Sep 23, 2019

Fall Leaves and Autumn Bees Tim Holtz Cards

Happy September friends!  I'm sharing a simple and not so simple fall card batch with you today.  The first card features layered stamping with the Stamp Platform and a mix of Distress Inks and Oxides for a rich, ethereal effect.  I used the Falling Leaves stamp set that came out several years ago.  I did my stamping on an inky background I had made then gave it a good splash of inks for texture and cut it with the Stacked Baroque die set.  I traced the die to get a small mat and cut it by hand, then embossed with the 3D Lumber Texture Fade

I had a lot of fun with the background panel.  It was one of those play times with my inks and Oxides, but the end result was kind of a hot mess!  LOL!  To salvage it, I inked one of Tim's embossing folders with Gathered Twigs and spritzed it then ran the paper through.  I repated this twice to get a deep brown.  I just love the contrast it created!

For my next card, again I was pulling out old backgrounds I had made during random play times.  I make backgrounds whenever I don't feel super creative.  It is always fun to do, no matter how you feel!  You may remember THIS card featuring a corrugated panel from last year.

I've layered with backgrounds using the Botanical and Batik and Lattice and Flourish stamp sets.

To make my elements appear to have a patina, I cut the Wildflower Stems 2 from brown card and dipped in Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide.  I embossed the Geo Insects in Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder, then rubbed with watered white gesso and let it dry, then rubbed with Evergreen Bough DO to create a patinaed metal effect. 

This I layered over another inky scrap and a Ticket Booth stamped and die cut image.  I used the stitching from the Patchwork Pieces stamp set to blend the edges of my panels together.  I died Tim's Trimmings ribbon with  more Gathered Twigs and frayed it out as much as possible, then tied around my background. 

I am so crazy over this bee!  And here he is with my other fall cards in this palette.  Find my Pumpkin card post HERE.  Thanks for joining me today and happy autumnal crafting!

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kiwimeskreations said...

It looks as though you certainly had fun with these backgrounds initially, and then as you made them into these stunning creations. I too think that bee is amazing, made more so by your 'treatment' of him!

Betty4 said...

I love every one of these! I think any of the backgrounds you made would have worked. You are so talented. I just am in awe of everything you create. Thank you so much.

Dawn Phillips said...

These are all so lovely and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

paperwishesbyamanda said...

Your hot mess background looks wonderful after a run through the embossing folder. Love the rich fall colours. And the blue cards are so full of amazing work. x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Everything you touch turns to gold! And you always do it so effortlessly with understated elegance!

Cazro said...

A beautiful card. So elegant. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT.

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Daisy Chain Challenge, hope to see you again :)

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