Papercrafting Articles

Walkthrough - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Backgrounds Creation And Uses

Publish Date: 
11/6/2017
Walkthrough - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Backgrounds Creation And Uses | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today I pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and made some fun backgrounds. Some of the backgrounds I turned into card focal elements. I did a video walkthrough explaining my process of making the backgrounds and how I turned them into focal elements. I include my own impressions of these inks. Video Length 11 min 55 sec.

Star Wars Inspired Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
10/31/2017
Star Wars Inspired Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My husband has had the pleasure of seeing ALL of my creations. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. Now his taste in cards has changed and his expectations of my deliverables is now off the charts. So when I made him this Star Wars theme card from stamps I bought almost two years ago. I usedHe was like Meh. Boy oh boy. Now I had promised him that I will make him a different card that...

Fall Foliage You Are In My Thoughts Card

Publish Date: 
10/28/2017
Fall Foliage You Are In My Thoughts Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This weeks color range is Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz.I have one stamp set that I have been wanting to use. I stamped it up as a background using only the leaves to keep it masculine, Then I used a gender neutral (in my opinion) die cut using a die cut I've yet to use. So far so good. I struggled with a current sentiment and think what I chose...

Stamp Camp - Harvest Happy Birthday Gift Card

Publish Date: 
10/24/2017
Stamp Camp - Harvest Happy Birthday Gift Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here is my official third favorite after the Rudolph card. I like the intricacy and the extra touches that make this card look like a labor of love. It wasn't that difficult to put together, but it really comes across as a card that had alot of effort put into it. I have this stamp set on my to get list and making such a nice project with the set reminded me that I need to get it before it is...

Stamp Camp - Rudolph Christmas Card

Publish Date: 
10/23/2017
Stamp Camp - Rudolph Christmas Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This was my second favorite project even though I did not care for the coloring aspect of this project.

The issue with the coloring was twofold.  First, I was not impressed with the lack of ink colors, we were just provided brown and red. I would have liked to color the hooves and antlers a grey. The second issue for me was that shimmer white is not a watercolor paper so you have to be...

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