Posts Tagged ‘Tim Holtz’

Finally! At it again

Posted: August 3, 2014 by tatinimou in 2014, Birthday
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Hi, well it’s been a long time since I posted anything.  Almost 2 months.  I was just really busy with work thanks to the Mississippi River and then just needed to catch up around the house.  We also laid some sod down so we now have a backyard! Woot, woot! So come on over for a visit!

Anyways, I saw a Tag you’re it and the CAS(e) this Sketch challenge this week and thought I’d give it a go.

make a wish 2 Aug 2014

I have these white tag cards I got years ago from i craft. Copyright date is 2010 and there’s 8 to a pack and I still have 7 unused, so I guess this is the first card I’ve made with them. The butterfly die is the new one from papertrey ink Life is Beautiful. I used the Make a Wish stamp from Studio Calico’s Hello stamp set in the latest monthly card kit on Simon Says Stamp Greetings with Sketchy die.

The inks were all distress inks. I used Tim Holtz spritzer on the stencil using the Peeled Paint, Broken China and Wild Honey Distress Markers. I then used the Wild Honey on the Sketchy Die with the spritzer.  I used the Distress stains of Peeled paint and Broken China on the butterfly and then edged the butterfly with a wink of Stella and also put it in the holes on the background butterfly. I inked the edges of the card with Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw. Lastly I put some dots out of my stash and tied a scrap ribbon in the hole.

inside make a wish Aug 2014


This sentiment I found on the Inisde & Out Birthday II stamp set from Papertrey Ink which I thought matched nicely with the sentiment on the outside.

This is the sketch I was supposed to follow. Thanks for looking! It won’t be so long next time.


Lost cards

Posted: April 21, 2014 by tatinimou in 2014, Birthday, Thank you
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So I made some cards a while ago but forgot to post them.  The first card is a chevron stripe by Lawn Fawn in a rainbow of colors using Distress Inks. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


chevron birthday march 2014

The next card is an easel card so in the picture you see both the front and the inside (We Can’t thank you enough). I wish I’d taken a picture from the side.


MNVOAD Thanks March 2014


Birthday splotch

Posted: April 6, 2014 by tatinimou in 2014, Birthday
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Well I’ve been busy this weekend. Rode 2 horses and made 4 cards. The first card I want to share is a splotch card with a banner that I used this sketch:

Here’s my card:

birthday splotch april 2014

I want to enter the card into  CAS(E) this Sketch #71 and the Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp

Supplies used:

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey
Stencil: Tim Holtz Splatters
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Banner Sayings
Die: Simon Says Stamp Folded Banner

Well, I’ve been working on a canvas. And I think I have it “finished”. I was playing over at someone’s place last weekend and someone said I should try mixed media on a canvas.  I had this canvas that I had decoupaged paper to and never really loved it.  So I took it and did this:

butterfly on canvas

How cool is that?  I pulled out my stencils, gesso, clear tar gel, heavy gel and some paints and this is what I found. As luck would have it, the challenge this week at the Monday Challenge with Simon Says Stamp was on using pastes and stencils.  Texture is the challenge at Crafts for Eternity  so I want to enter it in that one as well.  What luck!

Stencils: Memory Box, Simon Says Stamp, Tim Holtz, Crafters Workshop
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Paints: Tim Holtz, Palmer Prism
Embelishments: flower stash, butterfly stash, wood die cut from Michael’s
Mediums: Liquitex (gesso), Golden (gels)


Posted: February 9, 2014 by tatinimou in 2014
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I think I really want spring to arrive.  I’ve been playing with my Simon Says Stamp February kit and came up with this nice little Thank you card. I want to enter it into the CAS(e) This Sketch #63 as I think it’s a nice CAS(e). Here’s the sketch they wanted us to follow:

And here’s my card:

SSS Feb 14 Green Thank you

Very Spring like don’t you think? I am so loving the bow on this. I used a 2″ Marvy scalloped circle punch to put the Thinking of you stamps from Simon Says Stamp on. For the flower I first did the outline in Spiced Marmelade by Tim Holtz Distress Inks and then used a yellow ColorBox pigment ink that I had and heat emobossed it. I love these stamps because I can do the outside and the inside of the flower.  They also provide a stem separate from the leaves, so that was kind of fun to add as many or as few leaves as you want.  This is going to become a favorite. I used a labels die from Spellbinders and put a Stampendous Thank you on it. I used some ribbon I have in my stash.

