Thursday, July 15, 2021

Stamper's Anonymous Summer 2021 - You Are Here In My Heart with Inquisitive Observations Card

Hi Everyone! I'm interrupting the Chapter 3 Sizzix series for the last card I made for the new Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous Summer release. This one was my favorite of all five projects so I saved it for last, and is made with the Inquisitive and Observations sets plus the new Metropolitan Layering Stencil which is such a great one to use for maps, like the map on this Sizzix heart. It looks Valentine like and a little masculine, which is fine with me, but it's one you can give to any person you love at any time of year.  Enjoy!

Using Ivory Heavystock die cut the heart from the Bigz Love Struck Die from Sizzix. Add a little roll of tape to the back of it and stick it on the glass mat. Add the Mini Metropolis Layering Stencil from Stamper's Anonymous to the front of the heart so that there is a circle part in the center of the heart, and add tape to it to hold it down. Ink over it first in Festive Berries Distress Ink from Ranger, and then Gathered Twigs to the edges of the heart using an Ink Blending Tool. Remove the stencil and ink the edges of the heart with Gathered Twigs. Set it aside. 
 Fold a kraft card base to 5 x 6.5 inches. This will also be the card front as well. Using the Dotted Line Layering Stencil, ink over it onto the kraft card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Don't worry about the middle as it will be covered up. Find the map image from the Urban Layers ephemera, ink the edges of it in Gathered Twigs and adhere it to the card front using two sided tape. Ink the edges of the card as well. Set it aside for now.
From the Salvaged Tags bag, find a tiny tag for the gent from the Inquisitive Stamp Set, a small tag for the sentiment from the Observations Stamp Set, and a medium tag for the heart to be used later. Use the stamp platform and stamp the gent (I cut the one off from the trio that I used, but if that freaks you out, just mask it.) onto the tiny tag using Black Soot Archival and then heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Stamp the sentiment onto the small tag using Festive Berries Distress Ink and heat emboss it with Clear powder. Use tweezers to hold the tags while embossing so you won't burn your fingers.

 Ink over the edges of the three tags using Gathered Twigs. Adhere the heart to the medium tag using Collage Medium or two sided tape. Using the Deckle Trimmer, cut off to bottom edges of all three tags, and ink those edges. Tie the string to the tag holes that came in the bag of tags. 
Tear off a small ticket from the Ticket Book, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Collage the medium tag to the left on the map images with Crazing Collage Medium including the string laying it as you want so it dries that way. The red ink will likely smear a little but that is okay. Collage the sentiment tag to the lower right corner, and the gent tag above it on the right. Collage the ticket in the upper right corner. Let this dry well. 
Cut out an arrow from the Life Quotes Remnant Rubs and rub over it so it is pointing at the circle part in the center of the heart, using a rubbing tool. Find the words 'you are here' from the Chit Chat Stickers, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Adhere these above the arrow using a little Collage Medium for extra adherence. 
Add Festive Berries Distress Crayon to the silicon mat and a tiny squirt of water next to it. Wet your finger and pick up the rubbed in crayon and rub it along the sides of all the tags where you want a little red color, really pushing it into the crazing cracks so you can now see them. Do the same with the Gathered Twigs Crayon for a more distressed look. Once you like the look, use a damp paper towel to remove any crayon color you don't want.
Cut off any Remnant Rubs you want to use on the card, and rub them on. I used images and words from four different sets. Once you like your placements, use a gray Stabilo pencil to outline the tags and smudge it in to give a nice border. You might not need to do this if you used your crayons to do this, but I thought I needed my tags to pop a little more. 
Color a tiny Mirrored Heart with Crimson Alcohol Ink and let dry. Adhere the heart below the ticket with Collage Medium. If you want to gent to pop a little more, color in the reflection on his hat with Picket Fence Distress Crayon and a Detail Water Brush, along with his eyes and shirt collar. I wanted the arrow to be solid (I should have used a solid arrow from the Remnant Rubs.) so I colored it in with a permanent black marker. Ink the edges of the card with Black Soot Archival and an Ink Blending Tool to give it a nice border.

(Die Cut Machine, Glass Mat, Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Two Sides Tape, Stamp Platform, Tweezers, Heat Tool, Deckle Trimmer, Collage Brush, Scissors, Rub On Tool, Water Mister, Detail Water Brush) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: Ivory 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Love Struck
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencils: Set 51 (Mini Metropolis) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Dotted Line 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Urban Layers, Salvaged Tags, Ticket Book, Chit Chat Stickers, Remnant Rubs in Life Quotes, Elements, Words, and Specimen, Mirrored Hearts
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Inquisitive, Observations 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte, Crazing 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence 
-Black Permanent Marker, Gray Stabilo Pencil 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Crimson
A big thank you to Tim and Ted for allowing me this opportunity to make samples for this release, and of course thanks to all of you for looking and commenting! My cup runneth over. I'll be back soon with more Sizzix Chapter 3 makes. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Totally awesome card, Anita. Love all the great details. Those stencils are on my list!! It is such a pity we have to wait so long before all the new stuff arrives here. After seeing all your wonderful projects my hands are itching to try some of it! Thanks for your endless inspiration.

  2. I love how all of your techniques came together for such a great finale!

  3. Magnifique.
    AmitiƩs from Switzerland.

  4. Goodness, this is lovely! Fun, eye-catching, and ever so charming.

    Autumn Zenith šŸ§” Witchcrafted Life


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