It has been a little quiet around here! I have suffered from a bit of spring fever, a few real ailments, a sweet little kiddo on spring break, a big birthday bash, and a few other odds and ends. It has been crazy around here and it has kept from putting much time in the studio. This week I am trying to settle back into the groove and get back to blogging. I don’t have my usual Tuesday Tutorial to share today, but will be back with one next Tuesday. Instead today I have a card project to share.
I created this card for CHA in January. It features a new Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut cartridge for the Sizzix eclips. To create the card, begin with an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock folded in half to create an A2 card. Trim about 1/4″ off of the front edge so that it is slightly shorter than the back.
Die cut a piece of manila cardstock with the Tattered Lace die. Ink the piece of die cut lace with Antique Linen Distress Stain. After drying the stain with a heat tool, ink the edges using an ink blending tool with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere the piece to the bottom front edge of the card front.
Cut a piece of pattern paper to fit the front of the card. Cut the bottom edge of the paper using the Torn Edge On the Edge die. Ink the edges using an ink blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere the paper to the front of the card. Adhere a strip of Ruler Ribbon across the front of the card.
Machine stitch around the edges and over the Ruler Ribbon.
Die cut a piece of Sticky Back Canvas using the Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Arch die. Cut the straight edge of the canvas piece using the Torn On the Edge die. Ink the edges of the piece using an ink blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere the canvas piece to the front of the card. Machine stitch around the edge of the canvas.
Stamp a spool and pair of scissors on manila cardstock using the Tim Holtz Sewing Blueprints stamps. Stamp the scissors and one spool (for the needle) using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stamp a second spool using Coffee Archival Ink. Cut out the pieces using the Sizzix eclips and Stamp2Cut. Color the spool with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and an ink blending tool. Use a Walnut Stain Distress Ink Marker to accent the lines on the spool. Color the scissors with Black Soot Distress Ink and Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. Use a water brush to apply the stain onto the blades of the scissors.
Wrap the spool with embroidery thread around the spool. Tuck the needle into the thread. Run the end of the thread through the eye of the needle. Adhere the scissors to the front of the card. Place the spool on top of the scissors. Place a piece of metal foil on a scrap piece of cardstock. Die cut the piece with the heart from the Tim Holtz Love Struck Mini Movers & Shapers die set. Place the die cut heart in the Ruler Texture Fade and emboss. Adhere the embossed heart on top of the spool.
Use alphabet stamps to add “I love you” to the front of the card. Adhere Alphaparts letters to the front of the card on top of the Ruler Ribbon to spell “sew”. Tap the surface of the letters lightly to using a white paint dabber to accent them and make them stand out more.
I hope you like this card. It is one of my favorites that I created for the show. Since my “mini vacation” is over I will be back in a few days with another project to share and a new tutorial on Tuesday.
See you again soon!