Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Why Make ONE card

Hi my friends, after my absence from the cubbyhole last week on a bedroom painting and decorating adventure, I've been playing catch up with Salvaged Patina, the latest colour to join the Tim Holtz Distress Family and decided to speed up the cardmaking process to make a set of 4 notecards.

Instead of spraying, stencilling and adding collaged items to individual A2 panels, I decided to work on an A4 sheet of Distress Watercolor card. I spritzed the card with water and sprayed with Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac and Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stains, allowing the water to blend the colours. I  sprayed Shaded Lilac through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dotted Layering Stencil, Salvaged Patina through Latticework and Ground Espresso through Eye Chart. I applied Distress Texture Paste Matte through the Decoart Stencil and once the paste had dried, trimmed the card into 4 panels.
I inked the script stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Faded Type with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink, stamped randomly on the panels, sprinkled with Salvaged Patina Embossing Glaze and heat set.
I inked the script from Faded Type with Ground Espresso Distress Archival and again stamped randomly over the background.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Flower Field Thinlits from Distress Watercolor card, trimmed and fixed to the panels using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I added Idea-ology Entomology Collage Paper
I added sentiments using a selection of Simon Says Stamp Wafer Thin dies, die-cut from Distress Watercolor card, Black cardstock and Vellum and added Idea-ology Sentiments Label Stickers.
To finish I added splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint, trimmed the panels to 4" x 5.1/4", matted on  to a slightly larger panel of black cardstock and fixed to an A2 top-folding white card blank.

Have fun with whatever you are creating
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Absolutly stunning, four beautiful cards Kath.xx

  2. These are beautiful, Kath. What a clever idea to create the master page and then cut them into four cards.

  3. Wow absolutely stunning cards Kath x

  4. four fabulous cards the colours


  5. Thank you too for the always excellent step outs! I love following along and watching your processes, so very inspiring. 💓💓💓💓💓

  6. I've always been in awe of your backgrounds! You're a true artist!

  7. Kath, these notecards have what I call the 'sigh factor'.... they are quite simply stunning! Hugs xxx

  8. Oh Kathy--Why didn't I ever think to do one large page of inky goodness and then cut it into 4 panels? I am sooo stealing this idea and can see that it will be my norm!! You are inspiring!!! Thanks so much!!!

  9. Really love what you’ve done here with the new color and all your layers!! Saving this for inspiration! Shared it with my two crafting friends! Beautiful!

  10. I love what you’ve done and it has inspired me to give it a go. Waiting on some supplies. Thank you for the inspiration!

  11. I am very inspired by these cards and appreciate all the details that you’ve shared! Beautiful work.

    Thank you


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