Monday, September 16, 2013

Loads and Loads of Layers

Since I missed a few of the challenges over at Stampotique Designers Challenges, I decided to try and catch up on a few. This next project was for the "lots of layers" challenge that they were having last week. 


Once again, I used one of Tim Holtz's techniques from his 12 tags of 2012 for September. This is becoming one of my favorite techniques. I just love how the white snow cap paint shows through the stains and sprays. 
To begin, I wanted to do another Halloween card, I have a lot of friends that love Halloween so I have a few to do this year. I usually try and make them all different if I can. 
I grabbed a piece of manilla card stock and cut out my card and began with stenciling with snow cap distress paint.
For the Tim Holtz cat stamp, since I don't have a stencil, I just simply used the paint on my craft sheet and stamped with it. 


Once the stenciling and stamping was done I spritzed my card with lots of water and then ran distress stains over it in various colors.


I just love how the white shows through, the cat stamp didn't quite come out as a complete image but I fixed that later using my white gel pen. I simple went around and outlined it with the white gel pen.
I then began laying more and more stenciling with distress inks in various colors using misc Dyan Reaveley stencils and punchinella.


Once that was done I wanted to make sure that my Stampotique Top Knot girl (designed by Jill Penney and Daniel Torrent) was in the right exact spot on the front of my card. So I used my Stampin Up' stamp-a-ma-jig to get her in just the right spot. (this is a great tool)


Once "Top Knot" was stamped I used some color on her with my Smooch inks. I haven't used this in a long time and they were perfect for this project. 

I added a studded color and leash to the cat by just simply drawing one in.


Lastly, I used the Tim Holtz die Word Play to cut out my 
"b-o-o" letters in both black and white so I could layer them to make them pop a little more.


Here is my final outcome for this card. I am loving the background and my "Top Knot" is so stylish with her outfit and kitty cat!! haha!!





I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial, I'll be back soon with some more project!! Until then.......

8 comments:

  1. Love the very specific directions on this new process! Love that ghostly cat so much! Very well done!

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  2. OMGosh, I love it Claudine! What a cool technique. I have been out of the loop craft-wise for so long now and haven't kept up with Tim but you are inspiring me---thanks:) Miss you....

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  3. OMGosh, I love it Claudine! What a cool technique. I have been out of the loop craft-wise for so long now and haven't kept up with Tim but you are inspiring me---thanks:) Miss you....

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  4. What cool card! Your friend are lucky ones. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

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