söndag 10 november 2019

The professor

Hello and welcome,
Today I'm showing this card made for my wonderful friend and Ally's Angels teamie MariannI wanted to surprise her with a steampunk Birthday card and I have used the professor stamp from Tim Holtz (TH) along with some other cool TH details. 

This is also my design team project for Ally's Angels and the new challenge that starts today. The theme is anything goes. My teamies makes the most beautiful cards so pop over and have a look.

My card is 15,5x21,5 cm (approx. 6x8,3 inch). The professor is made with the stamp set CMS373 from Tim Holtz. I started by coloring gloss paper using walnut stain, vintage photo, pumic stone and rusty hinge oxide sprays and then used distress micro glaze on top and wiped off with dry cloth. When dry I stamped the professor with Archival ink jet black and fussy cut. The black hat is from the same stamp set as the professor and I stamped it onto black alcohol ink paper using archival ink monarch orange. It leaves just enough colour for me to see the lines to be able to fussy cut the hat. I then run it through my cuttlebug using the foundry 3D embossing folder and then used a 3D cushion to glue it in place.
I die cut the steampunk parts in chipboard and used black gesso, sanded the edges and colored the edges with arhival ink monarch orange. I then die cut the cogs also in chipboard and colored them with archival ink rotting soil, vermillion and monarch orange. I used a little distress ink ground espresso on top before sanding them. I have also used acrylic paint from Deco Art. I just used a small brush and the color quinacradone gold to give the pieces an even more rusty color. I treated all the bolt heads the same way. 
The clock behind the professor is a stamp from the set distinguished stamped onto kraft, fussy cut, inked with distress ink ground espresso and distress collage medium on top. The ribbon is colored with archival ink jet black and rotting soil then used some oxide spray rusty hinge on top. The buckle is from Tim Holtz and the bolt heads are die cut and treated the same way as the other bolt heads above. 
All metal decorations are Tim Holtz idea-ology and colored with distress crayons.

To create the background I used design paper from Tim Holtz's paper pad abandoned. I cut two panels of this paper and sewed around the edges with my sewing machine and used distress ink black sooth through the stencil schoolhouse (that's the bigger letters just behind the professor, the smaller letters on the left hand side is the design paper). I had a left over piece from the ribbon so glued it on the upper part of the background panel. 

For my other layers I used black metallic craft and sanded the edges, grey core'dination cardstock and corrugated cardstock. The latter was actually mint green from the beginning, I had run out of the brown kraft ones so I have colored it with distress paint tarnished brass, walnut stain and distress ink black sooth. Behind I have a layer of corrugated packing colored with oxide spray rusty hinge and used distress black sooth for the edges. The base is made with watercolor paper wish I also folded to create the inside of the card. To get the black matte surface I used black gesso and then sanded the edges. The inside and back side is colored with distress oxide sprays, but have no photos to show.

The happy birthday sentiment is embossed in the color tea dye on black alcohol ink paper and fussy cut. Love the black alcohol ink paper. The matte surface is fantastic.

Thank you for stopping by and thank you all who leave me such kind comments, they mean the world to me.

Hugs, Lisa


From Tim Holtz
Dies: cogs, steampunk parts, foundry 3D impresslit
Stamps: CMS373 The Professor, CMS371 Distinguished
Stencil: THS011 Schoolhouse
Idea-ology: ribbon, mini hardware pull, hardware heads, measurement, buckle, wheel, pen nib
Distress oxide spray rusty hinge, pumic stone, walnut stain, vintage photo
Distress ink black sooth, ground espresso
Distress crayons black sooth, tea dye, gathered twigs, rusty hinge
Distress embossing powder tea dye
Metallic kraft, black
Core'dination cardstock, grey

From Ranger Archival ink jet black, monarch orange, rotting soil, vermillion

From DecoArt
Acrylic paint quinacridone gold

Other products
Corrugated cardstock
Corrugated packing

lördag 9 november 2019


Hello and welcome,
Today I'm showing an industrial inspired Birthday card made for my dear sister in law.  

I started by making my background. I sprayed distress oxide sprays walnut stain, ground espresso and pumic stone all over the front side of the Tim Holtz stencil industrial and then used it to make a print on white gloss paper. I think it looks cool with the letters and numbers backwards. I saw Tim Holtz do this on one of his FB live and wanted to try it. You can watch his demo here (this technique is shown 42 minutes into the demo). My intension was to then use distress micro glaze on this but liked the way it looked so just left it as it is and just stamped some numbers and words using archival ink rotting soil and stamps from the sets mail art and correspondence on top.
I cut some layers to put behind my background; one silver metallic kraft (sanded and slightly inked with distress ink ground espresso) and one plain white mixed media paper. The base layer is corrugated packing then I have a panel of white mixed media paper and a panel of design paper from the abandoned paper stash from Tim Holtz. The latter is sanded around the edges and cut in the bottom corner on the left hand side to fit with the stamping I did on the mixed media paper panel. The folded base is made with watercolor paper, 300g (140lb) and I have glued it on the back side of the corrugated packing panel. It does not show at all from the front side fo my card.
The star trim is die cut in silver metallic kraft. I sanded it before die cutting and then inked with distress ink ground espresso. I die cut the trinket frame in chipboard and covered it with grit paste and let dry. Then used my distress ink tool with distress ink ground espresso all over it. The tickets are stamps, stamped in archival ink rotting soil and die cut with matching die from Tim Holtz.  
The bottle caps are sanded before glued in place as well as the quote ship. The latter was also inked on the edges using distress ink ground espresso. The metal text decorations are colored with distress crayons picket fence and the metal clip at the top with distress crayons picket fence, gathered twigs and walnut stain as well as the pen nib. The baseboard doll is sanded and then inked around the edges using distress ink ground espresso and I used distress marker to color his face and tie.
Thank you for stopping by

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Products used 
From Tim Holtz
Dies: trinket frames, ticket booth, star trim
Stamps: mail art CMS339, correspondens CMS225, ticket booth CMS337
Stencil: industrial THS 051
Idea-ology: pen nib, metal clip, quote ship, hardware head, baseboard doll, transparent wing, game spinner, date dials, bottle caps, index clip, word band, quote tokens
Distress ink ground espresso
Distress crayon picket fence, gathered twigs, walnut stain 
Distress marker ripe persimmon, tattered rose
Distress spray walnut stain, ground espresso, pumic stone (if I remember correctly)
Paper stash abandoned
Metallic jewels kraft, silver
Gloss paper

Corrugated packing
Mixed media paper, Canson (140g)
Watercolor paper, Canson (300g)
Hemp cord