Saturday, 23 June 2012

Any Die Will Do

Well thankfully the rain has stopped here in the north west of England, it has been torrential for hours. Whilst my garden was mostly under water, that is nothing compared to those around Lancashire and Yorkshire who have had their homes flooded. You really feel for those people and the aftermath that they are all dealing with today.
This is my garden whilst it was still light, things got progressively worse as the night went on as the rain just kept on coming!!!!

Well onto to todays crafty posting, and I am entering into this week challenge at Allsorts Challenge Blog where this weeks challenging is using dies on your project. This is a 21st card I made for my very good friends son Tom.

Tim Holtz Umbrella Man die

Tim Holtz Umbrella Man Die

I have made my card using Tim Holtz Umbrella Man Alterations Die, I have cut the die 4 times and layered it up to add dimension to the card, the final layer has been sprayed with perfect pearl mist in pearl. I have then recut the umbrella part with Inky Antics Honeycomb paper pad using a technique as demonstrated by Tim, video from Tim can be seen HERE. So now the card really does have dimension. I have stamped the background using tim holtz "bitty grunge" stamps using a pastel kaleidacolor rainbow inkpad and then cut into 4 squares, lightly dusted with vintage photo distress ink and mounted onto black card. The card is embellished with a Tim Holtz word band, text on it has been highlighted with snowcap paint dabber and tied with bakers twine. Sentiment is T.H. alpha parts and a dymo gun. Final touch is some black candi.

Have a great weekend and lets hope the rains have gone.
Amanda x


  1. What a great idea to use 4 layers. I have never done that but your card shows just how effective it is. I will have to try it now!

  2. WOW! I love the dimension on this. I have some of that honeycomb paper in red, but not got round to using it yet. Absolutely love that kaleidoscope background! What a fabulous idea! Really effective. Hope the rain stops for you, what a pants summer we are having! keeleyxx

  3. That is cool. I like the layers.
    Have a wonderful creative week.


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