Feb 21, 2018

Carabelle Origami Dragonfly Tag Distress Oxide Tutorial


Wow!  It seems like forever since I posted!  I had the great pleasure of traveling to spend the weekend with my amazing blog friend Sara Emily of Sara's Closet.  We had the most amazing time attending the Stamp Scrap Art Tour in Columbia, SC.  We met up with my local friends at the show and did a fun little tag swap.  I forgot to take pics of all of my tags together, but here is the one leftover.


After creating the backgrounds for THIS post on black cardstock, I was curious to experiment with the same technique on a different dark color.  I had a huge stack of this burgundy card and followed the same process.  I used Fired Brick, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides.  This time I overstamped the backgrounds with Tim's Lattice & Flourish stamp set (the flourish) in Cranberry Adirondack ink.


Click on the graphic for more details on the process.


Next, I embossed the Origami Dragonfly by Carabelle Studio in black on watercolor card and colored him with Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Tattered Rose & Chipped Sapphire).


I cut slits in the tag and curled each section outward. 


I layered this over a blag tag with some DecoArt crackle paste scraped onto it and the same DOX daubed over the cracks.  I layered the dragonfly with foam tape over a string bundle.


As a final touch, I added a die cut sentiment from the Tim Holtz Handwritten Love set cut from Metallic Kraft Core and wrapped some string around the base of the tag.



Here we are (I look so silly!) from left to right Carol, Madelyn, Me, Sara Emily and Bonnie.  It was really a great weekend and we are all excited about next year already.  :)  And below is the amazing view from the lake house.  I put pics of the show on my Instagram page if you're curious.  Thanks for looking and have a great, creative week!


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Feb 17, 2018

Tarnished Foil Embossed Metallic Kraft Core Technique for Tim Holtz Masculine Cards


Do you ever stumble across something on Pinterest that just wows ya?  You know, just the idea you needed at that exact moment?  Well, I found THIS pin with an amazing technique for "tarnished foil" last weekend.  It definitely had my eyes popping with delight and curiosity.  Then, as those happy coincidences go, I came across this amazing pack of two embossing folders at Tuesday Morning and knew they would be perfect for the technique.  Yay!  Happy score!


I switched it up a little and added in Watering Can EP and brass EP, in hopes for a little grungier color.


I also went back in and sanded over some of the raised places through the embossing where there needed to be more color variation.  And of course, gave the edges a good distressing.  I even tucked in some tiny die cut gears for fun.


I made a little bundle of manly goodness with my various Tim Holtz ephemera.


Of course, it is hard to photograph anything reflective...  I wish you could see them in person!


I must say I did one panel in silver Metallic Kraft Core and the other in gold.  You can hardly tell which is which after the embossing.





Ahhh, yummy texture!


The tags are scraps of DOX backgrounds I make by the trailers full.  Ha!  I stamped the text from the Victorian stamp set and cut them into tags.  I hope you like these and this post gets your wheels a turning.  Have fun!


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Feb 14, 2018

Tim Holtz Valentine Mini Album Tutorial


Hello sweet ones!  Happy Valetine's Day to you!  I'm delighted to be sharing a design team tutorial at Mini Album Makers Challenge blog today.  Get all of the details on this very easy to assemble little album and find out the winner of our Facebook and Instagram launch giveaway.  I've used loads of Tim Holtz products and given them a Valentine theme with a few little tricks.  I hope you will enjoy it!  Hugs, Autumn

Prima Zella Teal Foil Resist Shabby Card


Happy Valentine's Day dear readers!  I have the pleasure of hosting our current challenge at Frilly & Funkie and I've chosen the theme Dare to Resist.  For the next two weeks, as we break away from our Valentine creations, we'd love to see you incorporate a favorite resist technique in your vintage or shabby chic project.  There are so many options, perhaps you will try something new.  Whether it be gesso resist, Vaseline resist, alcohol resist, embossing resist, or watercolor resist, we dare you to resist!


I chose to use the beautiful Zella Teal 6x6 pad from Prima.  I created my resist with foiling.  First, I cut a portion of the Christine Adolph Adhesive Rub-Ons, also by Prima and burnished it onto a square of Ranger Alcohol Ink Cardstock.  Next, I applied the teal foil from the Ranger Shiny Foil Transfer Sheets over the adhesive design.


I added some watery Distress Inks puddles and splashes using Black Soot and Cracked Pistachio.  I distressed the edges, then sponged them.


I love how the foil pops through the ink!  I embellished with the foiled images from the Zella Teal Ephemera pack.  I layered a marbled Prima flower with a die cut doily by Tim Holtz and a Friendship word.  I embossed the Detailed Butterfly to coordinate.  The seam binding was dyed with Distress Inks and gifted to me by my friend Carol.  <3  You can see I cut portions of Vinice Lace and tucked in the torn areas of my foiled paper layer.


I hope you're inspired to play along with our Dare to Resist challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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