Monday, December 8, 2008

Tim Holtz stamps, Cut Card Stock papers and Glimmer Mist

I had the privilege of working with Cut Card Stock as one of their guest design team designers for the month of December and so you can hop on over there for a sneak at some of the projects that I did with their wonderful papers along with Roree Rumph, the other design team designer for December.
Then, for my own blog post for today, I used the amazing combination of brand new Tim Holtz Christmas stamps, some of the wonderful metallic papers by Cut Card Stock and the finishing touches for both cards was a spritz of Glimmer Mist.
One thing I have always done with rubber stamping is to experiment and so that was what I did with this White Gold Curious Metallic card stock. I stamped the reindeer and embossed it with silver embossing powder. Next I took a Distress stamp pad in the Faded Jeans color and applied that to this metallic paper with the Ranger applicator with an attachable felt pad. With this applicator, you are basically rubbing in a small amount of ink at a time into the paper. The embossed reindeer acted as a resist to the ink. What I loved here was the way the metallic paper "soaked" in the ink. Then I stamped the snowflake cluster with the same Faded Jeans Distress stamp pad.
It was very interesting the way the stamped images became "defused" as they soaked into the paper. You can see in this close-up, the variety of shades of the same stamp pad that occured as all of this "settled" into the metallic paper.
The final touch was to spray the Silver Glimmer Mist over the stamped piece and over the piece that I stamped on and cut to use as the greeting. The Silver Glimmer Mist worked like magic on all of the papers and inks.
For this card, I used a regular piece of white cardstock and stamped the trees in white and embossed it with white embossing powder. Next I took the Ranger Applicator with the attachable felt pad again. This time I used the Peeled Paint Distress stamp pad and rubbed that color into the paper. Again, the embossed images acted as a resist to the stamp pad ink but the paper behind that soaked in the color.
You can see in this close-up how wonderful that green color is and how neat the embossed trees look. It is good to "buff" the embossed image after you have the amount of color you want. The embossing resists the color, but some of the ink will be sitting on top of the embossing. You can see that the finishing touch to all of this was the Copper Metallic Glimmer Mist. This particular color of Glimmer Mist is meant to give the project some glimmer without adding a whole lot of color. It is just perfect with the metallic paper of the card base and on the green ink.
This accent piece is a stamped snowflake punched in a circle shape. That paper was then rubbed with that Peeled Paint Distress ink. The large snowflake behind this is metallic paper that was sprayed with Coffee Shop Glimmer mist which gives it a "rust" look. That snowflake is a large punch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials list:
White Gold Curious Metallic card stock – Cut Card Stock
Sapphire Blue StarDream Metallic card stock – Cut Card Stock
Brocade reindeer and snowflake cluster stamps – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz
“Celebrate” stamp – Printworks
Faded Jeans Distress Ink – Ranger
Silver embossing powder and black ColorBox stamp pad – Clearsnap
Silver Metallic Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels

Materials list:
White Gold Curious Metallic card stock – Cut Card Stock
Patterned Paper – 5th Avenue/Tinsel Town/Pink Paislee
Machine sewing
Trees and snowflake stamps – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz collection
White stamp pad and white embossing powder
Peeled Paint Distress stamp pad – Ranger
Copper Metallic and Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Circle punch – PaperShapers/EK Success
Snowflake punch


  1. My Stars! These creations stopped me in my bloggin' tracks. These are just GORGEOUS!!

  2. Love these projects. You used a bunch of my favorite products and techniques! They are beautiful!

  3. I am loving those trees! Stunning!

  4. Love these! Absolutely gorgeous, Linda!!!!

  5. Linda these are GORGEOUS!! You did such an awesome job with the Cut Cardstock!

  6. Goodness gracious - what beautiful projects!! :)

  7. These are just stunning Linda!!!

  8. Congrats Linda!!! All of your projects are TOP NOTCH!!! I really love the top card here with the silver embossing! WOW!

  9. wow, linda, the colors on this are amazing! I love all of the details on this, too! Great job! I love it!