Friday, February 5, 2016

Cupid's Pimped Out Ride

Happy February everyone! Boy oh boy does the time pass fast! Today, I have a Valentine card for you that I originally made for the Ranger Booth at CHA, using the Old Jalopy Tim Holtz  Sizzix Die that is now discontinued, so hoard yours if you have it.  It's loaded with Ranger Stickles and lots of Idea-ology!  
Using Tim's Core'dinations Cardstock, I die cut the Jalopy in red, black, and silver foil for layering.
Using a black cardstock card base, I die cut the heart border along the bottom. Excuse the turquoise cardstock, at the last minute I changed it out for a pink tone.
I glued all the Jalopy pieces in place, and then added a label and number 14 from Remnant Rubs.
Then came lots and lots of Stickles, in every red family tone I had, plus platinum and silver. Then I punched out lots of hearts and added Stickles to them as well.I also pounced Mushroom Alcohol Ink onto pieces of Shrink Plastic for the windows, and used Glossy Accents to attach it, and Crackle Accents on the headlights too.
I embossed the background card (now pink) with a Texture Fade, and inked over the raised portions with various Distress Inks. After all the Stickles were dry, I embellished the Jalopy with some metal pieces. I also stitched the background card along the border, and added a sentiment with Remnant Rubs.
     
 
I'm off to make more Valentine goods! It's another one of my favorite times to make cards and crafts...you know all that red!!! Until next time!

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, January 29, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - January

I've waited until the last minute...again...to get my January tag done for Tim's new 12 Tags of 2016 "Remix". Isn't it such a cool idea to do a revamp of the old tags so we can get into the techniques again and refresh?!! He's a brilliant mind that one!!! So, I've dug through my old tags to refresh my memory as well, and here is my November tag from 2013, and my January tag from 2014.  At first, I thought I would just combine my two tags, but since the November tag had leaves and acorns, I didn't think I would use that theme for a New Year's tag...right?!! So, I started playing with the techniques, as he intended, and came up with this. 
It's not my favorite...can you believe that? I LOVE the background, and that is one of my favorite techniques, BUT I don't think the numbers were a good choice for the chalk technique. Oh well...live and learn.
Once I did the Industrious Metal background, I wanted a bit more color, so I dropped Ranger's Alcohol Ink on some of the sanded places. Then I inked over the raised bits with some Wendy Tree Branch Archival. On the chalk portions, I wanted a clean look around the border of each one so I used a Hickory Smoke and Festive Berries Distress Marker to define the edges of all the designs, hoping I would like it better. Yeah...not really. Then I mounted it onto Metallic Kraft Core.
 
 
Can you believe it's the end of the month?!! There is so much to do and so little time! Off to work now!!!

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!