Sunday, September 25, 2022

Tattered Botanical

Hello! Here today with a distressed and tattered botanical card featuring Tim Holtz stamps and products. 

First time using this Tim Holtz/Stampendous "Botanic Collage" stamp easy to color with Tim Holtz/Ranger Watercolor Pencils. I used Tim's method of stamping the image with my stamp platform, watercoloring, then stamping once again on the platform after the paints are dry. Make certain that you do not move the stamp within the platform so that it is perfectly lined back up! So easy to do with the Stamp Platform!

The rest of the products used here are: Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Wallflower" decorator paper, Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Elementary" and "Trims" Design Tape, Tim Holtz Ranger Watercolor Cardstock, Tim Holtz/Stampendous "Field Notes," Tim Holtz/Ranger "Pumice" Distress ink.

I hope that you have had a restful weekend. Have a great week!

Thank you for stopping in!


Friday, September 23, 2022

Subtle Christmas Greeting Card

Hello! Here this evening with a subtle Christmas card...very tone on tone with a distressed feel.  This sweet little bird is from Tim Holtz' 2018 Stamptember collaboration with Simon Says Stamp. 

Tim's 2022 Stamptember release goes live tomorrow, Saturday 24th, at 12:00 EST. Looking forward to seeing what he has in store for us this year!

Most of the other products on this card are also by Tim Holtz: 

Idea-ology French Industrial paper

Idea-ology Aristocrat Design Tape (Similar HERE)

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink in Pumice Stone

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Watercolor Pencils

Fishtail Banner Sentiment die from Stamp Simply

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Snowy Peace

Hi! Posting today to show you how well the new Stamp Simply Christmas Release work with previous Stamp Simply sets!

I wanted a very muted and blurred look to this card, so I choose to use Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Iced Spruce along with some water and stamped on Ranger Tim Holtz watercolor paper. This gives a beautiful hazy and distressed look.

Stamp Simply's new "Snowflake Blessings Border Strip" is perfect with most any Christmas set, but especially so with "O Christmas Tree." I also used the "O Christmas Tree" steel die.

The beautiful "Peace" die is from Stamp Simply's new "Peace and Joy" steel die set. I die cut it three times, and glued the layers to create a more dimensional piece. 

There are numerous design ideas at the Stamp Simply blog featuring the new Christmas and Fall release. Be sure to check them out!

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Fresh Cherries!

I missed posting these cherries during cherry season; better late than never! I fell in love with this cherry punch from Stampin' Up as soon as I laid eyes on it! I have always had a soft spot for fruit and botanicals...and a punch? Perfect for my favorite watercoloring with punching or die cutting!

 I began by applying watercolors to watercolor paper. So satisfying seeing the colors move along the wet watercolor paper! After drying, I punched my cherries and assembled them. I then spattered them with some watered down white Windsor-Newton gouache.

The background is a perfect basket-like texture...Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folder in "Intertwine," available at Stamp Simply.  The sentiment is from Stamp Simply's Fruit of the Spirit Sentiment set, ON SALE NOW!, stamped with Versafine Clair Acorn ink, and die cut with a Stamp Simply's Fishtail Banner Sentiment die.

Have a wonderful week! Get out and enjoy the Autumn colors. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Jack O' Lantern

HI! A quick hello today featuring a friendly face! Such a cheerful jack o' lantern pumpkin from Sizzix! "Sizzix Bigz Autumn Pumpkin" is on sale right now too! Take note that it is a BIGZ die, able to cut through surfaces other than paper. Perfect for pleasant cards or Halloween decor for the kiddos!

 I die cut the shapes and backgrounds from Doodle Bug "Pumpkin Spice" papers from Stamp Simply and added some brads for interest. 

Quick and easy for mass production! Fun!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2022

Stamp Simply Fall and Winter Release 2022

Hello! I'm here today with the Christmas/Winter portion of Stamp Simply's new release of stamps and dies. Featured here: "Christmas Stockings and Mittens" and "Snowflake Blessings Border Strip."

I decided to go with non-traditional colors once again--pink and mint to replace red and green. 

This card's mittens are die cut using the "Christmas Stockings and Mittens" dies. The cute snowflake is also included in the die set. Love that you can die cut the cuff separately with an additional die.

The base of the card is embossed with embossing paste using Tim Holtz layering stencil in "Holiday Knit." The sentiment is from Stamp Simply's "Christmas Stockings and Mittens" clear stamp set. The tie on the mittens is May Art's 1/8" Silk Ribbon, and the gems are Kaisercraft Rhinestones. Fun!

This card also uses the "Christmas Stockings and Mittens" die and stamp sets, along with "Snowflake Blessings Border Strip." The cute sentiment from the stamp set is die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Border Sentiment die. Extra bling: Kaisercraft Pearls. OH-- the background of this card is layered with a cardstock panel that was embossed with Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade "Woven" Embossing Folder.

 This final card features Stamp Simply's beautiful "Snowflake Blessings Border Strip."  LOVE this stamp! So delicate and pretty. The border is layered over a background stenciled with Tim Holtz "Crossed" Layering Stencil.  The sentiment is from the border strip stamp set, die cut with Spellbinder Rectangle dies; Kaisercraft Rhinestones add some extra gleam.

All linked supplies come from Stamp Simply.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 9, 2022

First "Blush" of Autumn

Hello! Welcome! Here today with a card to celebrate the "First Blush of Autumn!" Leaves are changing here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and will soon be in full color. 

My card for today is in an unexpected colorway for Autumn, but fun in any case! It features two different stamp sets from Stamp Simply, brand new "Falling Leaves Border Strip" and 
older "Harvest" stamps and dies, which coordinate perfectly!

I began by stamping the new "Falling Leaves Border Strip" clear stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloring with Copic Sketch markers. I also stamped the leaves from the "Harvest" set and colored and die cut with the "Harvest" dies. 

The border and leaves were mounted on a panel that was embossed with a textured embossing folder. The "Autumn" sentiment from the "Harvest" set was stamped and die cut, then added to the panel for a final touch.

 All linked supplies are from Stamp Simply.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's non-traditional colored Autumn card. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the arrival of Autumn!