Sunday, June 23, 2019

Handle With Care Heart Card

Today I have an all occasion card (even Valentine's or Get Well) using the heart stamp from Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz  Eclectic Elements and a few other Stamp Sets. I've been in the stamping mood lately and I just love this heart image. It was very fast and super simple to make. 
I stamped the heart image 3 times...twice on Specialty Stamping Paper from Ranger (one cut out for layering), and once on post it note for a mask. I stamped the horn image from The Professor set, once on SSP and on post it note...all using Black Soot Archival.  I cut out the post it note images and used them to mask for the next part.
Using Vintage Photo Archival, I stamped the gears images from Inventor 7 and Dapper for the background.
I stamped the sentiment and highlight line image in Black Soot and used Clear Embossing Powder over them.
I used good ol' Distress Ink to watercolor in some of the images in the background and both images in the foreground. I inked over the background and flicked water over it. I also added a light coat of the Tim's Collage Medium in Crazing over the heart for a little texture and protection. I decided the card needed a bit more, so I used a design from my sewing machine to stitch down the middle of the card to mimic the lines from a heart monitor...from a slow beat to a regular one. Strange I know, but I love the look of it.  Then came a lot of cardstock mounting and paper distressing.
(Stamp Platform, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Paper Distress Tool, Water Mister, Adhesive Strips, Foam Tape)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot, Vintage Photo
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Eclectic Adverts, The Professor, Inventor 7, Noble Gent, Dapper
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany, Pumice Stone
-Ranger Detail Water Brush
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte, Crazing
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Kraft Stock Classic
-Ranger Surfaces Cardstock: Black, Kraft

Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Splat Island Golf Green Father's Day Card

And here is my second Father's Day card...this one is for the hubs...the golfer in my life! Too bad I can't add two tickets to where ever this fab place is, and it's probably the hardest green on the planet! I think Jack Nicklaus would be proud! On this one, I used Tim's Sizzix Splat Thinlit in a totally different way, as well as the Beach Sidekick Order. The Splat totally spoke golf to me the first time I saw it on his FB Live. I can never have enough golf goods in my stash since my household is full of golfers. I had way too much making this one, and it came together fast. I know the hubs will love this card.
I die cut the Splat with Kraft Core Nostalgic Cardstock, and the ocean is Metallic Jewel Cardstock.
Aren't the Pennants from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous super fun?!! So many uses. I stamped the banner in Barn Door Archival from Ranger onto Specialty Stamping Paper. The #1 and dad sentiment is from a Pegz set. I used the smallest circle punch for the golf ball.
Using the mini Texture Fade from the Beach Sidekick Order, I embossed with it many times onto the blue metallic cardstock. It created some flat spots since I embossed so many times, but that mostly gets covered up. I didn't have a larger folder with me, so I had to make due. Sadly, I didn't have any sand paper with me to rough up the raised designs...go figure! I also embossed the golf ball with the Dot Matrix Fade. I hand cut a pole for the flag, and die cut all the tiny palms with more Nostalgic Cardstock. I also hand cut a tee from SSP and inked over it with Barn Door, cut a mound for the tee box on the mainland, and made a slit in it for the tee to slip into.
The golf green island, palms, and sun got a thin coating of Distress Glitter with the Glitter that thing.
(Die Cut Machine, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Adhesive Strips, Foam Tape)
-Core-dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core: Nostalgic
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Splat
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Stock: Metallic Jewels
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Pennants
-Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Barn Door, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Paper Punch: Small Circle
-Pegz Alpha Stamps
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Sidekick Side-Order: Beach
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fade: Dot Matrix
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte
-Stamper's Anonymous Glitter Duster
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Clear Rock Candy
-Ranger Surfaces Cardstock: Black

Thanks so much for coming by. I hope all you Dads and Granddads have a great weekend. Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Wacky Professor Father's Day Card

Hello All! Sorry it's been so long...the Summer months keep me lazy...sort of anyway. I will try to visit everyone soon. Today, I have the first of two Father's Day cards...this one a wacky Steampunk type card made for my FIL, full of stamps from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous...namely The Professor, and lots of new Tim Archival Ink from Ranger...oh and his great new Voltage Sizzix Die too. Phew...a lot went into this card!!!  I love The Professor stamp set, and there are so many images to keep you creating. The vintage style makes me happy I had to add many more images from other vintage looking sets. Hope you like, but more importantly I hope the FIL likes it. 
I'm on the road so time and products are light, so I only have three step out photos. I started by stamping images from The Professor and Noble Gent sets, using Archival Ink onto Distress Heavystock. I stamped over the images many times using different colors of ink for a layered effect. I messed up on the second briefcase, so I stamped another...thank goodness for the Stamping Platform. I fussy cut all the images out...ugh...and stacked them up. I made the Professor into a bust, as I ran out of room on my card...typical...and stamped his face again, cutting out the goggles, nose, and mustache, for a 3D layer.
I put together the Voltage meter, but I added stamping to it from The Professor, and then added sides and a top to it, so it would become a that collects data and spits out an informational ticket! could happen!!! I made the ticket from a Label Sticker and added stamping to it with Pegz Stamps.
Then came lots more stamping using four more sets. The background was extra busy, but I like it. The important thing is, I stamped the zig zag thing...a cranking lift jack thingy now...hopefully to give the illusion that the wacky Professor rises from his hat and into the sky. seriously could happen!!! Then I added the rest of my pieces on.
(Stamp Platform, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Adhesive Strips, Foam Tape)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Brown Espresso, Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: The Professor, Noble Gent, Tailor and Houndstooth, Vintage Auto, Merchantile, Merchant
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Voltage
-Pegz Alpha Stamps
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pen: Silver, Gold
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Classic Label Stickers, Long Fastener, Hardware Heads, Heirloom Rose Halloween
-Ranger Glossy Accents

