Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous - Pressed Foliage

Hi folks, I'm sharing another card I made for the Facebook Live Launch of Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Halloween Collection and if you missed it, you can check out all the fabulous stamps and stencils along with inspirational projects from amazingly talented designers HERE.
This card is entirely different from the last clean and simple one I shared, with lots of stamping, watercolouring and stencilling to create an Autumnal look.
and despite inking and spritzing the stamps with water repeatedly, to create a watercolour look, the detail is still amazing
I trimmed Distress Media Heavystock to create a 4.1/2" x 6.1/2" panel. I arranged the leaf images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Pressed Foliage to fit on the panel, inked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink, spritzed with water and stamped on the panel. Without cleaning the stamps, I inked sections of the stamps with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide, spritzed with water again and stamped. I then repeated with Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide ink. I allowed the panel to dry, inked the stamps with Versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder and flicked on drops of Distress Resist Spray Stain.
I applied Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks through the Decayed Layering Stencil using mini round blending tools.
I fixed a strip of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sticky Grid Sheet to the panel, removed the top cover sheet, arranged the Sizzix Alphanumeric 1" Thinlits on the sticky surface and die-cut.
I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive sheets to scraps of white card, die-cut the letters again 4 times and fixed the panel to white card.
I darkened the edges of the letters with Ground Espresso Distress Marker and puzzle pieced them back into the spaces
I stamped one of the leaves on to a scrap of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock using the same technique as before and fussy cut leaving a border around the edge
I fixed White Eclectic Elements and Gold thread to the card and added the leaf image, popped up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension. 
I added Idea-ology Quotations and matted the panel on to Idea-ology Metallic 2 Kraft Stock and a 5" x 7" card blank covered with brown Classic Kraft Stock, sanded back to reveal the kraft core.

Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Absolutely love it Kath, just wonderful art work.xx

  2. So beautiful and creative enjoy your day x

  3. Love the colors and the detail in these stamps is amazing!!!

  4. Gorgeous, love the leaves and wonderful autumnal colours.
    Linda xxx

  5. This is absolutely stunning Kath, the colours are gorgeous and I love how you raised the word, it looks amazing and so dimensional! Hugs, Anne xx


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