Monday, 31 May 2010

Playing with Dies and Folders

A friend of mine has asked me to make some cards that she can give to her employees and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to have a play with some dies and embossing folders.

The first card is made using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and a Paperartsy bird die:
The background is coloured with Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive distress inks plus Gold glimmer mist. It's really shimmery in real life.

The next card is made using the Tattered Flowers die:
The background is same inks as above over some masks.  The flowers are inked with Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar inks, then sprayed with Pink glimmer mist.  Buttons are SU and greeting is by Stampington.  The smaller flower stamp is by Magenta.

Next I used the Cogs die:
Background is Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Pumice Stone distress inks.  Images (Elusive Images) are stamped using Vintage Photo distress ink.  Cogs were inked and sprayed with glimmer mist, then I added an old watch spring to the larger cog and added some acetate to the large watch image.  Mask is Tim Holtz.
I am going to use this card for the Tuesday Taggers mens card challenge this week.

Another of Tim Holtz's embossing folders now:
I just love this folder coloured with Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire distress inks and Pearl glimmer mist.  Old book page coloured with Tumbled Glass and punched with Martha Stewart border punch.  The tag is coloured with Stormy Sky distress ink and Cosmic Shimmer silver mica powder.

Last card used Tim Holtz's Birdcage die:

The background is done using Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint distress inks and all the stamps used are by Paperartsy.  Birdcage inked with Pumice Stone ink and sprayed with Vanilla glimmer mist.  The embellishment is Tim Holtz Foliage charm. X


Fleur said...

These are all gorgeous, especially love the tag
Hugz Fleur xXx

Aquarius said...

My goodness you have been busy these are great - I must look out for Tim's embossing folders

Michele said...

You've been busy, Anne! Gorgeous cards x

joan said...

These are fabulous ! I love the Tim Holtz embossing folder, its a must have! I have several of the dies,just need to get playing with them and you have just inspired me to get going , thanks

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous work all of it DI with GM on top is a really great combination. Your Man's card for TT this week is stunning love the rich colours and depth. Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week.

lisa said...

These are all stunning. I love those new TH embossing folders, they look fab and the bird cage and background is just beautiful.

kjjc said...

Blimey you have been busy. what a lovely day you must have had.

Sally H said...

Wow! Fabulous creations!I love them all! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

Netty said...

All totally gorgeous. Annette x

Kim Dellow said...

Wow they are all gorgeous! What wonderful work. Kim