Sunday, June 27, 2021

Stamper's Anonymous Summer 2021 - Bold Sayings and Floral Outlines Cards

Hello everyone!!! I hope all of you are doing well. I'm sorry it's been a bit since I've been here, but there has been lots of creating going on. It's finally time for some stamping goods. Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous have just released five new sets and stencils as well. Did you catch the LIVE yesterday?!! Talk about some beautiful makes. Today, I have the first of five posts using the new stamps...these made with the Bold Sayings and Floral Outlines sets. Enjoy and happy Summer!!! 

Using a paper trimmer, trim Ivory Heavystock from Ranger to 4 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches. Go ahead a cut a black cardstock mat to 4 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches, and fold a kraft card base to  5 x 6.5 inches, and mount the black on the kraft with two sided tape and set that aside. Note: I made two cards, so double up if making two.  Pick out the sentiments from the Bold Saying set and place on the right side of the Heavystock for each card. Add the Floral Outline Stamps around the sentiment and figure out the layout. Remove the Bold Saying for now, and add the Floral stamps to the large platform and secure the stamps. Stamp them over the heavystock using Black Soot Archival. Do the same for the other panel if you are making two cards. Do not remove the floral stamps sets as you will stamp this again later.
 Using the silicon mat as a palette, add a tiny bit of Black Soot Distress Spray Stain straight from the bottle to the mat. Pick the ink up with a Broad Water Brush and paint in a stripe between the flowers up at the top of the panel, freehand for an organic feel. Leave about 3/4 inch space and paint another line, and repeat this until you've covered the paper. Dry with a heat tool. Clean you brush well, and add a tiny bit of Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain (remember to shake this color as it has pigment in it and a mixing ball) straight from the bottle to the mat. Pick the ink up with the Broad Water Brush and paint in a stripe below the black one leaving a tiny little ivory border between the stripes. Continue this pattern until the paper is filled up between the black stripes and the floral parts. Do the same for the other card. Let the panels dry or use a heat tool. 
Using  more Distress Spray Stain and the silicon mat as your palette, pour a tiny bit of the stain out and color in the parts of the flowers and leaves with a Detail Water Brush on both of the cards. I used Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness on the leaves, Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers on the flower petals, and Mustard Seed for the centers of the flowers.

 Place the Heavystock panel back into the large platform with the flowers and stamp them again over the existing images using Black Soot. This is in case you got some striped Picket Fence Spray Stain over the floral parts, and it deepens the depth of the flowers. Remove the Floral Stamps and dry the pieces or let dry.
 Place a panel in the platform and place a Bold Saying on it and secure it by closing the lid. Stamp it several times using Black Soot Archival until it is nice and bold, and then after the last stamping add Gold Embossing Powder over it and heat emboss. Do the same for the other panel using another saying.
 Using a fine gold paint pen, draw lines freehand again, parallel to the black lines in the ivory area between the white and black lines. Use the pen to draw dots in the middle of the flowers around the stamen. Using a bold gold paint pen, draw a gold border around the edges of the panel. Let dry. Ink the edges of the kraft card with Gathered Twigs and adhere the panels to the front of the cards with two sided tape.

(Paper Trimmer, Large Stamp Platform, Glass Mat, Broad Water Brush, Heat Tool, Detail Water Brush, Ink Blending Tool, Two Sided Tape, Scissors) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: Ivory 
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Floral Outlines, Bold Sayings 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Black Soot, Picket Fence, Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Gold 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs 
-Marvy Uchida Premium Deco Color Pen: Gold Fine, Gold Bold
Thank you so much for stopping by today and looking! I'll be back again with another stamping make. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Great cards you’ve made, Anita! I love all the step by step explanations and those freehand painted black lines and gold lines. I’m looking forward to your next creative reveals as I did not watch the live presentation.

    1. Imagine my surprise when I saw these cards on Tim’s presentation video! I did not know you are one of his makers. I just watched the show. Lots of fun new stuff.

  2. Love these! They looked great on the live and your step by step instructions are so helpful. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Anita, I LOVE your creations! Colors and texture and all the special details are fabulous! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thoroughly fantastic! So fresh, modern, chic, and eye-catchingly pretty!

    Have an awesome first weekend of summer, my friend!
    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  5. Cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the steps.

  6. I really loved all of your makes but this pair really did catch my eye, the colours are wonderful and now I just have to have those bold sayings! You are always so generous with your step by steps, which are great, thank you so much. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. I love the freshness of this and the gorgeous striped background! Really inspired! Hugs, Autumn

  8. Missed the live but these are very inspirational!

  9. I just love these and the bold colors you used! The tutorial helped me figure out how you did it! These are awesome Anita!


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