Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Neutral Card Caddy

Hello, Lisa Hoel here. Our current Funkie Junkie theme is "Let's Be Neutral" with a focus on the new Tim Holtz Distress color Lost Shadow. It's another great addition to the Distress color palette!  I had fun playing with a neutral color scheme and created a desk set using Eileen Hull's Card Caddy Die for the structure.

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique - Card Caddy Desk Set  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #eileenhull #mymakingstory #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique #sizzix

The box holds envelopes and a couple of little notebooks:

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique - Card Caddy Desk Set  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #eileenhull #mymakingstory #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique #sizzix

Let's take a look at some of the how-to details…

First, these are all the neutral Distress colors I used:

Step 1 – I used Lost Shadow, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress paints to color the mat board I used to cut the card caddy base from.

Step 2 – I went to town making all sorts of backgrounds! Using Distress Glaze on paste is always a fun technique. This one was Opaque Crackle Paste with Lost Shadow Glaze on top. Add the powder while the paste is wet, let it dry (and crackle!), then heat emboss. Fun! I added various Distress Sprays after that.

Here are all the different backgrounds I created! 

Step 3 – Making the patchwork front

I cut up the backgrounds into wonky strips.

Then arranged them.

I flipped the pieces over and taped together with washi tape.

Turned it 90 degrees and then cut strips going the other way.

Shuffled the strips and arranged in a pleasing way.

Flipped it over again to tape the new seams.

Once it was all taped up and secure I cut a piece out of it to fit onto the front of the card caddy and also a panel to put on the front of one of the little notebooks.

After that I just had to assemble the card caddy and fill it!

Thanks for stopping by. Keep an eye on the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, Inspiration Ave. because you are now getting regular doses of expanded (and inspiring) content each week. Don't miss it…

Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Bunny Stitch
Eileen Hull Die - Scoreboards Card Caddy
Tim Holtz Stamp Sets - Halftone & Rings, Documented, Mixed Media
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - CodeGradient DotHarlequinRingerScrewedPatchwork HexDistress Collage Medium Matte
Distress Paint - Lost Shadow, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone (discontinued)
Distress Spray Stain - Lost Shadow, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Old Paper
Distress Archival Ink - Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Distress Halloween Mica Spray - Iron Gate
Distress Glaze - Lost ShadowHickory Smoke
Distress Crackle Paste - Opaque
Distress Texture Paste - Opaque
Distress Texture Paste - Translucent
Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
Distress Oxide Spray Stain - Lost Shadow

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