Friday, March 05, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 - The Gent Lucky on St. Patrick's Day Card

Hello All! This is my last post on all the makes for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 release. Sad, but I'm working on Chapter 2 now, so that will come soon. A big thank you to Tim and Sizzix for this opportunity and for all the inspiration from the other designers. If you haven't seen some of their makes, please visit them. You can find all the info on the designers on Tim's website on the Maker's Page. This card was so fun and easy to make and uses the new Gent Thinlits, which I adore. Just look at that face, so stern yet handsome I think. I love St. Patrick's Day and all the green, and I thought he was perfect for such a card. I think it's nice to send a little luck to loved ones on St. Pat's...hope you do as well. Enjoy!

 Have a kraft card base ready at 5 x 6 1/2 inches, ink edges in Gathered Twigs, and set aside for a bit. Trim Blackout cardstock to 4 7/8 x 6 3/8, and distress edges with distress tool, ink edges with Jet Black Archival. Cut dark green Christmas Stash paper to 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, distress edges, ink edges in Jet Black and adhere to Blackout with two sided tape. Sew around the edges of the dark green paper with white thread. Attach this to the kraft card base, and set aside. Cut green scroll Christmas stash paper to 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Ink the edges of the green checked frame with Jet Black Archival and then attach the scroll paper to the back with two sided tape. 
Die cut the umbrella base with Champagne Metallic Cardstock and the umbrella top and handle with Blackout using The Gent Thinlits. Ink the edges of the black parts with Jet Black and attach the pieces to the umbrella base, and set aside for a bit. Use Oregano and Moss Alcohol Ink to color in the '17' Plaquette by just dripping the colors and getting what you get. Lay the Plaquette on the left top corner of the frame, and poke the holes with a craft pick. Attach the brads and secure them. Adhere the frame to the left side of the card with two sided tape. Trim the edges of the Quote Chip if needed to shorten it, and then ink over the sides and top of the Quote Chip with Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink first, and then ink over that with a little Crushed Olive Distress Ink to match the Plaquette. Adhere the Quote Chip to the bottom middle of the frame with two sided tape. Punch out several clovers (I did eight) using various green papers and cardstocks like green Deco Sheet, Metallic greens, and regular matte cardstock, using the Clover Paper Punch. Adhere the umbrella to the inside of the frame turning it sideways to the left with the left edge of the umbrella resting on the edge of the frame, using two sided tape, but do not add the tape to the top edge of the want it to be somewhat rounded like a bowl for the clovers to slide under. Add Collage Medium to the back of the clovers and adhere them to the bowl of the umbrella so it looks like the whole umbrella is full of clovers. 
 Die cut all the pieces of The Gent himself using cardstock from the Classic Kraft Stock and his pupils, hat band, and bowtie with the green Deco Sheet. Adhere all the pieces using two sided tape or Collage Medium as shown in the picture on the die cover. Add a piece of white cardstock for a dress shirt underneath the bow and collar, and trim it to a slight V shape on the end. Sew a button (I found this gorgeous vintage button at the fabulous Tinsel Trading Company in NYC years ago.) onto the shirt below the bowtie, and then ink the edges of the shirt with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Adhere The Gent on the top right of the card slanting inward like he is coming from behind the card and resting on the frame using two sided tape and foam tape. 
(Paper Trimmer, Paper Distress Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Two Sided Tape,  Sewing Machine with White Thread, Die Cut Machine, Craft Pick, Scissors, Needle with White Thread, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Blackout Kraft Stock, Christmas Paper Stash (2020), Christmas Baseboards, Metallic 3 Kraft Stock, Classic Kraft Stock, Metallic Confections Kraft Stock, Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock, Deco Sheets Holiday, Plaquettes, Theories Quote Chips 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Rustic Wilderness, Crushed Olive, Antique Linen
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Chapter 1 2021): The Gent 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Oregano, Moss 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Paper Punch: Clover 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte 
-Vintage Green Button 
I'll be back again soon this month. As always, thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Wendy Vecchi Thanks A Latte Pop Up Gift Card Holder Card

Happy March everyone! This year seems to be flying by for me. Today, I have a card that houses a pop up gift card holder using the new Stamp, Stencil, and Die Set "Let's Shop" from Wendy Vecchi and Ranger Ink. She also came out with three gorgeous new colors of Archival Ink, one of which I used on this card.  This is a long post for such a small card, so grab snacks. Enjoy!

