Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tim Holtz Card & Favorites @ Paper Issues!

As promised, I will start sharing the projects I created for Tim Holtz CHA 2013.  This thank you card is the first project I created.  As a designer, I was primarily chosen for my intense layering style and my use of Tim's Sizzix dies.  To start creating, I chose to incorporate all of my "favorite" things.  What are some of my favorite things you ask?  I knew I wanted to use the Regal Crest Die; as I consider that particular die a staple tool for me.  It is so versatile, as you can see from the many past projects I have used it in.  I also wanted to do lots of the layering, and lastly I wanted to create with my favorite color combination:  red & aqua.

As for details on the card itself, there are tons.  Every single element on the card is from Tim Holtz with the exception of the yellow, vintage flocked wallpaper.  The beauty of creating Tim Holtz samples is that you get to incorporate both old and new product.  I used 3 different texture fades, 3 bigz dies, core'dinations kraft, paper stash, a game piece, paper twine & some of the newer findings like the metal tags & coins.

When I create, it is a lengthy process.  I can't just start attaching, painting & cutting. Unfortunately for me, I tend to over scrutinize every. single. detail.  I seriously move things around over and over again.  When I think I finally have it just so, I take a picture and then begin the process of assembly.  The machine sewing, the distressing, the stapling and adding all the dimension are the finishing step for me.  Insane isn't it?  I really admire those of you out there that just dive into your projects with wild abandonment and wind up with a masterpiece.  I really do wish my brain worked that way, it would truly save me lots of time and less stress!  :)

Since there's lots of materials used on the card, here is a comprehensive list of all the Tim Holtz product...Embossing Folders:  Bingo, Bricked & Woodgrain; Bigz Dies:  Regal Crest & Ornamental Movers & Shapers; Kraft Core'dinations Nostalgic Cardstock, NEW Paper Stash Collage 8X8, Lost & Found 12X12, NEW Label Letters, Chit Chat Stickers, NEW Tissue Tape Elements (ruler), Game Pieces, Paper Twine, NEW Compass Coins & NEW Tag Labels.

Because this is the first project I created for Tim Holtz & it exemplifies lots of my favorite things, I thought this would be the perfect "favorite" project for me to share for our newest theme at Paper Issues!  There is a huge blog hop going on, so you want to miss out.  Be sure to share your favorite project from 2012, we would love to see!

I can't wait to share more of my "Tim" projects! 
Stay tuned!  Amy

7 comments:

Christy said...

Such great texture and embellishing! :)

Nancy said...

you knocked it out of the park Curly Girl!!! gorgeous layering and details!

Miae said...

Well who wouldn't want to get a hold of that card! It is really beautiful and full of fab details! I laughed when I read your post about your design process...I can take FOREVER too :) Everyone works at their own speed I guess. Thanks for visiting my blog...cheers, Miae

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love all the textures!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey Amy! Huge congratulations on designing for Tim Holtz! Your card is just gorgeous! Love all the layers and all the amazing details!

Keri said...

Had to stop by and say a huge and well-deserved congratulations on your Tim Holtz designing, Amy! How exciting...yes, I saw your projects at CHA, and yes, you did him proud...amazing work & so happy for you!

Anita Houston said...

So very gorgeous!!! Congrats to you...a real stunner!