Thursday, October 18, 2012

Playing with Distressed Embossing Powders




The Dream Team are so excited to have the opportunity to play along with some unique Ranger Products in the Tim Holtz line...specifically, the Distressed Embossing Powders! Our own Louise Healy demonstrated how fabulous these are with the Dreamweaver Stencils when she created this card for a fun class at CHA Summer 2012:


Apparently, Tim Holtz agreed with all of us on this unique use of his product, so he very generously had Ranger (thanks, Patti!) send the team some samples to play and blog with. So...here we go!

Here's my post for today::


I know it doesn't exactly fall into the Festively Fall theme but I have a good reason. I have been busy working on a tutorial for the PaperCraft Planet blog for the polymer clay pendant featured last week. (See blog post below for a link to the tutorial.)
Today's card definitely falls into the Clean and Simple, yet Distressed/Grunged category. The supplies used are:
After securing the stencil with removable tape on the kraft cardstock, apply Embossing Paste using Paste Spreader, remove and clean stencil; set aside to dry. When dry, realign the stencil and apply the Distress Embossing Ink in a pouncing motion with a sponge. Remove stencil and sprinkle on Black Soot EP (remember to shake first). Heat with the Craft Tool. Unlike traditional embossing powders, the Distress Powders don't change appearance all that much when heating, so use your best judgment, lightly testing an area with your finger if you're unsure. Remember, you can always heat again and even apply more ink and powder if you want to, but you can't remove the scorch marks if you burn your cardstock!
Once the Embossing Powder has cooled, rub over it with your finger to remove some of  the powder to give it a distressed look. Option: use a different colored EP, like Vintage Photo or Walnut Stain to have the black paste appear more prominent.
Using your blending tool, edge the embossed cardstock with the Vintage Photo ink and adhere the Watchface and gears where desired. Mount to folded card, sit back and admire your results!
Very easy, very distressed and very much done in classic Tim Holtz style.
For the next four weeks, on our regular Thursday posts, we will be featuring the wonderful things that you can do with Tim's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils. Leave comments on each of the team blog posts (links below) for an opportunity to win this fabulous prize package compliments of Ranger Ink and Dreamweaver Stencils:


And here are the links to all the blogs.




Don't forget to play along with the Dream Team's monthly challenges for more opportunities to win some great stencil designs! October's challenge is Festively Fall, and November is CAS (clean and simple) Christmas! Link your creations on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com. Join us on Facebook as well! Lots of inspiration, and lots of fun!

79 comments:

Scrappychick said...

Fabulous! Love the distress powders on the clock! nd the metal pieces are perfect!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is fabulous Cherylynn! That distress powder and clock parts seem to be made for this stencil! It seems like no matter what distress powder I used it was perfect for Fall and the holidays...How is that possible? Thanks for your time!

Robyn said...

Nice- Love the stencils and now I have more ideas of what to do with the powders

Pam Hornschu said...

I almost went with the same stencil design myself. Somehow you just think of Tim when doing steampunk! The Distress Powders are perfect with this design!

Liz Martin said...

Love, love, love the CAS style, and the combo of stencil, distress embossing powders and embellishments are perfect!

Lee Kellogg said...

Outstanding Cherylynn! You matched everything up perfectly and it looks great!

liberal sprinkles said...

I love the design of the card and the use of the powders. great work!

maria f. said...

Nice industrial looking card. I bet some guy would get it and go "oooooh, cool" as he rubs his fingers over the embossed gears.

Uniquebynancy said...

Great card. I was looking for an idea for a guy card and you just gave me my inspiration.
Nancy

Tarnished Rose said...

Love this!

Smiles~
Marilyn

KropinKat said...

Love the stencil! The distress powder on the clock and the metal go great together. Nice job!

Diana said...

I love this! great job. I want that Steampunk stencil! thanks for sharing.

Kathy Eddy said...

Very cool steampunk piece! Great job.

Tasha said...

Fantastic, I really like how you did this! :)

Gail said...

Wow! This is stunning. Great job.
Gail in Oklahoma

Lady Bright said...

Awesome use of the stencils and powders. I love the metal clock pieces with the distress!

Karin said...

Beautiful results using this fabulous combination. A great time-works piece.

Beejay said...

This is so cool! A couple of great techniques that I have to research! Thanks for the inspiration!

Buncobuddy said...

I'm gonna have to try this -- gorgeous!

sunflower sue said...

What a fun card! The distressed powder is just wonderful and the embellishments are great!

Pat Glynn said...

What a fabulous card. Love it!

Kelly said...

I literally gasped when I saw this! What a perfect masculine card idea, yet I know several women (myself included) that would love this as well! Pinning this for sure :)

Debby said...

