The Grand Final is to make a birthday Card for The Man himself...phewww... what a challenge??? Like so many others I was also thinking, Me, make a card for the great Tim Holtz? But of course I and we have to...if only to show him how much we learn from him and how incredible much we enjoy his products!
There for...here is me, Patricia Basson from South Africa, wishing the Master of Grunge the very best of birthdays...may it be the most amazing day and year ahead!!!
We could use any technique from either Vol I or II. It was so difficult to choose only one...I went with a few of my favourites. All the material used, from paper to products, even my scissors and rulers are all Ranger products!!! How's that for devotion?
This then is my card with some close ups...please remember that double clicking will bring the action even closer, should you wish too...
I made one of these fold cards again...love how one gets more surface to play with...Used papers from the Crowded Attic Paper Stash,and all my edge inking was done with Black Soot Distress Stains.
The tag has various techniques on it. I blended, flick and spritz ( my favourite), Dabber resist and some stamping.
The crinkle Ribbon was also coloured with various Distress Inks.
The lace is an Alteration Die cut 'Vintage Lace' ...
A shot to show the layers and dimension...
This for me is the 'piece-de-resistance' of the card. I covered some card stock with foil, send it through my Big shot with the Riveted Metal embossing folder, Die cut the Ticket Strip and then coloured with various Alcohol Inks...and adhered with my mini stapler!
Apologies for the double photos...could not decide which one was best...lol...told you I love these tickets!
And this is how we South Africans mostly celebrate birthdays...with a proper South African BRAAI...no not a BBQ...a BRAAI with good old Karoo lamb tjops and sizzling boerewors!!! This is an invite to Tim and Mario to join me in a braai next time we meet in South Africa ;-)
These were cut using the Wordplay Alphabet and also Alcohol Inked...
And just another side view of the card...
We are welcome to send these cards to Tim...I really hope he enjoys all of them, I had a look and boy are there some stunning cards coming his way!!!
I am leaving you with this quote...quite fitting if one knows Tim...
I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.