My friend Stevie hosted a holiday ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap, and I created mine using one of Tim Holtz's techniques. These were created assembly-line style, meaning I did all the steps at once for all 16 ATC's. Here's the directions!
Step one: On a 1/2" strip of white cardstock stamp A Muse sentiment with Archival Jet Black ink (Ranger) , use Tim's Paper Distress Tool then ink distressed edges using a blending tool and Distress Vintage Photo and Antique Linen.
Step two: background. Using three Distress hues smear them onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water using a Mini Mister, then drop each white cardstock ATC into the wet colors, spinning it around. Heat set and repeat spinning & drying until look is achieved.
Step three: Mist each ATC with a mini mister of water and about 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of Perfect Pearls Perfect Sparkle This will make the inked cardstock sparkle like glistening snow! See how to do this on Tim's blog here. Iron flat with a craft iron.
Step four: Stamp Memory Box Bare Tree (#E1125) three times without reinking using Espresso ink, and bird (Of a Feather clear set) using Cranberry ink.
Step five: Adhere torn cranberry mulberry paper, a strip of 7gypsies paper with inked edges, and the verse strip from step one. As a fininshing touch, thread a mini-bell (Michaels) onto a 7gypsies mini paper clip and slip into place. Adhere another piece of cardstock to the back, sign, date & number.
Before I go here's another swap I did for Gloria at the All Things Tim Yahoo group, using a simplified tag from an earlier creation:
Best wishes for a great weekend!!
sources: Memory Box stamps: Stampin' Treasures