I call this guy from new Tim Holtz The Chemist stamp set “Scientist Bill”. If you were to meet my father-in-law Bill, you would immediately know why. It bears a striking resemblance to the chemist. When I first got the set, I showed it to my husband and asked who he thought it was, he immediately guessed his dad. How funny is that?
To create the card, I made a top fold card using manila cardstock. I misted the card front with Antique Linen Distress Stain placed in a mister bottle. I used a dry cloth to blot away any excess stain and used a heat too to dry the card. I stamped the card front using the text stamp from The Chemist set using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I cut an oval out of the front of the card using the large Tim Holtz Sized Ovals die. I used an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the oval opening and around the edges of the card.
For this card, I wanted to make the image look like a colorized tin type photo. I think it turned out really cool! I created the image by doing a pattern paper transfer onto the sticky side of adhesive foil sheets. (To see how to do this step-by-step, check out my Watercolor on Foil tutorial.) I used the spider web pattern paper from the Tim Holtz Laboratorie Paper Stash. After finishing the transfer, I stamped the image of the man onto the foil using Jet Black Archival Ink and colored it using assorted Distress Markers. I used an ink applicator to apply a small amount of Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the foil and image to add some age and to mute the colors slightly.
I adhered the stamped foil piece to the inside of the card front so that it would show through the oval in the front. I added machine stitching around the oval.
I stamped the bottles from the stamp set on manila cardstock using Jet Black Archival ink. I used a waterbrush and assorted colors of Distress Ink markers to color the bottles. After coloring, I cut the bottles out using micro tip scissors. I used an ink applicator to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the bottles to give them some age and to mute the colors slightly.
I added a strip of black and cream Trimmings and a word band to the front of the card to finish it off.
I wish I had gotten a photo that showed the foil a bit better. It really creates a neat effect that looks different depending on the angle of the card. It is a fun technique. I hope you will give it a try!
I absolutely love the coloring effect on the bottles. I have such a mad love for the Distress Ink Markers. I have so much fun just stilling and coloring in a stamped image with them. There is something that takes me right back to being a kid and loving a fresh box of crayons and a new coloring book!