Jul 19, 2018

Tim Holtz Theories Stamp Birthday Shaker Card


My sweet friend Bonnie was my partner in crime this weekend for an hour long drive to our LSS for me to get some new Distress Oxides!  Yes, these inks are still causing a buzz and I was busting at the seams to get some new colors after my experiment with two-toned stenciling in my last post.  


I wanted super vivid colors and tested out Peacock Feathers by sponging my entire panel, then tested Blueprint Sketch by sponging the edges.  I wasn't sure what next, so I dipped the panel in Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry and Concord Grape until I was pleased with the color variations.


Next I embossed an image from the Tim Holtz Theories stamp set and cut out a portion of the panel using the Stitched Rectangle die.  I thought I'd make a simple shaker card, but wanted to add interest to the perimeter.  I decided to emboss with the Tiny Dots Texture Fade.  I love embossing my Distress Oxide backgrounds because the ink sits upon the surface of the paper and sands away easily, unlike regular inks.  This really brightened up my design.  I added a few shaker elements and a piece of acetate recycled from packaging.  I finished it off with a Small Talk sentiment sticker and a layered die cut from the Celebrations set, which I sponged with Peacock Feathers.  I'll add a video on Instagram (@sewpaperpaint) so you can see the card in action.  :)  Thanks for visiting today!



17 comments:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Sounds like the best kind of road trip. Who would have thought those little ink pads could cause so much excitement.. I'm eagerly awaiting the next set of 12 to be released.. Eeeekkk!!
Beautiful use of those chosen colours with your embossing and sanding. A Fabulous make Autumn. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs Tracey xx

Marty Fishman said...

Love your inky background, Autumn! Did you go to Scrapbook Creations to get these? I love the colors you used together, they look amazing and I love your embossed portion as well - those small sanded dots really pack a punch! Love your stamped image as a shaker, too. Awesome!! Hugs :-)

Lisa said...

Absolutely amazing, Autumn!! The colors are so stunning!! I love the texture and the shaker!! I need the new Oxides!! You are such an inspiration!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Paula Cheney said...

I for one love a good shaker card. Always so festive you just can't help but smile! Love the Oxide colors too!

Unknown said...

Your DOX background is beautiful. Love the dots. I will try that soon.

Jeannie said...

Love, love, love this color combination and your amazing creation :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

wendy baysa said...

Oh My WORD!!!! Fabulous! This color combination is spot on and using the embossing folder to add just that slight extra element, genius!!! Love this tons, my friend :)

Mac Mable said...

The dots embossing folder and sanding looks great and frames that wonderful image fabulously. What glorious colours you've used as the background and such a fun idea to make this fabulous card into a shaker. Fun trip out too x.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Autumn, loving the card and I'm just crazy about these inks. I love the stamp too and what a great idea to use it as part of a shaker card, brilliant. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Kate Yetter said...

I love the colors on this card. I have always wanted to make a shaker card. I love the end effect. Beautiful, Autumn.
Kate

Helen Wallace said...

Just when I thought I had enough Distress Oxides, up pops your blog with the swoon worthy Blueprint Sketch! Oh My! How delicious combined with Peacock Feathers. The black stamps helps it pop and the little shaker goodies complete a stand out creation. Love it!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Love this! Thanks for the detailed instructions! Haven’t tried the embossing folder/sanding yet, but I’m sure gonna try it now! Excellent choices for color by the way!

Linda Kunsman said...

oh what a super fun road trip. Your card is gorgeous Autumn!! The texture fade is the perfect touch-love it!

Stefania Salmi said...

What a great idea Autumn! I never thought of a shaker card combined with this set of stamps. It's another fun your idea from which to take inspiration and I love it!
Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic shaker card, Autumn, with fun, multi textured elements! Your choice of oxide ink colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your amazing creation! Hugs, de

Ann Barnes said...

Such a great card Autumn, I have not experimented with embossing and sanding off the inks this way, this is so inspiring, and opens up and entirely new technique for me to play with (when I can find the time) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card! Definitely and extraordinary shaker! hugs, Ann xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Oh yea! This is really cool! Not only do I LOVE your colors, but what you did with the embossing and sander is totally brilliant!
Hugs,Jackie xx

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