It is awesome. It works perfectly with Fall...time for changes and time literally changes in most of the USA. LOL

Rea' said...

Aah Debbi had same thought I did...thoughts went to time change! Love your creation!

Joy H said...

Those embellishments and the stencil were a perfect match! Great card Cherylynn.

Katina said...

I love steampunk. This is a GREAT card!

Yogi said...

Great steampunk card. Love it. Have to keep it in the back of my mind for my cousins BD...
Have a great day

paleopal said...

Steampunk is so cool! Love your card!!!

Susan said...

Wow! Great and simple technique.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

This Stampunk clock would make a great MAN card.

Jody said...

Great industrialish (is that a word) looking card. Love how the gears fit some of stencils!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Cherylynn!!!! Great job!

Terrece said...

Gorgeous!! I can't believe all the unique styles everyone has! Love this card!

Jackie said...

Two of my favorites, steampunk and clocks! Great card.

Anita Houston said...

Totally fantastic technique! I need some stencils!!! I can't wait to see more!

Karen said...

Stunning!! I love the metal and distress, and stencils here on your project!!

WandaH said...

Simple and dramatic, love it.

Louise said...

Very cool Cherylynn! The powders really work with this stencil!

K Andrews said...

Great card! I really like SteamPunk and you nailed it. The metal look of the powder compliments the actual metal really nicely. Simplistic but oh so nice. Thank you for sharing.

Melinda said...

very awesome!

Mary said...

Steampunk. My favorite. I must have that stencil. What a wonderful bit of art.

Evelyn S. said...

Cherylynn....you've made the big time in blogs with Tim Holtz's blog!! ;-) Did you see how many women follow everything he does?? I LOVE that your fabulous "steampunky" creation is featured. I had seen it on your blog first, but I don't have any paste! I see that I need something new. Your card is wonderful in its design and detail.

Dana D. said...

What an amazing idea you've come up with. Very unique. Love what you have done!!

teepee said...

I'm lovin' the steampunk attitude! It's so "Tim". Thank you for sharing a great project.

Linda said...

the stencils are really detailed. fabulous look!

HelenM said...

Love your steampunk clock. Thanks

Cath. said...

Wow!!! I love lot the style of this card. It's just awesome

Laughing Through Life said...

I think it is Fall Festive because the clock reminds me of the time change in a few weeks!

Laughing Through Life said...

I think it is Fall Festive because the clock reminds me of the time change in a few weeks!

Serene said...

You totally rocked the steampunk style here. Fabulous!!!!
Shades of Blue

Lindalee622 said...

Just wonderful! Perfect for fall!

Marianne in MD said...

That looks great! The stencils and powders are a perfect team.

Maureen Chandler said...

This is terrific! I love gears and watches, etc. and you made a fabulous art piece! Thank you!

Andrene said...

Absolutely awesome!! You did a fantastic job and captured the steampunk feel!! TFS

Barb said...

great card and technique

Penny Walker said...

love the all the gears and textures.

Pamela said...

What a great Steampunkie card for a man!

Pam said...

Love your project! Just love everything with clocks. This is fab!

MLiss3 said...

Perfect steampunk project. Would make a perfect masculine card too. TFS!

jcinokc said...

Great card. Love the technique you used.

Winnie said...

Awesome steampunk look! Love it! That is a great stencil you used for this technique and love the clock!

Cheryl C said...

So, so, so, so cool! I love that look and you have wonderful directions and explanations, Thank you. It is a great piece.

Wanda H said...

Wonderful card!!!

Nan G said...

So cool!

Rufus said...

That's a card that I'll be Tim himself would be proud of. Love the gears and clock face with this stencil.
R/

jasann said...

love this card, and the clock and the colours, well done!!! just love it

Kris in Alaska said...

Fabulous! Loving this technique!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Flo said...

I love this look with the distress embossing powder. Great card.

Christine D said...

what a great textural look, really love it, thanks for all the great ideas.

Julie Leake said...

ok another one i am making, thanks!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

HOW AWESOME!! =) THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE my distress powders and am always eager to learn NEW techniques and ideas for using them!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous steampunk card. Love your work. Nicola x

Jeri PZgirl said...

I love the way you used this stencil combined with all the other pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Mariec said...

Love your card! I love the way you used parts and this stencil is just great! Nice idea to use distress embossing powder on the paste

Peg Robinson said...

Very cool!

Julia said...

So glad to see the paste used with the EPs....thanks for sharing!

Lesa said...

Oh my! I just love those gears and what you did with them! Superb art!

sewzallsquirrels said...

Your card is great and reminds me that this year has gone by so fast and that Fall is here and the holidays are so close!

Nancy S said...

I love this technique! I can't to try it.