New Tim Holtz Distress Color | Saltwater Taffy Card Ideas & Inspiration

Hello friends! I'm so excited to be sharing some card inspiration with you using the new Tim Holtz Distress Color Saltwater Taffy. I have 3 cards to share with you AND I made a video for one of them! I decided to only do the one video since the technique on that card is a bit unique as compared to the ones I used on the other 2 cards. But never fear, I have all the details on how I created the other two cards in this blog post, along with some swatches I created comparing the new color. And if you would like a video for the other 2 cards, let me know and I'll put one together!

I want to thank Scrapbook.com for their generosity in sending me this New Distress Color to create with!

Just One Life Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Distress Color Saltwater Taffy

Saltwater Taffy Swatches

Before I get into the card details, I wanted to share the swatches I created for the new ink. I was inspired to up my swatch game after seeing the one's Zoe Hillman created for the recent Archival Ink release. I decided it would be fun to swatch them in the ways I tend to use them the most. I grabbed the Distress Ink in all the colors that are somewhat close to Saltwater Taffy. As I was doing this, I realized I didn't have Victorian Velvet in Distress Ink. Guess that's going to have to change ASAP! Next, I die cut a bunch of tags from Distress Watercolor paper and some butterflies from Distress Watercolor for the Oxide swatches and some from Distress Heavystock for the Distress Ink Swatches. I used this paper since it is the one I used the most frequently.

On the Distress Ink Swatches, I ink blended the butterfly and then did some ink smooshing on the background. These are two of the more common ways I use this type of ink, so I love that this will give me a good feel for how it will look on a project.

Distress Ink Swatches


Tim Holtz Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink Swatches

As you can see Saltwater Taffy color definitely fills an opening in the color palette by being a lighter version of Abandoned Coral but as always, these colors can be chameleons when you start mixing and layering!

For the Oxides, I ink blended the Butterfly, but then spritzed it with some water to activate the oxide and to again give me a better feel for how it will look. I then ink blended the edges of the tag to show that effect.

Distress Oxide Swatches


Tim Holtz Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide Swatches

Now, let's get on with the making! Here's the video I created using Saltwater Taffy Embossing Glaze. You can check it out below. If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it.


Just One Life Card | Embossed Embossing Technique

This first card (I actually ended up making 2 of them so I could create the video) was made using Distress Embossing Glaze, an embossing folder and embossing powder. Which is why I'm calling it embossed embossing! I invite you to check out my video for all the details. You can find a complete supply list at the end of this post.

Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Saltwater Taffy Distress Embossing Glaze


Use Your Wings Card | Distress Oxide Stamp and Smudge Technique

On this card, I used Distress Oxide and the Stamp and Smudge Technique to create the background. I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor paper trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches. I then selected a mix of stamps including: Flutter, Illustrated Garden and Field Notes. I started by stamping images from the Field Notes set in Ground Espresso Distress Oxide. While the ink was still wet, I took a clean paper towel and smudged (smeared) the ink. For the second layer, I stamped images from Illustrated Garden in Saltwater Taffy and repeated the smudging. I stamped some butterflies from the Flutter stamp set using Peacock Feathers and for the final bit of stamping I stamped a couple more images from Field Notes using Wild Honey. With each color, I stamped and then smudged the ink while it was still wet. Once the stamping was completed, I inked the edges with a bit of Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I then spritzed the entire panel with a bit of water and dried it with my heat tool.

Use Your Wings Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Saltwater Taffy Distress Color

Now onto the butterfly. I stamped the image using the butterfly from the Perspective Stamp Set using Ground Espresso Archival Ink. I smooshed the Saltwater Taffy and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks onto my craft mat and used a waterbrush to pick up the ink and color in the image. I then fussy cut the image using a pair of scissors. Behind it I placed a piece of vellum die cut using the Tim Holtz Label Thinlits. I added some machine stitching around the outside edge before I adhered it to my card.

