Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies Thank You Card

I have a butterfly thank you card for you today. I like butterflies and need to use them more often.

Tim Holtz Ledger Script

So happy with how my card turned out considering I wasn’t sure about the background colors when I first made it. I started off smooshing Distress inks for the background which I did some time back. I used Distress Inks Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey. I cut the butterflies out and they were just sitting around. You know how finally some pieces¬† just fall together.

When I started putting this together I stamped over that smooshed background with a flower stamp using Distress Paint and and text stamp using Distress Ink.

I die cut the butterflies and sentiment from black paper and then put some Antique Bronze Distress Paint on them.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Dried Flower woodblock stamp
  • Distress Paint – Antiqued Bronze
  • Distress Ink
  • Spellbinders D-Lites Thank You die

Tim Holtz Pine Branch Die Set Christmas Card

Here we go with a Christmas card I made awhile ago. I was kind of playing around and trying some things.

Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil

For the background I used some Distress Oxides (Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen). I used the Gothic stencil with grit paste and went over the paste with Tarnished Brass Crayon. I also stamped using the swirl and text from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.

The pine cones and branches are colored with Distress Oxide ink and die cut using the Tim Holtz Pine Branch set.

The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die set
  • Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
  • Ranger Grit Paste
  • Distress Crayon – Tarnished Brass
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia stamp set

Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 Birthday Card

This one got by me… So here I am to get it posted. Some Tim Holtz flowers for my sister.

Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers

For the background I used some Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. It was already ink blended. Then I added to it using crayons Bundled Sage and Tea Dye to give it some highlights. I splattered some Antique Linen Distress paint on it also.

The flowers are die cut and water colored using reinkers.

The sentiment is made by die cutting a banner and ink blending Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz set Saying Stuff stamp set.


  • Tim Holtz woodgrain paper
  • Distress Crayons
  • Distress Paint
  • Distress Reinkers
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 die set
  • Spellbinders Ribbon Banners die set
  • Tim Holtz Saying Stuff stamp set
  • Versafine Clair ink

Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends Birthday Card

Howdy! I am happy to say I think this wraps up my January cards. I have another Tim Holtz bird card for you. I love how this one came out. It may just a bit brighter here in the photo than it is in person.

Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers die set

For the background I used the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. Below you can see the panel before I added all the die cuts on top. That is probably closer to the real color of it. I ink blended Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs on that woodgrain paper. I went over the knots with a Distress Crayon to highlight them. I inked around the edges of the panel also.

I die cut some things from the Wildflowers die set and colored them with Lucky Clover and inked a tad around the edges with a brown. I glued those to the background and over the pot.

I die cut the pot from some woodgrain patterned paper and ended up going over it with ink.  I added a few highlights with a dark brown Distress crayon. The band was also die cut and I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on it.

The birds were die cut from watercolor paper. I like using for it’s watercolor properties of course and it also gives some texture. I watercolored the birds using Rusty Hinge & Wild Honey inks for the bigger bird and Milled Lavender & Seedless Preserves for the smaller bird.

I just love how the woodgrain paper looks with whatever color on it and the knots highlighted. So here is a view before it got covered up.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Potted BigZ die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends die set
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain paper
  • Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
  • Distress Inks
  • Distress Crayons

Tim Holtz Feathered Cardinal Or Is It

Ha just having a little fun. Of course it is a cardinal but I created my first card with it and made it a blue jay. I am not sure why but that is the way it went. I actually love cardinals and wish I could see one in person. We do not have them where I live.



Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Words ScriptI had some fun doing some different things with this card! The background… I will just say I love the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper! I ink blended over the woodgrain and then went over the knots in the wood with a Distress crayon.

The die cut wreaths have grit paste on them that is mixed with two different Distress brown reinker colors.

The green sprigs are die cut and colored with Distress ink.

The blue jay was die cut from watercolor paper using the Feathered Cardinal die. I used Black Soot, Speckled Egg, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans Distress ink on it. There is a little drop of Nuvo Drops for the birds eye.

For something a little different than I usually do I die cut the sentiment for the inside of the card. It was die cut from the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper and I tapped it all over with two different Distress inks.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Cardinal die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Words Script die set
  • Tim Holtz woodgrain paper
  • Distress ink
  • Distress Crayon
  • Hero Arts September 2016 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Distress Grit Paste
  • Nuvo Drops

Distress Crayon Watercoloring on a Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s Winter Birds Watercolor Print

Hello! I had some fun watercoloring with Distress Crayons on this nice scene.

Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

This is a watercolor print from Simon Says Stamp created by Suzy Plantamura. This is just one of the 12 very cool bird prints that come in the pack.

I took an acrylic block and put some color down using Distress Crayons on the block. Then I used a water brush to pick up the color and painted with it. I also used some Nuvo drops for the berries and snow. I stamped the sentiment on it.


  • Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s WINTER BIRDS Watercolor Prints
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
  • Nuvo Drops

Die Cutting with Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends

Recently my hubby’s nephew got engaged so I made this card for them. It was fun to make and I am very pleased with how it came out.

Distress Woodgrain Cardstock

I made some Distress Oxide panels by ink smooshing and then die cut the birds from that. I used the Feathered Friends die. For one of the birds I cut it backwards so that they faced each other.
  • For the orange bird I used Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap.
  • For the blue bird I used Speckled Egg and Chipped Sapphire, Frayed Burlap.
The background is ink smooshing on Distress Woodgrain Cardstock. I used Distress Oxides – Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap. I highlighted the knots in the wood with Distress Crayons. Let me just say the crayons and woodgrain paper are made for each other.
The branch is the same branch cut twice and pieced together.
The sentiment is die cut.
Entered over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the September Challenge.
      • Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends dies
      • Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
      • Distress Oxide inks
      • Distress Crayons
      • Darice Bird on a Branch die set
      • Karen Burniston Word Set 1 – Greetings die set