Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Super Easy Tim Holtz Floral Collage Vintage Card Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Card Tutorial #timholtz #idealogycollagepaper #floral #ranger #distress 1

Hello friends! It's time again for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie Design Team to unveil our inspiration projects for the current challenge, Pass the Tissues, Please!, chosen by me.  I decided to make an easy card for my daughter.

Since we are still in 'cold season', I always make sure I'm stocked up on tissues in my home, in my purse and in the car. For this theme, I would like to see how you incorporate tissue paper into your vintage or shabby chic project. You can use regular tissues, tissue wrapping paper, sewing patterns or even collage paper, rice papers or tissue wrap designed especially for crafting.

I forgot to mention those tissues come in handy for pollen season, too, which has just started in our neck of the woods. Everything is yellow!

As always, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, and the winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie. The next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I've prepared a mini tutorial on how I used Tim Holtz Collage paper, if you care to follow along, or you could skip down to the close up photos.

Although this is a different collage paper scrap than what I used on my project, I wanted to show how easy it is to tear just the part of the image you wish to use. I chose Tim Holtz Floral Collage Paper, because the images are so pretty and perfect for spring. I use a water pen and outline the area I want to tear out. Then pulling it gently apart with my two fingers, I use my water pen to wet just the specific area I'm pulling apart. Tearing it like this, as opposed to cutting it helps it to blend into the background. I flip the collage paper over and apply Distress Picket Fence paint to the flower images to make them stand out and prevent the background pattern from showing through.

 I used the tiniest of collage paper scraps to provide some interest to the card blank. I adhere the scrap to just the edge using Distress Collage Medium Matte and trim with scissors. Then I use my sanding block to give it a nice finished edge. Wipe any dust off, apply more collage medium over top. When the collage medium is dry, I scribble with Distress Crayon Antique Linen. I dampen my finger and spread the crayon smooth--the collage medium makes the crayon easy to spread evenly.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Card Tutorial #timholtz #idealogycollagepaper #floral #ranger #distress 2

 In the photo above, you can see I've adhered my Collage Paper Scraps (again using collage medium under and over the tissue) to a monoprint background I had in my stash. This is left over from Halloween, and you can probably make out some spooky words from the Halloween Layering stencil. I think it just makes for an interesting pattern, and in the end you don't even notice it's letters and numbers, let alone BOO, WICKED, HALLOWEEN, FRIGHTFUL or 31! Ha! Ha!

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Card Tutorial #timholtz #idealogycollagepaper #floral #ranger #distress 3

I had this stitched heart die cut in my stash--a gift from my good friend, Autumn, and it was perfect to use as my focal point along with a watercolor paper scrap and some Prima Tissue Tape (Amber Moon).

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Card Tutorial #timholtz #idealogycollagepaper #floral #ranger #distress 4

Smudging with background with Distress Crayons adds some age/vintage-ness.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Card Tutorial #timholtz #idealogycollagepaper #floral #ranger #distress 5

After adhering another bit of the collage paper to the heart, I gave it a coat of Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Antiqued Bronze Distress Crayon highlights those gorgeous cracks. I chose an Occasions Small Talk sticker for my sentiment.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Card Tutorial #timholtz #idealogycollagepaper #floral #ranger #distress 6

It really is that simple--so why not pull out some collage, rice or tissue paper, sewing patterns or even just plain old Kleenex and play along with our challenge?  I can't wait to see what YOU will create! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a blessed day! Hugs! Sara Emily

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  1. Wow such a gorgeous project and so great to see how you put it together!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create! Jane (DT) xxx

  2. Wow, I absolutely love, love this, Sara Emily!! It's absolutely stunning!! The cracked heart looks amazing and I love the gorgeous papers!! I love seeing how you put it together, too!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Beautiful card, Sara Emily! I love the crackling on the heart and the tissue background.

  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS!~ Thanks so much for playing in our ‘One for the Ladies’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. Fabulous inspiration with all the lovely layers. You have certainly showcased the collage paper beautifully.

  6. You have made wonderful use of the collage papers Sara, I love the layering and the crackle and surprise, surprise, I didn't even notice the Halloween words.... I must be slipping! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. This is such a stunning card, Sara Emily! I love the color palette and the clever way you've grouped your elements together. Just scrumptious! xo

  8. Too gorgeous to be a card!!! Wow, so beautiful. She's gonna love it.

  9. Wow! Sara -- another absolutely gorgeous card! I love your background collage and those pretty florals!

  10. Love those botanical papers and how this card came together, perfect for your theme and I bet your daughter loves it too Xxx

  11. Stunningly beautiful! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  12. Sara this is such a pretty design, how clever to use up old halloween papers and disguise them in this way, they are indeed beautiful and add a twist to this delicate design. I have fallen in love with your crackle and stitched heart.
    Stunning in design... Thank you for sharing.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

  13. This is fabulous, thank you for joining us over at Bleeding Art for our challenge and hope to see you next time.
    Linda xxx
    DT Bleeding Art

  14. Gorgeous make! I love the crackled heart! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

  15. This was so beautiful and seeing all the details and close up make it even more beautiful! I love the crackled heart with the wonderful flowery tissue. Fabulous card!

  16. This is so gorgeous Sara! I love your use of the collage papers and the crackled heart looks amazing!! A truly stunning design and fabulous little tute of the techniques used!! hugs xx

  17. This card is gorgeous! I love every single thing about it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! -Lori DT

  18. Another gorgeous project!!! Great tip about putting the white paint on the back of the flowers!!!

  19. Sara Emily, this is my favorite! I love the rich color on the collage flowers against the subtle background. And the sweet heart is the perfect touch!

  20. This is absolutely stunning Sara Emily! The splatters on the background add so much to the floral collage and the coordinating crackled heart make the perfect centrepiece to this beautifully balanced card. I'm sure your daughter loves it xx

  21. A stunning card! Beautiful colors and fun collage style! Thanks so much for joining the DRU "One For The Ladies" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  22. This is so beautiful, Sara-Emily!!! I love the collage paper you chose and the whole design!!! Thank you for joining the March challenge of the Country View Challenges! xx

  23. So the layers and textures! Just beautiful!

  24. Perfect collaging, and a lovely way to use the collage paper. The crackled heart is an absolute delight.
    Alison x


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