Monday, December 31, 2018

Goodbye 2018 - Hello 2019

Hi's hard to believe it's the last day of 2018, where did the time go. As we wait for the bells of Big Ben to welcome in a new year, I would like to wish all my crafting friends and blog followers, wherever you are in the world, a very Happy, Peaceful and Joyous 2019.
I'm saying farewell to 2018 with a card made using some of my favourite Tim Holtz 2018 products...Inventor 1, Entomology and Great Outdoors, Idea-ology Collage Paper, Mummy Cloth and Metallic 2 Kraftstock.
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to measure 4.1/2" x 6.1/2", stamped the image from Inventor 1 with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder. I coloured the background with Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks using a mini round blending tool, wiped the ink back from the embossed image and overstamped the text image from Entomology inked with Black Soot Archival.
I darkened the edges of the panel with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink, spritzed with water to create that oxidised droplet effect and flicked on splatters of Brushed Pewter and Antique Bronze Distress Mica Spray.
I arranged the Alphanumeric Thinlits letters on a Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sticky Grid Sheet (a 2018 game changing product, perfect for holding your dies in place), placed the sheet die side down on top of the panel and die cut. I fixed a piece of Metallic 2 Kraftstock behind and die cut the Alphanumeric numbers from the remaining piece of Kraftstock.
I spritzed Idea-ology Mummy Cloth with Antique Bronze Mica Spray in my Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous SplatBox, another game changing product from 2018.

I stamped the star image from Great Outdoors with Versamark randomly on the background and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder. I tapped the Versamark ink pad around the edges of the panel, heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder and fixed the panel to a 5" x 7" white card blank.
I stamped the Big Ben image from London Sights with Black Soot Archival on to Idea-ology Plain Collage Paper and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder. I painted the back and front of the image with Antique Bronze Distress Mica Spray. Once dry, I painted around the image with clean water, gently teased it apart with my finger and fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium Matte.

But before the Hogmanay celebrations get underway tonight, the roast beef for tomorrow's New Year's Day feast needs to go in the oven and then I can head off to the cubbyhole for a few hours of stamping. A huge thank you to Tim, Mario, Paula and Stampers Anonymous for sending me this box of gorgeous new red rubber and for including me in their Creativation 2019 adventure. Fun times "making secret stuff" is what dreams are made of and I can't think of a better way to kick start 2019.
Have fun with your New Year celebrations
Hugs from Kath & Buddy xxx

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  1. Thank you so much for the tutorial. It helps me learn about products I have but have not been able to use yet. (Like the Collage Paper). I love your project!

  2. Another wonderful card Kath and love the step by step. Wishing you a wonderful 2019 and looking forward to more inspiration from you and Buddy.
    Linda xxx

  3. Great card, beautiful sentiment! Have a lovely 2019; I will be following your wonderful creativeness in the new year! Happy (and creative) New Year! Can't wait to see the super secret releases in a few weeks...have fun creating!

  4. Beautiful card! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  5. Such a beautiful card Kath, using some wonderful Tim products - I just love how versatile the mummy cloth is! Wishing you a wonderful and very creative New Year. Thank you for all your inspiration this year, here's to many more! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Happy New Year Kath xx Loved your 2018 makes and look forward to viewing more xx Have fin with the new stamps...I cant wait to see them and have kept some pennies back from Christmas xx

    Hugs Annie xx


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