Friday, August 22, 2014

CC3C # 9: Stamps and Framelits, Page. 63.

Welcome to another installment of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Vol. 3, hosted by Linda at Studio L3.  This is the ninth challenge in where we work through the techniques of Tim Holtz from, you guessed it…his 3rd Volume of the Compendium of Curiosities!!  As in the past challenges, we can’t give details on the challenge, so don’t ask, but do go get your own copy of Tim’s fabulous book.Aside from a chance to win some swag from the Curiosity Crew, the InspirationEmporium  has offered an extremely generous $50 Gift Certificate for all the odd numbered Challenges! So grab a copy, and join in to play!!  All the deets are here, at Linda’s blog!

As if I need a reason!! When Linda announced the she was starting the challenge on the 3rd volume, I leafed through to see if I would need anything new.  And since I didn't have any of these stamp/die sets, I went about acquiring one  (the Birthday cupcake.) And of course I used it almost immediately.  So then I felt guilty that it wouldn't be “new” for when the challenge came up…I know…such a freak!
As I also have some matching stamp/dies from Memory Box, I just have to say… Hallelujah!   I am NOT a neat cutter, fussy or otherwise…Aligning the Framelits is a piece of cake and the Magnetic platform makes using these a breeze! 

I used a background from our first challenge (yay me!)  then built from there.  Halfway though I thought it would make a better canvas than a card, as it seemed “heavy”, but I moved/removed some things, and I think it pulled together nicely-if still a bit busy for my normal card.  On the lattice framework  die, I first embossed the paper with the wood grain texture fade, using DI Walnut Ink on the “deep” side of the folder.  I thought it’d be more noticeable but the frame is finer than I envisioned in my head.

So, there it is: the Framelits make cutting and layering components such a breeze, leaving time to actually work on composition! That’s a definition of a great tool! I hope even more sets are on their way.

There is still a week to check these out and join in; Stop at Linda’s to get all the details. Have a great week everyone.


  1. Hiya Kim and wow what an amazing piece of artwork love it

    I've finished mine today and have just added it to the link

  2. Go Girl!!!! All those flowers Kim! So pretty. I love it.

  3. Hi Kim. Your card turned out really pretty and I loved your write up about your creative process. :) The butterflies and the flowers are so sweet on your card. Don't you love it when you save backgrounds from other projects and they work perfectly for something new?! :) Your woodgrain lattice work is also a nice touch! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. Pretty, bright card, perfect for your butterflies. I don't think its too busy at all, but then I like lots of jazz going on. <3

  5. Such a pretty colour palette you chose for your delightful card... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge, hope to see you again soon x

  6. Those butterflies look fab - love the variations. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  7. What a sweet and pretty card. So colorful and cheerful. Thank you for playing along with us at CC3C!


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