Saturday, July 24, 2021

Perspective Moth Place Setting - Sizzix Ch. 3

Isn't the Perspective Moth from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release so fun? I keep mistakenly calling it the Perspective Dragonfly, because I was thinking a dragonfly for my garden tea party. I love that it can be either a moth or a dragonfly.

I've attached a quick video tutorial for making this darling moth for a place setting decor piece because I had several people message me with questions about how to color it and how to attach the vellum. I hope this helps!

This place setting is not china, it's stuff I got at the Dollar Tree because it was all about the place setting decor, not the dishes.  But it also shows that you can do something that is still very pretty with affordable things.

I wanted something that was really very easy to put together, so it could be replicated multiple times without taking too much time. The colors I used for this sample were Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, and Forest Moss.

But as you could see in the video, it would be really fun to make the moths in different colors so they go with the china and tea cup the guest will be using. my tea cups are all different styles and colors, so it would be really fun to do that!

I added some sparkle with Distress Tarnished Brass Mica Spray and flecks of Tarnished Brass Distress Spray. The sparkle on the Seal Shiflit is Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon, to tie it all together.

To finish the piece, attach the Perspective Moth to a Seal Switchlit, and back them with the leaf stem from the Large Stems released last year. I tied the plate up with a bit of gold tulle for a finishing touch.

I hope that helps as you plan a luncheon or tea. It's all in the details.

Tami

I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com so the links below send you to one of those stores depending on which logo you choose.  If you wish to purchase something from either store and use one of my links below, I get a small percentage of your order, at no additional cost to youThis helps me to defray the costs of this blog, the time, the ideas and tutorials I post here. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Tea in the Garden - Sizzix Chapter 3 Release

 Hello crafty friends! If you watched Tim's Sizzix Chapter Three YouTube live to the end, you will have seen that this chapter inspired me to create a Garden Tea Party theme for all my makes. I don't think that has ever happened, but it just grew out of my one idea for the tag and I just had to go with it. There are several makes for table decor and favors so I made a Youtube video where I discuss each make. I hope you find it helpful.

If there are any you would like a tutorial for, just let me know in the comments or send me an email in the contact section at the right. Otherwise I will just post a blog on each with more photos, and explanation, and some details.

The tag that inspired it all...I will do more detailed posts on most of these makes or combinations of them, but I thought I would just post this general post and you can let me know which ones you want to get more details on. For this tag I used an Etetera tag, Potted 2, Leafy Twigs, Decorative Trims, Large Stems 2, Wildflower Stems 1, Bold Alphanumeric and Colorize Cafe.


These potted makes can be nameplates, or just place setting decor, or names of food items on a buffet if you have one. I love that the Potted 2 dies can cut chipboard or several layers of heavy stock. I paired the Potted 2 dies with the Large Stems 2 release from Chapter 2 of this year.
 
These are not only a favor, but also a little rim decor for the place setting. How fun would it be to change the Impresslit 3D Butterfly with colors to coordinate with your various tea cups? For the favor I tied a couple of tea bags with tulle and then added the Seal Impresslit with the Colorize Cafe teacup on the front.
 
This place setting is not china, it's stuff I got at the Dollar Tree because it was all about the place setting decor, not the dishes.  This is really, really very easy to put together, so it can be replicated multiple times without taking too much time. You just cut the Perspective Dragonfly, then adhere it to a Seal Switchlit, and back them with the leaf stem from the Large Stems released last year.
  
Lastly, I want to make sure my guests go home with some fun favors to remember our tea time in the garden. For this I turned to the new Matchbox dies and added some of the Tiny Tattered Florals under the domes so that they were like little take-home terrariums.

The last little favors that I made use the Mini 3D Botanical and Roses texture fade embossing folders. They were vary easy to make by just sewing a back onto them to make a pocket and punching a half circle out at the top.

Let me know if there are any of these you would like a tutorial on. Otherwise I will just do a quick little  how-to post on the details for each.

 Tami


I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com so the links below send you to one of those stores depending on which logo you choose.  If you wish to purchase something from either store and use one of my links below, I get a small percentage of your order, at no additional cost to youThis helps me to defray the costs of this blog, the time, the ideas and tutorials I post here. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Stencil Embossed Background Card

I'm sharing another sample card I made with the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous June 2021 release. I made a fun embossed background using one of the new layering stencils and paired it with the Bold Sayings and Mod Cactus stamps. 
I enjoyed making this fun, bright  card and made a video tutorial that you can see here:

It's really amazing how just a bit of clear embossing powder through a stencil can make such a pretty background.


