Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Paper Loft Shades of Gray and Tim Holtz card
I love the new fad of embossing folders but lately I have reverted back to "wet" embossing. Embossing this Tim Holtz figure was messy. I used Recollections aged black. I found it marked down and I am always looking for a good slick black embossing powder. This is not that, but it is so extremely cool. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a shiny black with specks of silver and gold. It is very Tim Holtz looking. The stamps are Tim Holtz but the spinners, the tissue tape and domino I can't be sure they were purchased at Hobby Lobby and they have their own brand of vintage looking "goodies" these days. I used a metallic silver base card and all the other papers and the "chance" is from The Paper Loft, Shades of Grey. I chalked the black and white baker's twine to give it a grungy-er feel.
On this one I used both wet embossing and an embossing folder. I used the aged black on the man and the clock and a slick black on the birds and the sentiment. All are Tim Holtz stamps but the sentiment which is Close to My Heart. Here I stamped the birds where above I used a tissue tape. I also used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on The Paper Loft Paper with heavy chalking to make the image pop. Here I began with a pre-made black card from Michael's, again I chalked the baker's twine for a more worn look.
I may use this one for a Father's Day card!