Friday, January 27, 2012

CHA Sneak Peek #5

We're at my last Sneak Peak before the show, and I wanted to show a Stencil that wasn't shown too often on all of our blogs yet, but is one of my favorites!  (ha ha, I just saw that 2 other Design Team Members used it today!  What timing!)  It's a fairly straightforward Background Stencil called Big Dots LX 7011.  Now we've seen Big Dots in Embossing Folder Backgrounds before, but as a Stencil, this baby has some awesome possibilities!
This is my "Tim Holtz" Inspired Card.  I used Walnut and Peeled Paint Distress Inks to ink the background cardstock which began as a light cream colour.  Then I Placed the Big Dots Stencil over top and with my stencil brush stenciled Bahama Blue Memento Ink over all the Dots. I LOVE the Vintage look it created.  Then I used the Tim Holtz Body form Mover & Shaper Die to cut out the Thread spool and body shape out of...wait for it...Walnut Veneer!  Way Cool!  (Oh, if I do say so myself, tee hee) Then I wrapped the thread spool with Embroidery floss, and cut out the body part of the form on Canvas.

I also used our New Thank You LS 1009 on this card, but I stenciled it using the Crackle Paste.  And I didn't put a black layer of paste under it first, I find that without the black paste I get finer cracks, and I knew I was going to be inking over it anyway...which I did with the Walnut Distress Ink and the Bahama Blue Memento.

And that's that!  The whole "Tim Holtz" Distressing movement is really Hot right now, but don't get stuck on just using products designed by him, mix and match!  Look into your stash, I'm sure you have stencils that will lend themselves to this trend really easily!

Now don't forget to leave a comment, as I will draw names for the prizes as soon as I get back from CHA (Wednesday).  And if any of our Design Team cards have inspired you, please upload them to my facebook page "Cherish the Thought Scrapbooking" I would LOVE to see what you've come up with!  Don't forget to comment on what inspired you in the first place!

And with that,
Ink with Inspiration,
Paste 'til you perspire,
and take as much time as you can this weekend to play with your Stencils,

Talk to you next week! (when we begin a NEW Monthly challenge...)


  1. Great card -- I really like the look of the crackle paste inked on the thank you stencil. Have a great time at CHA!

  2. Fabulous card!!!! Woohoo!! Have a ball at CHA!!!! :)

  3. What a great idea using the walnut veneer…so clever! I have a friend who is a great seamstress and that is the perfect card for her ( i might have to scraplift this one ) but I'll be sure to give you all the credit :)
    Have fun at CHA, it all sounds very exciting.

  4. Jessie, Being a cross stitcher as well as a scrapper, I love how you made the spool with real embroidery floss. Your card looks great. Have have at the CHA. I wish I could be there helping you shop.

  5. Jessie...this is a darling card! Love the vintage feel! Takes me back to many enjoyable times in the sewing mode. I need to do more of that with crafting.