Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tim Holtz Crazy Bird

Hi friends, welcome to my blog post for Addicted to CAS and Mod Squad Challenge:
The challenge is called Fly Away and is to use a focal image with wings.
To make my Valentine's Day card, I used a cute little bird from Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy and the hearts from Tim's Crazy Things stamp set. I stamped the images onto Ranger Watercolor Paper with Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink and quickly sprinkled Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder over it and heat set. This gave me the ability to watercolor using Altenew's 24 Pan Watercolor Set.
The card base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White in 100 lb. weight. This is my go-to card stock for a good sturdy card base. The front is ink blended with Distress Oxides - Peacock Feathers and Broken China. I find that Distress Oxides blend better on Neenah. 
I sprinkled a few drops of water onto the ink let it sit for about 30 seconds. Then, I blotted with a paper towel. Since Neenah is not a watercolor paper you don't want to use too much water.

All the images were die cut with their corresponding die and the bird was popped up on the card front with FSJ foam square. The inside sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Crazy Talk. Crazy Talk has so many perfect sentiments in such a great font.
That's it for the challenges - a little heat embossing, water coloring, ink blending and splattering for my Clean and Simple card with wings! Thank you for joining me and thank you to Addicted to CAS and Mod Squad Challenge for hosting.
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Oh, I am such a FAN of that Tim Holtz set. Those birds ALWAYS make me smile. I love your design here, the clean and simple look showcases the focal perfectly. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating with us over at the Mod Squad!!
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

    1. Thank you, Judy! Yes, Crazy Birds is a staple and Crazy Dogs, too! Thanks you for you kind comments.

  2. Hello, Anita. I've been eying those birds from Tim Holtz for a while now! Good choice for a valentine! Thanks for jumping in on our ATCAS - Emboss challenge.

    1. Thank you, Fran. Yes, they are really fun and I've used them for every holiday and more!

  3. Lovely card! I love that crazy bird! The way he/she is looking at those falling hearts - beautiful. The background with a bit of distress oxides really makes that bird pop. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

    sue n.



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