Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#22 Compendium of Curiosities iii Challenge - Tin Moose Hotel

It's challenge #22 over at the Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge on the Studio L3 blog by Linda Ledbetter and the fabulous Curiosity Crew!!! For Challenge #22 we are creating a project using the Tim Holtz Dimensional Cutting Pad technique found on page 62 of Compendium of Curiosities 3 by Tim Holtz. The Challenge #22 prize is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, with additional prizes donated by Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi!

I had never used the dimensional cutting pad before. I was surprised at how easy it was to use! I made a vintage card that I will probably use for my dad's birthday or Father's day. I wanted the cardboard to look like an old tin lodge building with lots of corroded paint and rust. The antlers are hanging over a mantel. There are other bits of traveler embellishments and ephemera.

The Moose antlers are from the Antler/Lantern set of movers and shapers by Tim Holtz. I used a blank card from a corrugated blank card set I have. Each corrugated card comes with an envelope too. The card is about 5 3/8" X 5 1/2".  I also used some Tim Holtz Ephemera from the Expedition Pack. I used many different paint colors and walnut distress stain. It's hard to see but I crackled the antlers.

I tied some hemp cord onto my arrow embellishment and then braided it. I added some distress paint to the arrow. For the Sunshine, I used a bead and colorized it with alcohol ink pens. The little squares were cut using the Tim Holtz window die, the squares are the left-over panes.

I used all 4 left-over squares. I used the window box as my mantel.
I sewed the car charm on with a needle and black thread.

I had fun with the technique making this dimensional more manly card/project! I haven't made that many cards so I'm learning! Is the poofy green ribbon too much for a manly card? Not sure. I put domino patterned paper behind the antlers making a pocket inside the card. I haven't decided if it's a birthday card or a Father's Day card so I didn't finish the inside completely yet.

Thanks for checking out my project! I know all you visitors are expert card makers! I enjoy seeing your cards. What a gift to receive one of your cards as they are such works of art!
Have a Great Day!


  1. Beautiful and clever piece, Vic! That was such inspiration to use the moose antlers and the window! Love all the little details including the braided hemp cord at the end of the arrow! Well done! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

  2. How clever! The antlers look so cool raised up this way. Love the old tin feel of the whole thing. Thanks for sharing wit us at CC3C!

  3. have got some crazy creativity going on here! I LOVE LOVE it! Your colors are amazing. The old tin feeling you've achieved with those blended colors is fabulous. Love how you've used the remnants of Tim's window die cut to create the four panels across the front of the hotel. The moose antlers that you've die cut using Tim's dimensional die cut pad are so clever! I also really like how your brain works....what an ingenius way us using Tim's travel themed ephemera! Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. WOW..crazy cool! LOVE the dimensional antlers, and the use of the window wow!!!! Amazing! Thanks so much for joining us on this dimensional challenge at CC3Challenge!!!


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