Posts tagged ‘Tim Holtz’

January 7, 2023

Multi-layered Christmas card

Hello and happy New Year!

Christmas may be over but it’s never too early to start making those special cards for next Christmas. It’s a sketch challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and I was so inspired by the very talented Shayne Eddie’s cards on Pinterest that I had to have a go myself…

I created similar elements to the original card but did it to fit the sketch challenge, creating a patterned panel by stamping snowflakes in a random pattern using real red ink and stamp set by Stampin Up.

Layers of interest were achieved by the embossed border and a panel of vellum, which I stamped the greeting onto.

Then layered die cuts and a tied ribbon – it was so much fun!

I love the style of this card and there are lots on Pinterest to be inspired by – why not give it a go?

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week.

Enjoy your weekend

December 24, 2022

Tim Holtz snowflake with brads and eyelets

Hello and welcome

For my final challenge for December at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I chose something that we all seem to have in our stash but rarely use – brads and eyelets. I always love them when I see them online or in a catalogue, but tend to hoard them and not use them on my cards – such a shame. So, I wanted to change that and finally let them fulfil their purpose this Christmas …


This pretty little blue faceted brad was the perfect embellishment for this 3D snowflake by Tim Holtz…

And I popped up the snowflake on top of a tag, adding a brad to the top, tied with some white baker’s twine…

Snowflake dsp by Stampin Up from my stash made the perfect backdrop, and I added strips of silver mirri and glitter card – a great way to use up your scraps…

I hope you’ve been inspired to join this week’s challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, which runs for 2 weeks until 6th January – remember there are prizes to be won if your card is chosen – more details on the blog.

Enjoy your weekend

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