Grungy Monday is a fabulous challenge created by the lovely and so very talented Linda, it was created to celebrate all thing Tim Holtz. Today is challenge 4 which is to incorporate Tim's texture fade distress technique into an artful project. For my project I decided to make a card.
To start: Cut from a Kraft file folder the Tim Sizzix Baroque Die. Follow the instructions in the technique video using Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and the Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder. Wipe off the folder straight away, if it is stubborn the use of stazon cleaner helped for me. Stamp onto the Kraft folder the Mini Cirque lettering from Stampers Anonymous and the dress form from the Graphic45 stamps and fussy cut them out. Take your Viva Decor Inka Gold and using your finger distress all edges of the Kraft card you have just cut out. Let dry then buff gently with a paper towel.
Take your A5 card blank and stamp off the edge in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink the butterfly and cog stamps from the Graphic45 Steampunk Debutante stamp set. Using your finger edge the card with Inka Gold by Viva Decor. Once dry buff to make it shine
To Finish: Arrange all elements on the card to make sure you are happy with the layout. Attach the cog with the brad to the baroque die cut first then secure the die cut onto the card with suitable adhesive. Make sure the hand still spins. With Matte accents glue the two remaining cogs onto the card, I use Matte accents rather than glossy accents because it will not show if the glue seeps out of the edge like glossy accents will. With 3D glue/foam attach the lettering and dress form.
Tim Holtz Gears from Art from the Heart
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Cirque Alpha stamps from Art from the Heart
Viva Decor inka gold from Craft Den, Sheffield
Kraft card file folders from Staples
Vintage Sepia Versafine ink pad from local craft shop
Card blank from local craft shop
Tim Holts Sizzix Die from local craft shop
Cuttlebug Clockworks Embossing folder from local craft shop
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante stamps a gift from a friend in the USA
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