Posts tagged ‘Tim Holtz’

March 13, 2021

Winter Wonderland in rose gold

The colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is grey, rose gold and white …

This was the perfect excuse for me to shop for some new craft supplies …

I chose pretty rose gold cardstock.

But I am still on a mission to use more of my paper scraps. Flicking through my collection of paper pieces, I found this grey and white polka dot dsp by Stampin’ Up, which was actually from a 12″x12″ Halloween pack – Howlstooth and Scaringbone – from many moons ago! It was just perfect for the background. My dad always used to say, keep anything long enough and you’ll find a use for it!

Next came the die cuts – stitched square in smoky slate, stitched star in glitter rose gold, vellum snowflake, and the reindeer in rose gold mirror card.

I popped up the die cuts on foam adhesive, added some punched circles and a hand-cut sentiment. A jingle bell I found in a pot of bits and bobs, was tied to one of the antlers with baker’s twine. 

I’m joining the Happy Little Stampers March challenge with their Anything Goes with Dies challenge, and changed things up a bit with added pearls to join the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Christmas 24  – I think it adds a certain something.

 

 

 

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

Enjoy your weekend.

February 20, 2021

Winter Wonderland tag Christmas card

Hi and welcome to my blog.

I had lots of fun making my Design Team card for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge this week.

My team mate, Lucinda, set the challenge to use a tag, or tags, to make a card. I first cut a piece of watercolour paper to size, then added shabby shutters distress ink to my craft mat and sprayed with water to make some interesting puddles of ink, mopped up the ink with the watercolour paper, adding more here and there to achieve the colours and patterns I was happy with.

Whilst my tag was drying, I thought about what I would use for the focal point of the card. I looked through my collection of dies and decided on the large stag from the Tim Holtz Alterations Winter Wonderland thinlits die set, and the wreath and foliage of the Sizzix Winter Garland die set, all die cut using a mixture of silver, glitter and whisper white card. I added colour to some of the white leaves using a water brush and distress ink, adding more ink to the centre of the leaves for a bit of depth and shade…

Next, browsing through my stash of designer series paper, I came across this tartan patterned paper and thought that the colours worked really well together and also went well with the stag. I added a strip of crumb cake card behind the paper for balance…

I used my crop-a-dile to attach a large We R Memory Keepers eyelet and tied a length of very vanilla thick baker’s twine, fraying the ends slightly. I added a simple greeting from the More Merry Messages by Stampin’ Up, stamped in black ink and cut into a banner shape, and a rhinestone for the centre of the flower, then popped the whole thing up on craft foam and attached to the centre of a piece of A4 whisper white card, scored and folded in half.

So, not my usual square shaped card this week – I hope you like it. 

We would love for you to join our challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and show us your beautiful creations.

Enjoy your weekend.

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