Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Collaged and Glazed Masculine Birthday Card

Hello All! Today, a quick post on this vintage looking masculine birthday card using products and techniques from the Tim Holtz demos. Sorry there are no step out photos due to a broken camera on my phone, but I used my husband's to take pics of the finished card. I'll try to explain the process though as best I can.
The hardest part of making this was deciding which ephemera to use, and sorting through all TH stash of it. Once I figured that out and laid things where they would go, the card came together super fast.The list of ephemera packs are listed below.
I had a tag from one of the demos that was collaged in Typeset, so I use Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Glaze from Tim and Ranger to color the numbers and letter on the tag. Then I began mounting the ephemera and tag onto brick colored cardstock with a little stitching.
I loved the glazed look so much, I just kept adding to certain parts of the ephemera using Weathered Wood, Antique Linen (my fav), and Hickory Smoke, mostly to numbered areas, and of course on the young lad. It really makes a difference on detail and texture, and helps things to pop. I totally love the clock all glazed over.
I had a few Industrious Sticker scraps so I incorporated the star trim, arrows for the clock, and the letter. I do love those stickers. Then I finished off with string for the tags, and a little more stitching, foam taping on a few things, and a Hardware Head.

(Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Corner Rounder, Foam Tape, Ink Blending Tool)
-Kraft Cardstock Base, Brick Red Cardstock
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Type Set Collage Paper, Expedition Ephemera, Urban Layers, Salvaged Tags, Ticket Booth, Paper Dolls, Industrious Stickers in Deco Type; Borders, Hardware Heads
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Ground Espresso
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock #8 Tag
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
-Ranger Letter It Embossing Pen: Medium 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the week, and I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Oh, Anita! This card is just fabulous! I love all the little tags and layers...and you've used so many wonderful techniques! Marvelous, Beautiful Soul!

  2. I think that is always the hardest part...picking the ephemera and hardware...I can get lost just looking at all the hardware in their little container bins...The Embossing Glazes do add a great pop with their texture and slight the card...

  3. What a fabulous card - it feels as though the numbers are telling the story of a life, and I love the little chap perched up there on top of the 75. Brilliant collaging, and the gleam from the glazes is so cool.
    Alison x

  4. This card is SO COOL!! Love what you have created!!

  5. A really fab card, Anita . You chose your ephemera well and collaged it so effectively . Its like all the pieces come together to tell the story of the little boy sat tall on the number 7. Love it !

  6. Beautiful details! You knocked this one out of the park

  7. Such a wonderful card Anita. I love Tim's ephemera packs and how they all work together. You have collaged the elements beautifully on your card. Beautiful work, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Anita!! I am such a collector of the ephemera packs and am so unsure of what to do with them.. thank you so much for the inspiration once again


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