The Craft Shack's monthly Technique Tags Tim Holtz Style Class. For March, I chose Tim's day 3 from 12 tags of christmas 2007 where he used multiple colors of distress embossing powder on one stamp.
I loved the idea of using more than 1 color of EP on Tim's wildflower images (fired brick & peeled paint). Unfortunately, his distressed EP are discontinued but I did have some that I've never used & Lisa had several colors in the shop. These EPs are so cool I really don't understand why they're no longer made. When heated, they're rough (distressed), not shiny plus you can't overheat them! Of course you could use any type of EP using this technique so check out the link above to Tim's tag & give it a try!
So with an old product, I used a few new ones...all of the oxide inks except a few. They are so creamy & blended perfectly on my background! I love the way they look after being spritzed with water. I can't wait to use them in more projects!! The new mini butterfly die was perfect for the finishing touch!
SUPPLIES: Paper - #10 Inkssentials Manila Craft Tag, black distress cardstock; Ink - Ranger embossing ink, Ranger oxide inks, Ranger archival ink jet black & coffee, Stampers Anonymous Stamps - wildflowers, stuff to say, patchwork pieces, mixed media; Dies - Alterations mini detailed butterfly; Stampers Anonymous Stencils - bubble, bricked; Misc - distressed embossing powder, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, Idea-ology crinkle ribbon, Idea-ology clippings stickers, Idea-ology tiny attacher, Idea-ology star fasteners, Idea-ology nailheads, Idea-ology vial labels, Idea-ology botanical remnant rubs
Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
The Giggler's birthday girl in February is our friend, Diane AKA Cookiestamper. I went out on a limb using an Art Impression Stamp because Diane is on their design team & I can't hold a candle (no pun intended) to her coloring technique.
To make this card special, I decided to "light" the candle using a white Chibitronics
LED light sticker, copper tape & a battery. When you press on the gift, the candle lights up! Diane was thrilled with the card & that made my day!
This was my first attempt at this type of card & unfortunately I was so wrapped up making the circuit that I forgot to take pictures of how I did it. But watch for future posts because I will be making these cards for all of the Gigglers this year & will give step by step insturctions.
Also, if you want to see Diane's work visit her blog, Paper Cookies.
SUPPLIES: Stamps-Art Impressions "Out to Lunch", SU Gift; Lights-Chibitronics Chibi White LED Stickers, Copper Tape, & 3V Coin Battery; Cardstock-Neenah Premium 110 lb Extra Heavy, SU Orchid Opulence; DSP-Unknown; Copic Markers; SU Punches-1 1/4" Scallop, 1" circle; Dies-Impression Obsession Greetings Top Edgers; Adhesives-3d White Foam Squares, Foam Mounting Tape, SU Foam Adhesive Strips; Misc-Wink of Stella, Eyelet Outlet Jewels