‘Card’ Category

  1. ‘Tis The Season

    20th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello again. I’m back with a card I made for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects by some of his crafty friends, to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    I wanted to make a card that I could recreate to send out this holiday season. It needed to be quick, easy and relatively light on consumables to make it affordable to send out lots. For me, that’s when stamps and dies come into their own.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    I began by stamping directly onto an A6 kraft card with the tree stamp from the Stampers Anonymous great outdoors set by Tim Holtz. Stamping in peeled paint distress ink, varying the height to give a more natural tree line.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    I cut a strip of kraft cardstock to fit the width of the card. Blending candied apple distress ink through the Stampers Anonymous plaid stencil by Tim Hotlz, (one of my favourites from this season). See how here. Using the stamp platform, stamp the merry christmas background stamp along the bottom of the card with vintage photo distress archival ink.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    Using the new trusty sidekick, die cut the festive greens from classic kraft stock, sand with a sanding grip, blend in vintage photo distress ink and adhere with distress collage medium. Cover idea-ology baubles with red pepper alcohol ink and adhere with collage medium.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    Stamp the wood slice, stag and “tis the season” stamps onto distress mixed media heavystock, fussy cut and blend in vintage photo distress ink. Mound the wood slice over the festive greens with 3D foam.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 3 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back later this week with some pages from the inside of my Tim Holtz inspired December Daily Album.

    Have a great week!
    Cheers
    Zoe x

     



  2. Joy To The World

    13th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. I’m back with another card for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects by a group of talented crafters to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the WorldI created this holiday card by mixing the old with the new Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz. I wanted to create a card to send to family overseas this year and the globe die was a perfect match to santa and his sleigh die.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 1: Die cut a globe from distress mixed media heavystock with the Sizzix globe thinlits die.
    Step 2: Blend in vintage photo distress oxide over the land portions of the die cut.
    Step 3: Cover with distress embossing ink and pour over fractured iced embossing powder.
    Step 4: Gently tap off excess.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 5: Melt the embossing powder with a heat tool. The reaction it has with the distress oxide is SO COOL!

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 6: Blend faded jeans distress oxide into distress mixed media heavystock.
    Step 7: Blend iced spruce distress oxide over the top.
    Step 8: Blend vintage photo distress oxide into the edges.
    Step 9: Spritz with water using the distress sprayer and dry with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 10:  Die cut the background using the snow die from the winter wonderland thinlits set.
    Step 11: Cut a piece of printer paper slightly larger than the background and brush distress collage medium over the top.
    Step 12: Working quickly (collage medium dries FAST), place the background over the top of the printer paper and trim the edges. The collage medium dries clear and matte so you don’t see it.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 13: Die cut a frame from metallic kraft stock using the stitched rectangle thinlits die.
    Step 14: Using a sanding grip, carefully sand the frame, exposing the kraft core below the metallic surface.
    Step 15: Blend vintage photo distress ink into the frame with a mini blending tool.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 16: Die cut santa and his sleigh from metallic kraft stock using the village christmastime thinlits die.
    Step 17: Very carefully sand the edges of the die cut with a sanding grip.
    Step 18: Blend vintage photo distress ink into the edges and mount using 3D foam.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 19: Using classic kraft stock, die cut greenery using the festive greens thinlits die set. Layer up and adhere using distress collage medium. Die cut the small bow using the fold-up bows thinlits die set and mount over the top of the greenery. Splatter with picket fence distress ink using a spatter brush.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 20: This sentiment from the idea-ology quote chips was perfect for my card. I swiped vintage photo distress ink directly onto the edges and rubbed it over the top with my finger. I swiped the ink pad onto my non stick craft sheet and picked it up with the spatter brush to try to create aged brown spots.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Thanks for stopping by, I hope this has inspired you to pull out your dies and make something. Don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 2 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back soon.

