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

Rubbernecker Stamps Preston Coffee Card

Hello! I finally got a coffee card done. I created it for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop.

I created my card using the cute Preston coffee owl stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps. I won 3 coffee owl stamps and this guy hasn’t been used. Time to get that going on.


Spellbinders Stack O' Cups die

The idea just popped in my head to having him balancing on a coffee cup. Who knows where these things come from… ha.  Maybe a little quirky.

For the background I stamped Preston and then I used Distress Oxide ink over a stencil. I wanted to pop up Preston but I needed to stamp him on the background to get his legs, the coffee steam and feathers sticking up on his head. I wasn’t going to hand cut those out.

I stamped Preston on another piece of paper colored him with Copics. I then cut him out by hand and glued him over the stamped image on the background using foam tape.

The coffee cup is die cut and then a die was used to cut out the design on the cup. The cup itself is teal but kind of looks green in the photo. I colored in the design using a Copic pen. The cup was already glued down when I decided to stencil the background so I made a mask to cover the cup while inking over the stencil.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Rubbernecker Stamps Preston
  • Janes Doodles Coffee Time – sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders Stack O’ Cups die set
  • Carta Bella Plaid 1 stencil
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Copic markers

Hero Arts Nasturtium Mini Slim Line Card


I have a mini slimline card for you today. I haven’t made that many slimline cards so far. I made this for the Hero Arts Scramble group in Facebook. The theme this time is mini slimline 3 1/2 X 6.

Hero Arts It's Your Day

To begin my card I ink blended over a stencil.

I then stamped the flower image right on top of that. My intention was to just color everything in since the background green is kind of light. I tried that and decided the flowers weren’t looking right. You know the right and left turns of making a card. I colored all the leaves in with Copics right over the background. For the flowers I also colored with Copics but I stamped them on a separate paper and hand cut them out. Then I glued them over the stamped image on the card.

The sentiment is stamped.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards challenge in Flickr for March.

Entered over at A Blog Named Hero for the March challenge.

  • Hero Arts Nasturtium
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters
  • Tim Holtz Latticework stencil
  • Versafine Black Onyx ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Tim Holtz Sea Life Thank You Card

Here’s a quick card I made for the young man next door who took care of our house while we were away.

I did some ink smooshing on a panel, stamped the octopus and sentiment. There is also some texture that can be seen in the photo below much better. I used the Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil and some texture paste to create the ocean water look.


  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Stampers Anonymous Sea Life stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil
  • Distress Translucent Grit Paste
  • Winnie & Walther In A Word: Thanks stamp se

Tim Holtz What’s Moo? Hello Card

For World Cardmaking Day I made a simple card for my sister who loves cows.

Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil

Here is another time when I finally used a background I made some time back. I ink smooshed the background. Then I used the burlap stencil and some texture paste to add some interest. The image is just stamped, cut out with a die and then raised up with foam.


  • Tim Holtz What’s Moo? stamp
  • Tim Holtz Burlap stencil
  • Distress Texture Paste
  • Distress Ink
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles die

Tim Holtz Sealife Birthday Card

Here I am with another sealife card. You might say I love this stamp set. It stamps the details very nicely!

This time I will start with the critters and sentiment. I stamped the crab and the lobster and colored them in with Copics. Then I cut each one out by hand.

The sentiment is heat embossed with a pearl embossing powder and then rectangle cut out with a die.

Hero Arts Fishing Net Bold Prints

The backgrounds for these types of cards are always fun to make. Guess what I did something different.. ink smooshing. Ha. I used Distress and Distress Oxides in Speckled Egg, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans. I also threw in a little white metallic ink. I went over that with the Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil and I stamped over it with a fishing net stamp. I used the Sealife set to stamp the fish and the seaweed. I inked around the edges of the panel also. I could almost leave it just like that.


  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Sealife stamp set
  • Hero Arts Fishing Net Bold Prints stamp
  • Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
  • Distress inks
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Hero Arts White Metallic ink
  • Clearly Besotted Say What? stamp set
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles
  • Hero Arts White Satin Pearl embossing powder

Distress Reinker Coloring with Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Flutter

For todays card I used a background I made awhile ago and did some Distress reinker coloring.

I made the background for this card awhile back using a brayer and Distress paint. I stamped more on the background while making the card. I am not sure if it is the best background for the butterflies but here it is. I stamped with the Mini Bouquet stamp set on the background with Oxides.
I also used the Burlap Stencil and some ink on the background. It even has some text from the Papillon set that is hard to see. It is yellow.
I stamped the butterflies and then I used Distress Reinkers to watercolor them.
The sentiment is die cut.
Here is the background before I glued everything down so you can see some of the things I added such as the stamping and stenciling.
  • Stampers Anonymous Flutter stamp set
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Distress Paint
  • Distress Reinkers
  • Burlap Stencil
  • Stampers Anonymous Mini Bouquet stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Papillon stamp set
  • Sizzix Celebration Words Script dies

Stampers Anonymous Sealife Birthday Card

Howdy! I am here today with an under the sea birthday card.

Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil

I used the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Sealife stamp set, which I just love, to make this card. I stamped the octopus with Barn Door, used Copics a bit then put the Rusty Hinge embossing glaze over top. Then I cut it out by hand.
The background is smooshed with Distress and Oxide inks. I also inked thru the Bubbles stencil and stamped the seaweed and fish which are also from the Sealife stamp set.
Kind of interesting how the colors look different in the two photos. The bottom one is probably the closest to the true colors.

You can see the Rusty Hinge embossing glaze in this photo.


  • Archival Ink
  • Distress Ink
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Sealife stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil
  • Rusty Hinge Embossing Glaze
  • Clearly Besotted Say What?

Tim Holtz Gears Stenciling

Here we go with a Tim Holtz card! I made this to give to a repair shop because they fixed up my car when it was super hot out.

Tim Holtz Shadow Script #2 Die

For the background I did some ink smooshing with Distress Inks.

I used the Tim Holtz Gear stencil with a dark brown Distress Ink.

The sentiment is cut out using the shadow and the word.


  • Distress Inks – Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso
  • Tim Holtz Stencil – Gears
  • Tim Holtz Die Set – Shadow Script #2

Slimline Card with Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly

I am trying to wrap up my August cards so here we go. I created this card for Libby’s Facebook challenge in the Hero Arts Fanatics group. But then I remembered she mentioned trying to use something from the MMH kits. I created another card instead for that. The theme was feature the color purple.

Hero Arts Long Leaves stencil

I decided to make a slimline card since they seem to be popular right now.

For the background I used a stencil and kind of had to piece it since the stencil was not long enough.

I used my Misti to stamp the butterflies. For the two outside butterflies I stamped the purples in the same order. It is hard to tell but I used two purples. The middle butterfly is stamped in the reverse order of the same two purples. The butterflies are die cut.

The sentiment is die cut.


  • Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly
  • Hero Arts Long Leaves Stencil
  • Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut
  • Hero Arts Ink – Shadow and Reactive