Sunday, July 18, 2021

More Prize Ribbon Love

Hi my friends, here we go again, I'm still in Prize Ribbon mode and sharing another card I made for Simon Says Stamp using this glorious new blue, a great addition to the Distress Family. If you missed the YouTube Live launch of this new colour, you can always catch up with Tim walking us through the new colour products and sharing comparisons of this gorgeous colour with other blues and colours from the Distress Family and the amazing projects from the makers over on his Blog HERE. As luck would have it, the other new kid on the block, the very dapper gent from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Observations and his sidekick, the Dotted Layering Stencil just happened to be still sitting on my workdesk ready to make another card.

I began by trimming Distress White HeavyStock to 4.3/4" x 6.3/4", spritzed with water and Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and Prize Ribbon and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides. I'm loving the blue and brown mix and the gorgeous undertones from Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide, me thinks this will be a favourite combo in the future.
I placed the panel in the bottom left corner of my stamp platform and stamped the gent inked with Black Soot Distress Archival Ink. I left the stamp on the lid of the platform, important for the stamp, paint, stamp technique I used on this card.
I applied Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide ink through the Dotted Layering Stencil using a mini round blending tool
and repeated this step using White Gesso to add a halo/highlight effect
I painted the gent using Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Prize Ribbon Distress Paint. The paint will reactivate the sprays underneath so it is important to dry between layers and repeat as necessary until you are happy with the effect.
I re-stamped the image without re-inking to define the detail of his eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and moustache so that I could add some shading using Vintage Photo Distress Paint and White Gesso on his eyes. I can't stress enough how important it is to make sure the painted surface is completely dry before moving on to the final step. I know he looks horrendous at this stage but don't be despondent because...
I re-inked the stamp and voila, didn't he scrub up well with his top coat of Black Soot Distress Archival ink.
I inked the gears image from the stamp set with Versamark ink, stamped randomly on the background, sprinkled with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.
To finish I inked one of the sentiments from the stamp set with Black Soot Distress Archival, stamped on to a scrap of card coloured in the same way as the background and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder. Although Distress Archival inks are permanent, they don't have an immediate drying time so are perfect for using with embossing techniques. I fixed the sentiment strip to the panel and trimmed using Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios Deckle Edge Trimmer. I covered the gent image with a scrap of paper and added splatters of Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. I fixed the panel to a slightly bigger panel of neutral card and attached to a 5" x 7" white card blank.
I can't wait to try out this beautiful blue with other colour combinations, in the meantime, have fun with whatever you are creating.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. I really need to play around more with my inks and oxides. Love the layered effect that you created and explained for the Tim Holtz man. I enjoy seeing your creations.

  2. Fantastic card, I love the colour combo


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