Hello and Welcome!
I’m back today with a tutorial for a card that I created for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Creativation 2019 Booth. Holy Moses, how in the world does Tim and Stampers Anonymous keep coming up with awesome stamp set after AWESOME STAMP SET? It truly blows my mind. They just keep getting better year after year… and this years’ release is no exception. If you didn’t have a chance to see the Sneak Peek that Tim shared on Facebook Live a couple of weeks ago, you can check it out HERE.
For today’s card I used the new Media Marks 1 (CMS362) and Media Marks 2 (CMS363) stamp sets. These typically are not the kind of stamp sets that I am attracted to, so I was a bit leery to give them a try… but after I played with them, I was HOOKED! I stayed in my comfy spot and kept the doodles in natural tones then blended in some vintage buttons, sticker clippings and messy stitching. It easily has become one of my favorite cards created for the show. In fact, I ended up creating another card using these same sets that I will be sharing with you very soon.
The Media Marks stamp sets are perfect for people who love the doodles that mixed media artists create on their projects, but made for those that aren’t as comfortable doodling for themselves. Here is a look at Media Marks 2 and Mini Media Marks…
As always, the stamps will be released gradually through January, February and March. These sets were all in the January Release, so they are available now.
Let’s get started!!
I started by stamping the leaves onto my Distress Watercolor Paper with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink then smooshed a bit of Scattered Straw onto my mat and watercolored in a few areas of the leaves with my Detail Water Brush. Making sure to dry with my heat tool between layers of colors. For the leaves to the right side of the card, I stamped one leaf on top of another.
Then I began coloring the insides of the leaves with Distress Markers including Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, and Hickory Smoke and blended them with my water brush.
I blended Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the edges of the card, spritzed it with my Distress Sprayer, dabbed up the drips with a towel and dried it with my heat tool.
I stamped the dots with Black Soot Distress Ink and blended the color a bit with my water brush to give the dots a watercolor look, then dried them. Then I stamped the squiggle lines with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
I also decided to add some of the leftover colors that were on my water brush and filled in some of the areas around the leaves. I randomly stamped some areas using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and the Ledger Script background stamps (CMS241)
I found the phrase “Do all the good you can” in the Idea-ology Sticker Clippings and found words that went perfectly with that theme.
I cut a tiny heart from a vintage dictionary page and went digging through my jar of vintage pearl and white glass buttons… yes, this possibly may have been the longest part of creating this card, because digging through an old jar of buttons is glorious…
and speaking of buttons… don’t you just love VINTAGE BUTTONS?
Buttons are, in my opinion, one of THE BEST little embellishments out there! They add a touch of vintage to any project and are fairly cheap and easy find in junk shops and estate sales. Some of the best buttons are the ones that still have the lovely bits of thread that were lovingly hand stitched and sewn onto clothing, then trimmed off and saved to be used in future projects. A touch of the past in a tiny little package. ♥️
…now back to the card 🙂
After I decided which buttons and words to use, I set them aside, and with my sewing machine and cream thread, messy stitched around the leaves and the edges of the card.
I adhered the phrase and words, and carefully stitched around them.
Then I added the heart and hand stitched the buttons into place.
With that, my card was complete!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Media Marks 1 (CMS362), Media Marks 2 (CMS363), Ledger Script (CMS241)
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Sticker Clippings
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Distress Inks-Frayed Burlap, Scattered Straw, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke
Distress Markers- Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, Hickory Smoke
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Distress Watercolor Paper, Detail Water brush,
Other- Sewing Machine and Thread, Vintage Buttons, Dictionary Page