Tuesday, July 02, 2019

U.S.A. Vignette Drawer Chocolate Box

Hello and Happy July! I was invited back to participate in another challenge for The Crafty Scrapper, this time using Tim Holtz's new Vignette Divided Drawer or Box in a red, white, and blue theme. I decided to make another Chocolate Box since my other challenge pieces contained had one, and went with a patriotic tower and book turned drawer to house the chocolate. I had bad luck finding any kind of patriotic colored chocolate. After going to four different shops with no luck I just went with some red and blue packaged chocolate...favs! It's a long post, so put down the sparklers and grab some sustenance. 
I pulled a side off of the largest Vignette Box, and sanded the edges. I cut Pinked Etcetera Trims from Stamper's Anonymous and Tim to size and glued them around the box so the drawer fits correctly and doesn't shift around. I used a medium Vignette Box for the drawer, and I sanded down the top a bit so it fits more flush. I painted everything with Antique Linen Distress Paint from Tim and Ranger.
I painted two Salvaged Baseboards with Festive Berries and Ground Espresso Distress Paint to use as the top and bottom of the book covers.
I cut a piece of chipboard for the book spine, and cut Sticky Back Canvas to fit, plus two other pieces for the binding. I painted over the canvas with Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso. I first thought to use red, but then changed my mind. For the spine, I added two pieces of twine to the top and bottom before covering with the canvas, for a raised look like vintage books have from their binding.
I added the canvas binding pieces to the baseboards and wrapped the over hang around. Then I added Remnant Rubs to the pieces to for a decorative look and a title on the spine. I added the spine to the box, and drilled a hole for the drawer pull. I also colored over the pull with Gold Mixative and Mushroom Alcohol Ink. I used a gold pen to add more lines to the covers. I totally love how it really looks like a real book. Sometimes I impress myself! ;0)
I lined the drawer with star paper from the Merriment Stash (not just for Christmas) and also the back of the book spine for a cleaner look. All the paper was inked over in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I lined the tower drawer with more paper, this time adding some from the Correspondence Stash, and added star stamping to the sides and top, and the Star Spangled Banner stamp to the back using a combination of Archival Inks. Then I added Design Tape to the edges and seams of the tower.
I die cut the three Rosettes from Sizzix and Tim with more Merriment and Correspondence paper, using all three designs in the set. I also die cut the banner from the Americana Sidekick Set. I added gold star Remnant Rubs to the middle of the die cut stars in the banner, and colored over the U.S.A. with gold pen. I colored in the Paper Doll with Pitt Pens. I thought I was going to use the Transparency Tiles, but then decided not too. There are so many things I could have added...it was hard to pick. I used pins from my dad's Army days (went on his uniform) for the middle of the rosettes. Those might be my favorite part.
I added a vintage postcard to the back of the tower, and some mini tags to each side...all from my stash. I trimmed down the Stencil Chips to fit a little better of the back. I added more gold stars to the sides and back of the tower. I also painted a Vignette Finial, added more Design Tape around it, and some gold pen work before adhering it to the top of the tower.
I added the rosettes to the centers of each each space, and the banners, but knew I needed more stuff to go in there. I made firecrackers out of straws and inserted twine into them, and inked them all up before grouping them into bundles with more twine. I also added a bouquet of hydrangeas (colored with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain) to a Mushroom Alcohol Inked Corked Vial. The hydrangeas look so real, and Tim's Bouquet makes for perfect hydrangeas. I punched leaves for the bouquet. I decided to quit there, but since there is a lot more space I can keep adding to the tower year after year.
(Scissors, Drill, Sander, Craft Sheet, Paint Brush, Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Craft Pick, Remnant Rub Tool, Two Sided Tape, Foam Tape)
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Vignette Boxes, Vignette Divided Drawer, Vignette Finial, Salvaged Baseboards, Mini Hardware, Correspondence Paper Stash, Merriment Paper Stash, Correspondence Design Tape, Gilded Accents Remnant Rubs, Stencil Chips, Kraft Core, Airmail Paper String, Bouquet, Paper Dolls, Corked Vials, Alpha Dice
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Etcetera Pinked Trims
-Ranger Sticky Back Canvas
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso
-Darcies Background Stamp: Stars
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
-Marvy DecoColor Premium Gold Leaf Pen
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Gold Mixative, Mushroom
-Ranger Multi Matte Medium
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Rosette Set
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Sidekick Order: Americana
-Faber-Castell Pitt Pens
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Antique Linen
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Paper Punch: Medium Leaf
-Ranger Glossy Accents
-Cardboard, Jute String, Star Spangled Banner Stamp, Patriotic Ephemera, Patriotic Straws, Charms

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish those that celebrate Independence Day here in the States, a fun and safe holiday! I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

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 Duster...love 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...so 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 box...one that collects data and spits out an informational ticket! Ha...it 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. Hey...it 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!