Friday, October 8, 2010

Grunge with Elegance

I wanted to play with some of the Tim Holtz products that we had in our store. I had fun playing with all the Texture Fades and On the Edge Dies. I got some of my inspiration from
Wendy Vecchi. She is on the Tim Holtz Design Team and Creates her own line of stamps called Studio 490. Be sure to check out her blog for very cool ideas!! This first card I used the Faded Denim, the Peeled Paint and the Victorian Velvet distress inks to enhance the papers and add a little grunge. I used the Damask and Cracked embossing folders on the background and flowers. The saying is from Stamper's Anonymous and cut out with one of the new Nestabilities labels. Of course I distressed the edges of the label with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The fence is one of Tim Holtz's new On the Edges Dies. The flowers...which you will see me use a lot, is the Tattered florals die. The butterfly punch is a silhouette punch from McGill. I added some white pearls to the butterfly for some interest.

This second card uses the Tattered Florals die again. I like to add texture to the flowers with the Texture fade plates. Here I used the Swirls and Dot Matrix embossing folders for the flowers and then cut out an Oak leaf from the Tattered Leaves die and embossed it with the Gridlock folder. I again sponged some of the Distress ink onto the embossed elements. For the the green border pieces, I used the Ornate and Scallops On the Edge dies. I then made two parallel score lines with my ScorBuddy on the Scallop paper. I stamped some flourishes with Memory Box stamps. Then I used the blue Liquid pearls to add some accents to the card. The "note of Thanks" sentiment is from Printworks and stamped on the Lacey Circle Nestiablities. The Cardstock is a textured paper from Bazzill. When the edges of the card is inked with Vintage Photo ink, the texture becomes more apparent. If you like these cards, call or email to register for our Make-and-Take Saturday at the store Oct. 16th. We will be featuring the Tim Holtz Texture Fades and On the Edge Dies.

1 comment:

~Michelle~ said...

Love these both Heidi! Would you believe I've had that flower die for six months and haven't used it yet! I gotta!!! Nice!! :)