I love Tim Holtz’s Time Traveler! There is just something about him. He’s a great base for a Vintage Masculine Card so he is making an appearance on my Dad’s Birthday Card this year.
I often suggest making multiple backgrounds when you have your supplies out. One mess, lots of cards. (This applies to cooking too!) I was thrilled to find this Alcohol Ink Background in my stash so I used it as the base for the card. The Alcohol makes the ink dry quickly, creating gorgeous marble-like veins. Every one is different! You can see a Tutorial for this Techique HERE and another version HERE.
I rarely know exactly what I’m going to do when I begin creating – okay, like never – but I usually have an idea of the type of card: Vintage, Masculine, Shabby Chic, Clean and Simple – whatever. Because this card was for my Dad, I knew I wanted it to be both Vintage and Masculine. The Alcohol Background and Color Palette were perfect to start with.
- Stamp #Happy Birthday in Black Archival Ink directly onto the Alcohol Ink Background.
The same rule applies to Tags – make a bunch at a time. The Tag was also a left-over probably created with my favorite colors of Distress Inks – Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge and maybe Antique Paper. You can see a few examples HERE and HERE.
- Die cut a couple of TH’s Gadget Gears from Grunge Board. (These were also left-over from extras that were cut for another project!)
- Ink them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then Distress Embossing Ink.
- Cover with Vintage Photo Embossing Powder and Heat Set. When cool, rub off the distress crystals and ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
- Stamp the Time Traveler in Black Archival Ink onto the Tag and cut out.
- Stamp the Gears from the Time Travelers Stamp Set in Black Archival Ink directly onto the Alcohol Ink Background card and heat set.
- Cut a piece of SU! Chocolate Chip Card Stock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″and score at 4 1/4″
- Use TH’s Burlap Stencil to create a background on the card by applying Walnut Distress Ink through the Stencil using a Blending Tool.
- Cut the Gadget Gears in half and layer on top of each other. Attach to the Alcohol Background post card using Glue Dots. Attach one of the smaller halves to the side of the card.
- Attach the Time Traveler to the post card using Stampin’ Dimensionals or Foam Tape.
- Attach the Alcohol Ink Background post card to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals or Foam Tape.
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