Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Grungy Monday 15 LOVE-WISH-DREAM

Oh, how I am digging this week's Grungy Monday Challenge #15 over at Studio L3 because the technique is not only super easy, but  produces some pretty amazing results.

Tim's technique from 2007 shows us how to create fantastic texture simply by rubbing a distress stamp pad onto card stock, embossing with clear powder, then topping it off with some more distress ink. Be sure to check out his steps here and view his beautiful Christmas tag using this technique.

Here is my card featuring Tim's technique...

The card base is black card stock and measures 5 x 7 inches. For my technique layer I used my Fired Brick distress stamp pad to rub over the entire surface of plain card stock. Then the clear embossing and a layer of Vintage Photo on a foam tool working into the crevices and around the edges. LOVE WISH DREAM is from Tim's "Grunge Cirque" stamp set and was stamped in Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans. The papers are from Basic Grey's Basics line (my all-time BG favorite). I used my Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge for the center cut where the sentiment is stamped, and Spellbinders Lacy Circles for the outer circle. You may recognize two of Tim's On The Edge dies: Iron Gate and Brackets. The rest is from Close To My Heart: buttons, brads and card stock.

Thanks for stopping by today. Now make sure you head back over to Studio L3 to check out all the creative works of art using this week's technique. Just scroll to the bottom of the post and click on the links.

Have a great day!


  1. A really lovely card, it looks so elegant.
    Sue :)

  2. Beautiful card, Annette. Love the colors you chose to go with. Your background technique is really nice. Love the iron gate die cut and LOVE WISH DREAM that is your focal point. Just wonderful! <3 Candy

  3. Great card annette! I love what yopu did here.

  4. I love the layout of your card and your use of this Tim Holtz technique.

  5. Amazing card! Love all the layers and your use of the dies!

  6. Fantastic!!!
    Whoever receives it will be very Pleased indeed.

  7. A very beautiful card with wonderful rich tones. The word stamp looks just great and the details are fab!

  8. Very beautiful card. I love the color combinations.


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