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I thought I’d share a little of my creative process with you in this post! Above are many backgrounds I created using Tim Holtz’ Distress Resist Spray which I received in my Simon Say’s Stamp June Card kit! I finally tried it out and ended up with these! Basically, I laid a stencil onto each piece of card stock, sprayed the Resist Spray over it, removed the stencil and let the paper dry; the spray acts just like heat-embossing and we all know how much fun that is! The really fun part was to choose my color combinations for each panel and then let it “speak” to me in regards to which stamps to use and how to design the cards!
I LOVE this one!! I’m partial to a gray & yellow combination, and I love how that black got onto this panel! (I’m not actually sure how that happened!) I used Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce and a little Black Soot distress oxide inks to sponge the color on.
Speaking of Tim Holtz (I mentioned the oxide inks, right?!) this is one of my absolute favorite “man” sets and just love this vintage car! I heat-embossed it in black onto the panel, then over-stamped the other images in more Iced Spruce. I can’t recall who makes the “let’s get LOST” sentiment, but it’s perfect, isn’t it?! 🙂 A lovely Bazzill textured gray base finished this card!
Remember when aqua and brown was all the rage?! I still love this soothing combination and added some Cracked Pistacio distress oxide ink to Broken China and Walnut Stain. The resist background was made with a cool script stencil.
I pulled out another favorite Tim Holtz set for this card; it’s called The Great Outdoors and has some really wonderful images! I stamped the wood circle all over a white card base using Walnut Stain, then moved on to create my card. I tore the resist background in half (now I get to make a second card with the other half!) and sponged more Walnut Stain around the edges. On a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock, I sponged Antique Linen distress ink all over, then dripped water over it for cool texture. I stamped the trees in Cracked Pistacio and Walnut and stamped the deer in Walnut too. I used my Walnut distress marker to darken the deer in the foreground. More Walnut Stain around the edges! I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a scrap of textured card stock then adhered it to my card after assembling the other pieces.
OH! Big surprise! Another Tim Holtz product; a stencil this time! 😀 I first sponged Fired Brick oxide ink at the bottom, then Carved Pumpkin over it and finally, Fossilized Amber at the top. Those “cool” darkish stains are from my dirty baby wipe as I was wiping the ink off the resist parts! Happy accident!!
I kinda love this “dirty” card!! The Celebrate You stamp is from Neat & Tangled and I heat-embossed it in black right over my panel, then sponged Black Soot around the edges. A strip of black & white striped paper accents one edge and I mounted this onto a black base card. The last detail was to add Nuvo Drops all over and then spatter black paint over it all. I haven’t done paint-spattering in a while and I miss it! 😉
How beautiful is this background?! My favorite Iced Spruce oxide ink is paired with Shaded Lilac and a touch of Fossilized Amber, all sponged over the cool grid stencil. That resist spray is SO easy and SO cool!
I’ve already written a post about this beautiful card but it needs to be added here! I used my spankin’ new Altenew set called Crown Blooms ; stamped out the images onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock, then colored with my Zig markers. I fussy-cut the bloom and leaf and layered them over the background where I’d stamped the little floral sprig. Lastly, the sentiment from Brutus Monroe‘s Super Sentimental set was heat-embossed in white onto a scrap of black, then mounted to the blossom. A base card of my favorite textured card stock by Bazzill in gray sets this off beautifully! Now…I have more backgrounds to play with so I’m out!! Thanks for visiting!