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Tim Holtz inspired Father’s Day Card

by Amy Bowerman

Being new to the blogosphere I’m still getting my feet wet with the different challenges and inspirational blogs out there.  I was soooo so happy to stumble upon Studio L3….they are all about Tim Holtz and so am I so I couldn’t wait to jump into the challenges.  Unfortunately I missed last weeks challenge by a few hours…damn!!   If you would like to see what I created for the Distress ink challenge click here.

Another week another challenge…this time I’m getting in early.  Such a fun challenge and I learned a new technique to boot.  Check out Tim’s blog post to try it out yourself.  Recently I have been entering challenges over at the Kraft Journal as well so I combined both challenges for this creation.

tim holtz fathers day card

Tim Holtz inspired Father's day card

I created this card for my son to give his stepdad.  He is very supportive of his creativity and helps him showcase his imagination with Lego building tutorials on YouTube these stamps seemed to express that perfectly.

I layered two pieces of Kraft cardstock together one slightly larger than the other and creased them down the center.  I wanted to be able to continue the design on the back of the card.

tim holtz fathers day card

Business in the front party in the back!

For the background I layered vintage dictionary pages from the dictionary pictured above.  It is another of my vintage treasures and belonged to my grandfather.  I used Antique Linen Distress ink to stamp the images and clear embossing powder to emboss.  I combined 3 of my newest stamp sets for the design,  Stampers Anonymous Grunge Cirque and Curious Possibilities, and the Time Flies set from Graphic 45.  These sets are quickly becoming new favorites of mine.  I used a variety of Distress ink to color the background: Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, and my all time favorite….Broken China.  I didn’t have a craft iron so I had to use a regular iron to re-melt the embossing powder.  I really loved how this technique blurred the images a bit so I re-stamped them with Black Soot Distress ink which created a bit of a shadow effect underneath.  I finished off the design with a few metal star brads on both sides of the stamped portion of the card.

tim holtz fathers day card

Stars on the side

Thanks for coming by today I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

*After creating this post I just found out I made the Top 3 at Kraft Journal for the Tim Holtz inspired Father’s day card I made for my Dad last week…Woo Hoo!!  This is the first badge I’ve gotten since I embarked on this blogging journey a month ago (me sooo excited!!)

 

Come play along at the Kraft Journal and Studio L3!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Linda Ledbetter June 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I’m so happy you found the Grungy Monday challenge, Amy! What a spectacular debut piece you’ve created, too– this is GORGEOUS! I love your use of imagery and color, and you really have an eye for design. Great work– I can’t wait to see more!

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2 Audrey Pettit June 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

What a fun card! I really love all your fun collage style stamping and Tim Holtz techniques. Love how you wrapped the design onto the back of the card, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.

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3 Marlene Moore June 16, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Great card! I love those graphic 45 stamps:)

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4 Suzanne Bouchard June 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Very nice card. I love the background colors and the addition of printed paper.

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5 jane s June 16, 2011 at 12:29 am

Welcome to the Studio L3 challenge. Your entry this week is wonderful. I love the ‘double’ image look you created.

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6 Shelly H. June 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

Really fantastic card! Love the colors and stamps you used.

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7 Anonymous June 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm

this is a great masculine looking card
janet

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