Monday, 25 February 2013


Morning everyone...hope you all had a fabulous weekend and ready for the start of a new week!

As you all know by now, when it comes to Tim Holtz products, they do make me go a little bit weak at the knees and when I saw this Americana Blueprint stamp set on it's release, there was no exception to that rule...I just knew I had to have it!! So, as soon as it became available in the UK, it was in my basket quicker than you could say "would you like it?" and as soon as it arrived at Chez Williams', I had to make something with it and this is what I created...

I created this way back in December, which seems so long ago but I've been saving it to show you all and today, is the day I thought I'd share! So, as always I hope you like it...
To begin with, I covered a large tag with Tissue Wrap, blended it with Distress Inks and then used the Snow Cap Adirondack Paint Dabber around the edges.
I used the Sizzix Rosette and Mini Rosette die to create the pinwheels, which I coloured individually using Distress Inks. The stamp is one of four in the set from the Americana Blueprint Stamps by Stampers Anonymous and I handpainted it using Distress Marker Pens.
I used various bits and pieces to complete my tag, including an old buttong, a stamped ticket, seam binding and the star, which I cut out from another of the stamps in the set and then mounted onto card, before adding it to my tag. Finally, I added USA onto the rosettes which I die cut using the WordPlay die and then added Glossy Accents over the top and a coating of Distress Dry Rock Candy glitter.

So, that's it from me for today...I really hope I've given you some inspiration with my tag and I can't wait to read all your comments!!

See you all again very soon and thank you so much for your continued support, it really does mean the world to me...
Bye for Emma xxx


  1. Nice one, Emma! Whilst the stamp would be of limited use here, I think it's fabulous.

  2. It's super fab, lovely. I do love these stamps and need to get myself some, I'd love it if there was a Paris one? Not seen one. I love how you've built the tag up and the tissue tape looks amazing, must try that!! Hope you are feeling a lot better, I've been thinking of you. Take care Zo xx

  3. Love what you've done with this set! Great make. I know what you mean about going weak in the knees for anything Tim, ha, ha. Have a great day.

  4. Oh I love it!!! It's perfect and exudes Americana! Love the shape and well just everything! Gorgeous...a piece that makes me so happy!

  5. Tag seems such an inconsequential name for such a statement piece, Emma. It's great!

  6. WOW!! Amazing work Emma!

  7. ...this card is so appealing to look at Emma, the red, white & blue, the rosettes, the awesome liberty stamp, super ingredients that you've worked your magic with...I love it...Melxx :)

  8. This is really stunning Emma, hope you're feeling better.
    C xx

  9. WOW Emma........if that doesn't attract Sir Tim's attention, I don't know what will.....hehehehe!!

    Ido hope your are feeling better,
    Claire x

  10. I am desperate to get hold of the americana stamps to use on my various scrapbook pages for my USA holidays. I can't get them. They will also be fantastic for my american friends


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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