Thursday, May 28, 2009

Flutter - Perfectly Distressed

This card combines a few of my favorite things - a new Technique from Tim Holtz (you can find it here) and a sketch challenge (you can find it here).

Flutter Perfectly Distressed:

Side View of the dimension:

The sketch challenge is Innovative Stamp Creations May challenge. Want to join in the fun and have a chance to win a Free Stamp set? Click here to go to the ISC blog and read all the details - you have until June 7th to participate.

Some card details: The oval in the sketch - I liked how long it was and my nesties are no where near this shape so I thought it would be fun to “tear” out the oval. The flourishes on the side were stamped with distressed ink and then I put one coat of UTEE on them and only partially melted them - this gives a bubbly effect. The blue background is white cardstock with one layer of Wrinkle Free distress, the leaves are what I used Tim’s new Perfect Distress technique on (beautiful glimmer IRL) - these were stamped with Peeled Paint Distress Inks and then I used Bronze perfect pearls. The silhouette butterflies were stamped on the back of the 7 Gypsies paper, adhered to scrap of plastic packaging and cut out.

What have you created lately?


The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Thoughtful Verses, Nature Silhouette II, Fancy Designs
Ink - Broken China, Peeled Paint, Black Soot (Tim Holtz Distressed Ink - Ranger)
Paper - Black, White, Choc Chip Cardstock, Gypsy Market (7 Gypsies)
Other - Scrap Plastic Packaging, Bronze Perfect Pearls (Ranger), Water Mister, Black Hemp, Clear and Black buttons, Black Bling

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Plumeria - CPS Sketch

Innovative Stamp Creations is this week’s sponsor over at CPS. To celebrate there is a discount code being offered at ISC - use code CPS524 to get 10% off your order.

My translation of the sketch:

The background is distressed ink blended over a Tim Holtz Mini Mask, the “sky” background is wrinkle free distress with just one ink color and one layer. The Plumeria is maker watercolor with distress stickles in the center.

Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend - I am off to go to a Picnic!


The Stuff:
Stamps - (All Innovative Stamp Creations) Plumeria, Fancy Designs
Ink - Black Archival Ink, Spice Marmalade, Broken China Distressed Inks (Ranger)
Paper - Black, White
Other - Spice Marmalade Stickles, Mini Regal Mask (Tim Holtz idea-ology)