    Cheers
    Zoe x



  3. Fa la la la la

    7th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. I’m delighted to join a group of talented crafters for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I wanted to share how I created the snowflake background using the new Sizzix simple snowflake texture fades folder by Tim Holtz.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    Step 1: Emboss a piece of distress mixed media heasvystock using the new simple snowflake texture fades folder.
    Step 2: Blend in faded jeans distress oxide.
    Step 3: Blend a little vintage photo distress oxide over the top.
    Step 4: Spritz with water and dry with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    Step 5: Apply a little picket fence distress paint onto a non stick craft sheet. Pick it up with a blending tool and lightly dab over the top of the raised snowflakes. Set aside to dry.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The falalala is from the Christmas remnant rubs. There is also a falalala stamp in the holiday drawing set (CMS284).

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The lamp post is cut from black classic kraft stock mounted onto chipboard. I used metallic kraft core for the lights. I sanded everything, (I always sand everything)! lol

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The wreath is cut from classic kraft core and I die cut 2 ribbons, attaching the top one by the center only and bending the bow upwards to give dimension. I may have taken a sanding grip to it… lol

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I picked up the vintage tidings thinlits dies really late last year and didn’t get a chance to use them, so they were top of my list this year. Die cut from metallic kraft stock. When sanded, (I told you), the gold lifts and reveals silver before revealing the kraft core. I always blend a little vintage photo distress ink over the top to grunge it up. Love this stuff!

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I die cut a frame from metallic kraft stock with the stitched rectangle thinlits set and mounted over the top, using collage medium to adhere everything. I matted and layered metallic and classic kraft stock over paper from the Christmas mini stash, all by Tim Holtz.

    Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 1 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back soon with some more holiday inspiration.

    Cheers
    Zoe



  4. Halloween 2017

    31st October, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Happy Halloween friends! I’m popping back up, like a scene from a hitchcock movie, to bring you the full line up of projects I made for the Tim Holtz halloween inspiration series. Check out the other designers cool and creepy creations in week 1, week 2 and week 3 recaps on Tim’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Mr Pumpkinhead

    iGirlZoe: Monster Mash
    Monster Mash

    iGirlZoe: Monster Mash
    Monster Mash

    iGirlZoe: Sizzix Jack-O-Lantern
    Jack-O-Lantern

    iGirlZoe: Pumpkin Patch
    Pumpkin Patch

    iGirlZoe: The Masked Witch
    The Masked Witch

    iGirlZoe: Haunted Banner
    Haunter Banner

    iGirlZoe: Claw Mark Coffin
    Claw Mark Coffin

    iGirlZoe: Claw Mark Coffin
    Claw Mark Coffin (close up)

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    The Bone Collector Caravan

    iGirlZoe: The Undertaker & Embalmer
    The Undertaker and Embalmer

    iGirlZoe: Ravens in Flight
    Then suddenly something strange happened…

    A big thank you to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi and Paula Cheney. And a big thank you for the lovely comments you have left over the past few weeks, here and on social media. Hope you all have a safe and happy halloween.

    Cheers
    Zoe x


  5. The Masked Witch

    24th October, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    The Tim Holtz Halloween inspiration series on facebook and instagram has just wrapped up it’s final week. Hopefully you’ve been following, but if you missed anything, you can see the recaps for week 1, week 2 and week 3 on Tim’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: The Masked Witch
    I wanted to share this masked witch card that I made for the inspiration series. This was such a simple card to make, just using the witchcraft die cut as a mask. I die cut one from black classic kraft stock then used this for my Haunted Banner project.

    iGirlZoe: The Masked Witch
    I placed the mask over paper from the halloween mini stash and blending peeled paint distress ink over the top with a mini blending tool. Removed the mask, spritzed with water and added halloween clippings stickers.

    iGirlZoe: The Masked Witch
    Mounted the masked witch onto layers from the halloween mini stash. From the halloween words thinlits die set, cut “wicked” from a longer piece of black classic kraft stock and mounted over green classic kraft stock. Sanded the edges of each layer with a sanding grip, blended in vintage photo distress ink and stitched to finish.

    I will be back soon sharing a walk through of the bone collector caravan I made for the Halloween inspiration series.

    Cheers
    Zoe x