Thursday, April 7, 2011

Playing with Tim's new stains...

...Most of today was spent crunching numbers for taxes (Eeeeeewwwww!) so I needed a break and decided to play with the new Tim Holtz stains on vellum. TOTALLY cool! They worked awesome for punched flowers with stained Kraft Glassine punched leaves. I had so much fun that I turned then into a card!!



For the card, I used Graphic 45 Curtain Call and Steampunk Debutante papers along with a Kaisercraft wood swirl that I cut into two peices. A few Tim Holtz Ideology gears added the finishing touch.

Here's how to make the flowers:



Spread the stain over the entire vellum piece. I used Fired Brick, Dusty Concord, and Wild Honey.



Mist the vellum to intermingle the colors.



Blot away excess liquid.



Crumple the vellum and highlight the raised areas with Distress ink...I used Vintage Photo.



Punch or die cut flowers. I used 3 layers of flowers.



each flower is unique because of the intermingled colors.



Stain the Kraft Glassine with Peeled Paint Distress Stain. When dry, punch leaves for flowers.



Add veining with stylus tool. They look like real leaves!!!!



Layer together and attach with a brad. Crumble petals together and manipulate the petals till you like how they look. Add a little bit of Adirondack Silver Dabber to the petal edges.

Next, I making blue ones.....

I will make a Youtube video later today...

Laura

46 comments:

  1. I just love all the new ideas you come up with!!! These flowers are so beautiful and I love the card. Your projects are always so Awesome!!!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful..I just worked on your plate glass flowers and these are definately next!! Thanks so much Laura and see you Sunday!!

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  3. Awesome! Where do you come up with all these cool ideas?! Love it!

    Heather aka momofcody

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  4. What a great card and the flowers are stunning! So many little tips which make such a difference. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques with us!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your creative mind with us!!

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  6. Very Pretty Laura. You always come up with awesome ideas.

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  7. Wow! How cool!!! This is a must-do, absolutely!

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  8. Gorgeous flowers and card. Did you use vellum paper or cardstock?

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  9. Oh I need to try this! GREAT tutorial (and amazing card) thank you!

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  10. Awesome!! Love the flowers and the card!!!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this awesome new idea - can't wait to try it as I LOVE vellum and have had stacks of "not the right color" for so long. Mary Werner

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  12. Those are stunning! Thanks for sharing the steps too! :)

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  13. I love love love this idea, thank you Laura, you are great!
    Annemarie
    Rustenburg
    South Africa
    PS the class wit Timmy was nice!However I did not see your travel album, what a pitty!

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  14. The card is great but the flowers are DIVINE!

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  15. FABULOUS - love the effect on the vellum - NOW I need to play with the stains more!!! Did I say beautiful!

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  16. Love those flowers and the silver tips were the perfect touch..
    Gloria

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  17. Very cool idea!!! Thanks for the mini tutorial!! Your card really turned out pretty! I get my stains this weekend! Can't wait to play with them!!!

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  18. Beautiful flowers! Your card is amazing, TFS

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  19. Absolutely stunning! What a super way to use the stains.

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  20. These are the greatest flowers. They look just like real waterlillies. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  21. LOVELYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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  22. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
    Kimberly

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  23. Wow!!! These flowers are delicate and beautiful!! Can't wait to try these!
    Blessings and hugs!
    Linda

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  24. Fabulous flowers! Thanks for spelling out how you made them. Love it!

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  25. Laura, these are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. I haven't worked much with vellum but this definitely looks like something to try!

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  26. Oh I love these Laura! Thanks for sharing! Will definitely have to give this a try!

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  27. OMG...these are awesome. I don't know if I like the flowers or the leaves more! Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm going to use this technique to try and make something cool for my Circus Tent!

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  28. WOW! The flowers are beautiful. Now I have added Tim's new stains to my wish list so I can make some too!! Thanks for sharing the technique on your blog.

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  29. What a great idea!! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!!

    HeartAMZ1@aol.com
    Debbie Chapman

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  30. WOW!!! Love the card and flowers! Thanks for another great technique.

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  31. Awesome! Awesome card and awesome flowers. :)

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  32. You never stop amazing me Laura! The flowers were beautiful. What a great idea!

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  33. Beautiful card, and the flowers rock!!

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  34. Knew you'd come up with a cool way to use that glassine vellum. Scrumptious indeed!

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  35. These are so beautiful! The vellum lends itself well to the crumpling and staining. Thank you!

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  36. Sooo pretty. And a great break from taxes (no pun intended...) :)

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  37. awesome! Love it. Can't wait to get the new stains. Just 2 more weeks.
    Pea

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  38. Your flowers are AMAZING..I actually was just wishing yesterday that I knew a stained glass technique for a card that I made and posted on my blog. I have been watching your youtube tutorials on mini albums and they were so inspiring that I made one for the blog hop I was just in. Thanks so much for showing your great projects. I am now a follower so that I can see more of your projects :P
    (:(: SMILES :):)

    ROBIN aka thecricutscrapper.blogspot.com

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  40. Love those flowers!!!You are amazing!

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  41. Just love these flowers! I gave you a little shout out on my blog. ;o)
    Hugz, Z

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  42. i just watched few of ur videos online and had to come and follow you!! thank you for sharing the techniques. i loved these flowers. Though i dont have distress inks i will see how i can manage with substitutes :)

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  43. Just beautiful, the flowers have a different look. I love the look, very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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