I'll be back tomorrow with another Father's Day Card. Thanks for stopping by! I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Glorious Garden Cutout Mother's Day Cards

Hey there everyone! I finally made some time...very short time to make my Mother's Day cards for my Mom (red) and my Mother In Law (yellow). I've been creative but haven't touched inks, stamps, or card making goods for awhile, so it was nice to have some Paper Crafting time. These were super simple and so fast to make...about an hour and a half to make both. Hope you like.
I wanted to make sure my image came out perfect so I used the Stamp Platform to stamp the Glorious Garden stamp from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous, using Jet Black Archival from Ranger, and onto Tim's Heavystock.
I used the 'mom' from my May Set of stamps from WeCraft for the sentiment, stamping with Jet Black and embossing with Clear powder.
I used Tim's new Cutout Blossoms Thinlits from Sizzix to die cut over the large flower in the top left corner. These dies are too too cool!
Tim has a few borderless floral background dies now, but I don't have the new one that I wanted to use on this, so I dug through my stash. I found the packaging from my favorite Hand Creme...Margot Elena's Lollia At Last. Not only does it smell divine but the packaging is fabulous with the lacy cutout. I adhered it to colored cardstock from Tim, trimmed around it to the size of my card. I also adhered the floral card to the same colored cardstock, and then added a Kraft matting as well. I stitched around the floral card and the background base.
I inked the edges of everything, and used a Distress Tool to tatter up some of the edges of the card. Then I used Distress Inks and a Detail Water Brush to color in some parts of the floral card using yellows or reds. I love the way the cards came out, and I'm sure my special Mothers will too!

(Stamp Platform, Paper Trimmer, Craft Pick, Paper Distressor, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Detail Waterbrush)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Glorious Garden
-The Artful Maven Holiday Collection Stamp Set: May
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Cutout Blossoms
-Coordinations Tim Holtz Cardstock: Kraft Core Nostalgic, Distress Collection
-Ranger Adhesive Strips, Sheets
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries, Antique Linen
-Lacey Cutout from Lollia At Last Handcreme Packaging

Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely crafting Mother's!!! I hope you have a super special weekend filled with love!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, May 03, 2019

Ranger Glacier White Pigment Ink Steampunk 'Proud' Card

Hello All! Today, I have my last Ranger sample card from Creativation this year, this time using Glacier White Pigment Ink in many ways, along with lots of Tim Holtz goodness. This one was probably my fav...I think...from the six that I made, mostly because of the Industrial Steampunk type feel that I LOVE to get messy in. And...the sentiment is a fav (from Wendy Vecchi), as I try to live by that especially while creating. Hope you enjoy.
I cut a piece of black cardstock to just under A2 card size, and die cut the brick thinlit from Tim's Mixed Media 3 from Sizzix. I used a bunch of post it notes to cover up the area without the die cutting, and I inked over the bricks with the Glacier White Pigment Ink and an Ink Tool, so that it looks like a gray mortar.
I rearranged the post it notes to cover up the bricks this time, leaving the rest of the cardstock for stamping. I stamped Tim's images from Inventor 1 and Inventor 2 from Stamper's Anonymous using the Glacier White. I love the crisp white against the black.
I trimmed a piece of Kraft Cardstock the same size as the black, and stamped the alphabets from Tim's Newsprint and Type...a fav the corners so they will show through under the bricks, using the Glacier White.
I adhered the two pieces together using Tim's Crazing Collage Medium, and applying extra inside the the look when dried.
Using a #5 Kraft Tag, I embossed the Mechanics 3D Texture Fade. I rubbed the Glacier White Pad over the raised images and then added Clear Embossing Powder over and heat set it. I inked in all the unembossed areas with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I mounted the card onto a piece of Heavystock, and added the tag to the card.  I left a wider border on the left side so I could sew a thick zig-zag stitch.
I mounted the card onto Kraft and finally onto a black cardstock base. I adhered a Mini Gear to the tag hole. Using a Paper Doll, I stamped Wendy's sentiment with Glacier White and heat embossed it with Clear Powder. I inked the edges in Pumice and added him on with foam tape so it looks like he is resting on the gear.
(Adhesive Strips and Sheets, White Foam Tape, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Multi Matte)
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
-Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Thinlits: Mixed Media #3
-Ranger Pigment Ink Pad: Glacier White with ReInker
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Inventor 1, Inventor 2, Newsprint and Type
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Crazing
-Ranger Paintbrush
-Tonic Tim Holtz Paper Distressor
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Tags: #5 Kraft
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations 3D Texture Fade: Mechanics
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamp Set: Party Art
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Paper Doll, Mini Gears, Tiny Fasteners

Thanks for stopping by today and for all the love and support. Don't stop until you're proud, and as always...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!