Posts Tagged ‘Holiday Card’

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

Monday, November 18th, 2019

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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Picket Fence Studios Foiled Christmas Cards

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Hi crafty friends and welcome back. Sandi MacIver here and I have a super fun post for you today. I was playing with the Gemini Foil Press Machine and I made two Picket Fence Studios Foiled Christmas Cards to share with you in today’s Stamping Video.

Picket Fence Studios Foiled Christmas Cards

I used the Picket Fence Studios Two Part Foiling & Cutting Dies for both cards. The Falalalaaaa sentiment, the Merry Christmas sentiment and the Christmas Leaf Bulb. What I love about these sets is there are two dies. One to foil with, and a second outline die to die cut the image out allowing you the freedom to place it wherever you wish on your card.

With the Christmas Leaf Bulb I show you how to use the positive and the negative of the foil, to create two Christmas balls from one piece of foil.

Picket Fence Studios Foiled Christmas Cards

For the pink card, I use Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick to sponge onto the white card stock before I do the foiling. That’s what creates the pretty two tone background effect.

Picket Fence Studios Foiled Christmas Cards

The Christmas Ball on the blue card is the one created with the negative foil piece left over from the first pass, that’s why most of the ball is gold and just a tiny bit of the blue card stock shows through. Because of that, I chose to sponge the card front for this one to add a little depth of color to the background.

Here’s the video for the Picket Fence Studios Foiled Christmas Cards walking you through the steps to sponge, foil and put the cards together.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and I hope you enjoyed the projects. I have listed the products I used below with links to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Store for you.

Until next time, Happy Stamping

Cool Christmas with Laurie!!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Hello friends and welcome back!!  Today, I have a super cool, super cute holiday card to share with you!  As I’ve been a bit obsessed with all things “snowman” this season, I just knew I had to get the Cool Christmas Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies from My Favourite Things!

I actually coloured these images up for the #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge.  If you haven’t heard about this challenge, you can check out the details here.  All I had to do was put together a card!  I used the small star image from the City Stack Stamp Set from Concord & 9th and heat embossed them in silver embossing powder.

To create the night sky, I used Tattered Rose, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks and blended that over the embossed stars. I used a Hillside Border Die Set (Lawn Fawn) to create the hills and snowbanks.

Everything was adhered directly to the card base with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive except the car full of snowmen, the puff of exhaust and the triangle shaped tree, which were adhered with foam adhesive.

Of course, I left the sentiment to last which I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I hope you enjoyed this super cute card using awesome new products from My Creative Time!!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Laurie