Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tim Holtz Funny Farm

I recently picked up the Tim Holtz Funny Farm set, and didn't want to wait too long before I inked it up, so I pulled it out last night and created a quick one layer card set.

Super quick and easy.

The images were stamped on kraft with Versafine using my TH Tonic Stamping platform.  I have both the MISTI and the Tonic stamping platforms and love having them both on hand because I use them for different things.  The MISTI is all clear stamps for me, and I use the Stamping platform for rubber stamps.

Anyway, I use the stamping platform, leaving the stamp in place.  Then I colored the image with colored pencils.  I just love the look of colored pencils on kraft, don't you?

Once I was done coloring, I put the card back in the stamping platform and stamped again.  This is my normal MO when coloring with pencils because you often get a little bit of pencil over top of your stamping and then it's not as dark/crisp as you want it.

In this case, I added one more step and embossed with Ranger Frosted Crystal Antiquities embossing powder.  I really love this powder, it obviously embosses clear, but if you are looking for something other than a shiny look, this is perfect.  There is a bit of sparkle to it, but it's not overwhelming and you really don't see it until you are up close.  What I especially love about it is that it adds some great height/puffiness to your stamping which provides a wonderful texture. 

This is such a cute set.  Next time I'm going to try watercoloring these!

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  1. Fun set of cards! I hadn't seen the Funny Farm set before.
    I have a Mini MISTI and a WeR Precision Press. The Mini MISTI is the one I use the most, but occasionally it's too small and limits the size of the stamp or cardstock, so it's great to have another option with a second kind of positioner!

  2. Just love your sweet card set and your tip too!

  3. These are adorable...and that is a great tip!! Never thought to stamp the image again after coloring. Colored pencils on kraft paper is my favorite way to color.