It is no secret, - I love Tim Holtz and all the wonderful products he brings to us, again and again. I had great fun making several Christmas cards, using the wonderful Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stamp set and matching Layering Stencil. Here is the first one:
I have this wonderful mitten and ribbon die and I knew this stamp set would just be perfect for it.
I stamped one of the two stamps in the set on strong white card in Adirondack Cranberry ink, die cut the mitten and inked a bit around the edges, both with Vintage Linen Distress Ink and with a bit of the Cranberry ink.
Here you can see the other bits I prepared for my card:
A bit of 5.75 by 5.75 Kraft card run through a snowflake embossing folder and inked with various colours of green distress ink: Peeled Paint, Pine Needles and Forest Moss. I then highlighted the raised bit with treasure gold to give some sparkle.
The white ribbon, is actually die cut card, sparkled up with Rockcandy Dry Glitter. A piece of the Tim Holtz red and cream trimmings and a stamp from the new Tim Holtz Christmas Nostalgia set.
Here is a close up of the ribbon, I also added a little flower, the only slightly more bulky embellishment, as I want to try and keep my Christmas Cards as flat as possible for easier posting.
I added a sentiment, stamped in Potting Soil Archival and then die cut with the Spellbinders Labels 4 die.
Finally I mounted it all on a 7 x 7 Kraftcard blank, and that was it.
The other two cards use the layering stencil, but a different stamp set, the Nostalgic Christmas set. These cards were inspired by The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas challenge. Linda is on tag 3 already, and I have only managed number one, but I did two different versions of it at least.
This one is all in brown tones, totally different from Linda's original, which was all in reds, but it using the same background technique and similar elements on the lay out. I decided to not make my challenge pieces in to tags but cards this year, at least it forces me to get some Christmas cards done.
Here is the second one, very similar, but this time in blue tones.
All the rules of the challenge and Linda's original can be found HERE.
Sadly I know already that I won't be able to finish all 12 tags this year, as I will be away without craft supplies by the time Linda posts her last example,but I'll do as many as I can and at least it will provide an incentive to do my cards....Well, that's it for now
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