I’m back again with a couple more cards
created for Tim Holtz Creativation 2018 Booth…
these ones are kinda grungy, I love grunge just as much as I love vintage, so they were awesome to create. Perfect for a guy in your life.
Both were created with the AMAZING Theories Stamp Set (CMS329)
I LOVE this set…not only the images, but the sayings as well.
The set is completely versatile…
check out this card I made using one of the phrases
(this card is one of my other tutorials called Take Note)
I also used the new Mail Art Stamp Set (CMS339)
for some additional embellishing on the cards…
These cards were both pretty easy to create and didn’t have a lot of steps. I focused on creating the backgrounds with a combo of Distress Oxides, Inks and Layering Stencils and then added the stamped and embellished images. Playing with both the Distress Oxides and Inks together can create some magical combos. So give it a try, and come up with your very own! 🙂
For the Men on the Bike…
First, I cut a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and blended a variety of inks with a blending tool onto the paper. I sprayed the paper with water with my Distress Sprayer, blotted the drips with a towel and then dried it with my heat tool.
For the designs at the left side and bottom of the background, I stamped the bicycling men upside down and off the edge of the paper with Black Soot Archival Ink. In order to get a good crisp image I used my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform so that I could restamp if I needed to. I have found that with the watercolor paper, stamping twice is the best, it works perfectly!!
Then with a blending tool and ink, I blended through the Stars Layering Stencil (THS008) a few stars. I stamped the Rush Arrow from the Mail Art Stamp Set.
The men on a bike embellishment was created on a piece of watercolor paper that I tore the bottom and top off, then blended with the same variety of colors that I used on the background. The bike was stamped in Black Soot Archival Ink and then I added some crazy stitching with my sewing machine and adhered it to the background.
I stamped the phrase, and then blended some ink through the new Stitched Layering Stencil (THS099), this added some blended on “stitches”. After that I emphasized a couple of the stars by tracing them and then coloring them in with a Distress Marker.
I matted my finished piece onto a piece of map paper from a Tim Holtz Paper Stash and the card base was from the Classic Kraft Paper Stash.
and then on to the Balloon Man…
First, I blended a variety of Distress Oxide and Distress Inks on to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Then I smooshed Black Soot Distress Ink onto the Layering Stencil, sprayed the inked area with water on the stencil, flipped it over onto the area that I wanted the dots, took a paper towel and laid it over top to absorb the extra ink, then removed the paper towel and stencil and dried it with my heat tool.
I stamped the Balloon Man in Black Soot Archival Ink using my Stamping Platform, sprinkled it with a bit of Clear Embossing Powder, heat embossed it and set it aside.
I then stamped the “Original” stamp onto a piece of scrap paper that I had previously inked with a variety of colors. I stamped the “accept who you are” phrase within the center opening and then along the bottom. Then it was adhered to a piece of cardstock. I stapled a piece of filmstrip to the front of the card and then added the matted phrase.
And there you have it… two completed cards!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT day and be sure to stop back again!
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GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES –
Tim Holtz/Stamper Anonymous- Theories Stamp Set (CMS329), Mail Art Stamp Set (CMS339)
Layering Stencils – Stitched (THS099), Stars (THS008), Bubbles (THS002)
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Black Soot Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Markers – A Variety
Distress Ink and Oxides- A Variety of colors plus Black Soot
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Tiny Attatcher, Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Filmstrip, Patterned Paper Stash
Other- Sewing Machine and Black Thread, Towel, Paper towel
Sara Emily Barker says
Hi Stacy, I only have a minute, so I’ll have to come back to soak in all these wonderful creations! I just popped by to say how much I adore your ATC you posted on Instagram for my Neutral Point of View challenge at Frilly and Funkie! It is amazing how much gorgeous detail you fit on that little thing! Beautiful work! (I don’t have IG, so couldn’t leave a comment there.) Thank you so much for playing along! It’s always a joy to see your work! Hugs! Sara Emily
Thank you so much, Sara Emily!!! You are always so nice and I really appreciate your kind words! It was smaller than I normally do but fun, I’ve got to try making some more ATC’s…I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs!!! ~Stacy ♥️
Sara Emily Barker says
Ok, I came back to really soak in the details on these cards and of your post. First I want to thank you for sharing your steps. Not many tell us how they create these wonderful backgrounds, so I am especially impressed by your generosity. Secondly, I love how you’ve used these stamps; they didn’t ‘grab’ me at first , but you have really showed me their versatility, especially for the quotes. I like how you’ve paired them with the mail art stamps. I’m loving that feminine vintage card, and I’ve got to go have a look at that. I think I may have missed that–thanks for the link. As always, you are an inspiration! Hugs!
You are so sweet! I’m happy to share, that’s what it’s all about…I’m happy you came back! ♥️