Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous 2023 Collection - BOLD BOTANICALS Cards
Updated: Apr 15
Hello Lovelies! Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous 2023 Collection is here and packed with a versatile selection of images and stencil patterns that had me running to my crafting table!
Today, with the help of the stunning Bold Botanical and whimsical Note Quotes sets, we'll make a rainbow of cards using an array of Distress Oxide Pads and dabble with a little Distress Paint.
Bold Botanicals is just one of 6 stamp sets in this new collection which has a great mix of gorgeously detailed vintage images, glorious florals and a sentiment collection with built in backgrounds. Click picture below to shop the bunde, or for purchase individually from Simon Says Stamp.
Let's take a closer look at the two sets at the core of today's card set - Bold Botanicals and Note Quotes, as well as some of the other key supplies we'll need:
In addition to the stamps, we'll be using a little paint and two of the new stencils with some Texture Paste:
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BOLD BOTANICALS CARD SET - Stamping, Stenciling, Die-cutting and Adding Paint Accents
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pads - See list below in Card Palette
Distress Oxide Colors: used to ink the stamps and stencils
BOLD BOTANICAL PANELS
Position stamp in stamp positioning tool, ink selected stamp partially, with the first Distress Oxide color, stamp/re-ink until you get the saturation of color your prefer
Clean the stamp of this first color to prevent cross contaminatio of your ink pads and repeat the first step with each of the remaining colors until the full image is colored
Die-cut with the similarly sized Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED DECKLE Thinlits Die or simple trim to size with your paper cutter or Deckle Edge Cutter
Brush the edges of the die-cut panel with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and set aside to dry,
STENCILED CARD BASES
The Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feather Distress Oxide ink backgrounds have both color applied with a Mini Ink Blender and then Texture Paste applied over top of the color with a Palette Knife onto a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base to create dimension and texture. Do these ones first as they need drying time.
Complete the stenciled card bases with ink-blending Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed onto the final 2 card bases.
Stamp the sentiment backgrounds first in Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade (for the squares) and Shabby Shutters and Cracked Pistachio* Distress Ink.
*photo shows Salvaged Patina and I switched to Cracked Pistachio after
I decided to use inks instead of Oxides here as I wanted really crisp blacks and sometime when I layer oxides, the colors are more muted, which can be beautiful, but not what I was going for on this card
Die-cut the sentiments using the similarly sized Stacked Circles or Stacked Squares
FINISHING THE CARDS
I rescued some Tim Holtz Jute String from my stash and selected the blue, green, yellow and pink colors to wrap around my Botanical panels
Pop the panel up with foam tape, layer off-center on the matching card front
Use foam dots and a tape runner to apply adhesive to the sentiment die-cut and then apply to the card front
Last look at this cute set of gorgeous botanicals!
Come back soon! Leave me a comment with your thoughts please. It means a lot and I am happy to take any questions.
See you soon!
I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with Simon Says Stamp.