Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Bone Collector

 The Inventor stamps this year have been a fabulous new addition to the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous line.  Aren't you so happy he added some holiday Inventors too?   The Halloween Inventor stamps are actually named Inventor 4 CMS347.
For this card I used it in a very straight forward manner with a few additions of stamps from previous releases and one of the new background stamps called Ornate and Lace CMS348.
 The Bone Collector title was made by stamping the alphabet stamp from the Typography CMS188 set. I stamped it twice on some Distress Heavystock and then cut the letters apart to form the title I wanted. This is a great way to get a little more mileage out of some of the sentiments and typography type stamps when you want a specific sentiment.
 The registered stamp is from a recent release called Mail Art CMS339 and the number is from a set called Etcetera CMS302.
Lastly, the image itself was stamped onto Distress Heavystock that had been colored a little with Old Paper Distress Ink and the image was stamped in Ground Espresso Archival.
The background was made by lightly coloring a piece of Distress Heavystock with Crushed Olive Distress Oxide, then stamping over it with the Ornate stamp in the same color Distress Oxide.


nancy buzzard said...

I love the beautiful simplicity and the color! The details and the combination of stamps is wonderful. There were so many fantastic new stamps, dies, etc. in the Halloween release that I have not been able to purchase all the ones I wanted yet! This one is certainly on my list....

Eva Burrow said...

Just purchased the inventor stamp and cannot wait to try this. Are you going to post the instructions for the etcetera tombstone you did for Tim's blog?

Tona said...

Love your work! Thanks for the inspiration.