Sunday, June 5, 2011

Say Happy Father's Day with Tim Holtz!

I just loved that the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamps was to make a "Masculine" card and if you have 'em, use Tim's products! Well, I have a few of those that have been needing some love for a while!  

So, it was a no-brainer to use Tim's  "Journey" stamp set, and pair it with this terrific paper bit I had left from a Graphic 45 pack!    And one of the products I'd had for a long time, but never used was the idea-ology Mask image, Time Works.  It worked SO well. I love the way they barely stick to your project, but manage to keep out all the spray mist.  I chose the clock face image to add a little dimension to my pattern paper.

  I also used a key and some hinges from Tim's Grungeboard, Elements. This stuff literally absorbs the ink so well, and in this case, the embossing ink. All I had to do was ink the pieces with Black pigment ink, apply the embossing ink, and clear powder. They now have the appearance of actual metal.  I love it!
Last, but not least, I stopped thinking that a card for a holiday had to be the typical one with the greeting clearly on the front.  This card IS for my Dad, and it IS for Father's Day, but I prefer to write my own personal message on the inside. I'm pretty sure he'll know what day it is!!!! LOL!
The tag on the card reads, CG 1. (The key chain salvaged from a kitchen drawer, managed to hang directly over the number 1 in every picture I took!)  Meant to replicate the letters and number on a license plate, these are my dad's initials and I DO feel that he's #1!

Inside of card:

Paper:  Graphic 45, Curtain Call
Embellies: Tim Holtz, idea-ology Grungeboard and Mask
Embossing Ink and powder: Stampendous
Adhesive: Helmar 450

Also, timing was perfect to enter this in the challenge at:
Easy Craft Projects (Father's day)
Woodware USA (Masculine and a GDT call!)
The Crazy Challenge (Father's Day)