Hi, hope everyone is having a great week. This week I did a couple of cards using the Tim Holtz Shadow Press Station and Tim Holtz Debossing Folders. I had lots of fun with this project! I made two cards to share with you.
The video below shows how to use the Shadow Press Station with the Debossing Folders:
The first card I made was a birthday card. I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base. Next I chose two colors that I wanted to use for my card and I cut 5 strips the same length and width of the debossing folders, 1 1/2 x 5 3/4. Next I used three of the debossing folders and the Shadow Press Station and inked my folders using Tim Holtz Distress ink in one of his new colors, Mermaid Lagoon, this is a beautiful shade of blue. Next I inserted my strips of paper and ran the folder through my Sizzix Big Shot. I used three of the folders, happy, birthday and wishes. Next I used an embossing folder with the Shadow Press Station. I used one of the folders from Tim Holtz Texture Fades 4PK Americana Background & Borders which is available at CutatHome. I used the stripe border embossing folder, it worked perfectly with the Shadow Press Station.
Next I adhered the strips onto my card base, I found the exact center and put the birthday sentiment in the center, then I added the other strips. Once I had the strips adhered I cut off any excess card stock. Finally I added some baker’s twine and gems. This was an easy card to make and I really like the look of the debossed lettering.
Here is a look at the finished card:
For the second card I used a piece of scalloped card stock from my stash, I used the thank you debossing folder and I used the Shadow Press Station and added the debossed image directly to my scalloped card stock piece. I used Tim Holz Dusty Concord Distress ink for stamping the sentiment. Next I inked the edges of the scalloped card stock, I also added some splotches of color in the background of the paper. I added some other colors, Shabby Shutters, Cracked Pistachio and some White craft ink to create a faux water color background. I adhered this to a 5″ x 7″ card stock base that I made from a 10″ x 7″ piece of paper, scored and folded. I added a piece of glitter ribbon to the side, some flowers with gems and finally a butterfly. For the butterfly I inked the edges with the Dusty Concord and added some Shabby Shutters in the center. I added some twine to make the body and the antennas on the butterfly.
Here is a look at that finished card:
These cards were fun to make and I really love this Shadow Press Station and the Debossing Folders, I am pretty sure I will be collecting them all, I hope you give them a try.
Here is a list of the products that I used that are available on the Cut@Home web site.
657489 – Tim Holtz Texture Fades 4PK Americana Background & Borders
TIM43256 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon
TIM43218 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio
TIM21490 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Shabby Shutters
TIM21445 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
I used my Sizzix Big Shot which is available at Cut@Home.
I also used the following from my stash, card stock, white craft ink, glitter tape, baker’s twine, flowers, a butterfly and gems.
I hope you enjoyed my post today, until next week Thanks and Happy Scrappin!