Thursday, 22 April 2010

Tim Holtz rust Technique

For the background paper on this card I used the Tim Holtz rust technique to make the white card look like rusting metal. This technique is fun to do and it looks stunning on men's cards. The stamp set that I used for this card is called Road trip and is by Artistic Outpost. I also used a Tim holtz ticket and distressed it with Vintage Photo distressing ink.All the images were stamped with Archival ink from Ranger.
I also distressed the edges with Tim holtz's distressing tool.
Hope you like this man's card, we all know how difficult men's cards can be!!

Maria x

Monday, 12 April 2010

Welcome Baby Emily

This is the card I made for my husbands Brother and his wife as they have just become the proud parents of their first Child, a little girl that they have named Emily. I have photographed this card several times but the camera is not picking up the shimmer and some of the detail.The Backing paper is from the Mariposa stack from DCWV and I went around the edges of this with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and then used Vintage photo distress ink to darken the edges. The Baby image is computer generated and then distressed in the same way. The 2 greeting stamps that I used are from the Congrats set from stampin up! The cream roses have been distressed on the edges with Vintage photo again and the bigger flower has been sprayed with Crafty Notions spray to match the card.

I then used my hot glue gun to stick the pearls into the centre of the flower
Here is a close up of the flowers and pearls unfortunatly the camera does not do the card justice as the real thing is a lot more shimmery!
Hope everyone is ok and enjoying the Easter holidays, kids go back next week so hopefully we will have a few more sunny days this week.
Take care for now.
Maria x

Monday, 5 April 2010

Another Tag

I suppose I really should try and make some cards but at the moment I have become a little addicted to making tags. For this tag I used a Tim Holtz stamp, I can't see a name on it so I'm unable to tell you what it is called! I have also used Glimmer mists and Tim Holtz Distress inks. The edge of the tag has been distressed with the Tim Holtz distressing tool.The Flower was originally white so I used my Glimmer mist to add colour then when it was dry I used Metalic Rub on to add the Shimmer.
Hope everyone has had a good Easter break, Back to normal routines tomorrow!
Maria x