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.
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.
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.
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!!)