Hello Friends, I’m so happy you stopped by today!
Holy Moly! …How fun was it yesterday to watch the AWESOME Tim Holtz Facebook Live!!! Tim and Stampers Anonymous have done it again…so many brilliant stamp sets, beautiful creations and unlimited inspiration. I could hardly stand it. If you didn’t have a chance to watch it today you can see it HERE
It was such a privilage to be asked to create some samples and I am so excited to share them with you! Here is my first one…
The Fabulous Mr. Bones!
I love him! Creepy yet distinguished …am I right? And don’t even get me started on that owl… oh my goodness, this set is sure to be one of my go-tos for Halloween.
For this card I used – Mr. Bones (CMS345) Ornate & Lace (CMS348) and also the new Shifter Diamonds Layering Stencil (THS110) …wait till you try them, they are so cool, super easy to use and oh so addictive!
I stamped Mr. Bones with Ground Expresso Archival Ink, onto a piece of watercolor paper that I found in my scrap box..the paper already had some lightly inked images on it in very muted tones. It hadn’t worked on another project, but worked perfectly for this one.
I then cut out a mask of Mr. Bones and placed it over top of him, then with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, stamped over him with the Ornate background stamp.
On another sheet of watercolor paper I blended Gathered Twigs and Black Soot Distress Inks through the Diamonds Shifter Layering Stencil and blended Black Soot Distress Ink around the edge.
I cut out a leaf from the new Sizzix Skeleton Leaves die set and sprayed the leaf with some Tarnished Brass Distress Spray.
I stitched the diamond paper onto a piece of patterned paper from the Collage Paper Stash. Mr. Bones was matted onto a piece of black card stock that had been stamped with a few spiderwebs in Picket Fence Distress Ink.
I sewed a small piece of spooky fabric to the back of Mr. Bones and added an Idea-ology Halloween Word Key, and a wasp from the Entomology Stamp Set.
The wasp was stamped onto watercolor paper, colored with Distress Markers, and a Clear Wink of Stella Marker, then with a Ranger Clear Embossing Marker and Clear Embossing Powder, embossed and cut out.
The phrase “Trick or Treat” was stamped onto a scrap piece of dictionary paper and cut into a banner shape.
The phrase “no one would dare” was from the Idea-ology Halloween Clippings.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I look forward to sharing more inspiration from today’s Facebook Live in September and October. So be sure to stop back and follow this blog!
…And be sure to check out Tim’s blog for the list and link to all the fabulous designers who contributed to yesterday’s Stampers Anonymous Release.
Have a great day!
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GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES –
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Mr. Bones (CMS345) Ornate & Lace (CMS348), Entomology (CMS328), Shifter Diamond Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Ground Expresso Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Ink- Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Distress Markers- Mustard Seed
Distress Spray Stain- Tarnished Brass
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Craft Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Skeleton Leaves Die Set, Entomology Die Set, Vagabond 2
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Collage Paper Stash, Halloween Word Keys, Halloween Sticker Clippings
Other- Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush Marker, Versamark Marker, Vintage dictionary book page, Sewing Machine and Thread, Creepy Halloween Fabric
Ann B says
Stacy this is wonderful, as always! The FB live was so fun, so many amazing stamps and the shifting stencils are definitely going to be a necessity. I love the way you’ve layered these pieces and the masking was such a great way to showcase both incredible images! I love your work, congratulations on being part of the dream team, you absolutely deserve it! 🖤
I seriously can’t thank you enough, Ann!! You always make me smile with your sweet comments.. I am so happy that you like it and treasure every word! ♥️ Big hugs my friend! 😘
Awww, your reveal! It’s is vintage Halloween goodness. Love all the layers !!!!!
Yes! The beginning of several posts to come…so exciting!!! Thank you for always being so kind and always having a funny and sweet comment! Hugs! ♥️
Deb S. says
Stacy, I really enjoyed the live feed yesterday with all of the new release items…your samples were fabulous! Very inspiring…make me wanted to shop and get into the craft room and create!!!
Yay!! Wasn’t it fun!! I’m so happy that you were able to watch, so much inspiration!!! And definitely get in there and start making!! ♥️
fabulous card Stacy! Love mr Bones!
Thank you so much, Paula!!!! ♥️
Anne R says
I did watch the video, it was amazing – and so is this sample Stacy!! Mr Bones is fabulous and looks wonderful with the fabric behind, the finishing stitching and the wasp is a great addition. LOVE this!! Hugs, Anne xx
Thank you so very much, Anne!! It was a wonderful sneak peek wasn’t it!!? I’m so happy that you like him, he is definitely going to be used often for Halloween! Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment…Hugs to you my friend! ♥️
marilyn shannon says
Stacy, I always so enjoy you creations! Did you do that incredibly awesome tombstone and if so will you please post a tutorial on how you made this?!!!!!!!!
Hello, Marilyn! I’m so happy that you do and yes, I will be posting the tutorial on my tombstone 🖤 it has got to be one of my all time favorite projects to make, EVER! I can’t wait to make another one..keep an eye out for the tutorial! Thank you! ♥️
Jo Kirkbright says
Simply amazing 😍
Thank you so much, Jo! ♥️
Your cards and tombstone were so spectacularly over the top. The details and layers are magnificent. So happy you create for Mr.Tim…it is truly a sight to behold on the live FB. It was so enjoyable to see all of the cards and makes, and of course, all of the new stamps!
Thank you so very much, Nancy! It has been an amazing experience that I am so truly grateful for, a wish come true ♥️ everyone’s makes were amazing, and those stamps are going to be used and loved by so many…hugs and thank you again!
So gorgeously spooky!! All the layered backgrounds really bring this card to life!!
Thank you so much, Jennalee…your opinion and kindness mean so much to me! Hugs! ♥️
This is an amazing card, thanks so much for the tutorial!
Thank you so much, Kari! I’m so happy that you like it…thanks for stopping by to check it out! ♥️
So many marvelous details Stacy! I love your harlequin background with the brown and black. Such fabulous colors for Mr Bones! I just love your work!!
Thank you so, so much, Tami!!! Those shifters are AWESOME!!! That is so sweet of you to say!!! Hugs! ♥️
Rosann Barnes says
WOW … such cool layers ! The wasp are amazing too !
Sara Emily Barker says
Hi Stacy! Better late than never, and I’m so happy I finally got around to see your amazing Halloween card! I’ve got the skeleton leaves on my wish list and you have sealed the deal! Great work using the Harlequin shifter stencil (also on the list) and the creepy Mr. Bones. Hugs!