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Sunday 6 January 2013

Happy birthday Tim Holtz !

well the compendium of curiosities challenges hosted by the lovely Linda
..has reached its finale..
and none more fitting than to create a card for the crafty master himself
Tim Holtz...so it would be rude not too!
  I have not played every week as life happens
but have loved joining in this journey through Tim's fab book
.... Tim products are my absolute favourite and his inspiration continue to excite and inspire!
ooh and the new goodies too...
so here is my card:
I started by inking the tag in antique linen and then stamping the machinery
in black soot some first and some second prints
to create layers of stamping...then drying and edging with black soot distress
I love distress..not sure where I would be without it!
I inked the background card and added soft stamping of machinery
(from remnants set)
I die cut some fab cogs..then inked lightly in black soot and over stamped
the machinery design too..
the details added..lots of yummy idea-ology..
film strip ribbon..cogs..gears..
the lettering cut from my new word play die..
a pen nib, spinner..
and there you have it happy birthday Tim for tomorrow..
also Happy birthday to my son James who will be 10!
thanks to Linda for the fab challenges
I will be linking my card up here!
have a fun and inky one!


  1. Terrific card, love the cogs & all the metal embellishments. Happy birthday to James.

  2. Love this Trace. Great idea to put the tag on the card first before layering all over the card rather than just adding the tag at the end. Clever and effective. Hugs, Jenny x
    ps. Happy Birthday to James!

  3. Love this Trace. Great idea to put the tag on the card first before layering all over the card rather than just adding the tag at the end. Clever and effective. Hugs, Jenny x
    ps. Happy Birthday to James!

  4. Wowowowowow, Trace this card is so wonderful, love it

  5. A perfect card for Tim! Love it! x

    This card is marvelous with so much details. wonderful
    lovely greet Marja

  7. Brilliant card Trace! Love all the Ideology embellishments but my favourite part is the layering of the stamping.......one of my favourite things to do.
    Birthday wishes to James! I hope he has a fantastic day!

    Lesley Xx

  8. Ah, 10 years old, such a lovely age, hope James has a wonderful birthday. Love your tag card for Tim, I think he would love this! Hugs, Anne x

  9. fabulius Trace! stunning design! BEAUTIFUL tag!

  10. Fabulous card, love all the layers of interest and the background stamping . Love the pen nib placement too. Lovely. It's my birthday tomorrow too can I have it instead lol. Tracy x

  11. Wauw I love this Tag. Beautiful.

  12. Great combination of colors and things. Love the pennib in the name! Hugs, Gerrina

  13. Great steampunk tag Trace!!!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  14. Super piece, Trace. The colors are wonderful and i like the way the background looks stamped in the black soot. And of course the gears are perfect! Love the way you have spelled out Tim!


  15. fab card Trace - love the lettering xxx

  16. Just as I thought, so COOL! Love how you put the tag on a card and using the pen nib is a great touch! Tim will love his card! Happy Sunday!

  17. It's perfect, Trace! This looks like something Tim himself would have created.

    Thanks so much for joining the Birthday Card challenge!


    PS You're all linked up! :-)

  18. oh wow hun this is brilliant oh he would love this sure of that,and love how you have,used the pin nibs,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  19. Terrific. You have really captured steampunk!

  20. Sheer brilliance, love the use of the pen knib in Tim's name

  21. This looks fab! Love it & I'm sure Tim will love it too!!! :)

  22. Brilliant Trace-really clever use of everything on this.I'm sure Tim will love it.

    Nice to know he is a fellow Capricorn lol and his birthday is only a few days after mine.

    Best Wishes Chrissie xx

  23. Oh what fun!! Love how you used the pen nib for the letter "i" and the ripped filmstrip like a ribbon!! It all goes together so perfectly!!!

  24. Hi Trace! I love your card for Tim! You certainly have a way with the cogs and gears! It's perfect for him!

  25. Just a wonderful card, I'm sure Sir Tim will love it.

  26. Excellent Trace, Tim would love it! It's wonderful, and you've used the word play die, love the pen nib for the 'i'. It's wonderful Trace. Michelle x


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