Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nostalgic Batik Technique

Hello Friends!

I tell you, this Tim Holtz guy has me playing with all his fun toys.  His products are so fun and create so many different effects.  I never know what I will end up with once I sit down to start on something with the inks and stains.  I promise someday soon I will get back to the copics.

For this card, I took inspiration from a card made in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101 class by Tammy Tutterow.  I started with a white piece of card stock for the brown and blue image in the center.  I then stamped in walnut stain distressed ink the flourishes you see in brown below.  I quickly embossed the brown ink with clear embossing powder.  Then I took some brushed corduroy ink and stamped the script in the background.  I heated it up a bit to set that ink.  Then I used stormy sky and faded jeans distress ink to color in the background, leaving the center the lightest.  Once I had all that done, I tore the bottom of the image to give it a worn look and used some more walnut stain ink to go around the edges of the paper.  I mounted that image on another white piece of cardstock that had been distressed and inked.  I finished it off with crate paper ribbon and an embellishment by Bo Bunny.

This card was very easy to make!  You should give it a try.  Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I have provided you with some inspiration for your day!

Blessings until next time...


  1. Very pretty!! I like tge brown and blue combo. Cute embellie that goes perfect with this card!

  2. Love how this turned out and the creativity is amazing.


  3. I really really like it! Very artistic,

  4. This is funny. I just posted on our group that yesterday I bought distress ink for the first time after I saw some techniques from Tim Holtz. I don't know why I waited for so long to find out about distress ink. Then I came home and thought... now I need some samples on what to do with them.... TA-DA.... your card is beautiful Athina... THANKS!!!

  5. WOW, this is amazing! You do beautiful work with your Tim Holtz items. Isn't it wonderful when we sit down to create a card and it all falls into place?!!


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