Take NoteHello and Welcome back!
It’s my second week participating in the Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight and this weeks theme is “Take Note” so with that theme in mind I decided to go in a written word direction.
I created a card using the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Entomology Stamp Set CMS328 and the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Theories Stamp Set. To say that I am obsessed with handwritten and text stamps is a total understatement and these stamp sets do NOT disappoint.
In the Entomology Stamp set there is a very delicate and finely written background stamp that stamps beautifully! The bugs are AWESOME as well! They would be perfect for many projects including cards, notebooks, or planners and they scream guy, Halloween and grunge!
In the Theories Stamp set, there are several inspirational greetings that are useful for all different occasions. They are a worn typewriter text font, that I love! The phrase that I chose to use on my card worked well with this weeks theme. Be sure to check both sets out!
The first step in this card was to make the background…
I inked the inside of my Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fades – Floral, with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, the side with the background is the best way to do it, in the newer style fades, it is the side that has the pattern in black.
Then I inserted a piece of watercolor card stock and then ran it through my Vagabond.
After it is embossed it will look like this…
I absolutely LOVE what the ink and texture fades together do to paper! So AWESOME!
I then sprayed it with my Distress Sprayer, and then dried it with my heat tool. Then I blended a bit of the Tattered Rose Distress Ink over the embossed flowers and stamped the handwritten text stamp with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and blended a bit of pumice stone onto the flowers as well.
Then I set that aside and started working on the front portion of the card. I cut a piece of water color card stock down to fit the front of my card and with the handwritten text stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Ink, stamped around on the paper and then sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed the images.
Then I blended a bit of Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide, Pumice Stone Distress Ink and Walnut Stain Distress Ink plus a bit of water from the Distress Sprayer, dabbed it with a towel and dried it with my heat tool to look like this…
After that I cut the word “beautiful” with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Handwritten Love Die Set from a scrap piece of watercolor paper with my Vagabond. Inked it with Distress Clear Embossing Ink and sprinkled it with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder and heated it with my heat tool.
Then on another piece of scrap watercolor paper I stamped the flower image from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Nature’s Moments (CMS001). I colored directly onto the stamp with a selection of Distress Markers, the colors I used were…Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap and Forest Moss. I then lightly sprayed the stamp with my Distress Sprayer and stamped the flower onto the paper and dried it with my heat tool. I then fussy cut around the flower.
After the flowers was cut out I inked one of the Tim Holtz Pen Nibs with Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink and a bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink ..then I tied it to the flower stems with a piece of string. I decided the layout of the card and stamped the phrase from the Theories Stamp Set (CMS329)
The phrase was stamped with Ranger Watering Can Archival Ink. After the ink was dry I blended a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink along the edges. Matted the background paper onto a light pink card stock from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash with pop dots and adhered the rest of the card together.
Thank you so much for stopping by today..I can’t wait to see your projects and what you create! Be sure to visit Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge next week to see what the next challenge will be!
Gather Your Supplies:
Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink:
Distress Oxide Ink- Frayed Burlap
Other: Canson Watercolor Paper