 The Bold Sayings sentiment was embossed in white embossing powder on a piece of vellum.
  
 I finished the card off by fussy cutting three cacti and arranging them on both sides of the sentiment.

As always I am most grateful for your support in visiting my blog. It is very much appreciated. I hope you found something to inspire your own creative endeavors!
Tami

I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com so the links below send you to one of those stores depending on which logo you choose.  If you wish to purchase something from either store and use one of my links below, I get a small percentage of your order, at no additional cost to youThis helps me to defray the costs of this blog, the time, the ideas and tutorials I post here. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

 

Monday, July 5, 2021

You Good?


I enjoyed making this slimline card for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous June 2021 release. It features the Inquisitive CMS432 stamp set as well as Distress Archival Hickory Smoke and Black Soot as well as Distress Stains.

I made a video tutorial for making this card and you can see it here:



I know I said it several times in the video, but I just love the way the Hickory Smoke Distress Archival Ink kind of soaks in the Distress colors. It's so cool and I have no idea why it does it, but I love that it does!

Here is a link to a sample card I made several years ago with Distress Archival Hickory Smoke and the Stamp Collector CMS338 stamps. 

I colored each stamp with Distress Inks and a Waterbrush. It did the same thing then and it's when I first fell in love with this little quirk. 

I'm always, always grateful for each one of you that stops by and leaves a comment here, or on my social media posts. Your support means the world to me!

Tami

I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com so the links below send you to one of those stores depending on which logo you choose.  If you wish to purchase something from either store and use one of my links below, I get a small percentage of your order, at no additional cost to youThis helps me to defray the costs of this blog, the time, the ideas and tutorials I post here. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Ink and Paint Cards

This trio of cards were made using the Flower Outlines CMS430 stamps that are part of the new June 2021 Stampers Anonymous release from Tim Holtz. Below is a casual tutorial video as to how I made these cards.
As I say in the video, I was originally inspired by a card I saw made by Keia Smith @confessions_of_a_paperholic  I put my own twist to it by taking inspiration from her idea and then putting what I think of as a Disney Ink and Paint Department feel to it. A big thanks to Keia for the original inspiration for these cards.



Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you found the video tutorial helpful even though it was a quick, very casual tutorial. As always, I really appreciate your support!

Tami

I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com so the links below send you to one of those stores depending on which logo you choose.  If you wish to purchase something from either store and use one of my links below, I get a small percentage of your order, at no additional cost to youThis helps me to defray the costs of this blog, the time, the ideas and tutorials I post here. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 
 


Saturday, June 26, 2021

Mod Cactus - Stampers Anonymous

Wow! The Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous reveal was today and it was worth the wait wasn’t it?  So much inspiration and I am so honored to have gotten to create alongside so many incredible makers. 

If you saw it all and you want it all, head over to Simon Says Stamp ( I'd greatly appreciate if you used one of my affiliate links below) and you can get it ALL for one great price which actually means you get the new inks for FREE! They have an amazing I WANT IT ALL Tim Holtz Summer 2021 bundle that can't be beat.

This card was made by putting Distress Crackle Paste through one of the new layering stencils, THS154, then adding Distress Embossing Glaze, and lastly, spraying the whole background with Distress Spray Stains. This is a technique developed by Stacy Hutchinson and demoed by Tim on several of his FB and YouTube lives. You can see him show this technique here starting at around the 1:20 mark

https://youtu.be/XfYYTh1VTlc

After that I added three of the new cactus stamps from Mod Cactus CMS431 and a sentiment from Tiny Text CMS394 stamped with  Distress Oxides and the new regulation size Distress Archival Ink in Ground Espresso. 

 Thanks for checking this out and enjoy all of the loads of inspiration from all the makers!

Tami

I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com so the links below send you to one of those stores depending on which logo you choose.  If you wish to purchase something from either store and use one of my links below, I get a small percentage of your order, at no additional cost to youThis helps me to defray the costs of this blog, the time, the ideas and tutorials I post here. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Bernice and Friends

The minute I saw Bernice the hippo was part of the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 release, I just knew I had to combine her with the other colorize friends to make a piece inspired by the jungle room from Disneyland's It's a Small World attraction. This is what came out of that inspiration.

