Thursday, December 31, 2009

Paperbag Studios Dec. Challenge

Just in the nick of time I'm entering a card in Paperbag Studio's December stamp challenge. Here is a link to the Paperbag Studios blog.

I haven't used any of my Paperbag Studio stamps in awhile and it was so much fun getting them out!!!!! I really do love the images!!!

I took a front pic and then also one at an angle so you could see the silver better (which looks grey in the front pic), and also a close-up of the hanging snowflake.

Supply list --
Paperbag Studio stamps - Peace flake; Joy block; Star scallop; Chere
Adirondack inks - Stream; Aqua
Ranger Paint Dabbers - Snow cap; Silver
Printed paper - Fancy Pants Designs, Silver Snow
Cardstock - white; Teal
Silver eyelet, jump rings, and Snowflake charm
Tim Holtz ruler and Awl
Inkssential white pen
Finished card size - 4 3/4" x 6 1/4"
Folded teal cardstock for base.

I cut a piece from a lighter area of the printed cardstock, stamped some star scallops (I thought they looked somewhat like snowflakes) randomly on the piece with aqua ink, dried it, "brushed" snow cap paint here and there using the dabber top, dried it and repeated with silver paint. Stamped star scallops along left edge with stream ink. Added stream ink to the edges with a sponge. Pierced holes around edges using the Tim Holtz ruler and an awl. Adhered to folded card with double stick tape.

Stamped Peace flake on white cardstock with stream ink and tore out. Rubber edges with silver dabber.

On another piece of white cardstock I rubbed stream ink direct-to-paper, dried it, flicked water on it, blotted up the extra water with a paper towel, dried it, tore it out, stamped star scallop with stream ink, rubbed edges with silver dabber.

Stamped Chere on white cardstock with aqua ink, stamped Joy block over it with stream ink, dried it, flicked it with water, blotted up the extra water, dried it again, cut it out leaving a small white border around Joy block, added white dots with Inkssential pen.

Determined placement of pieces on card, punched hole for eyelet, set eyelet, hung charm with jump rings, layered up Peace flake and small background with foam mounting tape, and adhered Joy block with double stick tape.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 8 Tag

My tag pretty much follows along with Tim's Day 8 tag except my holly leaves are punched from green cardstock (Martha Stewart Punch) and I put some peeled paint Distress stickles on them. Also I didn't put any bells on... I know I have some, just can't find them.

Day 3 of Tim Holtz's Tags

Here are my Tim's Day 3 inspired tags. Making the plaids using the alcohol inks is a LOT of fun!! All images used on these are Tim Holtz stamps. The "snow" on the tree branch was done using the inkssential pen.

A Great Find

I thought I'd share this picture of our youngest son, Tim. He's 13 and 6' tall. Even though the wind was whipping sending wind chills to 15 below zero, he couldn't wait to get out and ride the 4-wheeler in the new foot snow we got yesterday and last night. Then he had to come in and show us his "Great Find" of really big icicles.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Tag

It's a beautiful white day today... we'll probably have about 12" of snow by tomorrow and the winds are supposed to really kick up and give us a blizzard. This is on top of the 4-5" we got Sunday night. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... but living in southern Iowa means there is a chance all this snow could be gone before it gets here. In the meantime I had a great time making this tag based on Tim's 7th day of the 12 Tags of Christmas. The main image I used is from Time to Stamp and once I got to the end of the tag it looked to me like the image was too small and didn't really stand out so I put some German Scrap around it. The flourish image I used is from Inkadinkado... other images are Tim Holtz.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thank You Card

If you are following along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas this year then this will look familiar... it's based on his Day 2 tag. The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I used the large frame image from the set Tattered Elements and the flourish from the set Sketch Elements (Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous). "Thank You" is from Quietfire Design. Distress Inks antique linen, dusty concord, faded jeans, and a little aged mahogany. Archival Ink jet black. The "stitching" is done with the Inkssential pen. Otherwise I did follow along with the directions on Tim's blog.