Apr 29, 2017

Background Die Cuts with Distress Oxide


Happy Saturday evening!  I picked up this Tim Holtz numeral die set for a song on clearance at HL a while back and thought I had better justify my purchase by putting it to use in this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge, we've got your number.  I was inspired by Tim Holtz's June 2016 tag HERE.


I cut out the larger numbers randomly from my panel, then inked with Distress Oxides and stamped with the lovely new IndigoBlu numerals stamp.  My backing panel is kraft inked with Walnut Stain DOX and stamped with the Prima tiny text stamp.  Some faux stitching along the distressed edges.


I tucked in some basket filler for dimension.


Dyed crinkle ribbon from D.L. Art, which I stained with Antique Mahogany.  The brown spots were already stained.  I finished with a Spellbinders wreath to frame this precious found relatives photo.  The Easter baskets in hand are perfect for my BFF's April birthday and she loves vintage and grunge.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for visiting.  <3


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27 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Autumn, those extra large numbers draw the eye right in and the colours are gorgeous xxx

Redanne said...

You used the numeral die beautifully Autumn and the red tones in the background are gorgeous. I made the picture bigger so I could see the stitching and it looks so realistic!! The basket filler really is a lovely touch and the found relatives image is so perfect for a friend's birthday, she must have been delighted! Hugs, Anne xx

Doreen Agius said...

Wow fantastic card, so creative and I love the vintage look. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xxx

Marty Fishman said...

Great card, Autumn! Love your background, and the colors, and how you've framed the relatives. Your friend will love this awesome card! Loving the numbers and this would be another great fit for the current challenge at Words 2 Craft By. Hugs!

Jackie P Neal said...

Beautiful Autumn!!
How you manage to make a piece a night is beyond me, and not only one a night, but Fabulous ones at that!
Loving the Seth die around the kids!
hugs,Jackie

Helen Wallace said...

Here you are again with those gorgeous Oxides which we just can't get here. "Swoon" - love the background the whole messy, yummyiness really floats my boat. The framed vintage image is perfect. Too, too, too wonderful!

Donna Ellis said...

The added color to the DLA ribbon is fantastic, Autumn! But your entire project is wonderful with the die cut out numerals and peek-a-boo brown tone. I just purchased the oxide colors and am looking forward to playing with them. Thanks for the inspiration with your incredible artwork! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Autumn this is stunning! I love the background and gorgeous elements you have used.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Maura Hibbitts said...

Autumn, you always blow me away with your creativity! I love how you pull elements together into such wonderful designs! Wonderful use of the numbers and love how you framed the photo! Genius! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

Mac Mable said...

Just love the found picture and the Easter basket...so perfect. Great colours and effects and those oxides work a dream on this fabulous and creative card x

Lisa said...

Wow, Autumn, this is amazing!! The colors are fabulous!! I love how you've used the numbers!! The way you framed the kids is so creative!! Love, love this, my friend!! Gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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Arlene said...

How wonderful. Beautiful old fashioned card. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

├čeulah ├čee said...

I am quite fond of the composition and colors here! Lots of visual interest and great values. The black and white photo is good contrast.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Autumn. Thanks so much for sharing in our Put a Bow on It Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.
Blessings.
Karen L
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Diane Louise J said...

Hello Autumn…. You have made a beautiful vintage card… Thanks for entering it into the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and we would love you to join us again for our next challenge.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Andree said...

This is a wonderful project. It has a great sense of depth and wonderful colours.
Thank you for joining in with our April challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Autumn, gorgeous. So love your choice of colours. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Autumn, so much to see, and I love the basket filler. It's the little things that make the difference isn't it. Have a wonderful week xx

Mrs.B said...

A great card Autumn, love the background with your new die.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Love the colour palette for this one - so atmospheric, and a fabulous rusty framing of the photo. This is an amazing card.
Alison x

Mimi said...

My heart is singing here... your sepia tones with the rich berry tones got me! That seam binding... I could stare at it all day!

Linsey R said...

This is wonderful! I love the textures and fibers you have going on here! Absolutely splendid work!! And thank you for sharing it with us over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog for our Put A Bow On It challenge! Hope to see your again soon! xoxo

Teresa Kline said...

hello autumn! this is awesoem, so many fun details and elements! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This card makes me smile! I love the rosy tones of the background, the happy faces that you framed so beautifully and all the wonderful details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon "Put a Bow on It" Challenge!

Cheryl Walker said...

Lovely card! :)
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons challenge this week!
hugs
Cheryl

Monica Taylor said...

Wow! Beautiful card.
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Nancy Dynes said...

This is another master, Autumn! I can't take my eyes off of it, and keep going back over it to take in more and more detail. I am so inspired every time I visit your blog!
Hugs,
Nancy

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