Tim Holtz style

Tomorrow I have a shoebox event with some stamping friends, and today I was putting the finishing touches on my card.  One of the important elements of this particular card is the gold splatter.  Splattering is terrible at shoebox events, because nobody wants to get splattered.  I tried other ways to get that same look, but there was no help for it.  I had to splatter.  Tim uses Perfect Pearls, but I have Stargazers.  Stargazers won't be too bad.  It doesn't stain, and wipes off of hard surfaces, no problem.   Since we will be doing this in a kitchen, this should be fine.   We have to get up to emboss, so getting up to splatter shouldn't be an issue.

I did some test runs on ATCs before doing the sample card, just to make sure I wasn't forgetting how to do it.

It took me a while to figure out how to do the mitered faux metal corners, but now I really like them - I might use them a lot.  I also decided that it was easier to glue the flowers together than to attach them with a brad.

I can't show you the sample card until tomorrow - a couple of the ladies read my blog, and I don't want to spoil the surprise too much.  One of them might lock me out when she reads about the splattering, though (it's her house!).   I really like building up a background like this - it has a lot of texture for what is essentially a single layer card.

Clear  It Out - clean and simple (okay, maybe not too clean)
Creative Craft - make your own background
Deep Ocean - flowers
Going Grey - anything but a card
Tip Top Tuesday - T is for Tim Holtz Technique
Cheerful Stamp Pad - favorite background

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

I would NEVER lock you out...splatter away. I'm in a panic now though that my card will be up to par...yikes. Will I be able to sleep? Should I make something else? sigh...I'll just make sure I have good snacks!! See you tomorrow - can't wait to get crafty with you! :)

Cheryl said...

Funny - I kept scrolling down to see the card we will be making. How silly of me to even think it! My card is looking a little plain now, but it maybe a little too late to rethink it!

Lisa Minckler said...

Excellent idea for our "T" challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday!
Sounds like, from the comments above, that you'll be safe to splatter away..LOL.
Thanks so much for joining us at TTT.
Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Frances said...

Oh, this is beautiful!I love the colors and layers- Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Creations. hugs, Frances.

Leanne said...

WOW this is fabulous!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabby card. Thanks for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp pad! Valerie

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Beautiful ATC's! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday! :)

Flutterby Trina said...

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tip Top Tuesday and our 'anything with T' challenge! Good luck x

PetraB said...

Juliet, your ATCs are stunning, I love the background. Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge.

Vicki Romaine said...

Juliet, these are lovely. You did a great job. Thanks for joining My Favorite Background at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.