The card panel was attached to a piece of Distress Heavystock that I ink blended with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide creating my own custom cardstock. 
I then finished off the card with a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Stickerbook.


Hope Is Never Lost Card | Ink Smooshing Die Cuts Technique

For this card, I began by taking several pieces of Distress Watercolor paper (4.25 x 5.5 inches but any size will work). I then smooshed some Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then smooshed one of the pieces of paper into the ink. I dried the paper and then repeated the smooshing until I was pleased with the look. I repeated this process on a second piece of paper, this time with Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink. I also took a couple of small watercolor paper scraps and ink smooshed one with Aged Mahogany and another one with Fossilized Amber. Next, I took Tim Holtz Bloom Colorize Thinlits Dies and cut out the various parts of the flower from the different pieces of inked paper. To give the layers of the flower a bit more contrast, I inked some of the pieces and edges of the paper with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. For the flower center ( the pieces die cut from Aged Mahogany and Fossilized Amber) I inked the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. With the leaves, I inked the main background piece and the edges of the layers with Forest Moss Distress Ink. I then adhered all of the layers using Distress Collage Medium.

Hope Is Never Lost Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Distress Saltwater Taffy

Behind the flowers, I added a Seal die cut created using the Seal Switchlit. I lightly rubbed a bit of embossing ink over the raised areas and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

For the background, I took a piece of Distress Watercolor paper trimmed to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and repeated stamped the ink splatter stamp from the Tiny Toadstools Stamp Set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then added some ink splatters using the Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink Reinker and a bit of water. I then added more water to get a lighter ink splatter. I completed the background by layering a piece of Distress Heavystock die cut using the Simply Plaid Thinlits Die.

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Tiny Text Stamp Set onto black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing ink.


I sure hope you enjoyed the card inspiration and video I've shared featuring the new Tim Holtz Distress Color Saltwater Taffy. Thanks so much for your visit!

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create these cards along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These commissions help me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses, which allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support! 

Alcohol Ink Shaker Cards | Tim Holtz Bold Text Thinlits

Hello friends! I'm so glad you stopped by to check out my blog! Today I'm sharing a couple of shaker cards I created using the Bold Text Thinlits from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 Release. I used these fun dies to create a shaker box that I then adhered to an alcohol ink background. I only made 2 cards, but I think it would be so fun to make a card for each of the six sentiments that are included in this new die set and give each one a different alcohol ink background!

Keep on reading for a tutorial on how I created these cards that includes step out photos for even more explanation.

Alcohol Ink Shaker Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Bold Text Thinlits

All supplies are linked at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com may be used at absolutely no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support of my blog posts and videos!

Love You Shaker Card | Alcohol Ink Shaker Cards

Love You Alcohol Ink Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Bold Text Thinlits

The background for this card is from my stash of Alcohol Ink backgrounds I created when I was playing around with the recently released new Alcohol Pearls. I'm seriously SO in love with them! On this background I used Deception Alcohol Pearl,  Cranberry Alcohol Ink and Rose Alloy. These were done on Yupo paper that I then trimmed to 3.5 x 4.75 inches. This was then layered onto a piece of rose gold Metallic Kraftstock trimmed to 3.75 x 5 inches. This was then layered onto a white A2 card base.


Now onto the shakety shake! To create the shaker, I took the Love You die from the Bold Text Thinlits and die cut it from white cardstock. I then trimmed it down leaving about a 1/4" around the outside of the letters. Next, I applied Scrapbook.com 1/8" Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back side of the die cut and around the outside edges as shown below. I then cut a piece of acetate to this size and adhered it to the back side of the die cut.


After applying the acetate I applied Scrapbook.com 1/8" Double Sided Foam Strips on the backside of the acetate making sure that the ends were touching each other. This is necessary to keep the sequins from getting out of the shaker box.


To fill the shaker box, I added some small hearts die cut from rose gold Metallic Kraftstock using the Stacked Tiles Hearts Thinlits. Having multiples of the same size are really helpful when you need multiples of the same shape.


