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!

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully done! I love the versatility of Lost Shadow, and really not surprised at how beautifully it creates the moon ✨🤍✨
    Sheila Styre-Briere


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