Monday, June 13, 2022

Stamper's Anonymous Summer 2022 - Eccentric Glass of Beer with Foam Bubbles Father's Day Card

Hello Everyone! Sorry it's been so long. I hope you were able to catch the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Summer Live on Saturday showing all the news stamps, stencils, and projects made with them. It was a WOW, as always, and so inspiring with so many ideas using the new goods. I had two projects on the Live that I will be posting tutorials for soon, but today I have a project that was not on the Live (an After Party Project), and is for those special men in my life for Father's Day, using the new Eccentric and Bubbles Stamp Sets. These (I made two) were so fun to make, and I found another use for the Sizzix Splat Thinlits. Enjoy!
Die cut the three smallest parts of the Splat Thinlits from Sizzix, using White Heavystock. Cut a piece of White Heavystock to 3 x 4.25 inches. Use a paper trimmer to cut each long side of this, starting from the top left point and angling the paper in 1/2 inch and then cutting so that you are trimming off an oblong triangle piece. Do the same on the other side, but angling the paper out 1/2 inch and cutting, so that now you have a cup looking piece. Set the three Splat pieces aside for now. 
Ink over the cup piece using Mustard Seed Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool from Ranger. Add Wild Honey Distress Ink to some parts creating a slight shadow. Using the Bubbles Stamp on the stamping block it came with, ink over a portion of it that will fit the whole cup using Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Archival Inks, and stamp over the cup. Ink the sides of the cup using the Fossilized Amber. Mount the cup onto a piece of acetate using two sided tape, and cut around the acetate leaving about 1/8 inch border. Lightly mist Distress Resist Spray over the cup, let dry, and set aside. Remove the nozzle and run under warm water while pressing to remove any spray so it won't clog up on you next time.

Take the three Splat pieces and have things ready to heat emboss with Frosted Crystal powder from Ranger. Since the three pieces are so small it is easier to add the pieces on top of the stamp rather than stamping over the pieces. Keeping that in mind, place the large Bubbles stamp on the stamping block it came with and add Antique Linen Distress Oxide to a portion of it that will fit the three splat pieces. Take the splat pieces and lay them face down on the stamp and press with your hand to transform the image. Immediately pour Frosted Crystal powder over the wet ink and heat emboss while holding the piece with craft tweezers so you don't burn yourself. Do the same for all three pieces. (Note: You can always stamp the image on a larger piece of White Heavystock, emboss, and then die cut later as that is probably easier.)
One at a time, ink over the pieces with Glacier White Pigment Ink, really pushing the ink into all the areas, and then immediately pour more Frosted Crystal over and then heat emboss again. 
Apply a bit of Glacier White Pigment Ink directly to the glass mat as well as a bit of Antique Linen Distress Oxide (both directly from the pads) and mist a bit of water over it. Pick up the inks with a paintbrush and flick the inks over the pieces. Dry with a heat tool so the inks meld in with the Frosted Crystal. Ink the edges lightly with the Antique Linen. Apply Collage Medium to the back of the medium piece and adhere to the center of the large piece. 
Stamp the 'Finest in the World' sentiment from the Eccentric Stamp Set to the center of the cup using Black Soot Archival Ink. Use Collage Medium to adhere the foam to the top of the glass and the tiny foam piece directly below the longest drip on the bottom edge of the glass. Set the glass aside for now.
Cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock to 4.75 x 6.75 inches. Lay the Linked Squares Layering Stencil over the cardstock and ink over it using Antique Linen Distress Ink (Watermark Ink will work too.) pushing the ink into the paper, and moving the stencil to continue the design and covering the paper, creating a light colored but detailed background. I left a tiny uninked border on my cardstock. Corner round each of the corners. 
Using the Glacier White Pigment Ink and Bubble Stamp, stamp a portion of the image at the top and at the bottom of the cardstock. Dry to set the ink. 
Select several images from the Eccentric Stamp Set that will create a border around the cardstock, as well as a sentiment from the Noteworthy set that the finger will be pointing to. Place the cardstock into the stamp platform and arrange the stamps around the border of the card. Close the lid to secure the stamps, and then stamp them using Black Soot Archival Ink.
I forgot to show the Noteworthy set in the last picture so I placed it in this picture. Take the star trio image and add it onto a small stamping block, and stamp the stars in any open areas along the border using Black Soot. 
Ink the edges of the cardstock with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Use a white pen to color in some of the parts of the images on the border, like the line on the number line, the 7 on the round number wheel, and the shirt on the pointing hand. Cut a piece of Black Cardstock to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, and round the corners. Mount the kraft cardstock onto the black using two sided tape. Use a Distress Tool to tatter up the edges of the black cardstock. Cut and fold a kraft card base to 5 x 7 inches, round the corners, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Mount the card front onto the card base.

Use the words 'Father's Day' from the Thin Sentiment Words Thinlits and die cut them using Black Cardstock that has two sided tape on the back. (The pic shows the 'happy' as well, but I did not end up using it.) Pop out the letters and mount them onto White Heavystock. The reason I did this instead of just using the letters as they were is because I was limited on space and needed the letters to be squeezed tightly together to make the sentiment work, and I could not fit the 'happy' in. I will save it and the outline die piece for another Father's Day card. Cut around the White Heavystock and lightly ink around it using Gathered Twigs. Mount the words onto the bottom of the glass so that they hang off some. Add the 'happy' (ink the edges) from the Chit Chat Stickers to more White Heavystock, and add it above the 'father's day'. Add foam tape to the back of the glass, and mount it to the front center of the card.
(Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Glass Mat, Die Cut Machine, Two Sided Tape, Craft Tweezers, Heat Tool, Water Mister, Small Paint Brush, Stamp Platform, Corner Rounder, Small Stamping Block, Distress Tool, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Splat, Thin Sentiment Words 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Bubbles, Eccentric, Noteworthy 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Black Soot 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide: Antique Linen 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Frosted Crystal 
-Ranger Pigment Ink Pad: Glacier White 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Linked Squares 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers 
-Acetate, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White
I just love that Bubbles many uses. Thank you so much for stopping by everyone. I'll be back with more stamp projects this week. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Great card and very creative/resourseful....What Father or FIL wouldn't love to receive this on Father's Day.....

  2. So cute, it reminds me of one I saw 50 years ago!


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