Along with the die cuts, I added a mix of sequins from the Sizzix Ballet Slipper Sequins and Beads. I poured them out onto the background to get an idea of how much I wanted to add to the shaker box.

Making Tips: 

  • A little trick to adhering the shaker box when working with double sided adhesive tape.  The trick is to only peel up the corners of the adhesive liner and fold them outward. This allows you to place something with adhesive tape onto a card surface with more ability to move it around and get it into position before it is fully adhered to the surface.
  • Gently place the piece onto your card surface. Once you have the shaker box exactly where you want it, press down and then peel off the liner and press down again to firmly attach it to your card.

The final touch on this card was the addition of the sentiment strip. I used a stamp from the Tim Holtz Tiny Text Stamp Set and stamped it onto black cardstock using embossing ink. I then heat set it using my heat gun and trimmed it to size before adhering it to the card.

Make A Wish Shaker Card | Alcohol Ink Shaker Cards

Make A Wish Alcohol Ink Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Bold Text Thinlits

On this card, I used Villainous Alcohol Pearls, Purple Twilight Alcohol Ink and Rose Alloy to create the background. As on the previous card, I used Yupo paper and layered it onto rose gold Metallic Kraftstock and then onto a white cardstock base.


I used sequins from the Lavender Dust Sizzix Sequins and Beads along with some die cut hearts to fill the shaker. The stamped sentiment is once again from the Tim Holtz Tiny Text Stamp Set.


Thanks SO much for stopping by and checking out my Alcohol Ink Shaker Cards featuring the Tim Holtz Bold Text Thinlits.

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create this card along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. I really appreciate your support of my blog and videos!

Distress Archival Ink Backgrounds

Hey crafty friends, welcome back! In this post, I'm sharing 2 techniques using the new Tim Holtz Mini Archival Inks! Tim originally released a set of 12 colors back in 2019. Well now that family has grown and 12 more colors from the Distress line are now available in the Archival Ink formula. If you aren't familiar with Archival Ink, it's a waterproof dye ink that is permanent on many surfaces and it won't bleed when combined with water-based inks, markers, paint or watercolors. These properties allow you to create a lot of depth and dimension when layering them.

Distress Archival Ink Backgrounds by Juliana Michaels featuring Ink Smooshing and Resist Techniques

All supplies are linked at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com may be used at absolutely no cost to you. I really appreciate your support of my blog posts and videos!

I've created a video sharing these techniques and the cards I created using them. You can check it out below. If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it.


Below are the cards from my video. I've included some of basic information along with the main products I used on each card. If you are interested in more details on how I created each card and the techniques I used, make sure to check out my video. And as always, you can find a complete supply list at the end of this post.

Show The World Your Magic Card | Distress Archival Ink Smooshing Backgrounds

Show The World Your Magic Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Distress Archival Ink Smooshing Backgrounds

The entire background of this card is made using Archival Ink. The only other supplies you need are Distress Speciality Stamping Paper (or Alcohol Ink Gloss Cardstock), 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and a Mini Mister. Make sure to check out my video for the details. The Archival Ink colors I used are Prize Ribbon, Salvaged Patina, Villainous Potion and Frayed Burlap. I also used a mix of Tim Holtz Stamps including: Field Notes, Flower Shop, Glorious Garden, Specimen and Ledger Script.

Today Is Full Of Possibility Card | Distress Archival Ink Resist Backgrounds

Today Is Full Of Possibility Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Distress Archival Ink Resist Backgrounds

This second card features a resist technique using Distress Archival Ink with Distress Micro Glaze and a stencil on Alcohol Ink Glossy Cardstock (you can also use Distress Specialty Stamping Paper).  The Archival Ink colors I used are Frayed Burlap, Crackling Campfire, Wild Honey and Kitsch Flamingo. I also used the same stamps as on the first card which includes: Field Notes, Flower Shop, Glorious Garden, Specimen and Ledger Script.


