Hello and Welcome!
I’m so happy that you stopped by! Yesterday was a rainy day here in Ohio, so that gave me some time to create in my studio! I was playing around with the Distress Oxides and made a fun card background that I thought might work well with the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Theories set (CMS329). The new 2018 release begins shipping this week and I had the lucky privilege to receive the sets a bit early. What a happy day that was to be asked to create examples for the Tim Holtz booth at Creativation!! Talk about a leap of faith? I was so honored to be a part of something that showcases so many amazing new products, talents, and ideas, and that I was one of the few to create with some of these products prior to their release.
Recently, I was asked to participate in a Blog Hop with a group of the ladies that created many wonderful examples showcasing Tim’s new products… Another happy day! I’m so excited to join them and their many AMAZING talents! The Blog Hop will begin this Friday, February 2, so be sure to stop back over! …but until then, check this out!
First I started by smushing some of the Distress Oxides around on my craft mat. The colors that I chose were… Peacock Feathers, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint.
Then I added a bit of Evergreen Bough Distress Ink with a blending tool.
Then I added a bit of Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain Distress Inks along with some sprays of water from my distress sprayer and then dried it off with the heat tool in between layers.
This is the final color combo…
Then I set this aside and started on my tag for the front…
First I stamped my man on the wire with Jet Black Archival Ink, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. With a blending tool I blended Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint Oxides and then blended Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain Distress Inks…along with a bit of sprayed water, then dried it with the heat tool.
I added some circles blended through the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Dotted Stencil and stamped the phrase with Jet Black Archival Ink. The circles were added to both the background and the tag. I used the lid of my paint and stamped them with Walnut Stain Distress Paint/water combo. Then dried it with the heat tool.
I used a Distress Splatter Brush to add some of the Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink/water combo to splatter onto both the paper and tag.
I stamped a couple of numbers from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Ultimate Grunge Stamp Set (CMS075) and cut a background from an old dictionary page that had been inked with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I adhered the dictionary page to my background and with pencil lined up where I wanted my sewing line to go.
With my sewing machine and black thread, I stitched along the pencil line on both the background and along the stamped line on the tag. (I stitched the background twice and the tag once.)
I punched a couple of circles out of a dictonary page and inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Stitched a criss cross pattern on both, trimmed off the extra thread and used them to embellish the card. I also inked a few of the Idea-ology Sprockets and Gears with Gold Mixative and Mushroom Alcohol Ink and a tiny bit of Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint that I dabbed on with my finger to give them a little patina. Two of the gears were attached with a couple Hex Fasteners.
All the pieces were adhered together onto a dark brown card base that I cut from the Paper Stash Classic Craft Pad. A couple of the layers were pop dotted to give the card some more interest.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Be sure to stop back on Friday for the Blog Hop. I can’t wait to see all of the creative ideas that this wonderful group of ladies will be sharing! You won’t want to miss it!
Gather Your Supplies:
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink: Peacock Feathers, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink: Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Paint: Cracked Pistachio, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz/Ranger Alcohol Ink: Gold Mixative, Mushroom
Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Heat It Heat Tool, Distress Sprayer, Paper Stash Craft Pad, Distress Splatter Brush, Craft Mat
Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous: Theories CMS329, Ultimate Grunge CMS075, Dotted Mini Stencil (set #33)
Tim Holtz/Ideaology: Sprockets and Gears, Hex Fasteners
Other: Towel, Sewing Machine, Black Thread, Old Dictionary Page
Another great project!! I love the colors!! And absolutely adore the stitching!!
Thank you so much, Jennalee!! It was a fun card to make…the stitching was one of my favorite parts too! Gotta love what a sewing machine can do to a card ❤️❤️❤️
One of my favorite cards made with this set…beautiful and effortless!
Thank you Ms. Paula!! You are so sweet! Hugs!! ❤️
Sara Emily Barker says
This is a great way to use that tightrope (or maybe slack rope) walker stamp. So clever to stitch it! Beautiful colors on your backgrounds, too! Congrats on being Tim’s designer for CHA! How fun!
