February 18, 2014

Emboss on Tim Holtz's "Grunge Board Blocks"/ Happy Anniversary Card

Hello friends and possible future friends, thank you for visiting my blog today! 

Oh how fun it is to be back but also challenging... I forgot how much effort there is to putting a post together, not only photo taking, remembering the products and how you made it but also how to word everything!!! lol
You have to remember I live in PEI but I am a pure bred Newfoundlander and we have quite an accent as I am sure you have noticed when I posted a video of Michael walking on Friday... I am from Marystown which is close to where Shaina Twain's family originated (Lawn), did you know that I am Shania Twain's distant cousin which I only found out last year and whatdaya know I sing and compose as well...runs in the family! Her real name is Eileen Edwards for those of you that don't know. Fun facts!

Now on with the show....

Some of you may have heard of Tim Holtz's Grunge Board Blocks but for those of you who didn't , they come complete with a random font grunge board alphabet and precut extra-thick grunge blocks, I have used the blocks in my project and  inked them up with Distress Ink.

This set  contains 199 pieces consisting of 115 letters and 84 blocks, they come as low as $11.99 depending on where you shop, great deal hey?

For my project I created a card which is quite sturdy ... I used Chipboard covered with White cardstock for the back, what I really love about this card is I can put it in a shadow box, hang it or create a stand for it, I have chosen to do the later.
I have created this project for very close friends of mine which I won't reveal their names for they occasionally drop in  and I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise.

I am totally in love with this Wooden Stamp I bought at Michael's Store, isn't it elegant? It is hard to see but if you enlarge the picture you will see I used a wood grain embossing folder for the label..love it!

I stamped the image while the grunge blocks were still attached to each other then stamped the dove image using a medium. Next I covered in white embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I broke the blocks apart then  inked each grunge block with Green Hills Shadow Ink and Mowed Lawn around the edges.

Products Used

Not seen in photo:
  • 8 1/2" by 11" Chipboard (found at Michael's Store)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Glue
  • One carnation
  • ruler

I hope you like it , have a fantastic day!!!!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is awesome about Shania ... my brother just went and saw her show in Las Vegas this past weekend!! I loveeeeeeee your card .. those blocks are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy L said...

Looks gorgeous Naomi, love your corsage and i agree, the stamp is lovely too. xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card - love the gorgeous flower and bow accents! So cool that you're related to Shania Twain!

Karon said...

Beautiful card, love the posy and ribbon. Gorgeous colour green too! TFS

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hey, Naomi :-) Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I tried to reply by email, but it goes to "no reply-comment@blogger.com" so I'll answer here.

I am in Liverpool, on the South Shore, about 2 hrs from Halifax. We go to Halifax about once a month or so, so you never know - it might work out! It would be fun to meet another crafter! I'm happy Michael is doing so well and that you're back to blogging again. Your cards are beautiful!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Carri~Abusybee

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Naomi!! I love the look of the grunge blocks!! The image and colors are beautiful!! What a stunning card!! Have a great day :)

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Karen said...

Well no wonder she has a lovely voice... she's related to YOU! ;) How fun! And your card is absolutely gorgeous, Naomi! The design and colors are stunning. You did such amazing work with the grunge blocks and you know I'm always enamored with flowers and ribbon detailing. :o) The woodgrain sentiment base is so pretty. Lovely work as always, my dear friend! (And thank you for sharing in my happy news! It is a crafty dream come true!) Have a sparkly day, my sparkly friend!

Hugs and blessings,

Creative M said...

WOW!! What an AMAZING creation!!!
Stunning, Elegant and absolutely
Great to have you back....
Sending my love, hugs and smiles to you, Michael & Troy..
where's Troy?..lol
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

D- said...

Love your beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

jessica said...

WOW Naomi! This is AWESOME!!!!
What a GREAT focal point you created! I just LOVE the colors too!!!!
AWESOME job! Your friend will LOVE this!

Sherrie K. said...

What a fabulous card Naomi! I love the beautiful flower/bow cluster! So glad your are back:) Thanks for stopping by my blog, you are sweet to think of me!
have a great evening!
Sherrie K

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful card Naomi and I am sure it will be treasured for many years to come, what lucky friends to receive such a lovely card. Hugs, Jen xx
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