Happy Friday, friends!
I hope you’ve had a beautiful week. I am back today with a card that I created using a background from my ever-growing background basket…
My basket has been growing by leaps and bounds following all the AWESOME Tim Demo Saturday’s, and I thought it might be a good idea to start using some of them. Deciding what to make is sometimes one of the hardest parts about making for me. Grabbing that big basket of backgrounds was the perfect jump start that I needed to get to making.
I reached for that lovely new distress color, Speckled Egg (sorry, not sorry for using this awesome color again. LOL! 😉 ) and the new Stacked Hexagon and Scribbly Butterfly thinlet sets to make the card.
I created a framed panel a few weeks ago, using the stacked tiles and I’ve been eager to use them on a card.
The hex’s are perfect for cutting small bits and scraps of paper. Some little details were added to the tiles by stamping them with the new Field Notes ephemera stamp set CMS396.
So, let’s get to it!
This background may look a little familiar because I used one very similar to it on the Patriotic project that I created and shared on Memorial Day. Backgrounds are funny things..sometimes they don’t get the focus that they deserve. The color combo that I used was Speckled Egg, Black Soot and Fired Brick, then I mixed in some Antique Linen and a bit of Pumice stone. I absolutely loved this one, and just had to have it be one of the main focuses of the card. I mean, you put so much time and love into creating them, why shouldn’t they be?!
..here’s a peek at a bunch that I made and a link to the step-out process photos of how to create it.
To start off, I colored the little flower ephemera stamp CMS396 using a variety of Distress Markers (Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke, Peeled Paint and Evergreen Bough) then stamped it onto a scrap of paper, (I believe the scrap paper had been blended with Hickory Smoke Oxide Ink and spritzed with water, again, it was a scrap) then I trimmed it out with one of the hex’s.
I smooshed some Speckled Egg, Pumice Stone and Antique Linen Distress Inks onto a craft mat and spritzed the ink with water. I dipped the paper into the inks on the mat, then dried it with my heat tool.
I inked up the Entomology Background Stamp (CMS328) with both the speckled egg and pumice stone inks, spritzed it with water, then stamped it onto the the paper.
I stamped the “Received” stamp with Hickory Smoke Archival Ink then colored a little of the stamp with Speckled Egg ink using a Distress Water Brush.
Then I trimmed another Hex using the paper.
One of the Scribbly Butterflies was cut from Distress Watercolor Paper. I smooshed more of the inks onto a craft mat, spritzed the ink with water and dipped the butterfly into one ink, and then the other. While the butterfly was still wet from the ink, I sprinkled a little Hickory Smoke and Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze onto the butterfly and embossed it with a Embossing Gun.
I stitched around each of the tiles and the background with cream thread using my sewing machine. Both the background and edges of the tiles were blended with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
I stamped the phrase “use your wings” from the Tiny Text stamp set (CMS394) onto a scrap of paper, using Speckled Egg Oxide Ink, then embossed it with the glaze.
A small button was applied to the smallest tile using collage medium.
I arranged the layout then adhered the tiles to the background using foam tape.
The butterfly was added, the background applied to a card base, and with that… my card was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a fantastic weekend doing things that make you happy! See you soon!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Vines and Roses CMS298, Field Notes CMS396, Entomology CMS328, Tiny Text CMS394
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Scribbly Butterflies, Stacked Hex Tiles, Vagabond
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Distress Markers- Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Hickory Smoke
Distress Ink- Speckled Egg, Pumice Stone
Distress Embossing Glaze- Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Foam Tape, Distress Watercolor Paper, Hickory Smoke Archival Ink
Other- Vintage Buttons, Sewing Machine, Thread