This may be the last Christmas card I post for this year. I created this specifically for someone with an old blue truck.
This fun truck was die cut and it was fun to put together. There is some Nuvo drops on the window to make it shiny. I cut all the silver out of Metallic Kraft Stock.
The tree in the truck is die cut along with the stars.
The hill and the other trees are also die cut. The hill has shimmer mist sprayed on it.
For the background I used a stencil and sparkle clear embossing powder.
- Sizzix Vintage Truck die set
- Sizzix Season’s Essentials die set
- Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special
- Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock
- Hill die
- Hero Arts November 2017 My Monthly Hero kit – sentiment
- Newton’s Nook Petite Snow Stencil
- Clear Sparkle embossing powder
We are in the home stretch to finish posting Christmas cards for this year. Many many months ago I stamped these cute cats and knew who I would make this for. I colored the lights first and decided that was all I was going to color for the cats. It’s not like me to have a lot of white but it just worked for this.
So I stamped the cats and colored the lights with Copic markers. The cat panel is raised up with fun foam.
The sentiment is die cut.
- Penny Black Deck the Halls stamp set
- Find It Trading Merry Christmas die
- Rectangle die
- Copic markers
I’m back to Christmas cards now. Here is one I made using a sketch from Build Your Holiday Stash Cardmakers group in Facebook.
For the background I used a paper pad so the papers go well together. I die cut the banner pieces.
For the ornament I die cut it from two different papers. I then put the die cut pieces back in using the kraft paper. The sentiment is from the same set and it is heat embossed.
- Hero Arts Joyful Tidings Tag Set
- Gold embossing powder
How about a little Christmas for you again.
I got the idea that I wanted to create a scene looking out the window to see Santa and his sleigh taking off into the night when I saw this stamp.
First for the background I used some Tim Holtz wallpaper.
I ink blended the night sky and then stamped Santa and sleigh over that.
I die cut the window using the Window & Window Box die out of woodgrain paper and inked that up. I probably used a little crayon too. I die cut the tree and the candle out using the Festive Thins die set.
The sentiment is cut using a die from the Holiday Words Script set.
- Distress ink
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script die set
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Festive Things die set
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Window and Window Box die set
- Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps
Here is a card I created for a card exchange we had in the Hero Arts Scramble Group in Facebook. I was inspired by a card created by Libby for National Card Making Day. I did not have the tree line stamps and dies when Libby did the craft along but it was on my wish list. So.. now I have it. I like this set a lot along with the Merry Snowmen set!! I love how this came out.
For the background I stamped and embossed using the Winter Woods set and the Etched Winter Swirls background stamp. The sky is heat embossed in clear and the snow behind the snowmen in white sparkle.
The tree lines are stamped using Hero Arts ink and die cut. The snowmen are stamped, colored with Copics and die cut.
The sentiment is stamped using the Winter Woods set and I just hand cut around it.
- Hero Arts Winter Woods Heroscape stamp set and die set
- Hero Arts Etched Winter Swirls Bold Prints stamp
- Hero Arts Merry Snowmen stamp set and die set
- Copic Markers
- Hero Arts ink
- Clear embossing powder
- White Sparkle embossing powder
Here we go with the December cards. A month that gets a little busy… I created this using a sketch from Build Your Holiday Stash Cardmakers group in Facebook.
For the background I used a couple paper pads and some Metallic Kraft Stock.
The flower was created by using a Tim Holtz die.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Seasonal Sketch die set
- Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Cardstock
Howdy! Finally catching up with November. I was away on World Card Making Day so at the end of November I finally made the Hero Arts card by watching the replay of the live that Libby did. Part of the thing too was I wanted the Winter Woods Heroscape stamp and die sets, actually for quite some time, so once I saw this card I thought now is the time to get it.
I just think this is the cutest card that Libby designed and showed us how to make. You can’t really see it but it is a pop up card. The bears are on the little box that pops up.
There is ink blending, die cutting, a tiny bit of coloring, and heat embossing on this.
- Hero Arts Fuzzy Winter Animals
- Hero Arts Winter Woods Heroscape
- Hero Arts inks
- Copic pens
- Hero Arts White Puff embossing powder
I am currently participating in the Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2021 class. It has been awhile since I have done one of their classes. Always good and always reasonably priced. It starts out as an active class where you can ask questions and share your work in the galleries. They close it down for activity at some point but you can always go back and download the class instructions and watch the videos again. You can also buy the class later after the active part, learn and make.
Here is the cards I made. I will be adding more cards as I go along.
Day 1 Cards – Nighttime Lights
Day 2 Cards – Mass Produced Cards
Day 3 – Full-Card Shaker Cards
Here is a close up and explanation.. The 3 layer snowflake keeps the card upright.
Here is a little Christmas card for you using an old school wood block Tim Holtz stamp. I created it for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Falling for the Holidays Hop located here. I like being part of this group and I love seeing all the cards people post.
This Santa panel has been waiting to become a card for quite awhile.
I ink smooshed both Oxide Distress ink and Distress ink on a panel. Then I used that wood block stamp to stamp the collage Santa image. The image is raised up with foam tape.
Finally I found some paper that I liked for the background. I like the old school look of that black paper. I normally don’t use much black on Christmas cards but I really like the pattern on this one.
I was struggling some trying to find a little something more to add to the card. I finally decided on some snowflakes. Just a little bit. I used some dies to cut out the snowflakes from some Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock paper.
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Holiday Collage II wood block stamp
- Distress Ink
- Distress Oxide Ink
- Tim Holtz Christmas/Noel paper pad
- Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock paper
Howdy! I am finally getting around to posting a Tim Holtz project I started last year and then finished the beginning of September this year. You know you just don’t want to rush these things. I made a project just like Tami B who is one of the makers for Tim Holtz. Here is a link to her project. Here is her creation. I loved it so much I made one!
Here is my take on it. The fun thing is I found a milk cap from a city I lived right next to when I was about 8 years old. I also had cousins that lived there until very recently.
Not the most vibrant picture….
For the frame I used a Tim Holtz frame that I painted with Distress paint and highlighted with crayon. For the background frame piece I glued on a piece of paper from the Christmas Noel paper pad. To highlight the metal piece which says Merry Christmas I used a Distress Crayon.
To start the tree I put some Distress Crackle Paint on the milk caps. If I did this again I might skip doing that. After gluing them to the frame base I sprayed over them with Resist Spray lightly and dusted with Clear Rock Candy Glitter. Then I added the metal decor pieces that I enhanced with Distress Crayons and the optical lens’.
Here is another photo of the piece that shows some of the glitter.
- Tim Holtz Christmas/Noel paper pad
- Tim Holtz Framed Panel
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Milk Caps
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Tokens
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Adornments Festive
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments Christmas Words
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Optical Lens
- Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy
- Distress Oxide Paint
- Distress Crayons
- Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter