Hi, Happy Monday! Wow, how time flies, it’s hard to believe that the Holidays are upon us. Today I will show you an inking technique with Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folders. I have been making Christmas cards so I decided to try creating my own background using stamps, ink and texture fades embossing folders.
I cut two pieces of ivory card stock 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″, next I chose a stamp that I thought would make a good background. I stamped the card stock using an archival brown ink. One of the pieces I stamped completely the other piece I stamped an alternating pattern. Once I was happy with my stamped pieces I embossed them using my Sizzix Big Shot.
The video above shows how I inked the paper before and after I did the embossing.
After I did the embossing I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Aged Mahogany to go over the embossed area, next I used Walnut Stain to accent the edges and add a little dimension. I also used Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter to accent the pieces, the pewter softened the look of the inked pieces as well as adds a metallic look to them.
I used a Die Cut With a View card base that was already embossed, it was a kraft paper card base. I inked the edges of the card base, for the first card I inked the edges with the walnut stain then just accented the very edge with the brushed pewter stain. I used the Regal Florishes embossing folder for this card. Next I added the washi tape, cut the arrow banners from the Heartfelt Creations die set, Cut, Mat, Create 1B, and cut the words from the Tim Holtz Holiday Words dies. I found a deer in my purchased images from the Silhouette Design Store, www.silhouetteonlinestore.com, I picked on that resembled the deer in my washi tape. I inked the edges of the deer, then I adhered everything to the card, I used pop dots for the deer, finally I added a few gems as finishing touches.
Here is a look at my first card:
For the second card I repeated the same inking techniques as in the first card. I used the Damask embossing folder for the second card. When I inked the edges of the card base I used the aged mahogany and the walnut stain. Next I cut the panel from the Cut, Mat, Create B1 set, then I cut the words from the Holiday Words set. I adhered the elements to the card, but before I adhered it to the card base I added a border of the washi tape on the top and the bottom of the piece. Finally I added some felt Poinsettia’s and holly leaves, and finally some gems to finish it off.
Here is a look at my second card:
This was a fun project! A couple things about the Tim Holtz embossing folders, they do emboss deeper that some of the other folders and you can use a wide variety of materials, you can even emboss cloth and grunge board with them! So have fun and experiment to see what you can come up with!
Here is a list of the supplies that I used that are available to purchase at the Cut@Home website:
656648 – Tim Holtz Texture Fades 2 Pk, Damask & Regal Florishes
TIM21407 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany
TIM19534 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Walnut Stain
660058 – Tim Holtz Alterations Dies, Holiday Words in Script
HCD750 – Heartfelt Creations Cut, Mat, Create, 1B
I also used the Sizzix Big Shot and the Silhouette America Cameo for my project, both are available for purchase at Cut@Home.
Products I used from my stash include, brown ink, ivory card stock, kraft card bases, washi tape, stamps, pop dots and gems.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project, until next time, Thanks and Happy Scrapin,