Hello there…remember me??
oh my goodness, it feels like ages since I posted last. A bit of life got in the way of my creative endeavors, and I’ve found myself creating in a different way, as in, creating a new home and a slightly smaller tattered nest.
I hope that this post finds you well and deep into decorating your halls and preparing for all that is the holiday rush. This years festivities may be a little different since we will be doing them in a pandemic style. But I hope that the extra down time has given you some time to do some of those things that you always said you wanted to do, but didn’t have the time.
Since my last post, we bought a new old home (which we completely love), moved into said home, prepared a home to sell, sorted through everything that I never knew that I owned, prepared for a giant downsizing moving sale, plus have unboxed and settled into our new place. Which, as I write all of these things down, it’s no wonder that I’ve not been spending time in my studio, life has been a bit hectic! Believe me when I say, when you are a collector and the descendants of collectors and you decide to downsize…it takes a while.
Anyways…I am back today with a Christmas card that I created using some of the new Tim Holtz Sizzix products. The products featured are the new Engraved 3D Texture Fade and the new Darling Deer.
Both of these new products are wonderful to work with..the Engraved 3D folder is a fantastic way to dress up a background when combined with Distress Ink and to add to the festive feel of the card, I used Statue Alcohol Ink Alloy and Clear Rock Candy Glitter to glitz it up a bit.
Here’s a peek at some of that yummy texture.
So, let’s get to it…
I started by directly rubbing the deep textured side of the 3D embossing folder using a Walnut Stain Distress ink pad, then lightly spritzed a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper with water, then ran it through my Vagabond.
After the paper was embossed, I dried it with my heat tool and then lightly rubbed a tiny bit of collage medium on to the texture, using my finger. I then applied a small amount of Clear Rock Candy Glitter using a glitter duster, then set the paper aside to dry. Collage medium dries pretty quick, and especially fast when you are impatient like me and have a trusty Ranger heat tool.
Once the glitter was dry, I again, lightly rubbed a little Statue Alloy onto the embossed areas using my finger. Normally, Alcohol Ink isn’t used on regular paper, it is a medium that normally must be used on slick surfaces, but, I’ve experimented and found that by applying the alloy to my finger and then rubbing it onto paper, it works perfectly to add a little metallic accent or guilded look to my cardstock projects.
Besides having messy fingers, you can get some pretty yummy results…
I cut a couple of the Darling Deer out of paper that had been inked and blended with a variety of brown distress inks. The large deer antlers were rubbed with a small amount of collage medium and sprinkled with clear rock candy, then dried.
I created another background to place behind the deer by stamping (Holiday Type CMS281) with Aged Mahogany then lightly sprinkled some of the stamped area with clear and gold embossing powders and then, embossed with a heat gun. The background was then trimmed to fit the deer and stitched using a sewing machine and red thread. I rubbed collage medium onto the background edge and sprinkled some glitter randomly and set aside to dry.
I cut some greens (Sizzix thinlet sets Funky Festive and Pine Branch, from some scrap distress papers, blended the edges of the greens with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and rubbed on a small amount of the Statue Alloy.
All the elements were then applied to the backgrounds and with that, my card was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for bearing with me through my creative drought. I hope to be back in my creative space feathering my nest and sharing with you very soon…
Have a great day and stay well my friends!
The ingredients to create this card… Distress Inks and sprays, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Distress Sprayer, Distress Watercolor Paper, Sizzix Thinlet Darling Deer, 3D Engraved Texture Fade, Funky Festive, Pine Branch, Stampers Anonymous Stripes and Holiday Type CMS281, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Statue Alcohol Ink Alloy, Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder.
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