Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

I want to say Happy New Year and catch up on a couple of Challenge post.
This week at Hiding In My Craft Room we get to feature anything but holiday cards. Well ,I loved the holidays but I'm so ready for a change.  I want to feature a card this week that originated from a tag and then I made it into card.

I always love to play with Tim Holtz stuff and experiment.  I must admit that my craftroom looks like a tornado just went through when I finish.
I started with a basic manila tag and used distress inks to add color, you can also see that I stamped a few shapes with black ink for interest. I then picked an embossing folder to add the texture.  I very lightly rubbed a clear embossing ink pad over the raised numbers and sprinkled with gold embossing powder.  What's fun is that not every raised area is totally embossed.  
The hinge is also made from a Tim Holtz grunge board and painted black.  
I picked a few coordinating papers and added layers to create this masculine card.
Hope you enjoy and have a GREAT start to 2014.


  1. Very nice--great techniques and finishes, Happy New Year to you!

  2. There's your tag!! really great Tim Holtz inspired tag!!!

  3. Hi Nancy! I really really love your Tim Holtz tag card this week! It is beautiful. I love the distressed look, the numbers, and the gold!
    Sue from HIMCRDT

  4. Wow- Nancy! I REALLY like this card - the texture , the colors, the dimension - this is a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card!