Sunday, 10 December 2017

4 cards Tim style

Hello friends, - today I have some more cards to share. I called them Tim style, as I have used quite a few Tim Holtz products for these, though on 3 of them I used some backgrounds I still had left from an earlier cardmaking session.
The backgrounds were made as explained in an earlier post HERE
I then added collage elements, stamped, fussy cut from some of Tim's papers or using some of his ephemera pieces.
I decided not to purchase Tim's new Christmas paper dolls, as I knew I would never use them all and I have still tons of his other paper dolls, so I just found some old photos on Pinterest, printed and then fussycut them myself, - easy enough 😃....

All of them were simply embellished with some diecuts, in an effort to keep them flat for posting.
This one uses a little snow angel I still had in my stash.
This little guy came on the same photo as the other one, I just cut them out separately.
The globe image was cut from gold metallic Core d'inations Kraftcard and then treated with alcohol ink to give it an aged look.
And here the final one, collaged onto some of Tim's last year's paper stash, with another found photo.

Well that's it for today. Like always thanks so much for your visit and kind comments. They are always much appreciated, specially during this busy time of year!


Margaret Mifsud said...

I so love your Christmas cards Astrid! Love the vintage look of them (I can never get that right) and love the colours and textures! These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the paper dolls and the finish on the globe looks amazing!! Stunning creations as always!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

Bev. Wilson said...

Love your Tim cards, Astrid! :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your cards and the beautiful, vintage look - they are really beautifully made. Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful collection of vintage loveliness Astrid, making sure we do not over embellish when we need to post our cards can be harder than we think but you have mastered that perfectly. Loving those raised stencilled areas.
Happy mail for sure for those lucky enough to receive..
Warm Hugs Tracey xx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful cards and even better in real,life! Thank you for my gorgeous card.... The globe looks amazing! Xxx

Dortesjs said...

Lovely cards here stunning bunch - Merry Christmas and a good Sunday to you

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful cards! I love your vintage style and creating all those lovely layers whilst keeping them flat for posting is amazing - perfect 😁. I enjoyed reading how you made them too with those lovely embellishments. Hope you didn't get too much snow overnight and wishing you a Happy Sunday! J 😊

butterfly said...

Gorgeous textured backgrounds and wonderful use of the Paper Dolls - and I know perfectly well how lovely these are in real life - thank you so much for mine!
Alison x

Rosie said...

Wowowow, all of them are so gorgeous, Astrid. So much inspiring.

Have a wonderful Sunday

Borqna said...

Lovely card, Astrid - bravo!
Please enjoy us here -
Good luck!

Dorthe said...

So lovely all, Astrid, they tell stories about long ago, and they carry me back in time. I love the wonderful texture, and the children, the cheer and cozy feeling.
Happy Sunday dear Astrid - xoxo

Redanne said...

These are so beautiful Astrid, I love your use of the paper dolls and your gorgeous textured backgrounds - they show off the greenery beautifully! I always love your Christmas cards and thank you so much, I love mine!! Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fabulous cards, Astrid! I love what you did with each of them. You have inspired me!

froebelsternchen said...

Your Tim cards in Astrid style are AMAZING ! WOW!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful cards Astrid, so many little details and embellishments and yet you've still managed to keep them flat for posting. Great inspiration.
Avril xx

Hazel Agnew said...

These are tremendous Astrid. They have a lovely comfy Christmas past feel to them and you have combined everything so well. Great textures and images. Xx

Meggymay said...

They are all beautiful vintage styled cards Astrid. They look textured and have wonderful details.
Yvonne xx

Jackie PN said...

Astrid, your cards are simply gorgeous! I so love that you go all out and make even the backgrounds sing out loud!
Thank you for sharing- I may "borrow" some of your techniques and ideas!
Love & hugs,
Jackie xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Yes, these are similar to Tim's style, but with your thumbprint all over them! I could recognize your work out of hundreds! :) I just adore this beautiful collection. You have inspired me so much this season! Merry Christmas, Autumn

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great collection Christmas cards, beautiful design ,in your own special style!! I love this!!

Have fun!

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