Paint and Ranger's Dabber in Sailboat Blue.
I misted the paper with Turquoise and Perfect Pearl Mists. I cut my paper to size and stitched around the pieces. I made enough for three other cards besides Tim's.
I used the Giant (#12) tags as the base for Tim's card. I stamped the regular size and mini size of the Numbers in Watermark Resist.
I cut strips from the Ruler paper from Crowded Attic and adhered them to Grunge Paper. I glued them to the edges of the tags to be the binding. Lots of inking on the edges with Walnut Stain came next.
I turned the tags over and joined the edges with Tissue Tape.
I measured out where to punch tiny holes for brads at 1.5 inches from each end and then in the center at 6 inches.
Brads and washers came next (I'm all out of washers and can't find any to buy...ugh!) I made pings in them to distress them up a bit.
In the inside of the card I covered the Tissue Tape and brads up with the tickets I saved from one of the cruises I went on for Tim's classes. I distressed them up a bit as well. I roughed up the edges of the now card and inked them as well.
When I stitched  the Firework paper to the black cardstock I also stitched odd tickets to it. I adhered this to the front of the card. I made a letter "T" as per Tim's directions for Grunge Block Letters. I changed up the numbers on the ticket as well.
For the inside of the card I made a ticket using the Fireworks paper, and I die cut Happy Birthday from a Sizzlet. It is colored with Espresso Color Wash and a Blue Glaze Pen.
 
Also submitting this to Simon Says Stamp & Show's challenge for "Tea Party - Anything Goes", or in this case "T" party...;0)...and the Sunday Stamper for "Writing".

Supplies:
From My Stash- tickets, Blessing stamp

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



55 comments:

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  2. Let's try that again...... Wow, that is a wonderful card. I love the stencilling on the patterned paper & the stitching looks great. Thanks for all the excellent photos too.

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  3. Fantastic card Anita! Perfect for Tim! x

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  4. Hi Anita, Happy New Year. Wish I was getting this for my birthday on Monday lol. Love the stencilled numbers against the decorative paper and the rulers are perfect along the edge. Love the ticket die and 'T' letter. Lovely Anita. Tracy x

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  5. Wow Anita - I am sure Tim will love all the incredible craft and detail that has gone into this. Nicola x

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  6. WOW! It is so beautiful card. It so great idea. I love it!!! I can't take my eyes off this marvelous cards. The backgroud is really stunning and the numbers are so fantastic.
    Greetings Asia:)

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  7. Anita this is a wonderful card and I'd be happy to receive it let alone Tim!! I love how you've stencilled the letters onto the DP - I never know what to do with them really! Love the personalised tickets too.
    Happy New Year to you and your family and I'm glad I wasn't the only one missing!
    Juliax

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  8. An amazing card, put together beautifully, for an amazing man. Love how you brought all the elements together Anita. Happy New Year! Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Very cool birthday card, Anita. Tim will love this! So much detail and so many of his products used on the card! :) It's really a beautifully done card and I can tell that your efforts were so sincerely done to please him. Thanks for joining us and sharing this wonderful card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  10. Wonderful card Anita, I am sure lord Tim will adore it!! Love all the different techniques you have used, it looks fantastic!!

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  11. Wow! I love everything. You win the prize for using the most techniques and products. The stenciling effect is one I will definitely be trying.

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  12. Love how you pulled all the different techniques together to make a great piece of art. Tim will love it!

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  13. Beautifully designed and put together Anita, wonderful techniques and colours and something anyone would love to receive.
    Glad to see you around again.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  14. LOVE this LOTS ANita and am sure Tim will too... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper.... see you soon! x

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  15. An amazing card Anita x Tim is one lucky man and will treasure this make. I love the techniques and as always thanks for sharing this wonderful make

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

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  16. Superb card Anita. Love so much about it including the altered paper, the watermark resist numbers and the use of those tickets. Any bets Tim will be thrilled with this. It's great to see you back in the swing of things too. May all your dreams come true this year. Hugs, Jenny x

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  17. Thank you for sharing your lovely project ! This birthday card is showing so much how clever and creative you are. Amazing result you achieved !
    Hug from SPAIN

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  18. I just love this project ... especially the use of rulers and stitching! fabulous!

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  19. Oh, Tim is going to love this one! I love the ruler edge and all the different techniques that you used. Well done!

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  20. always so neat and creative and you are the best in showing how you create your art. A perfect card for Tim. Will be certainly here all year to see what you create duing the year Always look forward to it. So glad you took some R and R time with your kids. They are only young once. xoxoxox

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  21. Oh my goodness Anita!!! This birthday tag for Tim is outstanding ! Love how you made it from those gant tags... and the amount of detail is AMAZING girl! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  22. Anita, you are just brilliant! This is amazing-- what a great tribute to The Man, and a stunning work of art. WOW!!

