Monday 28 April 2014

Tim Holtz Inks and Embossing Folders - Absolutely Amazing!

Since I last posted, I've been getting inky and excited over trying out endless possibilities of combining my embossing folders with Tim Holtz ink and a water spritzer. I'm channelling my inner child. Everywhere on my table are pieces of watercolour paper with my experimental creations...some more successful than others. Smile! Thanks for stopping by and hope you like my efforts.

Butterfly Card:

Paper: 90 lb. cold press water colour paper, Recollections gold shimmer card stock base., vellum butterfly scrap.
SU: markers to colour butterfly.
TH inks: tumbled glass, dusty concord, shabby shutters, black soot.
EF: Cuttlebug "Leaf Branch" 
Stamps: TH Stampers Anonymous Collection URBAN CHIC. 
Score board, water spritzer, clear rhinestone, glue dot, painter's tape. 
Technique: mask edges of paper with painters tape. Apply inks directly to folder in a random fashion and spritz with water. Lift print onto water colour paper. TURN OVER YOUR PAPER WITH BATED BREATH AND EXCITED ANTICIPATION! What joy! Set aside to dry or use heat tool. When the paper is dry, remove the tape and score along the tape lines. 


  1. Save those watercolor remnants, Debbie! You will find a need for them on other projects. LOLOL I have been stamping and painting for 14 years and might need another home for my art 'stuff'. Your card is absolutely lovely!! TFS how you did that gorgeous work of art! I love the warm colors, the butterfly you chose and the sentiment is wonderful too!

  2. Just gorgeous, Debbie! I haven't had much luck with this technique but now that I think about it, I'm not sure I used watercolor paper. Duh! Now I'll have to try again!! Thank you! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment, Darnell! I hope you do try again. It is so much fun to see what happens on the paper. I need to post more that I've made. Karen Dunbrook has made some beautiful cards with this technique.

  3. how pretty the colour blends you lovely.

  4. Wow, thanks, Karen Dunbrook! You inspire me every day! I look forward to getting your news and creations!