Monday, January 30, 2017

Creativation 2017 Card Samples Part 2

Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous are releasing Tim's stamps in three sets.  The stamps that are currently shipping in January are:
Motivation1, 2, 3
Mini Motivation
So with that in mind, I decided to do a quick post today with the Motivation stamps and Brush Strokes. Then I'll do my Hipster cards tomorrow with a photo tutorial.

This first card is very simple and doesn't need a photo tutorial. Choose 5 Distress Ink Colors in the same family. I chose 5 in the purple family. Pick one of the linear Brushstrokes CMS293 stamps, ink it up, spritz with water and stamp it on a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Repeat with the other 4 colors and your background is complete. The Motivation I CMS289 sentiment was colored with purple Distress Markers, then I breathed on it to reactivate the inks and stamped it on a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  I really like the way the lettering isn't solid on the sentiment so it looks worn and distressed.  To finish it off I added some Mirrored Stars.

 This second card I'm not going to do a tutorial on the textured background because I will do that with tomorrow's Hipster cards. I'll just say that I used the large Stone THS086 Layering Stencil, Grit Paste, and Distress Crayons to color it.
For the sentiment from Motivation 2 CMS290, I stamped the Pine background from the Birch and Pine  CMS280 onto a piece of Distress Multi Media Cardstock in Ground Espresso Distress Ink and colored in the background lightly with a blending tool and various brown Distress Inks.
On top of the background, I stamped the motivation using my Misti (I don't have one of these Tim Holtz Stamp Platforms yet!) and inked up the words with the Distress Ink colors I wanted and I inked stamped and inked until each word stood out nicely.
 Well, I love Disneyland! I'm a California girl born and raised and Disneyland is one of my favorite places to visit. Thankfully I live in Southern California so I have an annual pass and have the pleasure of visiting often. In fact, I'm actually a scrapbooker at heart and love scrapping my Disney memories. That being said, I don't like to use Disney papers and embellishments to scrap my photos. I tend to see Disney in just about everything and prefer using the unexpected for my Disney pages.

All that to say, when I saw this Mini Motivation CMS292 sentiment, the two circle Brushstrokes CMS293, and the Scribbles and Spirals CMS296 I knew this card had to be made. I couldn't NOT make this card! 
I began by rolling Candied Apple Distress Paint onto the large circular brushstroke stamp with a brayer, then stamping it in the middle of a piece of Distress Specialty Stamping Paper with the bottom edge bleeding off the paper. Then repeat twice with the small circular brushstroke. Stamp the smaller circles on each side of the large one to for a classic Mickey shape. While the paint is drying, clean your brayer and stamps immediately. I just use water and a Rub-it Scrub-it pad from Ranger. It gets down into all the crevices and cleans the paint out of the stamp nicely.

Once the paint is dry, ink up the Scribbles stamp with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and stamp it over the whole background.  (I used the Spiral Stamp in this picture, but the Scribbles stamp on the actual card.) Once it is dry, lightly color in the rest of the background with a blending tool and the Mustard Seed Distress Ink

Using a slightly dampened paper towel or tea towel, wipe any ink off of the stamped painted image.
To make the black band, I took a piece of Distress Specialty Stamping Paper and placed it under the small scribbles layering stencil from the Mini Stencils 24 MTS024. Then I inked over it with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I stamped the Mini Motivation on a piece of Distress Specialty Stamping Paper with Black Soot Distress Ink. I added four Star Fasteners in the corners of the card to complete it.

The last card was inspired by seeing my Distress DIY Custom Ink Pad sitting in my ink storage case. I thought it went perfectly with this quote from the Motivation 3 CMS291
I began by using the same ink colors I had used on my ink pad, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, and randomly inking up the Spirals stamp from Scribbles and Spirals CMS296.
Then I spritzed it with water and stamped it on a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. 
Using a blending tool, I blended the same colors into the back ground.
Then I sprinkled it with water drops using my Distress Sprayer and dried it.
I got out another piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock and using a Blending Tool I colored it with Festive Berries. You want it to be fairly saturated, but not as saturated as it would be with Distress Stain. 
 Then using the large Heartstruck THS073 Layering Stencil, I spritzed the back with plain water using my Distress Sprayer and laid it directly on the paper. I pressed down on it with a dry tea towel, then picked up the stencil and let the water do its work. 
After waiting several seconds or so, I blotted the water off with my dry tea towel and then dried it with a heat tool.

To get the stamped image in varied colors like this you first have to make a Distress DIY Custom Ink Pad. Tim has this fantastic tutorial on how to make one.  Once you have your own Distress DIY Custom Ink Pad made, you ink up your stamp. Because these stamps are larger than the ink pad, you have to think before you ink.  First you ink one end of the stamp, then turn your ink pad 180 degrees and you ink the other end of the stamp. That way the same color is in the middle each time you are inking. See how on my image the Wild Honey is on the top and bottom and then is blends into the Abandoned Coral and then Festive Berries in the center.

To complete my card, I colored some Mirrored Hearts with Butterscotch Alcohol Ink.

Although each card had several steps to it, they were all very simple to make and went together fairly quickly.


Lucy said...

The Mickey Mouse shape is unbelievable - just really inspired and creative.

Theresa said...

all your cards are great but Mickey made me laugh. thanks as always for sharing.

Susan Stringfellow said...

I will have to get that walt "quote" stamp for sure. I love how you created the mickey and all of these stencils are fab! You should do that sort of mickey on a layout and sort of tucked behind a couple of photos, like where you would normally put a doily or circle of paper.
also... that phrase makes me sing the song, not sure what extinct ride it was, "if you can dream it, then you can do it, yes you can, yes you can...." what ride was that?

Susan Stringfellow said...

HORIZONS!!! I should have known. uggh. I miss that ride.