Friday, November 21, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 15

Happy Friday!  It's number 15 in the Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge.  This one is a Cabinet Card Pocket.  You will find this challenge on page 38 of the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities III book.

First let me say Thank You for all the lovely comments on my last CC3C piece.  So appreciate all the comments and visits.

As Thanksgiving is next week and with colder weather arriving I was in a winter mood while creating my cabinet card pocket.

Meet Sammy skater.  He loves winter, snow, skating, and making snowmen.  Aren't Tim's found relatives so fun?  I took all my inspiration from this photo to come up with a winter theme.

Ack!  So sorry for the cruddy background of my dirty non stick mat!  Well, that's kind of embarrassing.  In my haste to get these photos I didn't pull out a better, er, at least cleaner background.  Hee, hee, hee.

Did you know that the speckle stencil makes great snow with texture paste applied through it?

Clear rock candy glitter applied over Scotch Quick Dry glue added a sparkle and icy feel.

The tag in the pocket is one of those snowmen that Sammy likes to build.  The top is adorned with the new stacked snowflake which slides over the front of the cabinet card.

Mr. snowman is covered in clear rock candy glitter.  But first the tag was inked up in various blue Distress inks and the scarf, holly, nose and arms were colored with Distress markers.

Here is a closer look at the snowflake that adorns the tag.  Fun, fun die!

The skate charm was the perfect embellishment!

I really like how my cabinet card pocket turned out.  Captures the essence of Sammy the skater, don't you think?  It would make a fun Christmas card and could even hold a gift card if you attached a pocket to the back of the tag.

As with every challenge there will be a Curiosity Crew choice winner who will get a load of goodies from Tim and Mario.  Challenge 15 is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium and one lucky winner will get a $50 gift certificate.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Creating!

Hugs, Sharon


  1. LOVE the snowman tag coming out! The image is wonderful in the card, and your snow is perfection! Thanks so much for joining us on the Cabinet Card Pocket Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. How cool is this? Love the snow effect, and the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C!

  3. Hi Sharon! I love your tag! It's awesome and thanks for the tip on the speckles stencil making great snowflakes! I'm not sure if I would have figured that out or not!!! :) I really love your design for your cabinet card and the snowman tag coming out is beautiful! I really love all of your collaged Tim elements that you've used on your cabinet card. They look awesome! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. I LOVE this tag/card combo, Sharon! So many wonderful touches from the Distress glitter to the texture paste stenciling (love that idea) and the story of Sammy. Cute. And yes, those ice skates were the perfect touch! Awesome!!


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