I made a double-page layout, with lots of dry embossing and die-cutting.
I used twelve different Tim Holtz Sizzix texture fades to emboss plain cardstock, inked and distressed all the pieces and covered the background with them. They were inked with Antique Linen first, and then with Frayed Burlap on the edges and to highlight certain sections. This is a favourite background technique of mine, which gives instant texture, without overpowering a layout.Collage Mini 8 x 8 paper pad were die cut with various Tim Holtz dies, the smaller size of these papers makes them perfect for die-cutting. The Postage Stamp Frame is a movers & shapers die, and the Sized Rectangles fit perfectly inside, which means that you can easily die cut frames. Place the largest rectangle in the Postage Frame die and die cut three frames. Fold patterned paper to create an interactive flap, which can be used for more photos and journaling.
Here's the inside of one of the postage frame flaps. I still need to add some more journaling, so I left space for that.
Elements Rubs on the layout. Some of them were rubbed onto the postage stamp frames and the other die cuts, some were rubbed on scrap paper and cut out, and some were rubbed onto the embossed background paper. For the pocket watch, I simply placed down one of the script rub-ons and rubbed randomly here and there, by so doing, I was able to cover the whole watch with a rub-on which is smaller than the watch. It is a great way to get more out of your rub-ons. I did the same on the gear die cuts.
The pocket watch was die-cut twice, once with and once without a Sized Circle inside, creating a frame. Inside the pocket watch, I placed one of the few photos I have of my grandfather (he passed away when my dad was still a child) and next to it is a photo of my great grandparents and their children.
car from patterned paper and place it on a piece of light coloured scrap, trace the windows with a pencil, so that you know where to place the rub-ons. Cut the three men in the rub-on image apart and place one in each window. Erase the pencil marks and place the car on top.
Tiny Tabs & Tag die, placing them here and there and embellishing them with rub-ons.
I hope you will join us this week and remember that anything goes! As every week, our sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives a $50 gift voucher to one random participant.
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collage Mini 8 x 8 paper stash, cream cardstock
Dies: Sizzix: Postage Stamp Frame, Sized Rectangles, Sized Circles, Pocket Watch Frame, Mini Clock Key & Pocket Watch, Gadget Gears, Tiny Tabs and Tags, Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow, Word Play
Embossing folders: Sizzix: Airmail & Compass, Blueprint & Gears, Bottlecaps & Rulers, Checkerboard & Cracked, Distressed Frame & Postal, Eiffel Tower & French Script, Pocket Watches & Steampunk, Travel Signs, Word Play
Ink: Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Elements Remnant Rubs, Elements Tissue Tape, Game Spinners, Sprocket Gears, Mini Gears, Long Fasteners, Mini Fasteners, Label Letters