Thursday, February 24, 2011

Woodgrain this way and that

I wanted to make use of one of the Tim Holtz embossing folders, one that created a woodgrain look to the paper.  There is hardly a better way to use an embossing folder then with Core'dinations cardstocks.  (Remember that Core'dinations just released two pads of cardstocks in Tim Holtz colors)

This card includes all kinds of Tim Holtz products and it ended up with a "pretty" look.  The yellow cardstock is the basic Core Essentials and then that was rubbed with a few shades of Distress Ink stamp pads.  A piece of the blue cardstock is embossed with another embossing folder. 
The flourish piece is from a set of Grungeboard.  I painted it with silver crackle paint by Ranger and it turned out so gorgeous. The button is also Tim Holtz. 
I added a little row of tickets that is a Tim Holtz stamp.  After it was stamped with black ink on white cardstock, I used the Blending Tool to blend in a few different shades of Distress Ink. 

Another example of using the woodgrain embossing folder is done with Core'dinations new Pearl cardstock in silver.  I did sand it slightly giving it a grunge look. 
The leaf is a Tim Holtz stamp.  I stamped it on copper, pearl paper and embossed it with Copper embossing powder and cut that out.  The piece behind that is a piece of Whitewash Core'dinations.  That was embossed with a Swiss Dot embossing folder and then cut out in a label shape by Sizzix. 
And, as usual, I need to share a couple photos...
We have been having more rain then usual for us and I hear more is on the way! SOOOO what better activity for a little guy then walking in the puddles with his new boots!
You can see that this was too much fun!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. These are GORGEOUS! I love love love love love love those little tickets on that first one and loving the leaf!!!! And I know those photos with go with Nikki's papers PERFECTLY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Wowzers...can you ever work the wood grain! So fantabulous! love, love, lovin' those cute pics!

  3. Oh, he is getting so big! Love the wood grain cards, I bought that folder and I guess I need to bust it out soon. I was wondering, when you are published with paper crafts, do they send you a copy of the mag? Do I need to subscribe?

  4. that card is absolutely adorable. i love it. and love the pix. the kidlet is adorable in his raingear.

  5. The cards are great~love the wood grain!!!and the pic adorable ~ what a cutie!!!

  6. ah yes, love your inspo here because I have these grungeboards and I haven't done anything with them lately! love that silver paint!!!!

    How awesome are these photos? so so so scrap worthy!!!

  7. it's beautiful! Loving the grungeboard!

  8. I love woodgrain! These are beautiful!

  9. Now you are making me want that woodgrain folder! And to think I passed it up at Archiver's the other day. :)
    Totally love your cards today, Linda! You are truly showcasing all the fun Tim Holtz products. Love that grungeboard flourish with the silver treatment and love the ticket stamp. Great stuff!
    And look at your little guy playing in the puddles. Does it get any cuter than that??

  10. Great cards, I especially love the metallic look on the first card...and your little guy...what a cutie!!