Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tim's birthday card

Hi everyone,

First, I want to wish you all a happy new year. That 2013 may be the best year ever! In every way, work, private atmosphere and of course in the creative way!

In a few days time it's the King of Grunge, aka Tim Holtz, birthday and Linda from Studio L3 deticated the last Compendium of Curiosities Challenge to it. We were could chose to use one or more techniques out of the first or second book. I chose Tissue Wrap Collage technique from the second book. This can be found on page 38.

It was a real hassle to mail it, because the mailboxes were temporarily closed because of all the fireworks since last Saterday and they should be open today. But unfortunately that was not the case. Then I went to the post office, which was closely related to inventory.... Fortunately I overheard at the supermarket that another post office a little further away was open! Yes! Mission accomplished!

Anyway, again go back to the card. I made a cheerful happy card, and not steampunky as last year. Today I had finally bought the birdcage die, and it was perfect for my card. On the cage I used the Dry Brush technique by Andy Skinner. I really love this technique.

The inside of the card I did the technique that Tim has shown in the December tag of the 12 2012 tags.

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



  1. Beautiful! I love the color combinations.

  2. Beautiful card Sandra! I love that birdcage die and must remember to use it more often! Great color scheme too!

  3. Superb tag card Sandra. LOVE what you have done to that birdcage and a masterclass in the tissue wrap collage technique. Sending you wishes for the best year ever in 2013. Hugs, Jenny xxx

  4. śliczna praca, nie mogę się napatrzeć!
    Najlepszego w Nowym Roku

  5. Hey Sandra,
    Jij ook een HEEL gelukkig nieuw jaar!!!!
    Wat een PRACHTIGE kaart weer zeg, vooral ook de binnenkant echt heel mooi!!!!
    Gr Patricia

  6. Fabulous! Love love love the shimmer of the blended stains and the cage and bird!

  7. Nog de beste wensen idd!!
    En leuk dat je hem ook daadwerkelijk op de bus hebt gedaan!
    Hij is weer super mooi geworden!

    Groetjes Cis-sy

  8. wouw wat cool en wat een leuk idee!!!Mooie kleuren helemaal super!

  9. Happy New year Sandra x I wish you the very best for 2013 and what a start you have made. I am sure that Tim will love this. I love the design and colours. Absolutely stunning.

    Best Wishes

    Annie x

  10. So clever you are, Sandra! What a gorgeous and detailed birthday card for Tim! Love the shimmer! Happy New Year to you and my 2013 be the best! Hugs!

  11. Oh my gosh Sandra - your card is exceptional! The inside is beautiful - I don't know how it could be better. The outside is a festival of color, design and fun. I love those trinkets hanging from the cage! Marvelous!!
    Happy New Year!!

  12. Hi,

    Bedankt voor je leuke berichtje net! Ik ben hem toevallig net aan het installeren en zit de store lekker uit te vogelen ;)
    Zondag heb ik pas weer wat tijd maar dan ga ik zéker het een en ander uitproberen!!!
    Je hoort én ziet het uiteraard!!!

    Groetjes Dikke kus, Cis

    1. ps; Ik zag dat je Finnabair volgde. Ga je toevallig ook naar haar workshop?? Ik heb me ingeschreven voor de zondagmorgen!! tis bij Carla van de Scrapheap in sprang Capelle!! Zowieso een super leuke winkel!!


  13. A perfect tag card for Tim! Love it!
    Alison x

  14. Oh my stars, this is stunning, Sandra! I love everything about it. Everything!

  15. THis is incredibly gorgeous, Sandra! Oh, my gosh, Tim's going to love it, I'm sure!!!

    Thanks so much for being part of the CC2C finale!

  16. Oh wow! This is stunning!

  17. This is awesome, love your colors and all the detail, the polka dot wing "pops" !

  18. Wow, how gorgeous is this... that shimmery swirl on the inside is exquisite, and your rusty birdcage looks amazing!
    Alison x

  19. What a beautiful little tag book! Love the blue! It works perfectly with the caged bird and the tissue paper!!

  20. So pretty! I love the blue background and fun collage. I am not familiar with Andy Skinner, but love your cage, so I will look him up! Can't wait.
    Love learning new things.

  21. WOW die is echt heeeeeel MOOI!!! De kleuren, de stempels de vogel echt een prachtig geheel. De kleuren in de binnenkant zijn ook echt kei mooi. En het model[een dubbel gevouwen tag) is SUPER!!
    Die Tim komt toch maar goed weg zeg...


  22. This is so beautiful, Sannie! I'm sure Tim loved it!