Thursday, 3 November 2011

Yummy new colours.

Tim Holtz WINTER - Seasonal Distress Inkpad Set - Ltd Ed

Hi All
Looks like my posts are like buses, none for ages and then two come together :)
As I told you earlier I am sitting playing at Sirstampalot
Well look what came across my play table this afternoon, this yummy new Limited Edition Distress Ink Pad stack. (WINTER Seasonal Distress inkpad set)
It is absolutely stunning and very Christmassy.
I got straight down to making a sample for the shop which I will share with you now.
Unfortunately it was dark by the time I got the card finished so the pictures are not the best in the world, but I think you can see what lovely colours they are none the less.
I created the background panel by adding some pearl acrylic paint to white card stock using a screwed up piece of cling film. I have then stamped and embossed the branch and baubles from Hero Arts Magic of Christmas set across the card as illustrated.
Clear Design - Magic of Christmas
Next sponge Iced Spruce ink over the panel as illustrated.
This technique is called Faux Mother of Pearl and there is a brilliant tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers.
The branch and baubles have all been coloured using Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries ink which I have tapped onto my craft sheet and picked up with a waterbrush.
The finished panel has had a stitched border added with a fine black pen and then it has been mounted onto a piece of background paper Stella Rose Hattie Buddies Herringbone.
That of course is one of the other main advantages of sitting in the shop I can match papers perfectly. Not sure my bank balance can cope but I'll worry about that on Saturday lol.

I thought that you might like to see the ink colours.
Well I'm off to play some more. I have to make some more samples for my class on Friday evening as we keep selling out of the stamps that I was going to use. Oh dear what a hardship, more stamps to play with :)
Have a great evening, I'm not sure I will be back again tonight but you never know, remember those buses!


  1. Ohhh Kim
    I so love this! The colours work so well and just perfect Christmas colours! I adore your background and the stamps are really fab!
    Hugs M xxx

  2. Oooooh! Love these colours! Fab card too!

    Take care

    Debs x

  3. Looks a good set to use on Tuesday??
    Do the new ink pads have re-inkers?
    Anna .x

  4. Unfortunately they don't have reinkers Anna but they are lovely anyway.
    We can indeed use them on Tuesday. I will have to get Sue to let us borrow her's as well I have them in my basket lol.
    Hugs Kimx

  5. They look really good Kim and your cards are smashing. Laine


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a message, it is always greatly appreciated. I will try and get back to you as soon as possible if you have a query
Hugs Kimx