Wednesday, March 11, 2020

An 80th Birthday Card

Hello All! Just a quick post today. I have been busy planning a special birthday party for my FIL's 80th birthday! He's a special guy and deserves a special day. Here is the card I made for him, using lots of Tim Holtz goodies. 
I have several old Inventory Tags in my stash and have never used a one, so it was time. I also had an embossed stars card that I don't know how I came about it, so I thought I would use it too. I began by inking over both with Distress Oxides from Tim and Ranger. Then I misted them with water to oxidize the look. I rubbed over the stars until they were white again. Super cosmic look I think!
I stamped over the card with Tim's new Faded Type Stamp Set from Stamper's Anonymous using the same Oxide Inks. I LOVE this set! I rubbed over the stars again to make them white.
Using Tim's Merchant set, I stamped '80' down the side of the card using Jet Black Archival for a border look. I am digging that, and will definitely keep that in mind again for another make. I also stamped the largest of the numbers on the Inventory tag. 
I had to blow off the dust from my red Royal Typewriter, as I think it's been over a year since I used it...yikes. I typed in the date of my FIL's birth and a sentiment onto the tag.
I used gel pens to outline the card and the main '80'. Distress Oxide has a fabulous layer quality to it, and when you add a thin coating of Distress Micro Glaze over it you can really see the layers and bring out the colors even more....a trick I learned from Tim. I foam taped the tag to the card, and tied a string to it. Such a simple card and so fast to make.
(Craft Sheet, Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Typewriter, Scissors)
-Inventory Tag, Card with Embossed Stars
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Rusty Hinge
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
-Ranger Water Brush
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Faded Type, Merchant
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
-Ranger Foam Tape: Black
-White and Black Gel Pens

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back again soon with a few more posts this month, until then....
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Snarky Cat Valentine Cards

There sure is a whole lot of dust on this blog. I have been busier than ever since Creativation in January...just swamped. I had to make time to get my Valentines finished though, or I would have been  in deep you know what with a lot of people, especially the Hubs who is a Valentine baby. Tim Holtz's Snarky Cats from Stamper's Anonymous, made a slew of these so easy to make, and SO SUPER FUN, especially with his Snarky Big Talk Stickers ! I am in love with these fat little critters, and each has a unique personality that just makes me chuckle! So here they are (pics are a little fuzzy, sorry), and in a very short post as per my usual. Enjoy!
Using the Stamp Platform, I stamped the cats in Jet Black Archival from Ranger, and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment in Picket Fence Distress Ink and heat embossed with white powder.
I used Wendy's Stay-tion to hold Tim's Heartstruck Layering Stencil in place while I inked over it using Aged Mahogany (My absolute favorite color!) Distress Ink. I trimmed these into two pieces and used them for a border on the cards.
I free hand cut hearts, and used a craft knife to cut slits around the paws of the cats and slipped the hearts in with a little Distress Collage Medium.
I added the stenciled paper and a strip of black cardstock to the cards and stitched around the other end. I colored in portions of the cats with Pitt Pens and a white gel pen, and then added the Snarky Big Talk Stickers, the sentiment, and another sentiment I made on the computer. Then I attached the card fronts to a layered card base. These were so so simple and easy to make.
(Craft Sheet, Embossing Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Stay-tion, Scissors, Craft Knife, Self Healing Mat)
-Ranger Surfaces- Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock
-Burgundy Cardstock
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Snarky Cat, Crazy Talk
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picket Fence, Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear, White
-Sakura Gelly Roll: White
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Heartstruck
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Two-Sided Tape
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Big Talk Snarky
-Computer Generated Sentiment
-Faber-Castell Pitt Pens

Thanks for stopping by everyone, and I truly hope you have a loved filled day Friday! Until next time...
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!