Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Compendium of Curiosities Finale-Tim Holtz Birthday Card

Happy New Year!  Wishing you a joyful, healthy, and creative 2013!

Linda at Studio L3 has ongoing challenges based on Tim Holtz book series, Compendium of Curiosities.  I have been following along but have yet to get Volume 2 so I have not participated in any of the challenges.  Until now.  The big finale is create a birthday card for Tim using any technique from Compendium Volume 1 or 2.

I chose wrinkle free distress as my main technique.  Love to smoosh my distress ink pads onto my craft sheet, spritz with water, lay my tag down and see what I get.  It's one of my go to techniques for backgrounds.  I also did some distress crackle and colored some grunge paper with distress markers.



My card is actually 3 tags connected together creating a tri-fold.  A grunge paper globe colored with distress markers adorns the front and a quote and birthday greeting are on the 2nd and 3rd tag.  Tiny tabs are used as handles to open the tri-fold.



Close ups of the globe.  This was a blast to make.  You can see all the yummy texture from the grunge paper.  Distress markers are perfect for coloring the globe.




Some closer shots of the quote and greeting.  Hard to see in this photos but the happy birthday has clear rock candy distress crackle.  This gives a good view of the wrinkle free distress background.





I finished off the back with some paper from the Crowded Attic paper stash.


Happy Birthday Tim.  Here's to hoping it magical and you get everything you wish for.  Thanks for the inspiration and including your fans in your creative journey.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,  Sharon









25 comments:

  1. Awesome! He will love it. So Tim!

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    1. Thanks Kim. It was a blast to make.

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  2. I love your card. I love the accordion tag idea.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jane. Appreciate your kind comment. I wanted a little more than just a tag or card. Happy with how it turned out.

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  3. Awesome tag Sharon! What a surprise to see that it's a tri-fold card! The coloring on the globe is perfect. I don't have that die but I might NEED it now!

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  4. Hey thanks Donna. It took a bit of figuring to get the tri fold but I made it work. I have fallen in love with this die and can't wait to do some layering with it.

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  5. WOW, what a great birthday card you made for Tim . He's going to LOVE it!!! I like how you made the card a tri-fold out of tags and the wrinkle free destressing technique you used!! Great job!!!

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    1. Thanks yayaladybug! Appreciate your kind words and continued support.

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  6. Your globe is amazing! Love the trifold tag as well! Awesome card!!! New follower too!

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    1. Thank You so much! And for following! I'm following you now too 😃

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    2. Hey that was supposed to be a smiley face at the end, lol.

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  7. Fantastic tag card Sharon! Love that globe!
    Alison x

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    1. Appreciate your comments! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Wow, Sharon, this is great! I'm so happy you were able to play along with the challenge. I love the design and the awesome use of Tim's products. Wonderful job on his card!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Linda. I had a blast making it. I will be back for more of your challenges.

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  9. Love what you did with the tags, such a great idea!!

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    1. Thanks Rea. Loved your card. Following your blog now.

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  10. Loved that you used tags for his card! Awesome globe on it as well.

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    1. The globe did out nice. So glad you like it and took the time to comment. Loved your card. Haven't tried that technique with the alcohol inks.

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  11. Wow, I love your card Sharon! Great idea with joining the tags together. Lovely grungy look you created! xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Thank you for your comments.

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  12. Sharon, I'm sure your card will thrill Tim. What a great idea and you put it together wonderfully. I love it. I too love the distress ink and smooshing is such fun. I look forward to what you come up with next week....happy crafting!

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    1. Hi Mary! Thanks for the continued support.

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  13. i wish i had joined in on this - just received both compendiums in the mail and am excited to play!

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    1. Hey, thanks for stopping by! So many great techniques to try in those books. Have some inky fun.

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