Friday, February 03, 2023

Lost Shadow Distress To The Moon Valentine Card

How about that new Distress color?!! Talk about the most versatile neutral ever! Lost Shadow from Tim Holtz and Ranger is really unique as it's not too dark, not too light, goes with every single color in the line, AND can hold it's own all by itself. I never thought I could love a gray shade so much, but I do. Here on this very simple Valentine, which took me about 20 minutes to make from start to finish, I used Lost Shadow not only as a gray (for the moon) but also in place of my usual white that I would normally do on a night sky card. There is no other color I could do that with. Typically when I create a moon, I use a combination of Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, and Antique Linen to achieve the look I like, but with Lost Shadow it was all I needed. Just perfect! And then it's light enough to create stars with. Seriously, just perfect. Enjoy this simple simple tut and card...that can really be an all occasion card and not just a Valentine.
For this 4x5.5 inch card, I cut and folded a Kraft Cardstock base, inked the edges in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and then added a White Heavystock mat. I used the medium Sized Circles Movers and Shapers from Sizzix, to cut a White Heavystock piece for the moon. The medium Moon Mask from Stamper's Anonymous is a great match for this size of circle. I also cut the Black Kraftstock as a front for the card just slightly smaller than the white mat.

First, I inked over the whole circle with Lost Shadow Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool. Then I laid the open mask over the circle and inked in the parts with Lost Shadow Distress Oxide. Taking the Black Kraftstock, I placed the solid mask in the center upper portion of the black, and inked around it with the Oxide. Yes, it shows up wonderfully. Then I lightly misted both pieces with water to get some mottling going.

I adhered the moon in place, and then added the sentiment to the platform, covering the 'o' from the 'love' with a sticky note so it wouldn't get stamped. I inked it up and removed the sticky note, and stamped the sentiment from the Life Quotes Stamp Set over it and the bottom of the card front with the Lost Shadow Oxide and immediately poured the matching Embossing Glaze over. I heat set the glaze. Look how wonderfully it shows up on the black. No need for white. 

 I placed the solid moon mask over the moon to cover it up and added sticky note over the sentiment to cover it up, and mixed a tiny bit of water with a tiny bit of Lost Shadow Distress Paint, and then used the Splatter Brush to add drops of paint over the rest of the black card for a starry look. Again, no need for white. 

I die cut a piece of White Heavystock using one of the icing die pieces from the Colorize True Love Thinlits and die cut the part I wanted. I inked over the hearts I needed with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Ink and a Detail Blending Tool, and added the open heart to the place where the 'o' would go, and added a few more tiny hearts to the card. Then I added the card front onto the base card. This card was so super simple and so so fast to put together, and has a big impact I think.

(Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Scissors, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tool, Water Mister, Sticky Note, Anti-Static Pouch, Heat Tool, Detail Ink Tool, Spatter Brush) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Black Kraftstock 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Die: Sized Circles (Medium) 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Mask: Moon Mask 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Lost Shadow, Gathered Twigs, Lumberjack Plaid 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Lost Shadow 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Life Quotes 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Lost Shadow 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Lost Shadow 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Everyday 2023): Colorize True Love
Thank you so much for stopping by today! The new color rocks, and I can't wait for the last one...I hope soon. See you next time, and until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Tim Holtz Sizzix Everyday 2023 - Alphanumeric Emporium and True Love Colorize Chocolate Truffles Box Valentine Card

Welcome to February all you crafty people! Time is already flying by this year! Today, I have the third project shown in the Tim Holtz Sizzix Everyday Live, which is a Valentine Card made with the new True Love Colorize and Emporium Alphanumeric Thinlits. This card was really simple to make, and surprisingly fast considering all the pieces of chocolate, but they go together really fast when assembly line making and everything is laid out and ready to go. Speaking of chocolate, I am a self confessed chocoholic, so I loved making this card with the new dies, and they looked so good I couldn't help but take a bit ;0)! Enjoy!
This is a 5x7 inch card. To begin with I cut and folded a Kraft Cardstock base card to 5x7, rounded the corners and ink with Gathered Twigs. Then I cut Black Kraftstock a little smaller, rounded the corners and mounted that on. Then I cut the patterned Christmas Stash paper a little smaller, rounded corners, and inked it and mounted. Then I cut the White Heavystock to 4x5.5 inches, rounded the corners, mounted it on black, rounded those corners, and then mounted it on to the card front. I die cut the chocolate box from the True Love set with three different shades of red and assembled it, inked the edges and mounted the top part of the box to the upper left hand corner, and the lower part of the box overlapping in the right lower corner. I die cut the 'SWEET' from the Emporium Alphanumeric Thinlits and and mounted those to the top box, and choose sentiments from the Chit Chat sets. 

I assembly lined all the chocolate pieces, doing 12 all together using papers from the Neutral Kraftstock, and I assembled all the pieces except the decorating parts.
 For the decorative parts, I die cut those using White Heavystock, and used Distress Ink to color them, and then added them on the chocolates where they go. 

 I added more sentiments and cut one of the chocolate pieces to look like it had a bite out of it. I used a white pen for the dots and I colored in the lines in open areas of the 'SWEET' word. Then I finished off using Diamond Stickles over all the decorative parts on the chocolates. 

(Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Corner Rounder, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tool, Scissors, Craft Tweezers, Detail Ink Tool) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Black Kraftstock , Christmas Paperstash, Classic Kraftstock, Neutral Kraftstock, Seasonal Chit Chat, Chit Chat, Snarky Small Talk
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Everyday 2023): Colorize True Love, Alphanumeric Emporium 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Lumberjack Plaid 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-Ranger Stickles: Diamond 
-White Pen
Thank you for coming by here and especially for commenting. I hope to be back later on this month, so until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!