Monday, August 29, 2022

Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2022 - Leaf Prints 2 and Embossed Glazed Crest Autumn Card

Hello Everyone! I hope you were able to catch the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Halloween Live on Saturday...if not the replay is available...because there was soooo much goodness to be shone...WOW! I am always blown away by the makes and the inspiration I have after...after my mind calms down that is. I am truly humbled to even be apart of it all, and really do thank all of you for the support and encouragement. That being said, here is my After Live make using the new Leaf Prints 2 Stamp Set and Crest Layering Stencil, and I'll have the other two projects that were on the Live here within the next two weeks, so stay tuned for those. This Autumn card has all the yummy colors of Fall that I love so much, and just makes me feel that windy chill in the air, along with that cinnamon-y smell. It was even quite fast to make, minus the drying time on the paste. There is probably a little too much going and blending on here, and so some parts are harder to see at certain angles, but I like a card that has to be stared at and touched to fully get the Seasonal impact I was going for. More is more! ;0) Enjoy!
Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4.75 x 6.75 inches for card front. Ink over the whole surface of the paper with Speckled Egg Distress Ink from Ranger with an Ink Blending Tool. 
Place inked paper in the Stamp Platform. Gather Leaf Prints 2 stamp set and plan out the arrangement of the leaves to cover the whole surface of the card. Close the platform to secure the stamps. Using Crackling Campfire, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides, randomly ink portions of the leaves with each color and stamp. Add more of any of the colors until all parts of the leaves are stamped. Leave the leaves in place on the platform. 
Remove the top portion of the platform with the Leaf Prints. Shake up Harvest Moon, Wicked Elixir, and Burning Ember Distress Mica Stains. Take the lid with the stamps and the three Stains outside or place in a Splat Box, and mist each color of Stain over the Leaf Prints. Immediately place the lid back on the platform and stamp them over the paper. Open lid and let paper sit for a few minutes to absorb the Stain.
Lightly mist or flick water onto the paper. Remove the paper and let dry. Remove the lid of the platform with the stamps and run water over it until the Stain is all removed. Pat stamps dry with a paper towel and place back on the stamp plastic cover, and dry lid before placing back on. 
Shake the Harvest Moon Mica Stain, and lightly mist over the paper. Let dry, and then ink the edges of the paper with Speckled Egg Distress Ink.
Have all the Distress Embossing Glazes open and ready to go and a clean piece of paper nearby to capture the Glazes. Place the Crest Layering Stencil over the left side of the paper so only the top to the bottom of the vase looking part is showing and the stencil is at the very left side of the paper, and then secure with tape. Using a palette knife and Distress Crackle Texture Paste, apply a nice thick like layer of the paste through the stencil. Remove the stencil and place in water to clean later.  Working quickly while the Paste is wet, pinch a bit of the Vintage Photo Embossing Glaze and carefully drop the powder over the parts of the stencil that look like a vase and post of the vase going upward. Add a little Fossilized Amber to those places as well. Next add Fired Brick and Crackling Campfire Glazes over the five roses and the dots on the leaf vine going out to the right. Then add Rustic Wilderness Embossing Glaze over the leaves around the roses. Randomly add Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Embossing Glazes over all the rest of the leaves. Lift up the paper and place over the scrap paper and gently shake the paper to make sure the Glazes cover all the areas of the paste and then turn the paper over and pour off the extra powder. Save the powder if you wish in a jar for other projects or throw away. Let the paper dry about 30 minutes to an hour and then heat emboss. 
Cut and fold a Kraft card base to 5 x 7 inches, and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink. Cut a piece of orange Metallic Kraftstock to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, and mount on the Kraft with two sided tape. Stamp the sentiment onto Watercolor Paper with Vintage Photo Archival, and then ink over it with Speckled Egg Distress Ink. Cut around it, and mount onto orange metallic, cut around that and fishtail the left end, and then mount onto Kraft, cut around with the fishtail, and ink edges in Vintage Photo. Add sentiment to card front and then mount the card front onto the base. 
(Paper Trimmer, Glass Mat, Ink Blending Tool, Stamp Platform, Water Mister, Palette Knife, Heat Tool, Two Sided Tape) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Speckled Egg
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Leaf Prints 2, The Scarecrow 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Crackling Campfire, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Harvest Moon, Wicked Elixir, Burning Ember
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Crest 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste: Crackle 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Crackling Campfire, Fired Brick 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Jewels Kraftstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Vintage Photo
Thank you truly for stopping by today! I will be back real soon. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2022 - Bold Text and Retro Halloween Treat Bag #10 Gift Tags