Distress Archival Ink Backgrounds by Juliana Michaels featuring Ink Smooshing and Resist Techniques

I hope you enjoyed this inspiration and the video I created featuring Distress Archival Ink Backgrounds. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create these cards along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. I really appreciate your support of my blog and videos!

Distress Embossing Glaze Backgrounds

Hello friends! I'm so happy you're here! Today I have some fun techniques to share with you using the new Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes! If you aren't familiar with embossing glazes, they work a lot like embossing powder in that you apply it over ink and then use a heat gun to melt the powder. The BIG difference though, is that embossing glazes are translucent, so you can see through them. This allows you to layer them and create a lot of depth and dimension in your projects.

Distress Embossing Glaze Backgrounds by Juliana Michaels

All supplies are linked at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com may be used at absolutely no cost to you. I really appreciate your support of my blog posts and videos!

I've created a video sharing these techniques and the cards I created using them. You can check it out below. If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it.



Below are the cards from my video. I've included some of basic information along with the main products I used on each card. If you are interested in more details on how I created each card and the techniques I used, make sure to check out my video. And as always, you can find a complete supply list at the end of this post.

Keep Moving Forward Card | Distress Embossing Glaze & Stencil Background

Keep Moving Forward Card by Juliana Michaels featuring  Distress Embossing Glaze & Stencil Background

On this first card, I'm using the Tim Holtz Lattice Work Stencil with Distress Translucent Texture Paste on Distress Watercolor Paper. I then applied Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron Distress Embossing Glazes. For all the tips and tricks make sure to check out my video. I also share how I created the butterfly that I used on each of these cards.

Hello There Card | Distress Embossing Glaze & Stencil Background

Hello There Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Distress Embossing Glaze & Stencil Background

To create this card, I used the same technique that I used on the first card. The difference is that I used the Tim Holtz Mosaic Stencil with the Distress Translucent Texture Paste and for the Distress Embossing Glazes I used Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple and Wild Honey.

Don't Forget To Fly Card | Distress Embossing Glaze & Archival Ink Background

Don't Forget To Fly Card by Juliana Michaels featuring  Distress Embossing Glaze & Archival Ink Background

To create this card background I used Distress Embossing Glaze and Archival Ink. Make sure to check out my video to see how this came together. The Archival Ink colors I used are Rustic Wilderness, Prize Ribbon, Villainous Potion, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick and Crackling Campfire. The Embossing Glazes are Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple and Wild Honey.


Distress Embossing Glaze Backgrounds by Juliana Michaels

I hope you enjoyed this inspiration and the video I created featuring Distress Embossing Glaze Backgrounds. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create these cards along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. I really appreciate your support of my blog and videos!

Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway

Hello friends and welcome! I wanted to share with you today about a new video up on my YouTube channel. I'm sharing all about the brand new Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway along with some fun tips and tricks for die cutting. I've linked to some of the main products I mentioned during the video below. In this blog post, I'm sharing a link to my video along with some cards I've made using the Foldaway.

Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway

All supplies are linked at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com may be used at absolutely no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support of my blog posts and videos!

I've created a video sharing all about the Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway. You can check it out below. If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it.

I recently got this new machine and it couldn't have come at a better time. My previous Sizzix Big Shot was well loved, but definitely starting to show her age. I'm absolutely loving how much pressure this machine has as compared to the regular Sizzix Big Shot and I share all about this in my video.

I also share what types of dies and other products are compatible with this machine and some accessories that have upped my die cutting game, such as the Tim Holtz Die Pick and Brush Kit.

Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway

Here are some cards I created using the Tim Holtz Foldaway.

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Foldaway, Stacked Tiles Hearts Thinlits, Woodgrain Colorize and Winged Impresslit

Lucky Is A State Of Mind Card

Lucky Is A State Of Mind Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Foldaway, Stacked Tiles Hearts Thinlits and Simple Plaid Thinlits

Alcohol Ink Shaker Cards

Alcohol Ink Shaker Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Foldaway, Bold Text Set 1 Thinlits

The new Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway is an amazing die cutting machine and I'm looking forward to all the cards and paper crafting projects we will make together!


Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create my XOXO Vintage Valentine Card along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com and Sizzix. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. I really appreciate your support of my blog and videos!

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card | Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles Hearts and Colorize Woodgrain

Hey friends! I'm SO excited to be continuing on as a Maker for Tim Holtz this year and I'm starting it off by sharing one of the makes I created for the Sizzix Chapter 1 release. I created a vintage Valentine card using a mix of old and new dies. And yes, Valentine's Day is almost here, but as far as I'm concerned we should celebrate the ones we love every day of the year! Now keep on reading to check out all the details on how this card came together.

The Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 Release is available NOW at Scrapbook.com!

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XOXO Vintage Valentine Card

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring the Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles Hearts and Colorize Woodgrain

All supplies are linked at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com may be used at absolutely no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support of my blog posts and videos!


To create this vintage Valentine card, I used the new Woodgrain Colorize Thinlits, the Stacked Tiles Hearts Thinlits and the 3D Wings Impresslit. I began by die cutting the various pieces from the Woodgrain Colorize from Distress Heavystock. There are 4 layers that are combined to give you the fabulous depth and texture. I used the ink smooshing technique to apply Distress Ink to each layer.


On the bottom (first layer) I used Frayed Burlap, on the second layer I used Pumice Stone, on the third Weathered Wood and on the fourth layer I used Antique Linen. Once the ink was dry, I adhered all of the layers using Distress Collage Medium and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo.

Making Tips: 

  • Go with very little ink when applying the Weather Wood, otherwise it seems to take over the finished piece. 
  • It's easier to ink smoosh the fourth layer (the tiny little pieces) if you leave the die cuts in place so that you have something to hold onto and then remove them afterwards. Apply Mint Tape or washi tape to hold them in place if needed.
  • Originally I was going to leave off the very top layer, but in the end I ended up adding them. They add a nice touch, but because they are so thin they are bit of a challenge to adhere. I used Collage Medium which is perfect for things like this because if you get a little too much on there it dries clear and doesn't look like a hot mess!

Next up, I created the central heart piece using the Stacked Tiles Hearts which comes with 5 different heart sizes and 5 of each size so you can die cut multiple pieces all at the same time. I die cut 4 different sizes of hearts (all but the very smallest heart) from a mix of Tim Holtz Ideaology 6x10 Backdrops. I then inked the edges, layered them and then ran them through my sewing machine to stitch them together. You can then "fluff" up the edges and it adds a nice bit of dimension!

With the heart completed, I layered it onto the gold wings.  This piece was cut from gold Metallic Kraftstock and created using the 3D Wings Impresslit which embosses and die cuts the paper. I then finished off this piece by adding the XOXO from the Metallic Sticker Book.


For the background of the card, I took a piece of Distress Heavystock cut 4.25 x 5.5 inches and ink smooshed it into a bit of Weather Wood Distress Ink. Once again, I recommend using just a tiny bit of ink so that it doesn't get too dark. I then trimmed a piece of brown colored backdrop paper to 4 x 5.25 inches and then a piece of black to 3.75 x 5 inches and inked the edges. I also added a bit of machine stitching to the top layer before adhering all of the layers together.


To finish off the card, I trimmed the woodgrain pieces to 4.25 inches and then adhered them to the card front. I then added some Hardware heads which I distressed with a bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink. The final step was adhering the wings and heart die cuts using double sided foam adhesive to give it a little more dimension.

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring the Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles Hearts and Colorize Woodgrain

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm truly grateful for you! I hope you were inspired by my XOXO Vintage Valentine card using the Tim Holtz Stacked Tiles Hearts and Colorize Woodgrain Thinlits!

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The Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 Release is available NOW at Scrapbook.com!

XOXO Vintage Valentine Card Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create my XOXO Vintage Valentine Card along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com and Sizzix. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. I really appreciate your support of my blog and videos!