Friday, 8 January 2010

Bon Voyage!

When it comes to giving a card the vintage touch, there is only one product that will do the job and that product is Tim Holtz's wonderful distress inks. If you don't mind getting your fingers messy, working with any Tim Holtz product is a joy and once you invest in his products, you will never look back.

On this card, I combined papers and images, that I printed from The Crafthouse Press ~ Men's Travel and Sport, CD Rom together with the distress inks. Once the images were cut out, I used the blending tool, or you can use another product from Ranger called "Cut & Cry Foam" to blend the inks and colours together, this will give a soft aged, antique feel to the card. I find it easier to work on a craft sheet and slowly work the ink in from the edge in a circular motion. One tip that I have for this, less is definitely more. You can always build up the ink but it's more difficult to take any excess away. I've also used, on some of the images, Distress Stickles Glitter Glue which works in conjunction with all of Tim Holtz's other products and colours.

Now it's time to assemble the card ~ I used some of the backing papers from the The Crafthouse Press CD Rom and then started to build and layer my inked up images, slightly overlapping the card to give a 3D effect but still making sure that the whole card is no bigger than an A5 in size, so that it will fit inside the envelope. To give an even more authentic feel to the card, I did some ripping and tearing on some more of the backing papers, which I then adhered to the card. The final touch of a ribbon, tag and buttons were added.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing...the composition and vintage look of this card is incredible!

    An absolutely fabulous card...well done, baby! :) <333


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