Sunday, 10 July 2016

Layered words and Glaze resist

I was intrigued by the Tim Holtz's July tag, but in a rebellious mood I decided to make a Birthday card instead of a tag.

As usual, if you want the (correct) step by step, you should get it direct from the master here, but I will share my experience below, good and bad!

My base is a 6x6 Kraft cardstock and after die-cutting it with a stitched square die, I distressed the sides with a pair of scissors and Walnut Distress ink.
Initially intending to thread through my top panel, like Tim,  I cut a slot around my word die-cut, but I had to change tack as you will see..

For my top panel I stamped an image from the Curiosity set (Andy Skinner for Stampendous) and applied Distress glaze over it to protect it from the subsequent layers.
Rather than just colouring the background with inks I decided to use a Distress Crayon technique, effectively mixing a 3rd technique in this one project!
First I coloured with a blue crayon then, with a damp baby wipe, I removed the colour through a wood grain stencil (Mini Stencil Set 10 by TH).
As before I distressed the cardstock all around the panel.

On to the Layered Words technique... Plan A was to die-cut the base cardstock with a "Birthday" die, however the word was quite unreadable, something I didn't realise until I had slotted my top panel inside.

Mmm... I pulled out my alphabet dies to emulate one of Tim's block words dies and a new piece of cardstock to cover the mistake. I also had to use ribbon to hide the holes and you can see from the photo that I only coloured the bit of the ribbon that will be on show.

To finish, I added a piece of ribbon with stitching detail and stamped and embossed 5 small hearts with WOW silver EP in lieu of brads.

Now do you think the recipient is going to think I'm implying that he is an Antique? I certainly hope so!

Thanks for coming by,
I am also entering the SSS Monday, SSS WednesdayWe Love To Create, WOW Embossing powders  challenges


  1. Clever bit of maneuvering when you realised the word was unreadable Christine. Glad to see all worked out well, nothing more annoying than spending so much time on a project and something goes wrong. Great card.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. Gorgeous card, the whole design of this is fabulous! I love the kraft and aqua together :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Coucou Christine,
    Un petit passage et mot sur ton blog ce soir car le temps m'a manqué avant de partir, excuse-moi...
    Je suis en vacances, un peu Ko ce soir donc je ne suis pas sûre d'avoir compris toutes tes explications en anglais sur la manière dont tu as fabriqué ton mot "multi-couches"! En tout cas, je trouve le résultat parfait!! Très jolie carte, j'aimerais bien trouver le temps de faire un peu plus de challenges tags de TH l'an prochain. Une manière sympa de découvrir de nouvelles techniques aussi.