I did make a short video walk through of this piece and you can view it here on my YouTube channel: 

To begin with, I took 3 packages of Ideaology Mini Framed Panels. These have been retired but you can currently still get them. I have links to two retailers below where you can purchase some. Begin by adhering 5 of the panels together on a flat surface as shown above. I put some Distress Collage Medium on the sides of the panels where they joined and then let them dry overnight.
Once the panels were dry, I cut 5 of the Folkart Flowers background die from Kraftstock and adhered one to each panel with Distress Collage Medium.
Make sure that these pieces are completely adhered and dry.
Paint the panels with a layer of Pine Needles Distress Paint.
Once the paint is dry, Cover the entire piece with Distress Collage Medium to seal the paint.
Before the Collage Medium dries, smooth it out with your fingers to get the brushstrokes out of it.
Scribble some Pine Needles Distress Crayon over each panel.
Rub the Distress Crayon into the details of the Folkart Flower dies with a Distress Stencil Brush to make them stand out.
Before adding the frames onto the panels we want to add some layers of vines and greenery to make it feel like the jungle room. Color some Distress Mixed Media Heavystock with various colors of green Distress Inks and Oxides, You want 7-8 pieces and make 2-3 of those differing shades of green.
From 5 of the green pieces, cut 5 of the Flower Fields dies. Two will be adhered from the top going down as you see above, and on the bottom three panels they will be from the bottom up.
To add another layer of vines, I used the Funky Nature die set from the Chapter 1 release. I used this long leafy piece as some additional vines in the top two panels, so cut quite a few of them from a different green paper and adhere them hanging down like vines.
In the bottom three panels I cut the fern looking leaf on the left and adhered it along the bottom of each panel for added greenery.
Here you can see the panels in progress. I adhered all the vines and greenery on the panels before I added the frames onto them. For the frames, I painted them with Shabby Shutters Disress Paint. Then sealed each frame with Distress Collage Medium. Once it was dry, I worked some Walnut Stain Distress Crayon into the indentions in each frame to distress them and to bring out the details. Then I adhered the frames to the panels with Distress Collage Medium. 

You can also see that I cut each character out of cardstock scraps so I could see where each would go and where I needed to cut the Gertrudes, Clarence and Winifred so they fit in the frame and fit the characters in the attraction. This really helped so that I didn't ruin the colorize characters once they were finished.
Here is a close look at the Clarence panel. You can see the Flower Field die on this panel has been cut in half and adhered in each corner of the wider panel, then I filled in with more vines and flowers from Funky Nature.
I wanted to tie in all the colors of the animals with the flowers that are in that room in the attractions. I used this one flower die from Funky Nature for all of the flowers on this piece, so you need to cut a lot of them and then water color them individually when you see where you need them to go. 
With the flowers on the greenery I also wanted some dimension, so I layered two flowers and used the Tim Holtz shaping tools.
In the Harrison panel, the Flower Fields greenery was left whole, as it fit perfectly across the panel. I added Funky Nature fern pieces on top of the Flower Field, then Harrison and lastly I added some of the leaf dies from Funky Nature all along the front. 
The Winifred panel was again wider than the Flower Field die, so I cut it in half and put each half in the corners, with the additional Funky Nature ferns and flowers. 
I cut three Getrudes, but flipped one so she would be facing the opposite direction. 
The giraffe in the attraction are orange with blue manes and pink flowers so that is what they got. To make room for the pink flowers, I did hand trim some of the blue spots on this colorize layer.
They also have poofy horns in the attraction which I think is adorable so I colored some small pom pom balls I had with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and stuck them to each giraffe's horns for that extra Mary Blair flair.
One element that is in this section of the small world attraction is the amount of green leaves that are covering up the stage areas. So I cut this leaf from Funky Nature from more of the green Heavystock used earlier. This leaf has a second die for the veins, but I didn't cut that. I wanted it to have a bit of that artsy craftsy feel of Mary Blair, so I drew them in with a white gel pen.
Lastly we have the lovely Bernice. I used a lot of Kitsch Flamingo with these characters and I'm so glad I had it for this piece! Once she was put together, I added the same flower as the giraffe, but in Wilted Violet Distress Ink, and her eyelashes are bits of her tail. I cut two extra tails from black cardstock, trimmed them down and voila! Lastly, her teeth are just leftover pieces of Distress Heavystock. I realized I needed Bernice to have teeth too, so I looked around and found the oval pieces that had come out of her nose. I trimmed the end of each nose oval so it resembled a hippo tooth and then adhered them under her top lip.
I hope the YouTube talk through and these step outs help answer any questions you might have about how I made this fun piece. If you think of something I missed, feel free to contact me through the link on the right.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your interest in this project. Your support means so much to me!
Thank you, Tami

I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com so the links below send you to one of those stores depending on which logo you choose.  If you wish to purchase something from either store and use one of my links below, I get a small percentage of your order, at no additional cost to youThis helps me to defray the costs of this blog, the time, the ideas and tutorials I post here. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!