Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Trick or treat

Hi everyone,

I just received some of the new Tim Holtz Halloween products and couldn’t wait to use the new Mica Spray stains.

I started by creating my background on a piece of orange card stock to which I added the stencil background with Translucent crackle paste.
When that was dry I sprayed it with some Black Soot spray and blended in with a little water. That way some of the ink was blended into the pumpkin veins if that’s what you call them

Next I die cut the Halloween figures with white card stock and added my and sprayed on some Mica spray colours.
When dry I stamped the piece with the Bubbles stamp and some black ink.

I sprayed another piece of card stock with the sprays and die cut the sentiment. I die cut the sentiment again this time with black card stock, cut it to size and then inlaid the letters back into the empty spots.

I adhered both the sentiment and the Halloween figures directly to my card base. The card panel was also distressed on the edges.

I added some black ink to my card and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I die cut a couple of bats and added them to my card.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Tim Holtz Pumpkins Layering stencil
Tim Holtz Vault Series: Halloween 2021
Tim Holtz Bold Text Halloween dies
Tim Holtz Bubbles stamp
Distress Halloween Mica stain sets #3 and #4

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Blessed are the curious

 Hi everyone,

While I’m waiting for my new Tim Holtz products to arrive from his newest release I decided to use some other Halloween dies I had. 

I started by spraying a piece of wood grain card stock with Black Soot spray stain. I waited for that to dry then sprayed over it with Tarnished Brass mica spray. I added a nice glimmer effect to my panel.

I die cut all my pieces from the same die set -Vault Series: Halloween 2021. All the pieces were cut from card stock and I embossed the bird and heat set with Black Diamond embossing powder.

The fence was die cut from silver metallic card stock and sprayed with the Tarnished Brass mica spray.
The sentiment was stamped using a sentiment from the Stamper’s Anonymous Tiny Text stamp set.

I roughed up the edges of my card with a Tim Holtz sander and added foil washi tape to the edges. Added a little grass at the bottom and this card is done.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz Vault Series: Halloween 2021
Stamper’s Anonymous Tiny Text CMS394
Distress Black Soot spray stain 
Distress Tarnished Brass Mica spray

Monday, August 08, 2022

Slice of happiness

 Hi everyone,

Well the heat wave has finally left us for now but there is always time for delicious citrus fruit to stay cool and hydrated.

I started by ink blending my background with Distress oxide inks. When done I ran the panel through my die cutting machine using a stitched rectangle die. I then ran it through again but this time with an embossing folder.

The fruits I had in my stash from last year all stamped and ready to use. The sentiment was stamped using the same colours of Distress oxide inks.

I covered my card base with a piece of patterned paper and added my panel and popped all the elements up with foam tape.

I added glossy accents to the watermelon seeds and some confetti embellishments to my card.

Well that’s it for my card today and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Sunny Studio Slice of Summer stamp set
Altenew Angled Mosaid 3D embossing folder 
Distress oxide inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citin, Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, 
Tumbled Glass
Honeybee Back to Basics paper pad
Studio Katia Majestic confetti

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Live your dream

 Hi everyone,

Well the beautiful hot weather keeps on giving. I usually go for a nice long power walk early every morning and I am surprised that I haven’t seen too many butterflies. Anyways here’s one that I can share with you.

I used a crackle 3D embossing folder for my background piece which I distressed a bit and blended some Distress ink over top.

I stamped a piece of card using a Hero Arts Newspaper background stamp. I then ran this piece through my die cutting machine to cut out my butterfly. I applied Distress ink colours on my craft mat and added a little water and ran the butterfly through the inks.

I added Foundry Wax to the edges of my butterfly, stamped the sentiment and added a bronze eyelet and a piece of jute cord.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Tim Holtz Crackle 3D embossing folder 
Tim Holtz Butterfly 3D Impresslits 
Stamper’s Anonymous Perspective stamp set
Hero Arts Newspaper Background stamp
Ranger Foundry Wax - Statue
Speckled Egg Distress ink

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Flower Field cards

 Hi everyone,

Today I have 2 cards to share that I am entering in the Monday Fabulous Florals challenge on Simon Sats Stamp blog. Details can be found here

I started by spraying a white piece of card stock with various colours of Distress spray stain. I then used the Tim Holtz Flower Field die to cut out the flowers from the sprayed panel.

I then cut the Flower Field die again this time from a piece of white card stock and black card stock.

The white flowers were placed into the remaining piece of the sprayed panel.

The sprayed flower piece was applied to the piece of black card stock.

I added some gold spray to the black panel for a little accent.

I used 2 sentiments from the Thoughts Idea-ology label stickers.

I used a metallic rub over each sentiment and popped up with foam tape.

Well that’s it for my cards today and thanks so much for stopping by🙏🏻

Tim Holtz Flower Field die
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Thoughts label stickers 
Distress Spray Stain - Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Blueprint Sketch 
Metallic rub on

Saturday, July 09, 2022

Collect beautiful moments

 Hi everyone,

Today’s card is for a bridal shower for my daughter in law to be. I thought the Doily embossing folder from Tim Holtz was perfect for the occasion.

The shower is actually a Boho picnic in the middle of lavender fields and the weather is supposed to be gorgeous.

The double arches and the stitched arch were all cut from a stitched die and patterned paper.
I blended a little Saltwater Taffy Oxide ink to the edges of the doily piece. 

I stamped the heart which is actually from an Easter stamp set with Saltwater Taffy Oxide ink and added some Distress Foundry wax to the edges of the heart and also along the top edges of the card.

The sentiment was stamped with clear embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades Doily embossing folder
Stamper’s Anonymous Spring Shadows stamp set
Stamper’s Anonymous Tiny Text stamp set
Distress Statue Foundry Wax
Distress Oxide ink - Saltwater Taffy 
Patterned paper

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

The Journey is the Destination

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card to share that is for the theme of Red, White and Blue on the Simon Says Stamp blog Monday challenge. Details can be found here

I started by applying my stencil to a white piece of card stock. I ink blended 3 different colours of Distress oxide inks over the stencil. The darkest is the new Uncharted Mariner ink which is such a gorgeous colour. When dry I added some translucent crackle paste over some of the pattern.

I blended some red ink to the outer edges of my panel and then stitched over the edges with red thread.

The sentiment was stamped in black ink and Uncharted Mariner Distress oxide ink was blended over the edges.

I coloured 3 Idea-ology mirrored stars with Red Pepper alcohol ink.

The sentiment was added with foam tape and the stars were glued down directly.

Well that’s it for my card today and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Mosaic stencil
Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Tiny Text stamp set
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mirrored Stars
Distress Oxide inks - Uncharted Mariner, Salvaged Patina and Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Translucent crackle paste
Alcohol ink - Red Pepper