Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

OWH – Faux Leather Card

  • Stamps – Paperbag Studios “The View” and Hero Arts “Father’s Day Message”
  • Die cut – made from Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Chocolate Flourish”
  • Solid cardstock – WorldWin Treasures “Deep Brown”
  • Metal stickers¬†– Mark Richards Enterprises – Nailheads

This background was featured in a tutorial at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps this week. I made the faux leather background with overlapped masking tape rubbed with Distress Ink and heat set with clear matte embossing powder. It has an interesting texture and mine sort of resembles leather. It was fun to try it out and is always gratifying to make my own backgrounds. Thanks for checking-in with me.


Creative Chemistry 101 – Day 4 Tags

Here are some more science experiments that I’ve made as part of my Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 online class. I made my own Distress Ink mists with Distress Ink reinkers. I sprayed three different colors (that was all I had!) on each tag, using a Crafter’s Workshop template. Then I added more Distress Inks (applied with blending tool). That was the background. Then I stamped images on each tag with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink. For a closer look, scroll below.

  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Template – Crafter’s Workshop Halequin template
  • Stamps – Stampington & Company “Elegant Ledger” and Stampers Anonymous “Reflections” Tim Holtz Collection

  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Template – Crafter’s Workshop “Webbing” template (pretty hard to see!)
  • Stamps – Stampington & Company “Tulips” and Judikins “Calligraphic Flourish”

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