Today is a special day! My Aunt is celebrating her birthday. I can tell you in the last 10 years we have become very close and I am very grateful for our relationship. I guess I can blame her for this crazy addiction I have. I remember telling her when she asked me to scrapbook with her, "I am not that patient, I don't think I could do it." Well, here we sit today and she blames me for getting her into trouble with supplies and You Tube. I guess what comes around goes around, right?! =-)
Well, we both have a love for the same man... Ummm, that would be Tim Holtz. So I thought I would take some of the things I am learning in the Creative Chemistry 101 class and make a card for her. She will 'get it'!. Others would likely say, what did you do with that mess of stuff.
So for the tag, I used distress inks in blues and greens. I then used some stamps with white picket fence stain and stamped on top of the first layer of distress ink. I heated it with a heat tool to make sure it was sealed. Then I used black Archival ink to stamp the bird and flowers (stamps by Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection). I also stamped a bit of texture in black to add some extra dimension. When I completed the stamping, I used black soot distress ink to go around the images to make the center pop out a bit more. The ribbon on the top was white, but I used tumbled glass distress stain to give it color to match the tag.
The background is actually a black piece of cardstock. I took crackle paint in white and painted the cardstock. I was too impatient to let it dry, so I heated it also. Once it cracked, I went over it with peeled paint and tumbled glass distress ink for additional color. Don't be shocked, but I then wadded that piece of black cardstock up and then flattened it out and distressed the edges. I figured that since the tag was a bit grungy, I would make the background grungy as well.
The inside was much simpler. Just a piece of Bo Bunny paper that matches the outside. I distressed it then took a white piece of cardstock to stamp the sentiment. The edges of the white cardstock are inked with more peeled paint and tumbled glass distress ink.
When I finished, my hands were pretty stained. But overall, I am very happy with the result. I can't wait to play a bit more with the inks and stains. They are pretty cool!
Have a great day!
Blessings until next time...