My first card is for two challenges. I used a stamp from my new Tim Holtz Bird Crazy set. Love this little guy! I saw it at the store, with some really cute samples, and I couldn't resist.
There is still time to enter these challenges so check out the links!
Crafty Time Challenges - Anything New
Addicted to Clean and Simple - Birds
A few weeks ago, I took a class at a local stamp store. It was all about playing with distress inks, which I love. I particularly loved that we got to use some stencils. I was finally inspired to buy a few, as well as some embossing paste, and the new Bo Bunny pearlescent stuff. First I will show you the cards that are not for the challenge.
The photo of the first three cards isn't great, I know. I can't quite figure out why it was so blurry, and I'm charging my camera at the moment, so I can't try again. When I get a chance I'll take another shot. I can also take individual shots of the cards if people would like to see them in more detail, so you can get a look at hte stencilling.
The top card uses the new Cracked Pistachio distress ink from Tim Holtz. Sigh.. love it. The bottom one uses a blending of he pistachio & the Mermaid Lagoon. I wanted to by that exact honeycomb stencil, but I they didn't have any left. I think I have a butterfly very similar to this one. That is washi tape in the top and bottom corners.
I really love how this pink card turned out. Kathy, our instructor, did some of the prep for us, such as the background stencilling & the cutting of the chipboard pieces. We coloured them up with Inka Gold in blue, green & copper. I have GOT to get some of this product; it will be great on Christmas cards, with any of my ornament stamps. At first I thought the background was created using an embossing folder, but it turns out it was a stencil and embossing paste. Again, they were out of stock for the stencil, so I'll have to wait to add this one to my collection.
Card Details: All products Tim Holtz, except cardstock (Bazzill)