Saturday, October 12, 2013

Creative Chemistry: Finished Cards

So I did manage to finish up a few cards based on stuff I learned in Creative Chemistry 102 with Tim Holtz. You can still take this class at your own pace at
You just have to complete 101 first! Totally worth it!

Chemistry Card:  I knew when I saw the Shattered Glass technique I had to do a few little bottles to see how they'd turn out. I loved them so much I colored them Halloween colors with alcohol ink and put them on my very fitting Chemistry card. (I LOVE this set from Tim!) I tried to smudge the background but apparently I forgot the technique because it didn't work. Not that it matters, it's really just to show off the bottles! They are attached to the card with glue dots as I wasn't sure if I wanted the permanent application of glossy accents. Check out the close up!

Happy Day Card: I managed to use my favorite tag and technique on this card. I took the stamping through stencils technique a bit further by using it to create the reverse background on this card.

I used an ink monoprint of the stencil to create the vines in the background and after it dried, I placed the dry stencil back over it. I lined it up and stamped with blue. The flower accents are fragments stamped on the back and then colored with alcohol ink.

Ombre Thank You:  I used my tag from the first day which had a paint resist on it and a piece of the ombre look I created on day 4 with alcohol ink. I colored most everything with Distress inks.

I had a great time learning new stuff and I still have plenty of techniques yet to try. I'm set for the winter!

Have a great weekend!
"I was only killing time and it'll kill you right back." --Meatloaf, "Out of the frying pan"


  1. Beautiful cards! Did you say that the chemistry stamp you used on the first card is a Tim stamp???

    1. Those stamps are from his Labortory set (I think that's the name). The lettering is a different set from Hot off the Press called Artful Alphabet. Thanks for stopping in!