    Thanks so much for being part of the CC2C Birthday Challenge! And, for creating the word "Grungeful," because it's awesome.

    xo,
    Linda

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  23. Your card is amazing. I just ordered Tim's 37 piece marker set and I can not wait for them to come in the mail.
    Here's to a clean fresh new year . . . May it be filled with self-discovery and expression. I'll be following and peeking in to see what new and creative ideas pop into your amazing head.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  24. Wow! Amazing card, Anita! Tim will love it! Such a beautiful piece of artwork!

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  25. Gorgeous, Anita! This looks so awesome! Love how you used all those tickets. It is quite the masculine birthday card! Thanks for the tutorial. I may be trying this out!

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  26. Wow! Fantastic card with so much imagery. You done did an awesome job :)

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  27. You totally amaze me! This is mind-blowing - so many fabulous details. I especially love the ruler and those grunge blocks letters are always so cool. This is such a great tribute to Tim, both your lovely post and that sensational card chocked full of his fab techniques. Thanks for always sharing how you make your art.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  28. This is a stunning card, love the colours and layers and textures...simply wow! trace x

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  29. Great Anita...Tim is a lucky guy with such a gorgeous tag!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  30. You will blow tim's socks off with this card Anita! Absolutely brilliant. A great start to 2013 x

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  31. Hey, Anita...glad you had time to enjoy the holidays! And glad you are back. I missed your joyful creations. I don't know Tim, but I do know his style, and he will flip over this gorgeous card. I really like the way you stitched part of the ticket into the main body of the card. Very cool. And, the numbers are awesome. So many fun little tributes to Tim tucked into this very grungy, very thoughtful card.

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  32. I'll refrain from mentioning that I too have a birthday, because I believe we've already touched on that subject ;) Most importantly...HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!! I'm glad to hear that you took a well deserved break to spend time with the rugrats...I love rugrats...they are inspiration at 100 mph every day! Secondly, freaking AWESOME b-day card to Mr. T. Par usual, I was enthralled with sensory overload taking it all in and I thank you.
    Awesome seeing you back again and here's to another year of inky, sticky, smudgy, stained, and grungy inspiration and friendship!
    Cheers :)
    Lisa xx

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  33. Hi Anita, your card is fabulous...of course! Thanks for the step-by-step. I love all of the techniques you used. Especially, the watermark resist ink on the kraft paper!!

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  34. Your card is fabulous - that ruler is just so T!m isnt it! Thank you so much for commenting and following me too :)

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  35. Tim's card *may* just be more fab than mine!!! And I LOVE my card that you made out of the extras. I think I quit counting at 5 different techniques that you used! Who knew that you'd try for "Teachers Pet" and go with every technique in both books on ONE card???!!! You are amazing and your talent is beyond words, my friend. Here's to bigger and beter doors opening for you in 2013. Will you still be needing someone to carry your luggage?!

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  36. Fabulous work! Thanks for the steps! Kim

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  37. What a stunning birthday tag/card for Tim! He is so gonna love it. I'm very sure of it! Love all the techniques you've used. And you've did a lot! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  38. Gorgeousness!!! Just fabulous-great tribute to our rock star!

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  39. What a lovely work of art! Absolutely stunning. I love how you combine techniques and products in your own style. A fitting b-day card for a talented artist! Oh by the way, my birthday is in October. I know you said you had enough for three and you were probably wondering...LOL. I crack me up :)

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  40. Wow! Anita, your card is just stunning! I love all the details! So much fun to look at! The blue stenciled Alpha/Num are so striking. The Tim ticket is an awesome personalization! He will love it. Thanks for sharing the "how to"... I feel so lucky to be able to learn from you and your experience and talent. I made a card for Tim as well for tomorrow, and it was fun..but hoping to learn more to grow in my skill.

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  41. Perfect card for Tim! Thanks for sharing the step by step on this fabulous piece!

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  42. This is fabulous! Love the letters and the fun binding. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  43. Oh what fun elements!!! By adding the brads it really looks like you used rulers! Love it!! I also love the stenciling on top of the background paper!

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  44. Fabulous card Anita. Tim will adore it that's for sure. Hugs Rita xx

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  45. Anita, did you rock this Birthday card or what? I think we know the answer to this! Amazing details and so much grungy fun! Tim does more than he really knows! I don't think I would have started a blog or continued without his inspiration and the fact that I love grungy!!! Happy New Year!

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  46. Great card! I kove the clever hinge/fold with the ruler print paper. I like to use my tags as cards too but I never thought to hinge them like that. I think Tim would love all those different numbers, stamped, stenciled and printed. You're a creative inspiration yourself.

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  47. A breathtaking piece of art.Sir Tim will love it.

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  48. Love how the blue pops! Great card!! xo Evie

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  49. What a fabulous card! Love all your stitching and the sweet 't' ticket! No doubt he loves it as well. Beautiful!

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  50. Beyond stunning - you were really on fire with this one - I love everything about it, and I've no doubt Tim will too! What a fantastic tribute to this amazingly inspirational man... one huge WOW!
    Alison x

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  51. Love the Bright Blue numbers. So much detail too! Love it

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