Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2019 Take 2

Hi folks, what time of day is this to make an appearance I hear you ask. Blame the weather. When I woke up this morning to a dark dreary and chucking it down with rain kind of a day, I couldn't resist snuggling back under the duvet and woke up, shock horror at 10.30am. Blimey, not good news when there are never enough hours in the crafting day and the realisation that we have now entered that time of year when there is a lack of daylight, making the photography part of the process so much harder didn't help either. Who said this crafting malarkey was a walk in the park. but I'm here now, better late than never, to share more makes with the Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2019 Limited Edition stamp set and stencil, exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and still available to purchase at the time of writing this post. I'm sure there can't be many left and once they're gone, they're gone, just saying.
All three cards were made using the same technique. I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to create panels measuring 3.3/4" x 5.1/4" and used Distress inks with the watercoloring smooshing technique to add colour to the background. I applied Black Soot Distress ink through the STAMPtember stencil and added sparkle using a Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen. I stamped each of the images on to the card panels using Black Soot Distress Archival ink and then on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card. I coloured the images with Distress Inks using a Distress Detailer Brush, fussy cut and fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
 I coloured the image with Barn Door Distress ink to match the background, added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter, a twine bow and an Idea-ology Creepy Eye. I die-cut the word LOVE using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Handmade BigZ XL die from Distress Watercolor Card coloured with Barn Door Distress Ink to match the background and white card and layered to create dimension. I stamped the Love You sentiment from the image with Versamark ink on to black card, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder, fussy cut the word You, added a sparkling heart from my stash and matted on to a 4" x 5.1/2" black card blank.

I coloured the image with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress inks and added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to highlight the dress and hair.

I used Hickory Smoke Distress ink on the background and coloured the image with Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Peeled Paint Distress inks. I poked a hole through the skull's eye using my trusty craft pick. It's OK, I don't think he felt a thing, added black thread, an Idea-ology Creepy Eye and matted the panel on to a 4" x 5.1/2" Slate Grey card blank.

I'll be back tomorrow to share more STAMPtember 2019 makes, fingers crossed I don't oversleep again
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. These are all brilliant Kath! Love the images.
    Linda xxx

  2. The Haunt You Later card with the eyeball falling out is amazing! What a fun idea!


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