Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

by Deb Smart

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Playing with new products is always a great way to start the week! Hi there,it’s Deb here for your Monday! I am lucky enough to live in the same city (Vancouver, BC) as Scrap ‘N Stamp, so of course I went to the Pop Up Shop 2 weekends ago. That’s where I picked up this Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings stamp set! It may be from last year’s release, but it’s brand new to me. This set has 4 images with sentiments; each perfect for cards or gift tags. I love the ‘old world’ charm of the images and font used for the sentiments. Today I’m sharing 2 versions of the same image stamp.

GREETINGS WITH BELLS ON!

This image actually looks like it is a tag, which makes it so versatile! You can change up the size of the image panel, or just the placement for a card. Or make an actual gift tag with it!

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

These are the two versions I’ve made. The one in back I think is my favourite; it really evokes that old world charm I mentioned earlier. With the bright white panel on the front card, it looks more modern.

WHITE AND GOLD

For this card, start with a smooth white piece of cardstock. Set it and the stamp up in your stamping platform. This is necessary in order to add different colours to the stamp. Ink up the entire image in Nocturne ink, then remove the ink from just the bow area (I used a q-tip for this) and stamp. Next, add red to the bow with either a marker or mini ink cube, and stamp again.  To add more colour to the image after stamping, use a green marker for the pine sprigs, and a red marker for the bow and bells. Lastly, add gold edging to the to the tag and the bells with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch gold.

Use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies to die cut the panel, and layer it on top of a piece of Concord & 9th gold foil paper, with foam tape. Finish it off by attaching this to a bright red card base.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

It’s difficult to get a good picture with the gold foil; it seems to want to either reflect all of the lights (and me taking the photo) or it looks more like black!

OLD WORLD GREETINGS

For this card, I used an off-white (vanilla or cream) coloured base for the stamping. Again, set it up in your stamp platform. This time, ink the outline of the sentiment tag and the bells in Nocturne ink, and stamp. Next, use the Gina K. Mini Ink Cube in Fresh Asparagus for the pine sprigs, and a red marker for the bow. Stamp these colours, repeating as necessary. I did find it easier for me to go back with the marker and fill in any areas of the bow that needed it.  Use the red marker and the Nuvo Midas Touch pen to add the red and gold to the bells.

Die cut the panel again using the Wonky Rectangle die. Now, with a blending tool, add Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the piece. Doesn’t this give it that old photo, sepia look?

On a kraft coloured card base, add a bright red piece of cardstock. Next, add a strip of the gold foil paper, and then the image panel. Pop up the image piece with foam tape, for dimension.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

GET INSPIRED FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

I  hope that these 2 cards have given you some inspiration for your holiday cards! I’m looking forward to sharing more cards made with the other 3 images in this set, as well. To see & order the supplies I used for these cards, I’ve included online shopping links below, for your convenience. Thanks for spending some time with me today! Be sure to check out the past posts (and upcoming ones) from the rest of the Design Team! Tomorrow it’s Tuesday with Tara, and she always has fabulous projects to share.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

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Lawn Fawn Build a House, Christmas Edition!

by Laurie Case

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Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone’s weekend is going well! I’m slowly adding Christmas cards to my stash in hopes of getting them all mailed out! Some years I’m very good at getting the Christmas mail out, other years I’m not. I’m planning on a good year this time around!

The Build A House Die Set from Lawn Fawn has quickly become my fave set for scene building. I love how fun customizing your house can be! I ordered the Christmas Add-Ons awhile ago but this is the first time using them.

Putting this house together is a great way to use up some scrap cardstock. The dies aren’t very big so you don’t need much. I chose a colour palette of navy, red and white with some green thrown in for the trees.

Speaking of those trees, they, along with that cute snowman come from the Scenic Snow Globe Die set from MFT. I thought keeping with die cuts only instead of using stamped images would look more cohesive.

I used the Hillside Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn (older product) to create the snowy hills. I also used the Stitched Frames Dies for the border of the card. The best part of this card was adding all the glitter and shine.

I used a combination of the Nuvo Shimmer Pen and Crystal Glaze…both must have products! For a bit of added sparkle and texture, I use Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Crystals.

The sentiment comes from the Winter Wavy Saying Stamp Set and was stamped on the smallest of the Simply Wavy Banner Dies. I love how this card turned out and how well the Lawn Fawn and MFT die set worked together! I hope you get some crafty time this weekend! Until next time…

Laurie

Magic of the Holidays

by Kia Gibson-Clapper

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Hello all, Kia here with you today.

I am doing double duty today by hosting a challenge which is to use vellum in your design. I thought it would be nice to use vellum on the cards I was designing during this time.

In each of my designs I have used Gina K. Designs Winter Flower stamp and die sets.

For this card, on my card base I brushed on colour, first the Squeezed Lemonade, then the Twisted Citron, blending as I went along, keeping in mind where my flower would be on the card.

Using my Stitched Stackers die I die cut a panel piece, then taped on the Winter Flower die where I would like it. Using my manual Spellbinders die cutting machine I lined the flower die up to the edge of the machine platform where I wanted it cut, with the flower towards the machine, and ran the piece through. I then trimmed from the edges toward the flower on a diagonal with my scissors.

Putting the pieces side by side I splattered with Midas Touch Aqua Shimmering pens. I love the sparkle it adds along with the faint gold colour. I then stamped the sentiment using Fern Green ink.

To put it all together I brushed on the same colours to the edges of the flower piece and cut lines, then added foam squares to the panel, and attached it to the card base.

I added the vellum flower, which had been stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, to the flower area. The cardstock underlay acts like another flower layer to the vellum flower.

And, for a bit more sparkle I added sequins and gems.

Here is a picture of the card I did for my other project in case you are interested.

And, for a totally different look I did this card.

Thank you for joining me today. Following are Affiliate Links to the products I used on the first card, which are almost the same for all the cards.