Happy Monday, I cannot believe it is already the middle of October. That means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Today I am going to show you a couple of techniques with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and show how to make some lovely Thanksgiving Napkin holders. This was such a fun project, a little messy, but I think we have all had inky fingers at one time or another!
I made four different napkin holders/rings using a couple of techniques demonstrated in the video above. The first thing I did was use my Silhouette America Cameo to cut out my circles and images that are available for download at www.silhouetteonlinestore.com, I also cut the circle pattern I used for the base of the napkin holder on the Silhouette. I used three different colors of card stock, a off white – cream color, yellow and brown. The yellow has a raised dotted pattern and is a Bazzill card stock.
When I had all of my images cut I started to play with my techniques, that is when I created the first napkin ring. I used the Darice Dot Background for the pumpkin image, I also cut a circle a little larger than the inked circle to adhere the inked circle on, it makes the napkin ring a little sturdier and it also covers up any ink that you get on the back of the inked circle piece. Once I had everything adhered to my circle I glued the bases by matching up the ring pattern, then I used the same glue to adhered the circle to the base. I also used glossy accents to dress it up a bit.
The second one I used the same techniques, just a different embossing folder and image. I used the glossy accents again as well as a little pearl for the Turkey’s eye.
Here is a look at the first two Napkin Rings:
The third one was really fun, the first part of the technique is the same as in the two above, but next you use a mask to cover part of the image once it is dry, for my mask I used some old stickers that have just been laying around. I love how this technique turned out! To finish this one I inked around the edge, mounted it on the brown circle, added a sentiment sticker and the napkin ring base.
Finally, for the forth one I used a different embossing folder and image, I love how this one turned out. To finish it off I added a little bling!
Here is a list of everything that I used that is available at the www.ucutathome.com:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in the following colors:
TIM19527 – Vintage Photo
TIM27157 – Rusty Hinge
TIM19534 – Walnut Stain
TIM27201 – Wild Honey
TIM20226 – Mustard Seed
TIM21407 – Aged Mahogany
1217-67 – Darice Dot Background Embossing Folder
1215-63 – Darice Fleur De Lis Background Embossing Folder
SILHOUETTE CAMEO – 3 T – Silhouette America Cameo Machine, Cut@Home also has the brand new Cameo available for pre-order, and the price is great so if you have been on the fence about the Cameo now is the time to order :).
Other items that I used from my stash are card stock, Ranger Mini Mister, Heat Gun, Craft Mat, Glossy Accents and some embellishments. I also used a blending tool. Cut at Home has the IBT40965 -Mini Blender as well as the IBT40972 – Mini Replacement Foams available.
I hope you enjoyed my post today, until next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!