Mondays in May with May!

 

I couldn’t possibly do this series for Simon Says Stamp without mentioning the one and only Tim Holtz. Not only am I a mega fan – but I’m also one of the newest graduates of Ranger U – and my brain is buzzing with ideas.
While at Ranger I was able to pick up a set of the new seasonal distress inks, and so I thought that would be a great place to focus some crafty energy today. First of all, what I love about Tim Holtz products is that they can be adapted to any style, any preference, any theme. No other line of products lets me run and play and create as freely – and I love that!
This card is not at all what I set out to make – well the truth is I didn’t set out to make anything in particular! But it does include a lot of my Tim Holtzfavorite supplies:
You may not really see how all of those supplies came into use – well I will show you! To really share how I made this card, and how the idea even came about I filmed my creative exploits and put together a video to share here:

After all of that wild creative play, I kept things simple to create a second card:
How-to:
1. Ink damask stamp with seasonal distress (squeezed lemonade) and stamp onto 4 x 5 ¼  piece of glossy cardstock. Immediately cover with clear embossing powder, shake off excess, and heat set.
2. Blend the remaining ink colors (peacock and lilac) onto the background with foam blending tool, wipe away any excess off the embossed portion. Then squirt lightly with water and dry (creating water spots), repeat with gumball perfect pearls mist for additional spots.
3. Mount onto 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card that has been inked with the shaded lilac distress ink. Stitch around edges.
4. Place letters onto card and coat with picket fence distress stickles, then smear picket fence distress stickles all the way around the edge to finish.
I just adore the look of this card! It really was so simple, and didn’t take long to make at all. Here are the supplies I used:
One of the questions I get a lot are what my favorite Tim products are. Well, truth be told I pretty much love them all! But before I go I will share with you my current top dozen most used + loved Tim Holtz products that I haven’t already shown you:
I will also share that my most used tools? Tim Holtz. I can’t recommend his scissors, ruler, or mini stapler enough!
If you want more Tim-spiration  you can see more of what I’ve recently created with Tim’s products. I just recently posted the projects I made for CHA-winter here.
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