lördag 20 april 2019


Hello and Happy Easter!

Today we have enjoyed a beautiful sunny day here in Sweden.
I wan´t to share a card with some of my new Tim Holtz products!(and some old)

The background is made from Watercolor cardstock. I used Grit paste and stencil THMS 056, in the upper left corner and lower right corner. Let the paste dry. Then spray the background with Distress Oxide spray´s in Peeled paint and Faded jeans. When dried, I used the same stencil and sprayed water on it, then pressed to the background to get some "ghost" effect. Distress ink in Walnut stain around the edges.

I stamped The professor from set CMS373 on watercolor paper with Jet black Archival ink, then colored him with Distress reinkers and Distress ink´s.

I did the same with the lightbulbs, and when dry, used some glaze on the bulbs. (This bulb is fastened to the card with a long fastener and some steel wire from stash.) 
I diecut the globe, Destination Thinlits  die 664179, from Metallic gold Kraft cardstock and sanded. 
Then I diecut the Steampunk parts from chipboard and Metallic Gold Kraft cardstock, from Tim´s Sizzix Bigz die 664185, Steampunk parts.

I glued the Metallic Kraft cardstock pieces to the chipboard, for dimension and sanded the surface to get an aged look. I then Distressed the parts with Distress ink in Walnut stain, to get that old "brass"look. I used some of the other stamps from the same set and stamped them on the background with Cobalt Archival ink. (for example the numbers in the circle.)

Here you can see the "zigzag" stamp on the background as well.

I diecut the "Explore" word (Thinlits 661803 Traveler words) from Black Kraft cardstock and sanded. I mounted on a panel cut from Metallic Gold Kraft cardstock, which also is sanded and Distressed with Walnut stain Distress ink.

I used some steel wire from stash around the first panel.

I mounted the whole cardpanel on Black sanded Kraft cardstock and then on a sanded Metallic Gold Kraft cardstock with Walnut stain Distressed edges. Then finally on a black cardblank. I used 3D adhesive between all layers for dimension.

I will try this card in the TIMI Challenge on the Craftstamper blog.

Thank you very much for visiting!

Happy Easter!


lördag 13 april 2019

Route 66

Hello and welcome,

Today I want to share a card I made with Tim Holtz products and with a metallic look.
I started with my backgrounds, using Metallic craft cardstock, and on the main background I used the Foundry embossingfolder, and then diecut with my new Sizzix TH die Splash. And for the background behind the diecut hole I used an older TH embossingfolder. I sanded both backgrounds and on the one which was embossed with the older embossingfolder I used some black Distress crayon, to achieve the look I was after. On the "Foundry" background I sanded, and added some black acrylic paint, then let that dry a while and then wiped it off. I let the color remain in some areas then added som color from Rusty Hinge and Peacock feathers Distress crayons.
For the embellishments I used the new Voltage die, which I like a lot! It is so cool! I cut it out from chipboard then from Kraft cardstock/Metallic craft cardstock. I glued all the papercuts to the chipboard. That gives a sturdy feel and 3D effect. I sanded all the pieces and used Black soot Distress ink on all the edges and on the metallic pieces I used some Rusty hinge Distress crayon to get some rusty details on the bolts and the metallic plate. 
When I made this card I hadn´t received my Professor stamp set so I had to come up with another idea to get the scale on the Voltage die, so I used a piece from a stamp in set CMS128 Road trip. 
I embossed the "scale" with silver embossing powder.
Then I made the Route 66 sign, where I used another stamp from CMS128 Road trip. Number 66 is Ideaology Numeric which I have painted with red and black acrylic paint. I fastened the sign with two Ideaology Mini fasteners.

I stamped the Roadtrip stamp from the same stampset as earlier with black archival ink on some sanded Kraft cardstock. Then I used a white Posca pen to write around the stamped text. I matted the word on some red sanded Kraft cardstock and put it on the card fastened with a Ideaology hinge clip.
I finished the card off with a storystick and a long fastener. I used Distress crayon in Festive berries on the story stick to highlight the word travel. Then I mounted my cardpanel on some red sanded Kraft cardstock panel and then on a black cardblank on 3D adhesive to get some height and layers.

Hope you like this project,  and thank you very much for visiting.


måndag 8 april 2019

Bee 🐝 card

Hello and welcome!

Today I will show a card using some of my “bee themed” products from Tim Holtz.
I started with the background, Distress mixed media heavystock and used some Texture paste opaque through a Tim Holtz honeycomb stencil THS005. Let dry. Then I used Mustard seed Distress Oxide. Then I put some Gathered twigs DOX on my craftmat and mixed with water. I used a brush to put on the “wash” and let it “pooled” around the texture. I like that effect. Finally I distressed the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink, and then splattered acrylic paint in black over the background, and also splattered some Gathered twigs DOX.
I then stamped the background with a Tim Holtz honeycomb clearstamp and then with a brushstroke stamp from CMS293. I like that stamp a lot. 

The “No 4” is from TH die set 661187 Stencil numbers. I cut it from Kraft cardstock in black and then sanded for a distressed look.
Here you can see the stamps, the “pooling” and the splats. 

The bee is a stamp from CMS328 Entomology. I stamped the bee and colored it with Distress ink´s and cut it out with the coordinating dies from Sizzix. Very convinient! Then I stamped the it again on wellum,  cut out the wings, colored them with Distress ink´s and glud them above the other wings to get som layering. 

The word "Original" is a stamp from CMS339, Mailart, which I stamped and embossed with Black embossingpowder. The word "collected" is from CMS 120, Small labels. I inked the background on the "Original plate" with Gathered twigs Distress Oxide and mounted it on some black, sanded kraft cardstock and some Mummy cloth which was colored with Black soot Distress Oxide.
The honeycomb is die cut from Tim Holtz edge die Honeycomb.

"Personally selected is a stamp from CMS358, Music & Advert. I fastened the label with a Ideaology clip which I have colored with Mushroom Alcohol ink.

Hope you enjoyed my card!

Thanks a lot for visiting,