I haven't entered a challenge at A Vintage Journey before although I have been a follower of the blog for ages! This particular challenge has to be in the style, of or inspired by, Tim Holtz. I am a bit close to the wire as it ends very shortly but when I saw that it was 'fireworks', I remembered an awesome stamp that I have by Inpression Obsession - Cover A Card, Fireworks, so just had to join in! I was influenced by Mr T. by his use of Distress Inks to create my background. I am not sure if this is particularly vintage inspired so am not sure if it qualifies for this challenge but I had fun making it anyway!
I started by inking up the stamp with black Versafine and laying watercolour card on top of the stamp making sure to press over the whole of the card to get a good image. I then embossed with clear powder (I had used an antistatic bag first). The Distress Inks were then pressed on a white tile that I use as a pallet and spritzed with water and I also spritzed the card with water too. I used a paint brush to drop the colours in the areas I chose then dried with my heat gun. I then added Star Dust Stickles to the centres of each firework and spread the Stickles outwards with my finger. I cut two of the 'celebrate' from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets die set Celebrate. Glued them together to make the word stand out more then adhered it to the piece. I used a black card base which makes the colours pop. In real life, the card is really bright and sparkly - I am really pleased with it and it can be used for all manner or occasions. The Distress Inks used are Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed.
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