Posts tagged ‘Tim Holtz’

March 27, 2021

Christmas stocking

Hi, and welcome. I hope you’re enjoying your day.

We have a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – to use a wood background…

Looking through my stash of dsp, I thought this wood effect paper would be perfect …

I couldn’t resist this Christmas stocking die set by Sizzix, which is on offer on their website at the moment. It looks so pretty in cherry cobbler and whisper white, with sprigs in old olive cardstock cut with the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die set.

I love this verse from the More Merry Messages stamp set. Stamped in black stazon ink onto whisper white card, then the edges distressed with scissors.

I added a glittery snowflake, and a tiny heart made from paper clay.

I hope you like my card for this week and you’re inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.

March 20, 2021

A slimline poinsettia Christmas card

Hi and welcome to my blog, I hope you’re having a good day.

The new theme challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is slimline cards. I have some slimline card bases in my crafts stash, from many moons ago, but have only limited colours left, but I rather liked this shade of pink …

For the focal image of my card, I stamped and watercoloured a poinsettia, fussy cutting it when it was dry.  I love stamping and all the different possibilities it offers – from inks, to techniques, to patterns and designs – and I love how you can achieve so many different looks with the same stamp.

I love poinsettias at Christmas, and always buy a fresh plant each year, but I have to admit that last year my plant didn’t even make it to Christmas day! Instead, its leaves curled up and drooped within days of me bringing it home, and ended up in the compost before Christmas Eve.  Now, before you start to think I’m not green fingered, the plant I bought 3 Christmases ago is still alive and well and is positively thriving!

A quick search of my paper stack and I found this blue paper with all those delicious mini snowflakes – I love the blue next to the pink – perfect! More scraps from my scraps box for the glittered snowflake and winter sprig – all that was left was a stamped sentiment, done.

I’m linking my card to the Happy Little Stampers watercolour challenge where anything goes, Inspire Create where anything goes, and also We Love Chocolate Baroque where the theme is “I love” as I do so love poinsettias!

I hope you like my card for this week and it’s given you some inspiration. Do come and join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we’d love to see your work.

Enjoy your weekend

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