Creative Chemistry 102… 3 Ways

Hello! I decided to take some time to play along with Tim’s Creative Chemistry 102 class. If you haven’t signed up, you still can! There are lots of incredible techniques and card examples. Not to mention hours of videos by Tim.

I picked three techniques from class and a new fabulous stamp set from Avery Elle and got inky! It is fun to show the many looks you can get from the one set.

Now, I am not going to go into details on how I created all these since that is part of the class content. :) But you are welcome to check out class anytime – it never goes away.

Alcohol Ink: Tinted Pearls

In class, Tim shows ways of changing the colors of embellishments and such with Alcohol Inks. I decided to do this on some plain pearls and give them a golden marble look. Really cool in real life…

I used the new Avery Elle Winter Wreath stamp set along with the bow from their Laurels set. So much you can do with that wreath!

Here is a closer look at those golden pearls. Just pounced some Butterscotch alcohol ink on them…

Distress Paint: Eroded Metallic

In the first day of class, Tim showed a technique he called “eroded metallic.” My first attempt didn’t turn out nearly as well as his, but I went with it anyway!

I first create a background by blending areas of Broken China, Salty Ocean, Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage Distress Paint on white cardstock. Once it dried (and is therefore permanent), I covered it with Brushed Silver Distress Paint and added splotches of water. After part of it dried, I dabbed off the still-wet paint with a paper towel, leaving the splotchy areas of silver. Love it. (In class, Tim shows how to do this with great ease – a must-see.)

I then white heat embossed the images on top and cut out the center to reveal the greeting. Wish you could see the shine of the background in the photo. (Oh – and I used water with Perfect Pearls in it for some added shine.)

Embossing Effects: Faux Chalkboard

Everyone is trying to achieve the perfect faux chalkboard look these days. And Tim nailed it with the technique her shared on the last day of class

Black cardstock + Frosted Crystals Embossing Powder + chalk = perfection! Again, check out the class for how this is done. So easy.

That’s it! Three different techniques with three different looks with the same stamps. Boom. :)

See you soon!

(For more information on Creative Chemistry 102, visit Online Card Classes.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Avery Elle Winter Wreath Stamps (SSS|EH)


Avery Elle Laurels Stamps (SSS|EH)


Alcohol Ink Applicator (SSS|EH)


Butterscotch Alcohol Ink (SSS|EH)


Brushed Pewter Distress Paint (SSS|EH)


Salty Ocean Distress Paint (SSS|EH)


Broken China Distress Paint (SSS|EH)


Bundle Sage Distress Paint (SSS|EH)


Weathered Wood Distress Paint (SSS|EH)


Ranger Mini Misters 3 Pack (SSS|EH)



Antiquities Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


Versamark (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Black Dye Ink (EH|SSS)


Hero Arts Green Hills Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Grass Chalk Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Punch Chalk Ink (SSS|EH)




Ruby Red Liquid Pearls (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Medium Pearls (SSS|EH)



25 CommentsAvery Elle, Classes, Tim Holtz Products

  1. Susan

    Yay so glad I am first commenter yet. Cart loaded going to hit submit before the masses see this and everything sells out! Love how you used the stamps and Tim’s techniques!

  2. Chris E

    Way cool!!!!

  3. Looks like a ton of inky fun! Awesome cards!

  4. Onepinkdaisy

    Loved Tim’s class…so much information. I can’t wait to start trying all the new ideas I picked up.

  5. barbara lassitert

    Wow! These are gorgeous and that class must have been fun. He is so talented, but then again….so are you!!!!!

  6. Tona

    Love them all! I’m just catching up on day 5 today but have loved the class!!! I can’t wait for 103 ;)

  7. Pam

    Great cards! I do love that stamp.

  8. Angela Ballou

    Those are beautiful cards! That eroded metallic is my fave. Thanks for sharing!

  9. The faux chalkboard is my fave! Thank you for the inspiration.

  10. So pretty!! Those techniques look awesome :)

  11. BarbGhig

    Your cards are really amazing, Jennifer! I can’t quite pick one as a fave…they’re all so fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

  12. Great way to show the techniques using the same stamps! I had a BLAST with this class just like the last one. I had to scramble to get them done today. But it was wonderful. Thanks for all you do @onlinecard classes. They are always fun and I learn alot.

  13. Gabby

    Three fab cards! Like all the effects of the technique you used. :)

  14. I love all of the classes, but I must say, Tim makes everything look easy and amazing. Thanks for another wonderful class,

  15. janet Wilson

    Beautiful – all three, Jennifer. Love how you have offset the wreath!

  16. Pai

    wish i wasn’t studying for a big test and could take the class and play along! these came out great!

  17. Sandy Richardson

    Oh goodness, I think I’m gonna have to take the creative chemistry classes. Cards are beautiful

  18. Kelley

    I was able to watch three days of videos but had no time to play. :( Your samples are wonderful. Now to watch Day 4 so I can learn about the pearls.

  19. Tamara

    I took the class and watched the videos each day unfortunately was doing a baby shower last week and didn’t have time to play. I love the fact you can go back anytime and watch the videos over, which is what is on the schedule for this week. Thanks for sharing.

  20. What great techniques. It’s fun to see the techniques Tim teaches and uses done by someone with such a different style from his. I love Tim and all he does, but it’s just not my style, but seeing your creations makes me realize that it doesn’t have to be quite as grungy as when he doe it. Thanks for sharing these with us.

  21. absolutely love the eroded metallic technique. so cool! love your beautiful cards and i still have a few days of class to catch up, but i am really enjoying it!

  22. Tim’s class is MUST HAVE! I’ve learned so much there!
    You created cards using one of my fave techniques (esp chalkboard and eroded metallic).
    And proved his supplies and techniques can work for CAS as well.

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