Thursday, January 31, 2013

Create Your World


Hi everyone! Today I have one of my CHA card samples to share with you. This was displayed in the Sizzix booth and features TONS of new products from Tim Holtz. I have to tell you, this Sizzix release has some of the most exciting and innovative dies and Texture Fades I think I've ever seen. Here's a quick breakdown of how I created my card.

The background was created by embossing manila cardstock with the new Blueprints Texture Fade. I inked it with Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage, and Brushed Corduroy Distress inks. I layered it onto a torn panel of the new French Industrial paper and then onto kraft cardstock, trimming the bottom with a strip of black Kraft Core'dinations that was cut using the Washer Border die. Finally, I added some of the new Elements Tissue Tape (love!!) along the edges.

It's so hard to pick a favorite from the idea-ology release, but I think these ring fasteners are close to the top of my list! Here, I threaded it through a Sprocket Gear and attached it to my card. I added one of the new Tag Labels and a Swivel Clasp. I think these are going to be a definite must-have for me!

The Pocket Watch Frame die is another one of my favorites. The exciting thing is that it's a Movers and Shapers die, so you can cut shapes out of the center. For this element, one of the Sized Circles Movers and Shapers was placed into the center when cutting the chipboard, creating the perfect frame for my watch. I stacked four of the watch frames and glued them together. I painted them silver and antiqued with black (my go-to metallic technique). The background paper is from the new French Industrial collection. I stamped the guys from the Stampers Anonymous Steampunk collection and added some of the new Remnant Rubs and some Sprocket Gears and Mini Gears. The 'glass' on the watch is recycled plastic packaging. Wouldn't this make a cool shaker card?!

Inspiration Emporium has lots of the new product from CHA available for pre-order. You can order via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm hoping to get my other promised posts up in the next couple days, so be sure to check back!

30 comments:

  1. Fantastic Shelly, I van it wait to get my hands in this die and the Idea-Ology. Love this. Tracy x

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  2. Wow, Shelly, this is awesome!! You really know how to rock the new releases! Can't wait to get my hands on them all!

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  3. WOW Shelly this is gorgeous, such a great card, wow.
    Hugs Astrid

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  4. Wonderful card as always. Love that watch. So many great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. So many great details. A truly fabulous card, Shelly!

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  6. wow its totally amazeballs, so fab. Annette x

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  7. Great steampunk, great details...great card Shelly

    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  8. Awesome card... I think I NEED that die ... lol !
    Great inspiration, as usual! :)

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  9. such beautiful samples! I loved them all but thanks for sharing them again!! Great work you did :D

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  10. Wow! I love your card. Its gorgeous. That pocket watch is amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Your background is perfect.
    Thanks for visiting my blog last week. I appreciate your comment. I am a huge admirer of your work. Can't wait to see more samples from CHA. You rocked this one!
    Kate

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  11. Oh I have missed you! This is my favorite card ever. Of course I have 4 boys,and 2 grandsons-so your inspiration will get al big work out in my house.

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  12. So steampunky and cool. Your card inspired me to get these dies and texture fade. So looking forward to their arrival. A shaker card would be fun. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. I love this card, all details, very very cool. Fantastic work! Thanks for sharing! Barbarayaya

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous ,thee areso many yummy new goodies here I cannot wait for .This is another fab make and I love it! Trace x

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  15. Fantastic card Shelly! Envious much of all those great new products!
    Thanks for sharing , and as always inspiring!

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  16. Your card is one of my favourites from CHA. When I first saw it on Tim's blog I thought who's card is that? Then when I saw your name, I thought of course the steampunk diva! This creation is steampunk awesome!!! I am anxiously waiting for the pocketwatch dies and the new steampunk embossing folders, come on April!! I have them on order with my local store.
    Jacquelene L.
    Canada

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  17. Hello Shelly,
    Although I do not make these types of cards, I still appreciate the inventiveness that is so cleverly portrayed on this amazing card, all your elements and the cornucopia of products used come together so very very well.
    This is just amazing.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  18. I luuurve this Shelly! You've tipped me over the edge for the Sizzix Washer Border die. Thanks for sharing your grungetastic creation. :)

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  19. This card is amazing! I love your style and thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  20. LOVE it! Great work as always!

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  21. This was definitely in my TOP 10 at the show Shelly...so glad you posted it! I stared at the Clock face for minutes taking in every detail! You amaze me!

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  22. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Shelly this is amazing
    Love every detail and love it very much
    Greetings Janny

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  23. Amazing and inspiring as always, Shelly. Love the metallic surface on the pocket watch. All the new bits and bots from Idea-ology are fantastic. Can't wait to play with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  24. What a lovely card. Lucky recipient. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. This is so over-the-top AMAZING! You know I love it to pieces!

    ~Linda~

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!