Hi folks! Here today to share a card I created this week with some brand new Tim Holtz stamps that have been added to the store. It's no secret that I'm a huge fan a vintage look and this new set from Tim, Mercantile, is a wonderful combination of vintage images and sentiments.
When I saw the image of the man I thought that I wanted to make it look like an old photo so I started by aging a manila tag with Tea Dye ink and water. I then stamped the image in Jet Black Archival Ink. I then cut out the image using Spellbinders Oval dies. Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on the edges of the image added more aging. To create the "frame" for the photo, I covered a piece of chipboard with metal foil tape (love that stuff!), die cut with a larger oval die, used an embossing folder to emboss the foil, and then added black acrylic paint over the top of the frame. Once the paint was dry, a sanding block was used to remove the black paint from the raised areas of the frame.
Then...here comes the fun part...I die cut a piece of plastic packaging and used Glossy Accents to adhere it over my "picture." The Glossy Accents reacted just a bit with the ink, creating this awesome aged look...almost like vintage glass. LOVED the result! You can get a hint of how it looks in the photo above. I then cut out a paper pennant and stamped the star, from the same set, across the entire surface. All of my card surfaces got a good aging from more Gathered Twigs. I also used one of the text stamps to lightly stamp on the background paper (stripes) to give it a little something extra. This great paper is from the new Botanical Tea paper pad from Graphic 45. Then I just added a word band at the bottom of the card and attach it with twine and staples from the Tiny Attacher.