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Today I have a card made with papers that I had leftover from another project. I posted that project on Instagram a few days ago… that tutorial is coming soon…but in the meantime I thought I’d share this card. Never throw away practice papers or pieces that didn’t quite work out for you. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to my scrap box and pulled out previously made papers. It’s fun to look at them through different eyes and find other ways to use them.
Let’s get started!!
This paper was created by using watercolor paper, Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste, a palette knife, the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Starry Layering Stencil, and Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder – Opaque Bling.
I started by spreading the crackle paste through the layering stencil with the palette knife, removed the stencil and sprinkled the embossing powder over the area with the paste. Be sure to gently tap off the extra powder and then set your paper aside to dry. I let it dry for an hour and a half or so. After its dry, emboss with a heat tool.
After I embossed it, I smushed the embossed side with Distress Oxide Inks. The colors I used were…Iced Spruce, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, and Walnut Stain. I also sprayed it with a distress sprayer in between drying with a heat tool and blotting with a towel.
Next, I cut out the word, PEACE from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Vintage Tidings Die Set, I had smushed a piece of watercolor scrap paper with the same Distress Oxide Inks that I had previously used: Iced Spruce, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, and Walnut Stain.
I then embossed the edges with Distress Embossing Ink and the same Sparkle Opaque Bling Embossing Powder. With a blending tool and Distress Oxide Black Soot, I gently inked the edges of “PEACE” to make it pop and then set that aside to work on the peace background.
I blended with blending tools, Distress Oxide Ink Iced Spruce, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint onto a piece of watercolor paper and then stamped the diamond pattern background stamp in Antique Linen. This stamp was from the Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous, Simon Says Stamp Stamptember set, but there is a larger background diamond pattern that is in the Sparkles and Christmas Stamp Set. I then dried it with the heat tool. Then I added Distress Clear Embossing Ink with a blending tool, edged the piece with the ink, and embossed it with the Sparkle embossing powder.
The greens were cut from watercolor paper and the Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Greens Mini set. I blended Distress Ink, Forest Moss and Peeled Paint, with a blending tool and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then added the berries with Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Ivory Seashell, and then set those aside to dry. After they were dry, I gathered and adhered the pieces together. I used pop dots to make the word “peace” stand out and then added a phrase from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Clippings. I blended a tiny bit of Frayed Burlap over top of the phrase to darken it a bit.
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Have a GREAT day!!
Creatively Yours, Stacy
Supplies to Gather-
Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Sparkles and Christmas, Layering Stencil Starry
Tim Holtz/ Sizzix – Vintage Tidings Die Set, Holiday Greens Mini Set
Tim Holtz/ Idea-ology – Christmas Clippings
Distress Oxide Inks – Iced Spruce, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Peeled Paint
Distress Ink – Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
Ranger Ink – Craft Mat, Palette Knife, Blending Tools and Pads, Heat It Craft Tool, Distress Sprayer, Clear Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder,
Tonic Studios – Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell
Other – Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder – Opaque Bling, Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste, Canson Watercolor Paper, Towel