Thank you so much, Sara!!! I love this set!! It was such a AWESOME dream come true! ❤️
Mary Kay Schabel says
Awesome card. Your tutorials are so well thought out. I’m so happy that you were chosen as one of the designers. You have great style!!!
Marie Paquet says
what a great card!
i love this card so very much…perfection!!
Marie Paquet says
Absolutely love the stitched detail element!
monica taylor says
Wonderful design. Love your background.
Robin G says
Oh this is an awesome technique! Thanks for sharing:)
janet wilson says
Love this card, I think this is my favourite set of stamps in this release
Tracy Evans says
Very clever piece. For me the stitching really takes this design to,the next level, it adds wonderful texture and so much interest to the design. Wonderful composition and I love how you have showcased the stamps. Tracy x
Becky Sorensen says
Such an awesome piece. The stamp, the sentiment and the sewing is all amazing.
Amy M says
Great tutorial and project; really lovely
Michelle Beck says
I gotta make this! Thanks for sharing
Rosann aka Rea' says
ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYTHING about this card … it took me to my happy place; your creativity is over the top AWESOME !!
LINDA F PORTER says
Love this! I love to see sewing incorporated into work.
Gayle B says
This is great, I love everything about it!
Jackie P Neal says
Stacey, this is fabulously cool! I so appreciate your taking the time to share the step outs- your art is so inspirational!
Absolutely glorious! Colours, layers – pure perfection… one of my favourite things ever, and you made me put that stamp set in my basket!
I really love your Project.
Beautiful background and love the steps you have shown to make the card-I am going to give it a try-looks like fun.
Magdalena Mirabelka says
Absolutely gorgeous! I love this card!!!
You are a genius. This piece is absolutely magical. I love everything about it! Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful love how you did the background
Erika Rusch says
Kari Leach says
This stamp has a Cirque du Soleil vibe, love it
Carolyne Thrasher says
That’s pretty masterful inking techniques. I like that you used minimal embellishments too!
Joanne Kirkbright says
They say copying someone is the highest form of compliment – well, I have complimented you soooo many times (a post from 2013 inspired me the other day) – and I just have to try to replicate this amazing work too. Thank you so much for sharing 🙏
Geralyn Gray says
Great quote! Leap and the net will appear!
Denise Ferguson says
I am in love with the wonderful, eye catching detailed on your project! Thanks so much for the step by step instruction!
Tammy Nelson says
This piece is so beautiful. The colors work together so wonderfully, and your were so clever using the lid to your paint for the cool ring effect.
Pam DeChellis says
This is my favorite image from the stamp release! Love that inky background you created- the colors mis perfectly! Wonderful project! Thanks Stacy!
Tammy Wilmot says
There are so many details in this card, I think it’s a true work of art! Well done and thanks for sharing!
Olivia Martin says
I love the continuation of the stamped line onto to background using stitching.
Renee Zarate says
I forgot how beautiful Evergreen Bough can be, thanks for the reminder. This is a beautiful blend of colors.
I’ve admired this card several times. So whimsical, but so much technique!
Jane Luxem says
Love your project! So very creative! Thanks for sharing.
Rita Timmons says
WOW! I love this project! Running to my craft room now to make something. This is awesome….
Some of my favourite colours!!! I do love working with the oxide inks. I love distress inks too, but the oxide takes everything to a whole different level. Great tag, love it and the sentiment. Great little piece of art!!! Thank you for the step by step!
Have a great weekend.
Cindy K Goedel says
Love the saying, but the net doesn’t always appear! Love this stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beth A Myers says
I need to spend more time on my backgrounds. Your is just beautiful!
Judy D. says
This card is awesome! Love the colors, the main image and the saying, as well as all the other details. Perfection! Judy D.
Love the colors, textures, & layers.
Gail D says
Delicious oxide combo with stencilling for the background!
tina henderson says
What can I say? …. totally love everything about your creation 🙂
Ann K. says
Wow. This post is going to be saved on one of my Pinterest boards for sure… great photos and love the sewing touches. Thanks!