Wednesday, June 1, 2011

These are a few.....

of my favorite things!! Yes, this made with some of my
absolute favorite products!! This is our theme this month, so
watch for some absolute goodies!!

I am in LOVE with the Tim Holtz (TH) Sizzix Texture Fades!! The
ability to create layers with these embossing folders and Tim's
inks is limitless!! The first way to do this, is to ink the actual
folder.....the pic below shows the look WITHOUT ink on the left,
and WITH ink on the right.....
I love the depth you get when you rub the TH Distress Inks
(Brushed Corduroy here) directly onto the embossing folder. But you
don't have to stop, a layer of TH Walnut Stain
Distress Ink was applied with a foam applicator, it really "pops"
the numbers and creates even more visual texture.....
Next's very subtle in the pic (sorry!) but it really brings
out the numbers, another layer of Distress Ink in Black Soot
applied the same, but concentrating on just the numbers on the
clock faces.....
Then....a little the center of my card......I used a
HUGE favorite of mine, the Fancy Tags 3. I had saved the
negative image from cutting a tag out for a different card, and then
just trimmed it to fit my card.
And the finishing touch of the clock piece, was brushing it with a little
gold paint (I use the Adirondack Daubers) and then lightly sanding
it to take some of the gold back off. Then a piece of the original kraft
cardstock is centered under the black cardstock "frame" and the
word "DAD" stamped with an alpha from my stash. I brushed on a
bit more TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink to darken the cardstock
around the word "DAD" a bit, resulting in the finished project....

A great card for Dad (it would also work for a "Grad"!!).

Hope you enjoyed some of "My Favorite Things".....check them
out at Cutter's Creek!!

(PS this card was made with a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" base, and the
kraft piece was 5&1/4" by 4")

Available at Cutter's Creek:
Tim Holtz Texture Fades (Clock & Steampunk)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain & Black Soot)
Tim Holtz ink applicator
Adirondack Paint Daubers
Fancy Tags 3

Ok--many of these items are sold out (I guess they are truly but Kim can re-order....please just ask!!

1 comment:

  1. Your card is quite lovely. I have started using those "negative space" leftovers and love them. My Dad passed away 3 years ago so miss doing a father's day card, but love to see them and remember how great my dad was. I'll see him again in heaven.