Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2018 Collaboration Set

The exciting new Tim Holtz Stamptember set sold exclusively through Simon Says Stamp is available now and once it is gone it is gone, so don’t miss out because it is a gorgeous set!!
You can get it here while supplies last!! Tim Holtz Exclusive Stamptember Set
I made these samples with the set and I just love it! It’s one of my favorite Stamptember sets ever!!
This card uses the Candy Cane stripe to make the background paper. I used Dusty Concord and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
For the focal piece, I stamped the succulent piece with Ground Espresso Archival Ink, then watercolored with Distress Markers.  The snow was made by putting Opaque Crackle Texture Paste through the Snow Drifts stencil onto Distress Watercolor Paper and then letting it dry and cutting it out.
The background is the music stamped in a repeat pattern in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment in Black Archival and Clear Embossing Ink then embossed it with Clear Embossing powder.
The colors of this card were difficult to photograph. I made the background plaid by working Iced Spruce and Crushed Olive Distress Ink through the Candy Cane Stripe stencil horizontally and vertically with a Distress Blending Brush. I colored the bird with both colors and a few others.
After stenciling I spritzed it with some water drops and then lightly stamped the music notes in places. The sentiment is stamped in Black Soot Archival Ink.
Here is a closeup of the bird stamp with the watercolor. It's a beautifully detailed stamp!
The woodland greenery spray is so lovely! I stamped it on Distress Mixed Media Heavystock on Ground Espresso Archival Ink and then watercolored it with Distress Markers.
The background was made the sameway as the one above but I used Vintage Photo and Iced Spruce this time through the Candy Cane Stripe Stencil.
I cut the focal stamp out with the Sizzix Alterations Stacked Postage Die and popped it up off the background.
The sentiment technique is my favorite this year. I will have a photo technique in a future post, but it's easy enough to accomplish if you follow these steps:
  1. Stamp your sentiment in clear embossing ink and then emboss it with Ranger Ink White or Antique White Embossing Powder. Heat Set. 
  2. Color the piece with any brown Distress Stain.
  3. Ink the high portions of the Tim Holtz 3-D Lumber Texture Fade with Black or Ground Espresso Archival Ink
  4. Lightly Mist the sentiment strip and run it through the Texture Fade 3 times for 3-D.
  5. Remove, let dry, and cut to size.
  6. Ink the edges in a darker brown before adhering.
Just one more look at this stamp. I love it.
If you are here you have probably already seen the live Facebook reveal and heard Tim explain that these Shifter Stencils are a different size than the Large and Small Shifter Stencils in the regular Stampers Anonymous Christmas Release.  I thought I would make a card showcasing all of them.
The focal point of the card, however, is this fantastic sentiment! I just love the combination of fonts and the bold size.
So yeah, I used all four stencils on one card. Hahahahaha! It was really fun and I think give the card a whimsical feel.  The top of the card has the Snow Drift stencil  and the top section is the Tree Shifter in Pine Needle and Candied Apple Distress Ink.
You can probably see a little shine on the card as well. Once it was assembled, I sprayed the whole card with Distress Resist Spray and then lightly sprinkled it with Distress Rock Candy Glitter.
The bottom of the card uses the Candy Cane Shifter and the Star Shifter.


nancy buzzard said...

Love the variety you demonstrated in the makes; all gorgeous!

Theresa said...

such wonderful cards. can't wait for my set to arrive. thanks as always for sharing.

Redanne said...

Wow, you made wonderful use of the Stamptember stamp set, your cards are fabulous!

Tammie Koehnen said...

Just STUNNING cards! You make this Tim Holtz Stamptember stamp and stencil set shine. ��

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I really love your card designs, color combos and plaids! The sentiment on the wood grain is fab! Awesome makes Tami!