Maple Sketch

Rowhouse Greetings | Autumn | Tim Holtz Maple Sketch by Stampers AnonymousMy introduction to Tim Holtz products was through the Distress Inks product line — who can resist all those beautiful colors (not to mention those really cute little ink pads) — but I shied away from the various Tim Holtz stamps. While I love vintage images and intrigued by steampunk style, the overall effect is sometimes too fussy for me personally. However, when I started seeing the various the sketch/mini blueprint stamps, I had to give them a try. This maple leaf blueprint is my first, but I have plans for several of the Halloween, Autumn, Christmas blueprint sketches so you’ll see my take on them in the coming weeks.

Details below, or you could just cut to the chase and purchase the finished card in my Etsy shop (go ahead — you know you want to!).

Cardstock: Recollection Cardstock in Brown; Scattered Leaves from the Harvest Collection by Peebles; Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Stamp: Tim Holtz Maple Sketch by Stampers Anonymous
Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed by Ranger
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A, A2 Matting Basics B, 6×6 Matting Basics A, 6×6 Matting Basics B all by Spellbinders
Embellishments: 3/8″ brown sheer ribbon by Celebrate It; Jack and Jill Enamel Dots by Echo Park Paper

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Quoth the Raven Nevermore!

I took a break from Copics AND Christmas to put together this Halloween card using my Prisma water brush and a variety of Distressed Inks. I stamped the central image — Raven by Stampendous — with Versafine ink on Strathmore mixed media paper. Then using the water brush, I worked in a light wash with the Distressed Inks, working from the darkest shade outward to the lightest, overlapping and blending the colors to avoid harsh lines.

I made several copies of this card and the nice thing was that no two came out alike. And yes, they are available in my Etsy shop!

Rowhouse Greetings | Halloween | Raven by Stampendous
Rowhouse Greetings | Halloween | Raven by Stampendous
Rowhouse Greetings | Halloween | Tim Holtz 2015 Script Halloween by Stampers Anonymous
Rowhouse Greetings | Halloween | Tim Holtz 2015 Script Halloween by Stampers Anonymous

Details

Paper: Bazzill Basics in Tangelo and Black Tie; Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
Stamps: Raven by Stampendous; Tim Holtz 2015 Script Halloween by Stampers Anonymous
Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo
Dies: Matting Basics A & Matting Basics B by Spellbinders

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