Hello Lovelies! Getting excited about sentiments is a little extra, but the Noteworthy Set from Tim Holtz's June 2022 Stampers Anonymous Release can inspire an entire card with just a few words!
My card ended up with lots of layers and a bit off kilter, but that is a lot like me, a lot going on and definitely off-beat. LOL
I experimented with a little Translucent Crackle Paste over my first layer of ink and then added even more texture with the Simple Plaid Diecut.
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BE YOU CARD - Inking, Stenciling and Die-Cutting
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps NOTEWORTHY
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BOTANIC COLLAGE
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps ECCENTRIC
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLORAL ELEMENTS
Tim Holtz Sizzix SIMPLE PLAID Thinlits Die
Tim Holtz Ranger 4.25 X 5.5 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK
Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink Pads - Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Pad / Spray Stain - Spun Sugar, Spun Sugar, Lovely Lilac, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass
This background started with me picking up left-over spray-stain, spritzed on my craft mat with watercolor cardstock
To get this ink-smooshed look, simply spray small puddles of Spray Stain (or dab Distress Ink Pads and spritz with water) onto your craft mat in the following colors: Spun Sugar, Lovely Lilac, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass
Dab the edges of the cardstock into the color, twisting slightly to mix the color and set aside to dry.
Once dry, stamp with this image from the Botanic Collage set in Distress Archival Black Soot.
Don't worry that it does not look like much now, we will do some more inking to deepen the colors later.
Stamp the sentiment in Hickory Smoke Archival Ink on white cardstock.
Trim as shown with the Deckle Edge Trimmer.
Stamp this image from the Eccentric set onto cardstock inked with Spun Sugar.
Stamp this image in clear ink on vellum, emboss in white and fussy cut.
Secure the stencil over the image.
I am using a Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion.
Use palette knife to apply Crackle Paste unevenly over about 1/2 of the inked layer, overlapping some of the stamped image.
There are times when messy can be good!
Set aside to dry.
Ink white cardstock with Distress Oxide Spun Sugar.
Die-cut with Simple Plaid Die.
Apply glue to the reverse side of the die-cut.
Adhere to the card front
INKING and STAMPING II
Once the Crackle Paste is dry, re-ink each colored area with the same ink using a blending tool.
After layering it, I decided to add a couple more images from the Eccentric Stamp Set to "spice up" the flower collage. LOL
It will be easier to add these before you layer. :-)
Ahere the sentiments and other elements as shown.
Drip a little Sterling Foundry Wax onto the bottom right corner and heat-set as shown.
I have a feeling I am going to be crackle-pasting another of these gorgeous stencils soon!
This is a lot of layers for me, but I think all the texture makes it fun and quirky, which is kind of the theme of the card.
Not sure if I am going to give this card to someone...I often need to tell myself that it is ok to be me...
Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you soon!
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