Using Kraft Cardstock, die cut two of the gift card sacks from the Let's Shop set. Add a strip of the white dots on green Washi Tape to a piece of Kraft Cardstock, and die cut the scallop piece. Add the gift card sacks to the Stay-tion and place the dots part of the stencil over the bag where it matches up, and secure with the magnets. Ink over the dots with the new Mulberry Archival using the NEW Domed Ink Blending Tool. LOVING this new style on the tool, makes things smoother I think.  Do the same to the other gift bag.

 Mount the scalloped piece on black cardstock and cut out. Place the gift bag stamp in the platform and stamp the image in Jet Black Archival onto both of the coordinating die cut pieces. Use a white pen to trace around the dots.
 Add thin two sided tape to the three tabs of one of the gift bags on the very inside so that when placed together they form a sort of gusset between the bags. Adhere the gift bags together. Ink the edges of the bag with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Place the gift card inside to make sure you have a good fit. Adhere the scallop to the bottom part of the front of the bag.
Cut a Kraft Cardstock base card to 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Cut a strip of Kraft to 1 x 4 inches. Fold it in half and then each end piece about 1/2 inch in so it looks like a triangle for the pop up. 
 Add two sided tape to the small folded tabs on the bottom parts, but don't remove the adhesive strips yet. Add two sided tape to one of the side pieces, and adhere that to the middle of the bottom portion on the back of the gift card sack so it is flush.

 Adhere the small tabs to the open card base along the fold of the inside of the card so that the fold line is in the middle, and when the card is closed the gift bag is centered on the inside and hidden. 
 This is what it should look like from the front. 

For the coffee cup, place a piece of white Perfect Cardstock panel on the Stay-tion and lay the striped portion of the stencil over it and secure with the magnets. Ink over the stripes with Mulberry Archival and the Domed Ink Tool. Stamp the coffee cup over the stripes in Jet Black as well as the sentiment and cut the cup out. 
You can use the coordinating die cut to cut the cup out, but since the stripes are over the border of the stamping I wanted a cleaner look. You can use a hole punch in the center to help cut inside the handle more easily. Color in the coffee portion with a brown marker. 
 Adhere the coffee cup to the gift bag above the scallop with Perfect Card Adhesive. Carefully stamp the heat waves above the cup in Jet Black. Add tissue paper around the card and slip back in for a more realistic looking gift sack.  
Cut a piece of White Perfect Cardstock Panel to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Using a craft mat or Glass Mat, apply Leaf Green and Mulberry Archival directly to the mat straight from the pad randomly in a few spots. Mist this liberally with 91% rubbing alcohol from a sprayer (NOTE: I keep one sprayer with water and one with alcohol, and it has tape around the bottom so that I know it's alcohol.). Take the white cardstock and tap it into the wet ink several times until it's mostly covered or until you like the look. Since this is not Specialty Stamping Paper the inks will not run and blend together, instead they stay put right where you tapped them on. It makes for a great speckled look. Let this dry a minute or so (or use a heat tool) and then ink over any white areas with Peat Moss Archival and an ink blending tool.  
 Lay the stencil over the inked cardstock, and randomly ink in portions of the dots with Mulberry, and portions of the stripes with Leaf Green, cleaning the stencil in between with the alcohol as Archival is permanent and water won't work. Do two to three places with each design and color. 
 Using the white pen trace around the circles and outline one side of each stripe. Add a strip of the same Washi Tape to the bottom portion, wrapping the extra overhang around the back. Place this in the platform and stamp the sentiment above the Washi in the center. Ink the edges of the panel with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and mount on black cardstock cut just a tiny bit bigger than the panel with two sided tape. Doodle around the edge to make an even stronger border with a black pen. Mount this to the card front with two sided tape. Doodle around the border on the inside of the card as well to finish it off.
(Die Cut Machine, Stay-tion, Domed Ink Blending Tool, Stamp Platform, Two Sided Tape, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Stamping Block, Hole Punch, Craft Mat, Mister with 91% Rubbing Alcohol) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stamp, Die, Stencil Set: Let's Shop 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Mulberry, Leaf Green, Peat Moss 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Washi Tape: Set 2 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Cardstock Panels: White 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Perfect Card Adhesive 
-White Pen, Black Pen, Brown Marker, White Tissue Paper
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading to the bottom of this long post. I'll be back soon. Until next time...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!