I'm back and with my last project from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Live...these fun Bold Text Halloween and Retro Halloween Treat Bag Gift Tags, for those special Trick-or-Treaters.  The Retro Halloween images are so easy and fast to put together, and you can use so many substrates with them and interchange the pieces with different cool! I was lucky to find some (Although not enough so all the bags are not filled yet in the photos, but I'll be looking for more.) retro candy to fill the sacks with to match the retro feel of the that those are still being made, especially the Razzles. Enjoy!

When die cutting the Retro Halloween and Bold Text Halloween pieces, you will need glitter paper and Metallic Kraftstock in the same color family, as well as black cardstock, all with two sided tape on the back and ready to go...with the exception of the ghost and skull (they need black glitter paper as well as silver glitter paper and silver Metallic Kraftstock) and cat (yellow glitter paper but with black Metallic Kraftstock). All the faces will need two solid base pieces in glitter, one face in metallic, and one face in black cardstock. You will replace the inside pieces of black cardstock with the inside pieces of Metallic Kraftstock, then adhere each one to a glitter base with the glitter showing through to the eyes and anywhere else you think (See the next picture for some detail on this.). On the text of each one, die cut the words with black cardstock, remove the letters and save for later, and adhere the words to a glitter paper and trim around the border (see pic 3 for better details). Then you will decide which face to use on the tags and save the other for another project or make more tags with them. 
Here is a better look at what I talked about above. There are two base glitter pieces for each face (one in metallic and one in black), and you swap out the middle pieces on the faces with the other color, leaving the eyes open to see the glitter when you adhere the face on. You can also cut the two die pieces together to get a thin border trim to use on one, which is a cool thing to be able to do and that makes it like there are three dies per character instead of two. The hard part is deciding which face to use on the tag, or you can make two tags and use both. 
Here is a little detail on the sentiment. Die cut using Black Cardstock with two sided tape on back, push out the letters and use for another time, then adhere to a glitter paper and trim around. Adhere this onto Mixed Media Cardstock or Manila and trim around just leaving a tiny border, and ink the border with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
To make the tags, pick two Halloween Backdrops to paper piece together. Cut each into six each pieces, and then join two together (one piece from sheet) with a piece of Halloween Design Tape. Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and then mount onto Black Cardstock, just leaving a very thin edge. Mount this onto Mixed Media Cardstock or Manila, and cut and ink the edges. Mount this onto a patterned Halloween paper (I used Halloween this stash!) and leave a wider border, and ink. Then mount onto black and finally onto a #10 Kraft Tag, and ink the edges. Lots of layers, but it really makes the images pop. 
To dress up the characters, add hats cut from patterned Halloween paper, and even add a pom pom on top with Collage Medium. To make collars, cut a piece of Mummy Cloth about 5 inches long, and pull a few threads from each side opposite each other to make it ruffle up, and gently pull and slide the cloth at the same time until you get the ruffled look you want. Tie the threads into a knot behind the collar, and add two sided tape behind. Remove the two sided tape backing from the character and stick the collar in place where you want it and then adhere the character to the tag directly or add some foam tape behind to prop up the middle of the face and stick the sides of the face down like I did. Adhere the sentiment below. Add whatever else you want to dress up your character. 
Take large Kraft treat sacks that are slightly larger than the #10 tag, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Fill the bags with vintage retro looking candy, and fold the top about 3/4 of an inch. Punch a hole in the middle of the fold to match up with the hole on the tag, and secure the tag on top of the sack with a Mummy Cloth bow to give to your special Trick-or-Treaters or as party favors. SO STINKING CUTE!

(Scissors, Two Sided Tape, Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tool, Foam Tape, Hole Punch)
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Halloween 2022): Retro Halloween, Bold Text Halloween 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Colors Kraftstock, Metallic Classics Kraftstock, Halloween Backdrops, Halloween Design Tape, Halloween Kraftstock, Halloween Trimmings 
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Mixed Media Cardstock, #10 Kraft Tags 
-American Crafts Glitter Paper Pad 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-4.75 x 9.25 Inch Kraft Gift Sacks, Tiny Pom Poms
More Halloween goodness is on the way, so stay tuned! Thank you so much for coming on over. Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!