Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Anyone Fancy A Beer...

H folks, today I'm sharing what could be the first of many cards made with the latest collection of Tim Holtz/StampersAnonymous Blueprint stamps and a big thank you to Tim for indulging my love of Blueprints with the addition of 3 new sets dedicated to Adult Beverages, in other words Alcohol, Booze or whatever you want to call it. I love how easy the blueprint images are to cut out, perfect for a 3D effect on cards and we're kicking off with BEER...
I started off by stamping the bottle image on to a panel of Distress Watercolor Card and a scrap of masking paper, cut out the mask, fixed it over the bottle and stamped the beer mug slightly overlapping. I tapped Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink on to my non-stick craft mat, spritzed with water and applied a wash over the background using the Ranger Broad Water Brush. I then created shadows around the images and tapped the panel into the remaining droplets of ink to add some interest. I coloured the bottle and the word sections with Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge Distress Markers using the Ranger Detailer Brush.
I stamped the beer mug again twice on to Distress Watercolour card, coloured wth Rusty Hinge and Black Soot Distress Markers, cut out the mug and then just the foam and fixed in place with 3D Foam. I then applied Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Hive Layering Stencil and darkened up the edges of the panel with Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.

But if beer isn't your tipple of choice, I'll be back tomorrow to tempt you with a cocktail
In the meantime, the not so good news is...winter has returned to my neck of the woods, yesterday's morning stroll with my Furry Partner was a bit of a "wish I'd tucked my vest into my knickers" adventure...
 but the GOOD news is that 2 "happy mail" bottles of magic have arrived in the cubbyhole
and I've got my temporary spray box (until I can find something bigger) lined with scrap paper at the ready, so it's going to be a fun playtime kind of a day.

Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Love this card Kath..Need that stamp set!! xx

  2. Oh another fabulous creation, am going now to look at some of Tim's stamps Kath, wish me a lovely day.xx

  3. Gorgeous card and can't wait to see what you create with the resist sprays.
    Linda xxx

  4. Cheers. Really awesome Project. Greets Alexa

  5. I absolutely love that card, it is so perfect for those hard to please men in our lives - great colouring and dimension! His Lordship has just nipped out for one or two of those.... Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Great card Kath.
    Snow arrived in this neck of the woods in the early hours this morning but luckily most had cleared by the time I set off for work. I'm sure we will have more as the forecast temps for the rest of the month aren't that great.
    Take care when out with Buddy.
    Toni xx


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx