Hello all and Happy 4th Of July to you!!!
4th of July has always been so special to my family because it is also my Mother's Birthday. Each year she gets to celebrate her birthday along with fireworks!
This year I wanted to make my Mom something special so I put together this multi page card for her. My siblings and I will each sign the last page
I also wanted to use this project for my entry at
Studio L3 - For the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 5
This challenge is located on page 39 of Tim's 3rd book and is called "Distress Watercoloring - Part 1"
You can always buy Tim's book here if you don't already have a copy.
You can also win a prize package directly from Tim and Mario themselves and there is also a wonderful 25.00 gift card from The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I also realized that my card fits into another challenge over at A Vintage Journey - This is their 9th challenge and the theme is "Use every stamp in a set"
The stamp set I used was Tim's Americana Blueprint Set and I also used the cupcake stamp from the set Birthday Blueprint
Tim Holtz has really influenced my creation here because it's mostly grungy and vintage looking and I just love Tim's style!! Tim is inspiring in everything that he does, his mind works in so many great ways and I just love to learn from his blog, his classes and videos.
For this challenge I used a few of the Jumbo Tags by Ranger for my base and I wanted to create a "book" type birthday card with these
These are the distress marker colors I used with a few others thrown in here and there
Here are the stamped images for each page after I used Tim's watercolor technique, I wanted a vintage look
I also used Tim's paper behind each image to create a nice background for each
Here is my finished card/book
Front with ribbon
(I used Tim's Word Play Die for the number 4)
First page, My Mom will be 68 years old this year
(notice the remnant rubs too?)
(Tim Holtz simple sayings stamp set was used for the words)
Back cover, this is where we will all sign the card
I hope you have enjoyed my card and make sure to check out those challenges mentioned above!! Fun!