Paper Crafts Crew #231 – Tim Holtz/Stamper’s Anonymous – Sideshow

Paper Crafts Crew #231 – Tim Holtz/Stamper’s Anonymous – Sideshow

Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge:


 I looked at this sketch with it's obvious invitation to indulge in something floral and vintage and just HOWLED NOOOOOO! It's been ages since I have done a masculine card, and I have a bunch of Tim Holtz stamps that had not yet tasted ink, so I grabbed a couple of sets and got busy. Lookie:


MOJUS!!! (GOJUS in a manly way!) I love the Mini Motivation stamp set that was just released. I bought it figuring I could make a bunch of cards for my son's ADHD coach, who likes to have cards to encourage his students. Instead of using a strip of patterned paper on the right side, I went with using a blending tool to add Hickory Smoke Distress ink and stamping with the number stamps from Sideshow.


I used my MISTI to stamp the red balloon, first on Post-It Note tape, then I inked just the balloon on this stamp with my Real Red marker from Stampin' Up from the Sideshow set and stamped it a couple of times on the white card stock. Then I cut the balloon out of the Post-It Note tape and masked off the balloon before stamping with black ink.


I paper pieced the greeting from Mini Motivation using Real Red card stock from Stampin' Up! I used a bunch of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape underneath the greeting, some red twine, and a few Tim Holtz Ideology mini gears.


I added a couple of pewter brads in the corner to complete the visual triangle.


I love how this turned out!

You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC,, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you. Stampin' Up! links lead to their website, where you can select the demonstrator of your choice or check out without one.

Enjoy! Ta!

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