So I’ve been busy and have to post my cards today so that I get credit in my stenciled class. So I have a whole bunch of cards today.

Get well Feb 2014

So first up is a get well card using clear gesso on a brick pattern stencil. Sentiment is by Northwoods Rubber Stamp. You may be wondering why I made it a get well card, well I just kept thinking about being hit by a ton of bricks so I had to create a saying for the inside which is:

Get well inside Feb 2014

I wish I had a follower so they would leave me a comment about how funny it is.  I guess I’ll just have to wait until I give it to someone. I think I used the comic sans font. Anywho (am I becoming Minnesotan or is this saying in other parts too?), my next card is:

Stenciled art flower

where I used a new stencil by The Crafters Workshop entitled Mini Art Is with white embossing paste mixed with a drop of Tim Holtz’s Old Paper Distress Ink refill. I am loving the clustered leaves die cut by Simon Says Stamp as it seems to work on so many cards. The pink frame is the negative label die cut by Quickutz. I added some flowers and buttons out of my stash and the sentiment is from an old clear stamp set I have.

Stenciled art flower side

So now we go to a vintage style card with lots of stuff going.


So I used a honecomb stencil and inked it after it dried with Old Paper Distress Ink. Then I used some Distress paints and painted by burlap stencil by Tim Holtz, spritzed the stencil with water and laid it on the corners of my card. I then used some Distress Stains – Mustard Seed, brushed Pewter and Spun Sugar – and swiped the card through colors in a Tim Holtz fashion.  I added some of his stamps from the Papillon set. The sentiment is by KaiserCraft out of the Tea Break collection. I felt it needed something on that left side so I added a butterfly stamp by Heartfelt Creations and punched it out.  I used mustard seed and spun sugar Distress Ink to stamp the butterfly.  I overlayed it with some Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  I still felt it needed something in the upper left, so I added some Basic Grey metal dots.  Like I said, a lot of stuff going on.

On the inside I stamped a congratulations sentiment. Not sure if it was for me for finally finishing the card or what.

My last card for the day is a Thank you card.

Thank you green Feb 2014

I used the Art stencil again by The Crafters Workshop but this time I used Golden Gel Mediums in the Heavy Gel (Semi-Gloss). The blue mat paper is by Fancy Pants and the predominant patterned paper is by Echo Park.  Thank You is by My Sentiments Exactly!  The ribbon was found in the stash.

Well I’m still playing with my cards. This one was really fun.


First I stenciled the background with a My Favorite Things stencil called graduated dots with embossing paste.  I then sprinkled some embossing powder on it and heat embossed. And oh what a cool effect that was. It bubbled and grew and got all glossy.  Kind of cool.  Then I found this purple stripe vellum in my stash, which I thought was kind of cool. I just bought these picture frames by Pink Paislee so I thought it would be kind of cool to turn the vellum into kind of a curtain so I added this Vintage Lace border die by Tim Holtz and heat embossed it with the same purple as the dots. I kind of missed a spot  so I heat embossed that spot again and thought that it gave it a really neat glossy appearance so, I reapplied the powder and did the whole thing.  I guess that’s how you learn – by mistakes.  But the results are really cool so I’m going to have to remember that trick.  I found a butterfly by Pettaloo and die cut my clustered leaves from Simon Says Stamp. The Thinking of you stamp is also by Simon Says Stamp and was in the February Card Kit.